Saturday, December 14, 2019

Nativity with Donkey

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Friday edition of the Blog. 
The new release of Artic Animal dies are in the online store. There are 13 new designs in this release and they are currently on sale. You can get these super cute dies at 25% off for a limited time. These new dies are so versatile, and can be used for a variety of occasions. 

The baby Artic animals  would make a cute congratulations card,  baby shower invitations, a welcome new baby card, a child's birthday card or cards for our animal loving friends. The other dies are great for a winter birthday, thinking of you, thanks and let's not forget our Christmas cards. 

Today, I am featuring Nativity w/Donkey die. It's part of the Christmas Part 2 collection. I actually do a combo of religious and whimsical for my Christmas cards. Today, for your viewing pleasure, I am going religious with this beautiful die. My design is on the clean and simple side because I wanted the die to be the center focus on the card. I cased this layout from fellow DT member Anja. 

Steps 1:  This week I started my card with the card colors. Jeanne is hosting the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers and she wants us to use so saffron (yellow), pretty peacock (blue) and rococo rose. I thought this nativity die would work. These are different colors for a Christmas card but I always like the chalenge of making a Christmas card with non-traditional colors. 
pretty peacock, so saffron, rococo rose
Initially I was going to sponge a nighttime sky with the challenge colors. But, then I decided to use the peacock cardstock, cut a circle (largest stitched circle die) and stencil the sky with stars. I use blue painters tape to hold my stencil in place. 
This is the finished stenciled work. 
Next, I cut the Nativity and Donkey images. I used an ivory cardstock for the stable and sponged with walnut stain distress ink. For the straw, I used so saffron (yellow) cardstock and sponged with so saffron ink and dried marigold distress ink. The donkey is cut in 2 shades of gray cardstock. 
I stamped my sentiment in pretty peacock ink on white cardstock. The white panel measures 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". I didnt have room for all the words because of the size of the starry circle. So I taped off everything after the word Savior, inked up the stamp, removed the tape and then stamped.
Step 2:  Now that all the card elements are cut, colored and stamped, I am ready to start card assembly. 
The images are attached to the starry circle with dimensional adhesive. I wanted them lifted slightly off the background.
Added the image panel to the white sentiment panel with double sided tape. I also used 3 rococo rose enamel dots to cover that color in the challenge. 
Finished off my card by attaching the image panel to the peacock card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). I hope I have given you an idea of a way to use this new die. This one would be easy to make multiples of for this Christmas. 

That's it for me for this week. See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card: