Friday, December 18, 2009

O Holy Night


That is my all-time favorite Christmas carol!  It brings me to tears, when sung with the reverence it deserves (Can you tell I'm not too fond of more modern versions?  Two or three divas come to mind...trilling all over the place, which sounds like they're trying to find the right note. I'm not impressed with your vocal range, sweeties!) 

Anyhoo, this is the card I CASEd from Maria Bell's Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog.  I just love the richness of the colors, and the tenderness of the image.  The spotlight technique really makes the highlighted part special, don't you think?

I didn't have a stamp for the sentiment, so I just printed it off the computer onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  (That's the Monotype Corsiva font.)  Also, I tried the card with the Stampin' Up! Brushed Gold, but it was too muted for the look I wanted, so I used a brighter gold foil cardstock I had on hand.  The image was colored with Copic markers. 

Stamp: Holy Triptych
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, gold foil
Ink: VersaMark, Bravo Burgundy, Copic Sketch markers
Accessories/Tools: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Movers & Shapers Punch Windows die, Finial Press Textured Impressions die, gold organza ribbon

2 comments:

  1. Cindy,
    When I looked at this card I got chills. Really. It is so gorgeous! I too love the song if it is sung correctly. This past week we had a choir from the local handicapped home come and sing at our church. The gentleman who sung this song was partly blind and had a little difficulty reaching the high notes, but he sung it with such reverence that I cried all the way through the song. They truly did bless my heart. I can't stand for that song to be "jazzed up".

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