Sunday, November 2, 2014

Nativity Accordion Card

Hi everyone! For those of you who just went off of daylight savings time did you enjoy your extra hour?  I decided to go ahead and post this card I just finished. When I saw in a book an accordion Nativity card I knew I wanted to make one. I didn't have the stamps used but I knew that I could probably find online some clipart which would work. I already had the sweet angel I used.
I placed twine on front of the card base before adding my background paper. The twine is to tie the card shut. For the background paper which I used both on the front and inside I used an eBrush with a Sharpie marker. I discovered if the Sharpie is too far in the holder you will get a splattered effect. Then I went and used aquamarine metallic watercolor paint over the marker color.  I used Spangles for the stars. The only bad thing was that glue had a tendency to come through the hole. I wrapped twine around my tag before adhering it. The angel is pop dotted. I made the "Holy Family" smaller than inside as I originally was going to use two tags on the front but changed my mind after not having room on the scrap of Kraft paper to cut out a narrower tag.

I used the card base from a balloon accordion card  file which Debbie at Paper Pulse had shared. a couple of years ago. Except for the shelter which I drew in Studio everything is a print and cut. I did add glitter to the star and black glaze pen to the eyes of the donkey and sheep.

Now to show this to my oldest granddaughter to see if she wants me to print and cut the images so she can make her own card. Too bad I don't have a mantle as this would be cute sitting on a mantle. Of course you could make any scene you wanted using an accordion card base. It might be fun to create a winter scene.

Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Indeed I enjoyed the extra hour sleep. I'm working this weekend and really put that extra hour to good use.

    Your cards are great. I love nativity scenes and you created some fabulous work. Glad you found some images. I don't have nativity scenes neither, and my beautiful Three Wisemen from Our Daily Bread Designs went missing.

  2. Good job, nicely done. Making my fingers itch to do a Nativity scene but, alas, my time is consumed with those boring cards I have been dong for the sale.
    Maybe in Dec.
    Definately enjoyed the extra hour. Got up at my usual time and had that extra to work on some fussy parts of the cards I have been doing.


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