O' Little Town of Bethlehem....
For this design I wanted to keep the focus on Mary, Joseph and Jesus (Penny Black's "From Bethlehem" illustrated by Mo Manning) and kept the surrounding elements very simple. The background shading done in Danube Blue Memento was highlighted toward the top of the card with Gold PanPastel. The sentiment is from Silent Night.
You will notice if you link to the stamp image that I re-positioned the placement of the star. In this instance, it helped add to the perspective of the distance between the travelers and the small town and maintained the balance among the elements.
Have a wonder-filled day,
Penny Black: From Bethlehem 40-268, Silent Night 30-135
3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape
Colorfin: Gold PanPastel
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Danube Blue Memento, Jumbo Sponge Dauber, Clear Embossing Powder