Tone on Tone Stenciling – A Nativity Scene Card with Joy Clair Stamps

Hi Everyone! Today I have another Christmas card to share with you along with a fun technique that can used year round! For my card I used The Reason stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps and this is part of the Color by Faith Series. I LOVE this series of stamps, which are more faith based. It can be difficult to find more scripture related stamps and Joy Clair offers such a wide variety!! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for all the details on today’s card!

After a bit of die cutting I started stamping out my images. I used Versafine Clair Ink in Nocturne to stamp the nativity scene and both angels from “The Reason” stamp set. Then, with colored pencils and OMS I quickly colored in the stamped images. I did fussy cut my angels, but I want to remind you that Joy Clair Stamps does offer FREE SVG CUT FILES for all of thier stamps sets. You don’t need to do anything more, they will be given to you as a free download when you purchase the stamp sets!

I needed to finish one more piece before I could put the card together. That was the stenciled background. I used a dark green cardstock and through the stencil, I put a dark green ink for a tone on tone look. I LOVE this look. It almost looks like velvet on the cardstock!

With all of my pieces done, I went ahead and started putting the card together. I used a mixture of dimensional and just regular double sided adhesive to attach everything to an A2 top folding card base. I also went ahead and stamped on he inside of the card as well for a nice finished look!


I hope you all enjoyed today’s card and video tutorial! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my card today, you will find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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