Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Nativity Challenge


This week at Bah! Humbug! they're celebrating the true meaning of Christmas with a Nativity challenge. This became slightly more difficult for me than expected when I realized I have NO Nativity stamps and would have to rely on my Cricut. The Nativity I chose came from the Christmas Village cartridge and the figures are designed to be free standing. I welded the figures in DS, hid the contours of the bases and also welded a small rectangle from George at the base of each figure to hide the slit at the bottom where the base fits in. Of course, no shadows again, so I hid the interior contours of the images, cut it in brushed gold card stock and glued them slightly offset. The Star is from Joys of the Season.

I decided to keep it pretty CAS. I thought just the white and gold looked elegant, but a plain white mat look unfinished and it was too large to emboss with a regular A2 Cuttlebug folder. I decided to use the smallest of my Spellbinders Grand Circles to emboss only (tape your die in place and run it through your machine with the embossing pad and plate so it won't cut through) and then added some holographic peelie stars. I popped the cuts and added an adhesive star to the star cut and a few adhesive rhinestones to the manger. I'm actually quite pleased with how it came out. Look ladies, no camels. LOL Really though, the B!H! DT examples are lovely, as always and welcome back, Ann! Oh, and today is my dear friend Barb's Birthday (and it's her final week as a B!H! Guest Designer) so pop by and sing her the b-day song. I'm also entering this in the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Resist the Temptation challenge, The Crazy Challenge Monthly Christmas No Red or Green Challenge, The Jingle Belles Peace on Earth challenge, the Sparkles Forum Christmas Songs challenge (Joy to the World), Fab's big Christmas Something Shiny (and/or Snowflakes)Challenge for Oct, CHNC Suitable for a Male Challenge.

27 comments:

  1. that's simply gorge, thanks ever so much in participating in my Christmas challenge. X Fab

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  2. Do you ever make videos showing how you make your projects? I would love to see a video of you making this beautiful card. I love all your projects. Thank you. Barbara Galyean

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  3. Aw, Donna, you are so sweet! Thanks for the shout-out and birthday wishes. Your card is stunning! Your descriptions of the steps you take are quite clear, even for the likes of me still stuck in the dark ages with the original Cricut. Videos of your work would be great. Better yet, come to Branson and we'll invite folks to come from all over the country to learn from the "Cricut Mistress Extraordinaire"! Sending you love and hugs, my friend!

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  4. donna that is just stunning hun. you are so very very clever, i love how i can come here one day and see something macabre,gore-ful and fabulous and then come another day to complete elegance,you are awesome
    huge hugs Lou xxxx

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  5. I love the way you've used the figures on this card - it is so classy - thanks for the low down on how you achieved it - very cleverly done - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 40 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  6. Your card is amazing! Wonderful design and great idea! Thank you for playing along wiht us this month at the crazy christmas challenge! Dominique

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  7. Holy wow! This is gorgeous! :)

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  8. Donna-Donna, this card is just stunning, girlfriend!

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  9. Donna girl, this is just .... elegant and stunning.
    Love it a LOT.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  10. Lovely card, great song choice thank you for joining us at SCC hope you can join us again soon, good luck x

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  11. This is a gorgeous card Donna - so simple and clean and very elegant.

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  12. oh wow♥WOW♥wow!!!! what a literally jaw-dropping card both in terms of aesthetics AND technique! this is both gorgeous AND utterly amazing! (& again i say, "WOW!!!")

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  13. Donna this is a beautiful card. I just love it. TFS and I want to thank you for all your posts. I love to read them you are so funny and so sincere. I wish I had a fourth of your talent!
    Sue

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  14. Such a fabulously elegant and classy card Donna xx

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  15. Absolutely stunning! Way to resist the stamping temptation! Thanks SO much for joining us this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long :-)

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  16. Your card is stunning! Your descriptions of the steps you take are quite clear, even for the likes of me is that dark ages with the original Cricut. Videos of your work would be great.
    printed travel mugs

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  17. So pretty and so elegant... I love your style.

    xx Susan

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  18. Wow ... that is some cricut magic ... so elegant ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  19. Wow...this is gorgeous! I won that cart a couple of months back and wondered what I was going to be to do with it...I have my answer. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  20. Donna, this is just stunning.....omg....lovely!

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  21. Nativity cards are my FAVORITE kind of Christmas cards. It's too easy to lose track with all the shopping hype and other Christmas themes. SUCH a delight to see this wonderful treasure, so elegant and absolutely perfect!

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  22. So pretty Donna, love your Nativity card!

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  23. Fabulous! I really like your posted card because of its designing which make it beautiful....
    Plastic Card
    Plastic card printing

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  24. WOW, this is just stunning - very different but so very classy and stylish. LOVE IT - and great song choice too.

    Thanks for joining this month at SFCC. Good luck.

    Mel X

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Thanks for making my day!