Sunday, December 03, 2017

Holly Night


It' s Anja again with the Sunday post. December is here and the lights are already up all around our city. I still have a lot of work to do before Christmas. I have to buy and make some more gifts and I have to make some more Christmas cards. Every year I try to make some with Nativity motive. This year I'm using the new Cottage Cutz Away in a Manger die for my Nativity cards.

For this card I used:
 - Cottage Cutz dies (Away in a Manger),
- Distress Inks (Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Broken China),
- white card base (10,5x15 cm),
- white card stock for background (10x14,5c, and 9,5x14 cm) and die cuts,
- white pen,
- Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen,
- paper glue.

First I made the background. I colored the edges of the bigger rectangle with black Distress Ink. I only colored around the edges, because the middle of the paper wont be seen.

Then I used Distress Inks to make a night sky. I started in the middle with Broken China and then went to the edges with darker shades. I colored around the edges with black Distress Ink. Then I spritzed it with water drops.

I cut the silhouette of the Holly Family and colored it with black.

Afterward I put some glitter all over the silhouette to give it a little more interest.

I glued the background on the card base and this time I used white pen to make a few stars onto the night sky.

On top of the background I glued the silhouette. And that is my finished card.

Have a nice Sunday and a pleasent week ahead. 

Anja Z.

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Janja said...

This is wonderful!

Lois said...

This is lovely. You did a wonderful job with the sky. Beautiful Christmas card!

Pam MacKay said...

Beautiful background for that lovely nativity scene!

SugarShine Designs said...

Really stunning background for this great die cut. You are so good at creating celestial backgrounds. If I tried to use all those colors on one small piece of cardstock, I'd have a mess but you know just how much and where to apply each one for a gorgeous result! I guess I need to practice at it more :) - Janet

Mary Marsh said...

your background is beautiful Anja - love the celestial sky - seems like that's how it would have looked on the night of Jesus birth

Tam said...

pretty scene!