Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nativity...Then and Now

The Nativity stamp and die set from Simon is beautiful!!  I love the images of Mary, Joseph and Jesus!  I thought it would look pretty with a stained glass kind of look.
  I stamped on heavy weight vellum with black ink and clear embossed.  I turned the image over, colored with markers and cut out.  I layered on heavy weight paper, adhering with a vellum adhesive.  For the stable, I die cut in wood veneer and stained with Frayed Burlap distress ink and layered with 
a couple layers of chipboard.  I used a  sentiment from another Christmas set from Simon for the front, stamped on speckled cream colored paper, and on the inside, I used one of the sentiments from the Nativity set that I thought went perfectly in font and meaning...
Then I had a thought!  I believe that the baby Jesus grew up, became a man, and died on the cross for my sins.  He is no longer in that manger.  What if I made another stable, this time with straw, but empty...using the same wonderful/powerful sentiment from the inside of the first card for the main sentiment...
I am having so much fun creating with all these new Simon products...the possibilities are endless!!
Just so you know, I haven't forgotten about videos...I'm getting closer(although by the time I get there, you all will probably have figured out all the things you have questioned me about...)...and I will be having a check back with me:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. Again great Lisa !
    Greetings from the Netherlands !

  2. Wow love it and smart with the manger and sentiment and straw Lisa.

  3. These are great, Lisa! I love your idea for the second card. Perfect!

  4. Fabulous times two. LOVE the sentiment on the second and how you used the straw! Great snowflake card too :)

  5. LIsa, I was so excited to see your beautiful cards because I just ordered and received this stamp/die set! I am so inspired by both of your cards...I love them and they are so meaningful, perfect for the season. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Amen and amen. Your cards are beautiful too.


I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa