Saturday, November 21, 2015

Away In A Manger

Christmas is my favorite time of year and that is the theme this month.  Below is a nativity scene I made using one of
Sunsational Stamps new releases
Oh Holy Night Nativity.

I know this is hard to believe, but we didn't have a nativity scene and I wanted one to put up for Christmas.  I wanted something dimensional and something that would stand up by itself.  I stamped the image FOUR TIMES....the fourth one was just so I could get the star and the bushes.  I colored each image with watercolor pencils.

I left one completely intact for the back layer.  The other layers I cut everything out of leaving the manger like a frame.  Each image was cut out individually to be used for layering.  Mary and Joseph were only layered once, baby Jesus was layered twice.  As you can see the manger has two layers on top of the back layer.  The extra bushes and star are layered onto the very front.  I used foam tape to do the layering for added dimension.

Next I cut a 6" circle out of dark blue cardstock.  I scored it at 3 3/4" and folded it there to create the stand...the smaller part for the base, the larger part to foam tape the nativity scenc to.   I added stars to the "sky" with a Sakura Clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen.  I used the same pen to color the star above the manger.  As you can see it stands nicely and is very sweet.

I found a challenge to enter this in...
A Gem Of A Challenge - #158 Inspired By A Christmas Song or Carol
This was inspired by "Away In A Manger"

Thank you for stopping by and...


  1. I love this card! Since I was little, the Nativity is my favorite decoration we put up at Christmas.

    1. Thank you so much Eileen......I love the Nativity too but for some reason we didn't have one....not sure I made this :) Hugs...Janie

  2. I am loving his hop ladies!! and all your creation just in awe ! beautiful

  3. Fabulous design, love it. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx