I’ve always marveled at the colors of a sunset.  Orange, red, pink and even purple hues light up the sky in a brilliance of color!  Oh, our Creator is artistic, isn’t He?  I wanted to capture that same look using the Bethlehem Edgelits to create a skyline.

Beautifully sponged sky in tones of raspberry and black create the perfect silhouette for this Bethlehem cityscape Christmas card. Stampin' Up!'s Bethlehem Edgelits.

There’s lots of sponging involved. None of it is difficult, in fact, I find sponging therapeutic!  I started with sponging Flirty Flamingo ink on the entire layer of Whisper White cardstock. It’s important to have a different wedge of sponge for each color you’ll be using so you don’t muddy up the appearance.

This gold glimmer star is the focal point for this beautifully sponged background of a Bethlehem skyline. Uses Stampin' Up!'s Bethlehem Edgelits.

I then sponged on Rich Razzleberry and Fresh Fig. You can see by the pictures that I concentrated the lighter pink tones over the city and darker tones further near the top.

The 3D look of these Bethlehem Edgelits create the perfect skyline draped across a beautifully sponged night sky. Stampin' Up!

A layer of Basic Black ink tops off the top edge creating a dramatic lead into the black card base.

Sponging creates dramatic colors of a night sky for the Bethlehem Edgelits silhouette. Stampin' Up!

I die cut the star from Gold Glimmer Paper and added a strip along the right side of the card base. I can’t resist sparkle, especially during the holidays!  The Bethlehem Edgelits’ are detailed dies designed specifically for overlapped for a beautiful three-dimensional look.

The Night of Bethlehem stamp set and it’s coordinating Bethlehem Edgelits were included in October’s Studio Stamps in the Mail (SSITM). Not familiar with this program? Click on the image below to learn all about it. There is no monthly commitment so you can pick and choose the editions you like. SSITM eliminates the design process.  No more wondering what to do with a new stamp set/bundle once you’ve receive it. You’ll will receive your products and free pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards.  A video tutorial and a step-by-step PDF tutorial are included in each month’s edition and are loaded with tips and tricks to make creating your cards easy.

Studio Stamps in the Mail, card kit to stamp from home include stamp set, dies, precut supplies, video & PDF tutorial. Bike Ride Bundle and Eclectic Shaped Clips included. Stampin’ Up!, paper craft, rubber stamp, DIY, handmade, cards

The next edition of Studio Stamps in the Mail begins on November 12th.  Go take a peek at what’s coming up for November! Click HERE. I’d love to have you stamp with me from home!

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Color like a pro with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Lisa's Stamp Studio

Create images that look professionally colored with the new Stampin’ Blends. These alcohol-based markers are double-sided allowing you to choose the brush or fine-point tip.  Each color has a light and dark shade and are available individually or as a combo pack. The separate Color Lifter will allow you to reduce ink coverage to create even deeper shading. There are also Ivory and Bronze markers which are perfect for skin tones!

Not sure how to use alcohol markers? No worries.  I’ve got video tutorials covering the basics to shading. Click HERE to search my videos.

View the Stampin’ Blends brochure to see the color selections, pricing and accompanying products.

Color like a pro with alcohol markers that will allow you to shade with ease. Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up!

You can download a free color chart by clicking on the image below.  Be sure to print the chart on Thick Whisper White cardstock for best results.

Stampin' Blends Color Chart by Lisa's Stamp Studio

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