Is this not so elegant? It brings back all my Sunday School lessons, and for me personally reigns me back in when you start to tire of hearing Christmas. This just makes it real again. I used the Night in Bethlehem Stamp Set from Stampin Up, as well as the Bethlehem Edgelits. If your purchase together as a bundle you save 10%. If you put your order in today, you will have your stamp set it in time for Christmas via regular shipping. You can always expedite your order as well.
I used the layering oval framelits to first cut out the oval shape in the Whisper White Cardstock. Next, I embossed that same piece of white cardstock with the Sparkle Embossing Folder. Stamp your greeting using versamark and silver embossing powder, and heat set with your heat embosser. Use the same layering oval framelits to cut out your scalloped oval using the Silver Foil. Cut out the next sized oval in Basic Black to go behind your greeting.
I also used the Silver Foil to cut out part of the town, and I used whisper white to cut out different buildings. It is better to use dimensionals to pop up the white buildings over the silver foil ones. It gives it more dimension. The star is cut out using the Silver Glimmer Paper.
Putting it altogether.
Once you have everything punched out, fold your Basic Black cardstock in half. Next adhere the scalloped oval silver foil to the back side of your Whisper White Cardstock, positioning so all sides are equal. Then add your town buildings behind, then adhere all of this directly to your folded black cardstock. Use dimensionals behind the black oval to pop up greeting from your card, and adhere Mary & Joseph directly to the Whisper White. Attach your star directly to the Whisper White cardstock.