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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

More Nativity cards

Hi all - back again with more Nativity cards for this week's Merry Monday challenge. Supposed to be making a birthday card but I can always to that later today :)

Card 1 was made with another one of the Silhouette images I cut yesterday. This one had a little torn bit on the star so I snipped it off altogether and used a different star that I had cut. Oh, it also was a three-panel card and I snipped out the nativity portion. I just love to modify things! This card also uses a My Favorite Things Blueprint set I first saw on Deanne's blog. Finally got one of my own last week - thanks for the enabling Deanne!

Hero Arts black folded card; Reflections black cardstock; Heidi Swapp glitter paper
Dies: My Favorite Things Blueprint 20 (stitched rectangle); Silhouette Design ID #109795 Nativity Triptych Card
Design ID #70556 Full Nativity (star I replaced from the other design)
Stamp: Hero Arts CL343 Holiday Sayings (sentiment); embossing ink and Ranger Seafoam white embossing powder
Tools - Silhouette, Vagabond, Darice embossing tool

Card 2 was one I considered for last week's snow globe challenge using a Lori Whitlock snow globe card. This is another three panel card but I left it intact. I also used the one I cut yesterday that cut off the page. I just snipped off the nativity part, embossing it with gold ultra think embossing powder. I glued it over top of the card base one. Here's a shot of the card partially open:

Snow Globe nativity tri-fold

Here's the card while closed:

Snow Globe Nativity
Paper - Reflections (Michael's) white card stock; Basic Grey Aspen Frost (birch bark); 
The Paper Studio Old World Winter (music background); BoBunny Christmas Collage (gold chevron on inside)
Dies - Silhouette Design ID #106816 Snow Globe Nativity Card
Other - 3M washi tape; Suze Weinberg's Gold Ultra-thick embossing enamel
Tools - Silhouette; Darice heat tool

The gold embossing got an interesting mottled black texture in spots (user error, I'm sure) so I enhanced it with some Black Soot Distress Ink. Inside behind the nativity panel I stamped the sentiment "Jesus is the reason for the season".

Thanks for stopping by! Crazy as it may seem, I may have a few more Nativity cards in me. Who knew?! There's still time to play at Merry Monday this week - be sure to check it out!


Colleen said...

Linda this is beautiful. I love your snowflake elements and the nativity in the snow globe is just too precious! Thank you again for being such a faithful follower and always playing with our Merry Monday challenge!! Have a great week!

Bonnie said...

Two more Nativity beauties, Linda! Love all the glittery goodness on the 1st and that awesome embossing and birch bark on the 2nd! Thanks for sharing with us again at Merry Monday!

Lin said...

You are going to town with this challenge, Linda! Love them both!

Dawn T said...

These are just delightful. Oh I wish I was at home with my craft stash as my mind is buzzing with ideas! You have inspired me!

Greta said...

These are both beautiful, Linda! I really love the first one with the glitter background!

Marie Bingaman said...

Super cool Nativity cards here too Linda! I can't wait to see the others! :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wowzers - that is a lot of talent! I just love the glitter in you first card, but that secound one is a real stunner!!!! And I am super happy you love your Blueprints as much as I do :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.