Welcome Divas, I'm so happy you stopped in! This Christmas card tutorial is a bit of a departure from my usual tutorials. I made a trip to Hobby Lobby here in Pensacola a few weeks ago to restock my dwindling Christmas card stock. LOL! I do love shopping there- especially around Christmas time! I created this card using part of the treasures I acquired on this trip. Are you ready to join me on a journey to Bethlehem where Baby Jesus was born? ...
Suggested card size: 7"x5"
MATERIALS LIST: COPIC® MARKERS:
Hobby Lobby® - Star of Bethlehem Pad YG63
Paper Studio® Gold Foil Cardstock
Neenah® Black Solid Core Cardstock
O Holy Night Die - Stash
Shepherds Die - Stash
Bearly Art® Precision Glue
Micron® 05 - Cobalt Pen
For this Blessed Christmas card you will need to tear out these (2) two pieces of cardstock.
One (1) of the stars & sky pages and (1) one of the desert scene pages.
Cut a 7"x3" rectangle of the stars and sky with the sky running horizonally. Using EZ-Tear® Tape adhere the 7"x3" rectangle of the stars and sky to the 7"x5" Cardbase along the fold. Set to the side.
The desert scene page will be a little more difficult. I have tried to draw you a map to help you create the (7) seven pieces you will need to bring you to Bethlehem. Some of the lines are fussy cut and others are torn.
Are you good at Jig Saw Puzzels? ;-)
To help make the (3) three layers necessary I have numbered each piece. Odd numbered pieces are on the left and even numbers on the right. Match up pieces 1 to 2 and adhere them together to form one layer. Match up pieces 3 to 4 and adhere them together to form one layer. Match up pieces 5 to 6 and adhere them together to form one layer. I used Copic® YG63 and a flicking motion on the palm trees to color the cut edges.
On the 7"x5" cardbase with the 7"x3" rectangle of Sky adhered along the fold. Align the layer of pieces 5 to 6 about 3/4" from the top of the cardbase and that the city aligns with the right side as shown.
Align the layer of pieces 3 to 4 as shown to make the middle (2nd) layer. Set the OPTIONAL strip to the side for later.
Apply Foam tape to the backside of the 2nd Layer (#3 & #4), carefully align.
The roof top is about 2-1/4" from the top of the cardbase. Adhere. Trim off the excess along edge of cardbase.
Align the layer of pieces 1 to 2 as shown to make the lower (3rd) layer. Apply Foam tape to the backside of the 3rd Layer, on back of palm tree double the Foam® Tape. Align the palm trees to hide the seams of the other layers. Trim off any excess. Do you feel you've arrived in Bethlehem?
As a special touch I adhere an optional feature.
OPTIONAL: The leftover strip tear to fit the backside. Adhere a strip of the sky paper to the backside of the desert scene. Adhere to the backside of the cardbase and add a name plaque as shown.
Run the Sentiment & Star through the Big Shot® on a scrap of gold foil cardstock from your stash.
Run the shepherds & sheep die through the Big Shot® on a piece of Solid Core Black cardstock
8-1/2"x3". Leave about 3/8" across the bottom as shown.
Adhere the star just to the right of center and the sentiment about 3/8" from the left using Bearly Art® Precision Glue.
Adhere the Shepherds across the bottom of the card and one shepherd- hiding the seam
on the top layer. Trim any excess off.
I used a Micron® 05 - Cobalt Pen to fill in the sky on the top layer between the palm and building, and the building and the building and the edge right edge of the card.
I hope you enjoyed our journey to Bethlehem making this Blessed Christmas greeting.
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I am sharing this blessed creation with the following challenges:
I would like to wish you and yours a blessed and joyous Christmas season! May God bless and protect you this coming year.