by Giovana Smith
Create a stable shaped Christmas card.
Fold a 4 1 /2" x 9" piece of brown cardstock in half to create your card base. You will need two brown 1/2" wide strips for the side of your stable and two brown 1" wide pieces for the top of the stable.
Create a template following these measurements.
Mark the top of your card (where the fold is) 1 3/4" in on both sides. Measure down 2" on each side and mark that. Connect the dots.
Mark the bottom of your card 1/2" in on both sides. Connect with the 2" spot on each side.
Cut away cardstock along the lines.
Use template to cut your brown card base.
Use your card base as a template over ivory cardstock. Trace it and cut it out.
Adhere ivory layer to the card front.
If you place your strips on the sides and tops, it already looks like a stable. But don't adhere them just yet.
Emboss your strips with woodgrain embossing folder and paint with white acrylic paint.
Adhere the side strips of the manger with Scor-Tape. To give it more dimension, add the top strips with large glue dots.
Create yellow rays with coloring medium of your choice.
Stamp, die cut and color your images.
Adhere to card. Decorate your stable with moss.
Adhere die cuts to card front and decorate.