Friday, December 11, 2020

Holy Night

 Hello my CMHCD friends,

Welcome to a special edition from CMHCD! For today I am sharing our next challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare. Team B is now showing our traditional side to Christmas colors. I used only one color, navy, the rest are either neutral or metallic gold. Here is my card for today, enjoy! 

The scene of Mary, Joseph, and the Baby Jesus is omnipresent for this time of year. As I said previously, the only color used was navy. The color of the night sky upon Jesus's birth. The Star of Bethlehem guiding the scene on this card and is what guided the 'Wise Kings from the East' to the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

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Shawna Standish
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Left: 'The Star of Bethlehem' was die cut using the metallic paper and then covered with vellum. I die cut another embellishment from the same cardstock and added one jewel in the center. The card is an A2 size card. I had to create the card part a bit smaller to compensate for the star hanging over the edge of the card. Right: I stamped the scenery of Bethlehem in light gray for depth. I had to fill in the surrounding with a gray colored pencil leaving the halo appropriately white.

An interesting note regarding the 'Christmas Star' was in the news recently. I will link to the article hereEssentially the alignment of Jupiter and Saturn will be the closest it has been in 800 years. This conjunction will be so bright that it will look like a star, a Christmas Star.

How utterly appropriate to end such an awful year. A year full of fear, death, and falsehoods only to end with a planetary alignment as bright as a star. A star that will represent hope and light- at least for me.

Well, thank you again for taking the time out of your busy day to visit my corner of the internet. I do hope you will join us at Color My Heart Color Dare and play along.

Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and stay healthy. Until then take care and we will see you soon!

7 comments:

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Shawna, this is so beautiful, love it all. Beautiful Christmas card.

Melanie R said...

Lovely card, Shawna! The way you created the "Star in the East" is perfect.

Unknown said...

Oh Shawna! This is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE every single thing about it!

MortiCraft said...

This is a stunning card Shawna. I love the impact the diagonals are making from the star down to the Bethlehem scene. Perfect. X

ciloma said...

I love this card! I love your comments about the planets and hope and light, too. This world must be unbearable to those who don't have their hope and trust in Jesus!

Alyson Mayo said...

This is so beautiful with the spotlight effect - great way to bring attention to the image.

Michelle said...

Shawna your card is stunning! That spotlight technique is perfect for your image! Very, very nice card!

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