Faith Card

I had a request from my elderly neighbour to make a faith based Christmas card, fairly flat as she is mailing it abroad. She didn't want bows or anything too "frou, frou". I didn't know what I was going to create when I agreed, but I knew I had some angel stamps. Well, I found a stamp in my craft cupboard that must be at least 8 or 9 years old, which  I had forgotten about.
I seem to be giving love to a lot of my older stamps this season...LOL...however, I think it fits the request perfectly!

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I created the background with TH distress inks by patting Wild Honey, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord on a silicone mat, spritzing ever so lightly with water, then placing the cardstock on top to absorb the colour.  I had pre-planned where I wanted the colour to be such as yellow mostly where the stars were located, and each angel a different colour. The first one came out too wet and the colours too diluted. The second one was exactly what I was going for! Then I spritzed again lightly with  Glimmer Mist Heritage Gold. After the background was totally dry, I swiped the stamp with Versamark, and heat embossed the image with fine black powder.

I added a Northern Star cut from sparkly gold paper. Image is layered on gold paper.

I will give my neighbour the card tomorrow and hope it meets with her approval.  Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used

- Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks
- Tin Can Mail wooden stamp
- The Frantic Stamper die "Northern Star"



Our Creative Corner - Stars

Craft Stamper - Take a technique and Share the Season
              (distress ink "marble effect" background)


  1. Gorgeous you did a wonderful job with the marble technique ,I think your neighbor will be very happy .

  2. Beautiful card, Sharon! I love the stamp image and the North Star. I've been trying to get that star die but it's out of stock--maybe after the holidays.

  3. Wow gorgeous Sharon!! I have yet to master the one layer card, but you have really nailed it here with this one! I love that image, it has almost a stained glass effect to it. Beautiful colours! Nicely done. hugs :)

  4. LOVE your creation for our challenge! The background is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge...

    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  5. Thank you so much for playing along with my challenge 'Wish Upon A Star' over at Our Creative Corner! Gorgeous purples and golds, beautiful! Trish x

  6. Beautiful card ..... Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx