Hi Bloggers.

Francoise Read has shows on Hochanda today at 12noon and 4pm with some of her lovely new Christmas stamps so I thought I’d share a couple of super quick & easy cards made using one of the stamps on the shows –

The Nativity Story

Both these cards would be great for batch makes.

The Nativity Story Oxides

This is the same technique as used with the Lavinia Stamps in last Saturday’s post.

To re-cap, I popped Phill Martin’s Oval Aperture Stencil on top of a piece of Coconut White Card. I added Distress Oxides in Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick using Smoothies. Leaving the stencil in place I sprinkled a little water over and blotted with Kitchen Roll. I stamped The Nativity Story by Francoise using Nocturne Versafine Clair.

The Nativity Story Distress Oxides

I completed my card by matting onto Black and Coconut White Card and adding a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner.

The Nativity Story Pixie Powders

So, I just dusted a piece of Milk Card with an Anti-Static Pad. I stamped The Nativity Story using Nocturne Versafine Clair and embossed with CS Clear Detail Embossing Powder. I sprinkled just a little Rich Gold and Lava Red Pixie Powders over and misted with water.

The Nativity Story Pixie PowdersOnce dry, I cut it out using die #8 from the Double Stitched Rectangles Set B and edged with Candied Apple Distress Oxide using a Smoothie.


I completed my card by matting onto Black Card and Milk Card.

This is such a great stamp that does all the work for you. You can do more with it, of course, and I’m sure that Francoise will show you how.

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