Love Was Born

at Christmas


10/11/20232 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs . Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Letโ€™s Get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.2

Black layer: 5.5 x 4.25

Card Face:5.5 x 3

Small Piece of Gold Foil Cardstock for die cut

Gold Foil Cardstock Strips: 1/8 x 5.5", x 2

Decco foil

Card Face:

  • I secured the stencil to the cardface with Mint Tape and ***applied Duo Gel through the openings.

  • I removed the stencil and immediately put it into water.

  • After allowing the gel to dry completely, I laid a piece of Deco Foil on top, covering the stenciled image completely.

  • I ran this through the Big Shot, and then removed the foil. The foil on the stencilled pattern was left on the card face.

  • (This stencil is a full circle, at this point I cut the card face in half, and put the other piece aside for future use.)

*** for more detailed information on this process see Foiling Without Heat under the Techniques tab in the header.


  • I put the black layer into my stamp positioner and prepped the cardstock with an anti static tool. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

  • I die cut the nativity scene from the gold foil cardstock.


  • I glued the black layer onto the cardbase, and then glued the card face onto that aligning along the bottom edge.

  • I glued the die cut onto the card face, aligning this piece along the bottom edge as well.

  • I glued one of the narrow strips of gold foil cardstock along the top edge of the card face, and the other along the top edge of the card.

  • I added a faceted gold metallic embellishment on both ends of the sentiment.

Final thoughts:

Between silver foil, gold foil cardstock and silver heat embossing this card really sparkles and shines! It is really impactful, and I think the recipient will love it.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Circular Motion, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamp: Heartfelt Wishes, Stampin' Up! (retired)

Die: Nativity Border, Echo Park

Anti Static tool: Stampin' Up!

Versamark, Simon Says Stamp

Silver Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up!


Deco Foil, Silver Shattered Glass,

Gold Foil Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Stamping Platform::Misti, Spellbinders

The platform I use has retired, but the Misti is very similar.

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Black Cardstock, Stampin' Up

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