Friday, September 30, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 38 --- Nativity

This is my last challenge as Bah! Humbug! Guest Designer.  It is so hard to give up the keys to Humbug Hall, although I was lucky to have five Fridays instead of the usual four.  These ladies are fantastic to work with, lots of fun and so gracious.  Thank you for the experience!

Now for the challenge this week --- Nativity.  My card is quite a different style for me, but when I found the clear stamp set by Inkadinkadoo I knew just what I wanted to do.

 There are several pieces to the set, but I used only four due to space limitations.  I went with the easel style card to maximize visibility of the images.  The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black then highlighted with Pentel metallic gold gel pen.  

The card base is black card stock and I used gold metallic textured card stock for the next layer.  Keeping the colors and shapes simple I used layers of the gold and black cut with the Nestabilities.  The photo corners are made with the Martha Stewart punch.

I kept the look clean by not adding any embellies at all and to keep from overwhelming the simplicity of the images.

To my friends who are experts at clean and simple, tell me what you think of this.  I nearly had to put a lock on my rhinestone drawer to keep from adding bling!

Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to hop over to Bah! Humbug! to see more inspiring work from  Ann and Max and the participants.  Join in the fun!

The deadline for this challenge is 
12 noon (UK time)
Thursday 6th October 2011
You are free to create whatever you like ... it doesn't have to be a card ... in fact, show us as many different Christmas Projects as you want to share. 


Carmen O. said...

Oh Barb! What a gorgeous card. I love the wonderful way you showcased those awesome scenes of the Nativity. Black, gold and white very elegant.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!!! This is one fabulous easel card, Barb!!! The Nativity stamps are beautiful and I love how you used the black and gold...sooo classy and elegant!!!! I won't tell if you add a rhinestone or two...LOL!!

Lynette said...

This is gorgeous, Barb! I love the textured gold. I think bling is perfectly acceptable on a CAS card:)

Ann said...

oh my goodness Barb what are we going to do without your stunning designs next month. You really have pulled all the stops out for the challenges at Humbug Hall. This week's creation is yet another stunner. I love it.
Ann xxx

Max said...

Hi Barb,
We really are going to miss having your talent around Humbug Hall ... and I don't just mean your talent with the spider-catcher lol! Your latest creation is another beauty - very elegant and classy with the gold and black combo' and the easel card is perfect for making the most of your stamp set. Thank you so much for all your hard work over the last month - couldn't have managed without you xxx

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Ruth said...

This is so elegant and gorgeous! I love the clean look!

Aquarius said...

I'm glad you've enjoyed your DT stini at Bah Humbug - this is a lovely card and well done for not adding bling LOL!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Bet you're gonna miss Humbug Hall. I am still having withdrawels. LOL Lovely card! I JUSt finished my B!H! for this challenge. Didn't have any nativity stamps so I had to go Cricut. You've done a fabulous job this month. Wasn't it fun!?! xxD