Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another Word Art Wednesday Challenge. This week we are focusing on Micah 5:2, "But thou, Bethlehem, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel: whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." I love how Christ's coming as a babe in the manger was prophesied hundreds of years before He was born. This verse is just one of the prophecies. As we're in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, let's not forget Whose birthday it really is.

For my card this week, I use some techniques inspired by this Metallic Stenciling video of Jennifer McGuire's. I loved how she used heat embossing on metallic cardstock and how she used texture paste with embossing powder. I stamped snowflakes on silver foil cardstock with embossing ink and then used a Liquid Platinum embossing powder over it. I die cut the stars using stitched star dies from our sponsor Gina Marie Designs. While the silver cardstock was still in the die, I spread modeling paste over them. After carefully removing the die, I sprinkled Liquid Platinum embossing powder over the paste and set it aside for 5-10 while I cleaned up the dies and spatula. Then I used the heat gun on the stars. It really gave them a neat texture as the paste bubbled up. The background cardstock is a Metallic White Gold and has a nice subtle shimmer. There is a strip of the silver foil cardstock (it looks black in the photo) matted on the burgundy cardstock going across the card. This card has a lot of shimmer and shine.

I heat embossed a sentiment and flurry of snowflakes on white gold cardstock on the inside using the same Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The same flurry and embossing powder were also used on the emvelope.

Cardstock: Park Lane #110 (white card base), Neenah Metallic (White Gold), Ms. Sparkle Glitter and Foil Paper Pad (Gold and Silver), Recollections (Burgundy), Georgia Pacific (white for sentiment panel)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Micah 5:2), Inkadinkado clear stamp set (Snowflakes a Plenty), Verses cling mount stamp (His Presence)
Ink: VersaMark
Tools/Embellishments: Ranger embossing powder (Liquid Platinum), Teresa Collins Modeling Paste, Stickles (Diamon), Our Daily Bread Desings dies (Double Stitched Rectangles), My Favorite Things dies (Blueprints 1), Gina Marie Designs dies (Stitched Stars)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge -  B is for....(Bethlehem)
Tuesday Throwdown #420 - Anything Goes
Crop Stop December Challenge #46 - Use items/brands found in the Crop Stop Store (I used Ranger, Scotch, Fiskars, Cuttlebug, Tsukineko)
Dare 2B Artzy December Challenge - Winter

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll have time to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has made and to check out our fantastic sponsors. Have a good week!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful work as always Stephanie and a really great verse too. Thanks for sharing the tips and real meaning of Christmas too.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Esther Asbury said...

I love all the shimmer and shine on your beautiful card! Thanks for linking up to the Cropstop blog this month!


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