Mary, Jesus and Joseph - Christmas Around The World
The theme this week is Christmas Around the World at Card A Day Blog. On today's card I made a card front first then layered that onto my card base. The card base is 5" x 10" scored at 5" to make a 5" square card. I then cut another pieces of cardstock 5" square for my card front.
I started off by stamping my image onto white cardstock then embossing in black. Be sure to leave lots of room around your image is you are using the dies. I then used the Spellbinders dies, the second to largest die, to cut my image. After coloring the image I embossed it with the same die.
I die cut two black pieces with the largest die and embossed one of them. I have pop up dots between the two black layers to add some more dimension. I then layered the white and black die cuts. I added a little bit of pearlized Smooch to to Baby Jesus and Mary's halos. While this was drying I cut the layers for the front of my card. Here's a close up of the embossing with the die, not sure how well you can see it.
As I said my gray cardstock front is cut at 5" x 5", the black is cut at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and the purple is cut at 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". After adhering them together I wrapped my ribbon around all three layers and adhered it to the back of the card front. I wanted my ribbon to go around all the layers but I didn't want to cover up the ribbon on inside of the card.
For my finishing touches I add a rhinestone to the center of the star - it looks like a pearl here - and a black pearl in each of the corners.
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Paper: Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White; Provo Craft - Slab III - purple
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Holy Tryptch
Ink: Clear Embossing Ink
Dies: Spellbinders Lables Tree - Largest two
Watercolor Pencils: General's Kimberley - Blue 703, French Blue 770, 716 Heliotrope, White 709, Lemon Yellow 711, Straw 733; Staedtler - Light Brown, Purple, Peach Ribbon: Offray - Aria Silver 1 1/8"
Misc: Smooch - Pearlized, Black embossing powder, rhinestone, black pearls, black embossing powder, adhesive, pop up dots.