When we think of Christmas, it’s usually filled with images of red and green whether it’s ornaments, holly, presents, wreaths, or candy. For this Nativity card, these colors just didn’t seem to fit because if we reflect on the story of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, we see a different scene in our minds filled with a stable and a baby in swaddling clothes. So I chose more natural colors to depict the wondrous birth of Jesus those many years ago.
I used Cricut’s Christmas Village to cut out Mary (2 3/4 inches), Baby Jesus (2 inches), and Joseph (4 inches). These images are actually intended to be set up 3-dimensionally (it has a cut in the base of each image to insert a stand). I hid these cut lines using Design Studio because I wanted the images to be used on a card. The light blue and tan cardstocks mimicking the sky and sand are from Paper Studio’s Ornamental Christmas Paper Pack. The sand layer is a sheet of music (it reminds me of Christmas songs dedicated to Jesus’ birth such as “Joy to the World” and “Away in a Manger”). The star image is cut from Accent Essentials in blackout at 1 inch. I used Star Dust Stickles on the star for shimmer and added ribbon to two corners of the card. The inside stamped images are from Stampabilities (bought at Hobby Lobby).