I saw a fantastic Youtube video recently made by a lady called Beth from Beth’s Papr Cuts – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XrRLw9tOis. She was demonstrating something called the ‘dappled night sky technique’ and I couldn’t wait to try it.

Lovely night sky for a Christmas card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Night in Bethlehem by Stampin’ Up!

I took a piece of Watercolour paper 4⅞” by 3⅝” and wet it all over using my Aqua Painter and water. I then painted it all over with Night of Navy ink deliberately leaving darker and lighter areas. Add more water if needed as you want the ink to move around on the paper. While the Night of Navy ink was still wet I loaded the Aqua Painter with Tempting Turquoise ink and using the lid of the Aqua Painter I flicked the ink onto the watercolour paper. I repeated this step using Blushing Bride ink. I then left the piece to dry before adding Clear Wink of Stella by smacking the pen against a pencil and allowing the shimmer paint to splatter and give some shimmer to the sky.

Gorgeous Christmas card using the Night In Bethlehem stamp set
www.crafty-rootes.com – Night In Bethlehem by Stampin Up

I cut the ‘townscape’ from Whisper White cardstock using the Bethlehem Edgelit dies and the Big Shot. I then stamped the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set in the lower right corner using Night of Navy ink. I also die cut the star from the same edgelit die set using Silver Foil.

Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! product
www.crafty-rootes.com – Night In Bethlehem by Stampin’ Up!

When the watercolour panel was completely dry I added it to a slightly larger layer of Night of Navy cardstock 5” by 3 ¾” using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. This piece was then added to a Thick Whisper White card base. I glued the star to the upper left hand corner using Tombow Liquid Adhesive before adding the ‘townscape’ to the bottom of the watercolour panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I really love the simplicity of this card, hope you like it.

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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Night in Bethlehem & Merry Patterns
Bethlehem Edgelits
Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil, Watercolour Paper & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise & Blushing Bride
Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform + 2 cutting pads, Aqua painter, Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissor
Acrylic Blocks
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Clear Wink of Stella, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

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