Today I’m sharing the last of four cards I made for the Rising Star card swap, using the Night in Bethlehem bundle. I wanted to give the feeling of a desert city at night, so I used Night of Navy for the night sky, and Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake for the dunes and the buildings. I used copper to add a little shine to the card, both with embossing powder and Copper Foil Sheets.


Here’s the bundle:

Night of Bethlehem Bundle by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Night of Bethlehem Bundle © Stampin’ Up!

Here’s what I made:

Night of Bethlehem bundle card #4 for Rising Stars swap, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Night of Navy card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Sahara Sand CS cut to  4″ x 4″
  • Sahara Sand CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside

Stamped with the Night in Bethlehem stamp set:

  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto the front of the card base, near the top right, then heat embossed in copper
  • shepherd in Versamark ink onto a scrap of Sahara Sand CS, then heat embossed in copper
  • NOTE: To heat emboss:
  • 1) rub the CS with the Embossing Buddy to cut down on static
  • 2) stamp in Versamark ink
  • 3) cover the stamped area with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder
  • 4) melt powder with a Heat Tool until it’s shiny

Die cut using the Bethlehem Edgelits:

  • shepherd
  • star from a Copper Foil Sheet
  • each of the two Edgelit designs from both Sahara Sand CS and Crumb Cake CS (4 pieces total)
  • This is a photo of all the Edgelits I cut out for all the swap cards. 4 pieces x 5 cards = 20 pieces:

Night of Bethlehem Edgelits Dies make quick work of cutting all these buildings. Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • curve along the top of the 4″ x 4″ piece of Sahara Sand CS, to resemble dunes behind the city

Assembled the card:

  • Sahara Sand “dune” layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • city layers glued onto the Sahara Sand layer, starting at the top and working down
  • shepherd glued onto the last city layer
  • star glued onto the front of the card base
  • 4″ x 5-1/4″ Sahara Sand CS glued to the inside of the card base


Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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