Sunday, December 23, 2018

Nativity Scene


It's Anja here. We are a few days away from Christmas. I look forward to some work free days ahead of me. And more time to do some crafting and making a few small handmade gifts for my friends.

Today I made a Nativity themed card. A simple one, where I tried out new spray colors.

For this card I used:
- Cottge Cutz dies (Nativity),
- Spray colors (three shades of blue),
- craft card base (13x13 cm) and paper for die cuts,
- watercolor paper for background (11x11 cm),
- black card stock for background (11,5x11,5 cm),
- Distress Inks (Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire),
- Gansai Tambi watercolors (silver),
- heat gun,
- brush,
- paper glue.

First I made the background. I used the lightest color. I spritzed it on my glass surface and then tapped the paper on the color. I used the heat gun to dried it. 

 I did the same with the darker color.

And again with the darkest colors.

Next I spritzed the colors over it to get more effect.

I dried the paper and then spritzed it with silver color.

When colors were dried I used Distress Ink around the edges.

I cut another piece of paper for the background.

And then I just needed the Nativity scene. I used craft paper and some black color around the edges.

In the end I just glued everything together and my card was done.

I wish you all a merry Christmas. I hope you spend it with people you love. 

See you again next Sunday.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:


Mary Marsh said...

this is beautiful Anja. Your background is fabulous - the spray paints worked out really well and are a perfect backdrop for the nativity silhouette

Janja said...

Such a calm and beautiful scene. Very nice!

Sukie said...

So pretty! The background looks so amazing! I really like the color combination of the scene you created!

Jeanne said...

Such a pretty card. Your background is gorgeous!