Following the Star

Monday greetings, stampers! It’s Tami here today to share a clean & simple Christmas card featuring our Heavens Rejoice stamp set. I started by stamping and white embossing a silhouetted scene, then added some graduated stripes of color and framed it all up with a raised die cut window.


Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

The striped background that peeks through the die cut frame was created by using the back side of a border stamp from the Calico Borders set. It creates the perfect long, solid rectangle! That’s a tip I picked up here on the Hero blog many years ago and use all the time. It’s fun to see what shapes you can come up with when you look at them backwards. :)¬† Once the striped background was complete, I misted it with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist for some soft sparkle.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Our thoughts are with everyone in Sandy’s path. Please stay safe, friends!

Heavens Rejoice (CL625) Calico Borders (331074) Tim Holtz: Broken China Distress Dye Ink Pad (AF160) Stormy Sky Distress Dye Ink Pad (AF198) Chipped Sapphire Distress Dye Ink Pad (AF192) Tim Holtz: Faded Jeans Distress Dye Ink Pad (AF161)
Black Ink Pad (AF101) VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250) Embossing Powder - White (PW110) Aubergine Layering Paper (PS592) Snow Layering Paper (PS610) Classic Frame (DI003)
Smooth Clear Gemstones (CH153) Water Mist Bottle (WM101) Embossing Gun (PW200)

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48 Responses to “Following the Star”

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    Renee VanEpps said:

    This is soooooooooooooo pretty!!!!!

  2. 40

    Judy said:

    I love the background that you created with the back of the stamp, Tami–very clever and effective!

  3. 41

    NTrapani said:

    What a great idea~ love the card. The technique adds such a neat look to the card!

  4. 42

    Pai said:

    gotta try this :)

  5. 43

    Mary Dawn said:

    eek, TAMI!! brilliant idea…looooove it

  6. 44

    Sharon D from Canada said:

    Clever and very pretty, Tami!

  7. 45

    Buffe said:

    I keep forgetting about using the backs of the clear stamps. Thanks for the reminder with your great card!

  8. 46

    Barbara-Jean said:

    I really like the simplicity, beauty and message of this card, Tami. Thank you!

  9. 47

    Heather Maria said:

    This is so pretty, Tami! I love the colours and the silhouette of the wise men looks brilliant against the graduated stripes - love the clever way you created that!

  10. 48

    Connie Pruitt said:

    Beautiful card

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