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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Little Town Of Bethlehem

Good morning!

Here is an easy way to make a great card for a special friend.
It is the regular A2 (4 1/4 X 5 1/2") size.
See full instructions below.


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Foam Tape, Memento London Fog Ink, Hero Arts-Shadow Gray Ink, Misti, reversing rubber, white acrylic paint, gold embossing powder, Marth Stewart grass punch, Tea Dye Distress Ink, Walnut Distress Ink, US Artquest-Perfect X Pure Gold Dust, Gold Leaf pen, VersaFine, Copic Markers: E000,E00,E01,E93,E21,E50,E51,E53,E42,E43,E44,E53,E33,E35,E37,B000,B00,B01,B21,B91,B93,C01,C02,C03,C05,BV20,R21,R22,R20,E97,Y32,YR24,YG11,YG05,G21,YG61,G83,E81,YG63,YG67,Y11,Y15,YR23

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Card size: 4 1/4  X 5 1/2   Cut card panel 11 X 4 1/4, score at 5 1/2 then fold to make the card base.  Cut top edge of the front with the Classic Border Basic plain edge die so that the front measures approximately 2 1/2 inches and then cut the top edge of the back so that it measures approximately 3 3/4 inches. Cut on score in the middle from top edge of back down to cut edge in front (about 1”).  Cut a front and inside panel from decorative paper and cut them to match the curves of front and inside (see Emma Lou’s video for an easy way to do that here:  Now cut 2 white Delicate borders and glue one to each of the top edges to match curves.  Trace the die onto decorative paper (to match the sky) and hand cut a backing for the back edge behind the Delicate border.  Sponge glue onto the front of card and the inside of card and apply ultrafine glitter.
Stamp Bethlehem 2 times in black and die cut, 1 time reversed in black (stamp onto plain rubber [plain rubber found here] then plain rubber to paper, hand cut)and then 1 time in London Fog and 1 time in Shadow Gray, die cut.  Glue and foam tape the layers of Bethlehem onto front staggering a bit right and left to get layers of town.  Punch grass from decorative paper for front and glue to the bottom.  Stamp angels, shepherds with black ink and die cut.  Stamp the left shepherd again and hand cut (carefully cut lamb away from hand).  Stamp the Holy Family twice and use the 2nd one to cut away cow and lamb to use.  Cut a circle from decorative paper and ink the inside part to make a “cave” or stable.  Color all pieces with Copic markers.  Stamp just the star part of Bethlehem with VersaFine and emboss with gold and glitter white hot, die cut.
Glue circle to bottom of inside (right) and cut off the bottom of circle.  With white, paint shine lines on front and on inside coming from the star foam taped onto top center of inside.  Now glue Holy Family in the center of “cave” and glue extra cow and lamb to right side, glue extra shepherd with his hand on donkey.  Punch grass for the bottom, glue and then paint glue on all straw area and sprinkle with Pure Gold Dust.  Glue extra lambs and shepherds to the inside (left).  Close the card and use foam tape to adhere the angels.  The right angel should hang down low enough to act lie a catch to keep card closed but not enough to make it difficult to open and close.

Thanks for visiting today!
Luke 2:8-15
That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. 11 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12 And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in highest heaven,
    and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

15 When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
Read the rest of the story HERE.


Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Wow my Friend, you’ve created a dimensional masterpiece. This is absolutely beautiful...the Bethlehem scene is amazing and your coloring is gorgeous! Love it!

Cheryl Morgan said...

This is a fabulous story telling card. love it. X

Martie Rollin said...

This propject really gets my vote of approval! So well designed! Nice!

Patricia Manhire said...

This is so beautiful!! I love how you have put all the elements together to make a beautiful story!

Little Rosebud Crafts said...

Soo beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

This is simply stunning! Your coloring, and the way you layed this out is truly special, thank you for sharing!!

DJ Rants said...

Such a beautiful card, with so much dimension and telling a wonderful story. You always do these fold cards so beautifully!