Monday, May 23, 2016

Nativity Ornament for Merry Monday

Good Merry Monday morning.



Our lovely Lori chose the challenge this week.



I chose to use this lovely Nativity ornament from Hero Arts and 
heat embossed it in gold.

I had this background in my UFO box.
It was done with a stencil and embossing paste.
While it was still wet, I doused it with Dazzling Diamonds.

The die cut sentiment was cut 3 times and stacked.
Then I smacked it with VersaMark and
embossed that in gold too.

I apologize for the photo.  It's really hard to get all that sparkle in focus.


Just a reminder that our CAS Mix Up challenge
is open until the 24th.
I'll add this to the gallery since I have
Stamping, Heat Embossing, Stencil, Embossing Paste, Die Cut


I hope you'll check out the inspiration pieces from the Design Tem 
and increase (or start) your stash of Christmas cards 
by joining us at Merry Monday.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Nativity Ornament (HA FS764)
Ink:  Encore Gold
Paper:  Solar White (110 lb. Neena), Gold Foil (SU)
Other:  Gold EP (SU), Chevron Pattern Stencil (SSS), Holiday Word Die (TH), Holiday Ornaments Die (SU), Dazzling Diamonds, Gold Twine, Rhinestone (all SU)


35 comments:

Barb said...

This is an absolute stunner Bonnie. Such a sweet decoration and the background is just gorgeous. The photo looks perfect on my screen. Barbxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That is one beautiful background Bonnie my friend! I LOVE your acronym for your 'unfinished' pieces!! You did make me smile! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Kath said...

A beautiful card - I love the nativity ornament on your fabulous background.
Kath x

Marie B. said...

Beautiful, Bonnie! :)

Wanda said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the background & all the sparkle. I have got to get going on Christmas cards, thanks for inspiring me again. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Your card is a timeless beauty !!

Colleen said...

Stunning card, Bonnie! Love the sparkle background, really shows off the nativity ornament!! Heart Hugs!!

Mrs A. said...

Lovely and sparkly. Super classic lines. Hugs Mrs A.

Liz said...

Just stunning, Bonnie. I love the sparkle background and the bauble is so beautiful. xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Talk about GORGEOUS! Love that background with all the sparkle, showcasing your beautiful ornaments! The gold compliments it so perfectly! How elegant this is!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your Nativity ornament, Bonnie - so beautiful with the texture behind it!

Doris said...

I love cards that sparkle, so this is definitely a winner!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossed background. I have that stamp and I love it. You have showcased it beautifully.

Loll said...

Wow ... love the sparkle on your embossing paste background --- so pretty!. And gorgeous nativity scene ornament. Perfect in gold. xx

Marybeth said...

Christmas showstopper for sure Bonnie! Pure gorgeousness!

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Gorgeous heat embossed nativity scene and stenciled background. I loved how you added the Dazzling Diamonds glitter when your paste was still wet. I must try that technique. TFS Bonnie. Hugs, Nancy

Maxine D said...

Oh what a beautiful card Bonnie - love the sparkle and shine. The ornament is exquisite.
Blessings
Maxine

TK said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and that ornament is just precious!

laurie said...

This is so pretty Bonnie! I love that ornament!

Bluemac said...

Beautiful card. Love the way you have made the sparkling background and the lovely ornament. Classy!

jimlynn said...

It shimmers and shines and is gorgeous! Love the background on this Bonnie. Very elegant looking card.
Lynn

Susan said...

Love that sparkly background! I must remember to sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds over embossing paste! I'm glad you kept the image and sentiment simple and uncoloured to allow the background to really stand out.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So much glitter and elegance. Very pretty!

Daffodil Cards said...

This is lovely, love all the sparkle and texture.
Faith
x

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Bonnie! I love all the texture and sparkle on your background, and your ornament is just beautiful!

MaryH said...

Beautiful. One of my favorite Nativity dies...can either be a dark silhouette or gleaming with gold as you've done on this pretty card. I love that dazzling chevron background too. Brilliant idea to add the Dazzling Diamonds to the wet paste. TFS & Hugs

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Bonnie, I love all the shimmer and the background texture is fantastic.

Linda said...

Gorgeous ornament and background Bonnie. Hope you are having a great week.

Greta said...

Gold, white & sparkle--perfect for Christmas! I adore the nativity ornament, Bonnie!

Brenda in IN said...

Wow. That's what I thought when I saw this card. Just wow. So beautiful with that stunning ornament and sparkly background. The gold Joy was just icing on the cake.

Josie Cervantez said...


B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!


LOVE the sparkle and chevron design!

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous nativity card, Bonnie! Love that nativity ornament and all the sparkle on your background :) Pretty!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So pretty! Yes, I agree that sparkly cards play tricks on our cameras - damn shame too!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous! As usual I am horribly behind. Not long ago I had surgery so once again I am knocked behind in what all I would like to do!
Sandy xx

Karen D said...

I love the background Bonnie, a perfect backdrop to the gorgeous nativity ornament.