Friday, November 16, 2018

Nativity Night

     Today Beccy's Place is using "N" as the inspiration prompt for the 30 Days of Christmas cards and I used various parts of the Nativity set, part of which I used for "Kings" a few days ago.  I couldn't use all the parts - it would have been too large for the card.  So this time, I used a different one of the kings and added a shepherd and lamb (reversed in Word so that he was facing the manger.) 

     I love using Nativity scenes at Christmas - it reminds me of the Reason for the Season.

     I remember, as a child, being completely fascinated by a Nativity set my Grammy had.  Her father had hand carved it from blocks of soap her mother made.  She told me that when the set was new, it was sparkling white (a huge feat for home made soaps in those days) but by the time I was seeing it, it was yellowed with age.  I thought that made it all the more spectacular.  :-D  It was passed on to my mother but I have no idea what became of it after that.  If it was still around, I'd be setting it out each Christmas.

I used colors from the Tic Tac Toe Color Dare at Color My Heart,
3rd column plus Saffron for the gold shades and neutrals of beige & brown.

     Once again, I started with a pre-colored image (printed with the Nativity Night sentiment) but I used ProMarkers to add highlights and even to change some colors on the clothing.  I used white gel pen on the lamb and on the beards of the shepherd and wise man.  I cut the image with a rectangle die from QuicKutz, inked the edges with gold ProMarker, and matted it with Natural Earth CS - CS which is made completely from recycled products.

     I layered additional papers behind the image onto the card front, all of which were scraps left on the crafting desk.  I swear, most of the time the only way the craft desk gets cleared off is because I'm using up things left over from other projects!

     I dug through my bag of spangles and sequins to find the two stars, one gold and one silver.  I layered those together with craft glue (not easy to do with things that tiny) and added them above the image.  I used the gold ProMarker to draw the lines of light downward.

     Finally, I found my Noel sentiment die (by Die-versions) and cut white CS, then added Neptune Green glitter to it.  Once that dried, I put it on the upper corner and called the card finished.

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     There will be one more post today but not until 3 a.m. my time.  I'll be sharing my DT card with you for the challenge at QKR Stampede so feel free to check back.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


karin said...

You have made a lovely card with this Nativity Set NanaConnie, love it !

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card, I just love the Nativity scene. Lovely to read about your Grammy's Nativity set too! Thanks for joining us at Crafts Dreamy, hugs Zowie xx

Beccy said...

What a wonderful story about your grandparents NC. Wouldn't it be awesome to find the carved soap? What a treasure! Your card is really lovely, great idea to flip the king so he's facing the manger. I also like the embellished star at the top. Beautiful.

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

*Vicki* said...

What a very stunning scene on your card Connie and the star is the most important symbol on your design here!! Nicely done! DT hat time: Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Michelle said...

Beautiful card and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart.

Kath said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely Nativity card at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
Kath x

Sheryl said...

A lovely card. Nice to see a card that shows the real meaning of Christmas.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Vandra said...

Lovely Nativity Scene. Thanks for joining us at Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge.

Miss. Carrie's Creations said...

What a beautiful card! Nativities are my favorite and I love how you used the elements from your printed Nativity to make this card. Thank you for joining us in this week's Color My Heart Challenge. <3 Miss. Carrie

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Nana, what a beautiful nativity scene...again can't say enough about your coloring. Thanks again for sharing your projects with us at ColorMyHeart Color Dare.

sweet art designs said...

Your card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Dotstolines said...

Lovely scene card! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts Dreamy Challenges! Sunila & Aditi (DT)

Stephanie said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for joining us over at the Bastel-Traum Challenge Blog. Hugs, Stéphanie (bastel-traum DT)