Friday, December 7, 2012

Manger Scene Christmas Card

Two posts in one evening. I never know when I will be able to get to the library, so I am posting both of my creations in one night. This is the Christmas card that I mass produced to send out this year. I made around 30 of them. It was a bit time consuming, but lots of fun. I like sending religious cards as a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.



The ornament die and coordinating stamps are from Heartfelt Creations. Since I cut the ornament out to use the negative space on the outside of the card, I decided to use the ornament itself to decorate the inside. The blue paper is just cardstock. The ribbon was bought at a craft store. I colored white candy with a Martha Stewart glitter metallic silver marker. The nativity stamp I think is from either Stampendous or Hero Arts. I got it at Hobby Lobby. It is a wood mounted stamp. It is layered onto a square of white cardstock and popped up with foam squares. I used silver stickles on the star and more stickles on the stable. Here are some challenges I found to enter:

http://www.annabellestamps.blogspot.com/2012/12/ac151.html
http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-91.html
http://www.tammyscrapincorner.com/2012/12/tammy-scrapin-corner-weekly-challenge.html
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-38-christmas-is-coming.html
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-216-christmas.html
http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/2012/12/ttcrd-47-december-4th-10th.html
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/anything-goes.html
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/stamp-challenge.html
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/sentimental-friday.html
http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

17 comments:

Adrian said...

Very cute, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing your talent. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing your talent. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Craftyhugs said...

Lovely card! I love the nativity scene! A nice traditional Christmas card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Tammys Scrapin corner for our anything Christmas challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again next week!
Sharon - DT if Tammys Scrapin Corner xxxx

Debbie said...

I love the image on your card. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles.
Debbie x

Karen said...

love the softness of the blue so elegant a very beautiful card. Thank you for joining the LSP Challenge. Karen

NanaConnie said...

This is really lovely. Love the CAS design -- so striking! So glad you chose to join our "Anything Christmas" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week. Hope to see you playing along next week, too.
NanaConnie DT

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful card and I love the cut-out in the corner with your wonderful image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Christmas (no red or green)" Challenge :)

Esther said...

Wonderful card! Love the negative cut in the corner!!!!
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

Lady Anne said...

Such a beautiful card, very delicate and gentle looking which is perfect for that beautiful image which you have used. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
cardsbyladyanne

Kylie said...

Simply beautiful!!! Awesome job on the sketch, love the image you used and that gorgeous ribbon!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Anna Jasiolek said...

Beautiful card, so simple and clean. Great idea with the ornament! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
Anna xxx

lostinpaper said...

So so pretty! Love the sentiment in the negative die cut, it's fantastic!
Thanks so much for sharing at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

Sue W said...

Such a pretty take on this week's AnnaBelle Stamps sketch challenge. Thanks for joining us.

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Beautiful image and take on the sketch!
TFS :)
Andrea

Marie Ross said...

I very much like this card. I'm into clean and simple and this is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Cards by Lady Anne. Hope to see your beautiful work very soon!