Wednesday 27 March 2024

March 2024 Rudolph Days - Little Town of Bethlehem

It's Helen's Rudolph Days Challenge HERE until the end of the month - and this is my entry:

I used:

- 5.75" x 5.75" square white card blank

- a piece (snippet) of Tonic 'Majestic Gold' card trimmed to 4.25" x 4.25" and set aside

- snippet of black 'velvet' card stock, die cut using Britannia Dies 'Bethlehem Scene' die, trimming away the lovely crescent shaped upper part to leave just the town itself - at 4" wide

- a piece of carefully chosen backing paper from the Altenew 'Celestial' paper pack, trimmed to 4" x 4" to form the background for Bethlehem. Basically, the background paper and some carefully chosen positioning is the real secret to this card with enough light to show through the windows and a pretty aura over the town with a starlit sky for the star to shine down from

- then glued the silhouette Bethlehem town die cut onto the backing paper using a glue pen. 

- glued that layer onto the Majestic Gold layer to form a frame - using Collall All Purpose glue

- die cut a star from a little snippet of 'Majestic Gold' card using the smaller die in the Memory Box 'Star of Wonder' set of two dies and glued it in place using a glue pen

- finally, used very narrow double sided foam tape, with a glue stick, to adhere both the panel onto the front of the card blank

- didn't add a sentiment, it speaks for itself - and there will be an insert of course

Len spotted it on the craft room desk the following morning and exclaimed -'Wow, that is brilliant'! So nice when chaps recognise your work without any prompting!

And of course, I made two the same whilst at it.  Thanks to Sarn for reminding me with one of her recent cards just how eye catching a wider white border can be!


  1. Beautiful card. I love this background

  2. I echo Len: WOW! Love so much how you used the background to show the light throw the windows and the whole sky!! Amazing work, so eye catching!!

  3. It certainly is Brilliant Di, a great scene indeed! Xxx

  4. Wow - that’s a stunner Di.
    Beautiful background paper and a great die cut silhouette. Terrific Christmas card for the Rudolph Day challenge. Xxx

  5. This is beautiful and just right for the challenge. The wider white margin certainly draws the eye into the 'main event'. Gold star to Len for noticing and commenting 😉

  6. It's gorgeous Di, very atmospheric. Larger white borders are something I keep planning to use but never quite remember until it's too late.

    B x

  7. A fabulous card Di - I love the Bethlehem scene and that lovely backing paper you've used.
    Kath x

  8. A wonderful sky against your Bethlehem silhouette Di, a gorgeous card. x

  9. This is absolutely stunning with the colors of the night sky and that bright golden star shining over the silhouettes of the town. No sentiment required as it speaks louder than words.

  10. Len is quite right Di, that is an amazing nighttime scene and the Altenew paper looks great with the black silhouette Bethlehem skyline, and the added gold star and matted layer complement it beautifully. x

  11. Absolutely beautiful card, Di!

  12. Such a stunning and dramatic card Di - a wonderful result with the silhouette and paper!

  13. Di your card is so lovely l truly love the theme and the gorgeous background its showing is stunning x

  14. It is stunning - love it. Yes, the pansy die is Sue Wilson. L x

  15. This is beautiful - it looks really effective.

    Thanks for sharing your card at The Rudolph Days Challenge.

    Helen x

  16. I love the drama of this Di, with the black silhouette and that gorgeous sky - not forgetting the star of wonder of course! Vicky x


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