Stampin’ Up! Great Tidings Christmas Card

I used the Stampin’ Up! Great Tidings Bundles from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog for this card. The bundle includes the Great Tidings Cling Stamp Set + Wise Men Tidings Dies. The detail of these stamps begs for wet embossing! If you like to color, you can get quite detailed as the sample on page 15 of the Mini Catalog or you can keep it simple like here. I hope you enjoy the card!

The Paper Cuts

  • Night of Navy Cardstock: 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″ (base)
  • Gold Foil Cardstock: 5″ x 3 3/4″ (front panel)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (front layer), 1 3/4″ x 3″ (die cutting) and 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside panel)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (sand) and a Bethlehem die cut
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock: 2 star die cuts

The Creating

I stamped the “Wise men still seek Him” sentiment in Night of Navy Ink in the top right corner of the Very Vanilla front layer. I used Versa Mark Ink to stamp two wise men in line on the right side and centered vertically, sprinkled them with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (tapping away excess) and melted the powder with the Heat Tool. I stamped the remaining wise man on Very Vanilla Cardstock and repeated the embossing process. I colored the wise men using Misty Moonlight Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends, Olive Green Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends, Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend, Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend and Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend. I ran the separate king through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the coordinating die. I also passed the Crumb Cake Cardstock strip through with the “snow” die from Cabin Dies in the center to cut it in half.

I used a Blending Brush to apply Night of Navy Ink around the edges of the stamped panel making it darker on the outside and lighter around the images. I also stamped the sentiment and gifts images on the inside panel and on the envelope front. I used a ruler and the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to draw a base for the gifts. I added the star on the envelope with Crushed Curry Ink.

To assemble, I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the cardstock panels on the card front and inside. I applied the back layer of the “sand” and the die cuts on the inside with liquid glue. I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the front star, the top layer of “sand” and the die cut wise man (tucked slightly between the sand layers). I lightly blended a little bit of Night of Navy Ink onto the sand to bring the “night” down. I also added a little Wink of Stella to the gifts in the wise men hands and on the envelope and inside panel.

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    8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Great Tidings Christmas Card

    1. Rose Ann Marr August 29, 2021 / 7:58 am

      Beautiful card Donna, this is one of my favorite sets from the Mini. Thanks for sharing


      • Donna Leonard August 30, 2021 / 10:46 pm

        Thank you, Rose Ann! I’m looking forward to doing more cards with it.


    2. Susan K August 21, 2021 / 7:47 pm

      Wow, gorgeous card, Donna. Very striking.


    3. Deborah Miller August 21, 2021 / 3:54 pm

      Gorgeous Christmas card


    4. stampwithamyk August 20, 2021 / 6:19 pm

      Beautiful card Donna! Love the colors that you used! 🙂


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