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Mon 30

Drop Nativity with Gilded Drop
by Vicki Finger

Hello there!  I'm Vicki Finger, the newest member of the Memory Box Design Team.  I am so excited to join the team!  You may already know me from my blog, Twinkling Paper Studio or my Instagram account @vicki.finger.

While I was waiting for my supplies to arrive from Memory Box, I pulled the dies that I already had and created a couple of projects to share with you.  This card features a couple of new products from their most recent release.  I decided to show you this card first because I actually remembered to take a few process photos for you.  That will take a few times for me to remember!

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I started by selecting the dies I wanted to use for this card.  I love the simple Nativity image from Drop Nativity and wanted to pair it up with the Gilded Drop.  I also knew I wanted to use a frame, so I chose the Hanging Lantern Frame from a previous release because it would provide me with the opportunity to use some jewels on my card which, if you've been here before, you know I love.

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It was important to figure out first, which color would go in which order.  It's the same principle as masking if it helps you to think of it that way.  In other words, what do you want to be the very front image?  I started by cutting a white cardstock Drop Nativity and one in Gold.  Next, I cut the Hanging Lantern Frame from some Stardream Lagoon Shimmer Cardstock.  I also cut the Gilded Drop from Gold Cardstock.

Using a Blending Brush, I ink blended Hawaiian Shores Ink over the background of the die-cut.  Except for the blue background, this is basically serving as my base layer to attach all the other layers onto.  I used my Nuvo Shimmer Pen to add sparkle to the background. Once that dried, I started assembling my card.  I added the gold gilded drop directly to the whole die-cut using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Next, I put the gold die-cut Drop Nativity on top of that and set it face down on my glass mat so that I could stack a few acrylic blocks on the top.

Once I had all the layers adhered for the focal point, I made a cardbase from Cougar Super Smooth Digital White Cardstock and added the frame from the Hanging Lantern Die to the card.

Using foam tape I added the assembled Drop Nativity to the center of my frame.  I stamped the "Merry Christmas" Sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it on a leftover piece of the Stardream Lagoon.  This happened to be the stamp that was already in my MISTI since I was waiting for my products to arrive.  I now have Memory Box Stamps to choose from for my sentiments, so you'll see those used in the future.

I added my favorite jewels to the Cross, the corners and to the sentiment strip and let them dry.  That finished off my card.  I think this is a beautiful, timeless design that will work for anyone who celebrates Christmas.  The foam tape really lets the focal point pop off the card. The shimmer on the blue background is really visible in the picture as well.

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For my other project, I used Shimmer Gold Cardstock, Gold Foiled Cardstock, and Red Satin Cardstock with Hanging Lantern Frame Die and Ruffled Poinsettia Die. I did not remember to take process photos but I think you'll figure it out.

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Lots of people ask me about all the gold foiled cardstock I use and I get it from different places.  Because I don't want to be limited in how much I use, I typically get it from Amazon.  This is the brand I usually purchase and they have other colors as well.  I am not an affiliate for Amazon.

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Instead of jewels, I used pearls as accents on my card.  I love the Glossy Pearls from Little Things from Lucy's Cards and use Glossy Porcelain or Glossy Eggshell.

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Comments

These are stunning - thank you for sharing - I love the gold!

Excellent!

Congrats on joining the team, your cards are so elegant!

Welcome to the design team! Looks as though you are a great addition! That nativity die would make a beautiful ornament, too. Beautiful cards.

So glad to have you on the MB team! Both of your cards are gorgeous and very elegant. I look forward to enjoying more of your creativity.

Absolutely beautiful creations, Vicki!

Love this card, the dies are beautiful. xx

Oh wow both your cards are just stunning, Congrats on the team!

WOW!!!! Amazing Christmas cards, LOVE so much the way you mixed the wonderful dies!! They are both stunning and delightful!!! My wish list is growing! LOL :D

Hello and Welcome, Vicky. Lovely cards. Thanks for all the details.

I really love the nativity scene!!!!!

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