Saturday, December 16, 2017

We Three Kings

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

Well, it's 9 days until Christmas and I have just a few more Christmas cards to finish. I plan on getting them out in the mail this weekend. I have several that will be traveling across the country but I am sure they will make it on time. Nothing like the last minute rush (LOL)!!!

Today for your viewing pleasure, I created a card using the Nativity - Three Kings die. I had this idea to use this Three King's die and a background of sheet music. Well fortunately for me, Pam my DT sister, directed me to where I could get these vintage printables for free. And, my card came to life. So let's get started with some details on how I created this card.

Step 1: My first step was die cutting the 3 Kings. I wanted them to have colorful outfits so I used bright colors for their Kingly attire.
I colored two of the faces with Copic E00 (skin white) and E02 (fruit Pink) for some shading. For the 3rd King I sponged a medium brown ink on white cardstock and then die cut from there.
The die pieces were adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I like this adhesive when using die cuts because it dries clear.
Step 2: The vintage song sheet can be sized however large you need it. I used my photo editing software to size it to 4 x 6 and then printed on parchment paper. Then I cut it down to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". If you are interested here is the Pinterest link for this song printable. I used gold foil as my layering panel and the card base is a berry shade. It's the same color I used for the Kings garments.

Berry Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Gold Foil Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Song Panel: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Step 3: Time for card assembly and I used double sided tape to attach the panels.
 The Kings were attached with dimensional adhesive. I wanted them raised up from the panel for depth.
Once they were on the panel I decided the Bethlehem Star would look good. I wanted something small as an embellishment. So I used the Three Kings Peace ornament and cut just the star. I wanted more depth here as well so I cut 2 more and layered them.
That complete my card for this week. It's a simpler one, but I like how it turned out. We celebrate the 3 Kings day on January 6. If you haven't finished your Christmas cards yet, this would be one you could re-create and send out for the New Year. And the die is on sale right now for 25% off.

See you next Saturday!!

Dies I used to create card:


Lois said...

This is wonderful, Mary! I'm always looking for new ideas to use the Three Kings, as it is a tradition in my family to have a Three Kings card over the front door for the entire year. I think I'm going to CASE this one! And thanks (to both you and Pam) for the link to the music sheet.

Anja Ž. said...

Mary, it's beautiful. I love how you combined the colors of the kings with background paper and touch of gold.

Pam MacKay said...

Mary I love how your wonderful three kings look against the vintage music sheets. Beautiful card!

Janja said...

This is wonderful.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card and the background "sheet music" is perfect!