The Nativity Scene stamp set from the Heartfelt Creations' Classic Christmas Collection is a sweet image that reminds me of childhood plays at church. One of my most vivid memories was one year I was chosen to be the arch-angel singing praises to the newborn king and I was SO excited. Unfortunately, I caught the flu a couple of days before the pageant, but would not give up the role, even when I was running a fever. Uncharacteristically, my parents let me go and my Dad stood in the wings - when I got too dizzy he came and picked me up and carried me to the car and home and bed. This image captures that classic Nativity scene - the child in the manger on a silent, holy night.
This card uses the Grand Labels dies to create a shaped card. Instead of cutting the card in one piece, I cut 2 labels and scored one near the top to create a small flap that adheres to the back of the first label and creates the card. I liked this approach on this one because it lets the entire label shape be embossed for the front of the card.
Note: Finished card size is 5" x 7"
|Scarlett Jewel (Papertrey Ink)||5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (2 pieces)|
|Vintage Ivory (Papertrey Ink)||5 1/2" x 8 1/2"|
|Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)|
|HCPC 3431 Nativity Scene PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)|
|HCPC 3419: Holiday Poinsettia Candle PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)|
|Labels Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Large Labels Grand Nestabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)|
|COPIC markers (Imagination International)|
|SPICA pen (Imagination International)|
Cut/emboss 2 red panels using the second-smallest Labels Grand die. On one of the panels, score a line just below the curve of the corners at one end. Adhere this to the back of the other panel to form the card.
Cut/emboss an ivory panel using the smallest Labels Grand die. Use a gold SPICA pen to color the embossed edge of the panel. Stamp the image in brown ink at one end of the panel. Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors:
- DUCKS: Y00, Y02, YR65
- CHICKENS: YR000, YR14
- DONKEY: W0, W2, W5, R20, E39
- CALF: E30, E35, E37, E93
- SHEEP: C0 C2, 0
- DOG: E70, E74
- MANGER: Y13, Y15, Y17, E55, E57
- BABY: E00, SPICA gold
Stamp the sentiment in brown ink on ivory card stock. Cut/emboss the sentiment using a Labels die. Use the gold SPICA pen to color the embossed edge of the panel, and mount it above the nativity scene.
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