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Hello Crafters!

Welcome to the 11th Day of the 12 Designers of Christmas Celebration! If you haven’t been following along each day make sure you back track. there are so many amazing projects from such talented designers!

I have a pretty clean and simple card for you guys today. My mojo has taken a vacation, hopefully a short one, and when that happens I like to go back to basic things I know I love. Clean and Simple definitely makes my list!

I did a simple white heat embossed image on colored cardstock and then added a few things to help my focal point shine. you can do this with any image but it helps if your stamp is large and well designed in it’s layout. The manager scene from Christ is Born is a perfect way to celebrate the season and can carry the entire card.

Once my image was stamped and heat embossed I created a halo around it by adding darker shading around the edges. This automatically draws your eye to the lighter portion of the card.

Next I created some separation by using my white gel pen to add even more stars to the sky. This pushes the manager forward and the sky into the background. Last but certainly not least I added glitter to just Joseph, Mary, Jesus, and the stars. It doesn’t change the color at all but the shimmer also draws the eye.

You can see the entire process in the video below

Thank you so much for stopping by! Merry Christmas!!

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Honey Bee Stamps Christ is Born
Honey Bee Stamps Christ is Born
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT SKETCH
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT SKETCH
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock SOFT NAVY
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock SOFT NAVY
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WPlus9 Nautical Navy Cardstock
WPlus9 Nautical Navy Cardstock
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Nuvo Glitter Gloss Pen
Nuvo Glitter Gloss Pen
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Waffleflower Water Media Mat
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Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Pad
Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Pad
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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12 responses to “12 Days of Christmas – Day Eleven: Kelly Latevola”

  1. Andre M. says:

    Yes to clean and simple, especially when many are short on time during this busy season. Thanks for sharing your tips and the technique video.

  2. Linda Abel says:

    Love it Kelly!

  3. paula s HYMEL says:

    Clean and Simple and one that can easily be mass produced! I fell in love with this stamp set but haven’t found one card that took my breath away like this one did ….. Guess I’ll be busy this weekend! Thanks for sharing Kelly…

  4. Elizabeth blunt says:

    I really like this cas card, great job Kelly

  5. Lee Miner says:

    lovely card. Never fear, you’ll get your mojo back. In the meantime you’ve made this beauty and inspired others. I cry when I hear “Mary did you know”. It’s so dramatic and so beautiful. Love it so much..

  6. Hanh says:

    This is stunning! Wonderful CAS look! Love the ink blending the edges … the halo effect was just perfect for this stamp set!

  7. Carla Hundley says:

    How simple and
    gorgeous! Love
    the look.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Margaret Marshall says:

    I think I have found next years Christmas card. So beautiful

  9. Wow what a beautiful card.

  10. Becca Yahrling says:

    This is so very beautiful!! Just stunning and THE perfect Christmas card.

  11. TracyM #6773 says:

    STUNNING!
    LOVE your scene and the AMAZING dimension you have created with your shading – WOW!
    THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING 🙂

  12. Sue D says:

    Beautiful with the white embossing on blue.