Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge Holy Night Christmas card

Hello, friends!
Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge Holy Night Christmas card
Today I have a Christmas card that was a lot of fun to make. This is not my usual card. I was inspired by a card I saw somewhere that had dark silhouettes against an early evening sky. Immediately, I thought of this cut from Close To My Heart Artfully Sent. I knew it would be perfect for this technique and it was! 

I edited the cut using Cricut Design space and chopped of part of the card. I wanted to make this just a card front. Then, I used a sponge and started at the bottom with the lightest color. I worked my way up going darker as I went, making sure everything was blending. This is super easy to do and has a large impact!

Next, I stamped the sentiment in versamark, sprinkled embossing powder, and heat embossed the sentiment. The stars are made using a white pen. I just randomly made little dots, some larger than others. 

If you have an Explore, here is the file: Artfully Sent O Holy Night card file

If you are sans Explore, I cut it out at 3 3/4".


Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge Holy Night Christmas card
Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge Holy Night Christmas card close up


Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge Holy Night Christmas card sideview
Close To My Heart Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge Holy Night Christmas card sideview

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17 comments:

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card Melanie, simple yet stunning! Thank you!

Joan Smith said...

OMG Melanie your card is absolutely gorgeous. I am in total awe of what you created. You truly did one outstanding creative job!! I happen to love the silhouette look and you certainly did it up right...gosh what a work of art totally frame worthy!! Lucky person who receives it. GIRL YOU so ROCK!!

BethAnn M said...

This is stunning! So pretty and meaningful at the same time. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. BethAnn M.

SharonS said...

Love this! It's just beautiful! My Explore arrived yesterday and I saved the file! My first file!

LST in Colorado said...

Absolutely stunning!! What's not to love about this card. The background is amazing, and your creativity is absolutely endless.

Star said...

You are an inspiration! The card is beautiful.

Barbara Hart said...

Melanie, this is just beautiful. I love how you sponged on the ink and blended it. Very artistic! very dramatic with the black silhouettes. Amazing card!!

Barb S said...

Beautiful card! Am going to try it. I hope this means you are feeling better.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Nativity card. This BEE is happy to know that the CTMH new cartridge is now on the Gypsy. Updated my Gypsy yesterday and will order the new CTMH cartridge possibly in Dec.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

CA Scrapper said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous card! Love the blending of the colors.

Leslie

Cheryl W said...

Your card is so lovely. It really reflects the meaning of Christmas.

Auntie Em said...

Simply beautiful! I love the twilight sky with the dark silhouettes of the trees against them. Your art work and card captures the beauty of this time of change.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful card! You did such a great job on the background. Thanks for sharing!

Rose said...

WOW! I love your O Holy Night card!I was in need of a Christmas/church bulletin board, great idea on the ink sponge background on your card. I think it would work great for a bulletin board background,I will give it a try.Thanks so much for sharing!
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Martha Herrera said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it.

Linda H said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love how the background looks exactly like a beautiful sunset. Perfect!

Kim Hensley said...

This card is gorgeous and I love it!! i will totally be crop-lifting the idea. Thanks!

 
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