Many of you who follow me know that I like to find new ways to use the items in my craft room. My frugal brain likes to discover multiple uses for the supplies I have purchased, and I love showing you how to do the same. This past week, I created a Reason for the Season Nativity card using a cityscape silhouette thin cut die from the Wander Cardmaking kit.
The minute I saw this kit in the catalog, I saw the town of Bethlehem in the cityscape die, and I knew right away that I wanted to make a Christmas card. Doesn’t it make the perfect backdrop for the Nativity scene?
The Wander Cardmaking kit includes all the supplies you need to create sixteen cards. The cards in the kit use the bright summery papers from the Wander collection along with the dies and stamps that come in the kit to make the cards.
The only item I used in the Wander Kit to make my Reason for the Season card was the city scene thin cut die. All the remaining items will be used to make the cards at my retreat in September.
I used the metal die to form the town of Bethlehem on a piece of Kraft cardstock. Behind the city, I created a night scene with Distress Oxide inks and a heat embossed star.
The card is a smaller A2 size design, so I wanted to keep the images and sentiments simple in proportion to the town silhouette. The Reason for the Season stamp set was perfect for this card.
I paper-pieced the cloaks on Mary & Joseph using pattern paper from the White Pines collection then shaded the images using TriBlend Markers. In my video below, I walk you through the whole process.
I hope that today’s project inspired you and showed you another way to use the thin cut from the Wander Cardmaking Kit. If you wish to make this card for Christmas, you will need to purchase this kit soon because it will be retiring at the end of August.
If you have any questions about the project or the kit, please feel free to leave a comment below.
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