Fairy Celebration
The Heart of Christmas - Week 21

CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Big Shot Project


Hi there

At CASE-in the Catty this week, we are taking inspiration from our favourite Big Shot project from the  Holiday Catalogue.

You may have come from visiting Megan's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


The 'Night in Bethlehem' bundle is a beautiful combination of traditional Christmas images and stunning edgelit dies. The card at the top of the inspiration photo above jumped out at me when I first looked at the Holiday Catalogue, so that is what I am CASE-ing this week.

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have stayed close to the design of the sample card, as I really love the Bethlehem landscape. I started my art piece with Soft Sky card stock and then stamped the stars in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. As you can see, this results in a very subtle effect, but I quite like it.  I have used a sponge dauber to create a soft sky line using Pool Party, Island Indigo and finally Night of Navy ink at the top. With the sponging completed, I heat embossed the greeting in silver at the top. I have found that sponging over silver embossing causes it to lose its lustre; just ensure your ink is fully dry before you run the Embossing Buddy over the top. 


Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

With the background completed, I have die cut one each of the two edgelits in the set in Silver Foil and Night of Navy card stock. You will need to use your Precision Plate to get a crisp finish without any marks from the small holes in the die that are used to poke it out. I found that the die cuts came away very cleanly and easily. As you can see in the photo, I have popped up the Night of Navy layer on 1mm foam pads for extra dimension. A large rhinestone in the large star finishes it off. The finished art panel was popped up onto the thick Whisper White card base.


Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a mat of Island Indigo card stock and I have sponged the top of the writing panel with Pool Party and Island Indigo for a soft skyline. When the ink was dry I stamped the small stars in Versamark and heat embossed in silver. A strip of the narrow silver washi at the base provides grounding for Mary and Joseph and the Shepherd images.  They were stamped in Night of Navy and cropped with the matching dies.


Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Night in Bethlehem
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Silver Foil
 Ink Soft Sky, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Versamark
Accessories Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Rhinesone Basic Jewels
Tools     Bethlehem Edgelits, Big Shot, Clear & Silver EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the lovely project Fi has for you this week. 


We would love you to join us with your CASE of a favourite Big Shot project from the Holiday Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.


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Bronwyn Eastley

Wow! This is a breathtaking CASE of the card in the catty!

Shannon Kissane

This is amazing! A beautiful card

Megan Lenske

Gorgeous CASE Judy, it looks amazing in darker tones!

Peta Stephen

Gorgeous CASE Judy. I think I like yours better than the original.


I love all the details on your card Judy, I am always inspired by the care and detail you put into decorating the inside of your cards! This week is no exception!

Sandra C

Beautiful card Judy, love your incorporation of a 2nd layout as the inside of the card

Kathy (cards_by_kp)

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!! There is so much detail in the interior too. This bundle is my favorite in the holiday catalog. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Kelly Kent

Oh Judy - your cards always make my heart sing. Such a way with colour. And the inside is a stunning creation all in its own! Kelly x

Julia Quinn

Oh Judy we cased the same project! How cool is that! Your sponging is divine and so so beautiful and smooth! I have sponging envy! Teheee Just gorgeous and beautifully finished as always.

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