Friday, November 15, 2013

Away in a Manger

Hello Friends,

I have a Nativity Card to share with you today.  I was inspired by an idea I saw online, I can't take full credit for the design.  I love the clean look of the card.   It also gave us an opportunity to use vellum. We haven't used it in a while, so it was nice to get it out again.

Just some reminders about vellum.  The cool thing about vellum is you can see through it... the bad thing about vellum is you can see through it!  Meaning, you need to hide the glue.  If you put glue tabs under your vellum you are going to be able to see them.  I hid my glue under Mary and Jesus.  I made sure I put enough glue to hold the vellum in place.   The edges of the vellum are not glued down on my card.     If this bugs you, you can purchase special glue that works will vellum  It is supposed to be clear and you can't see it.  I haven't had much luck with it.   If you have any suggestions,  lets hear them!   My approach is always been to hide the glue, or use brads.

Copic info:

Manger:  (any browns will work on this)
Wood: E30, E31, E33, E35
Bricks: E50, E51, E53
Shingles: E40, E41, E43, E44
Light in the Window: Y11, Y15
Hay: YR30, E31, YR21-- don't stress too much it is hidden by the vellum
Terra Cotta Pot: E95, E97, E07 - again this can be any color

Mary and Jesus
Blues: B12,B14, B16
Halo: Y00, Y15, Y26
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Blanket: E40 E41, E43
Veil: C1, C2, C3
Hair: E23, E25, E29, E18- any browns will work.

I don't remember where I saw the card that inspired this one... Thank you to all the talented card makers out there.  I'm inspired by you everyday.

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