The Nativity

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The Nativity

Other Products: Gesso, Cardboard, Dowel 11 inch, Acetate, Styropur Ball, Christmas star (own stash), Ball chain, Bell, Stone mold, Plaster, Brown decoration sand, moss, Green Cardstock, 2 Silver beads, Wire, Rope, Acrylic paint: White, Ochre, Brown, Red, Brush, Crop-a-dile, Glue gun, Black cardstock, sookwang tape, Craft knife, Foam dots, Brilliance Ink Graphite Black 

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Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Cut the following pieces of Grey Cardboard: Bottom 15L x 51/2"H - Front 7W x 6 1/2"H - Right side 1 1/2W x 6"H - Left side 3 1/2W x 4 1/4"H - Back 5W x 4 1/4H - Tower: 4 x 3W x 8"H - Bottom Roof 1 x 3 3/4 x3 3/4" and Upper roof 1 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2". House Right: Front 4W - 5"H - Back 4W x 5"h - Side 2W x 5"H. Cut 1 x 12 inch strips of Black cardstock and score them in Half so 1/2inch on both sides, then fold them in half and put scor tape on 1 side on both 1/2 inch sides, these are called connection strips. Cut an opening on the front piece of the house with a craft knife!

First we start with the Tower, put them together with the connection strips, then glue the big roof part flat on top of the tower, on top of that you glue the smaller roof part, cut the styropur ball in half and glue this on top of the roof, take a piece of rope and glue this around the ball. Take the front piece where you cut the arch out and take the right side piece, and put them together with a connection strip, put a connection strip on the end of the side too and connect this with the tower 1 inch from the right side! Now take the left side and connect this with a strip on the front and then connect the back to that and connect it to the tower! For the right house take the front and cut the door opening out (use this for the door) and connect front, side, back to each other with the strips and connect them to the tower. For the roof, cut a piece of cardboard of 4 1/2 x 3" and glue this on top of the right house, cut some 1/4 inch strips and glue them on top of the roof for decoration. For the big roof you have to measure your own house it depends on the thickness of your cardboard! For the right fence, cut a piece of 4 1/2 x 1 1/2" and glue this against the house. Now take a piece of scrap and glue this on top of it.

Now take the arch you cut out of the right house and cut it in half then you have 2 doors, cut pieces of cardboard and glue them on top of the door like planks, put them in place with connection strips, cut a piece of 4 1/4 x 1 1/4" for the left fence and decorate it with 1/2 inch strips. Cut strips 1/4 inch wide and different sizes long for (stones) above the door, arch and wall spaces, glue them down all uneven, Now glue the whole house down on the bottom plate and paint the whole house 2 times with white Gesso and let it dry, when it is dry you can paint it with a mix of White, Yellow Ochre, red and brown. Paint the doors with brown paint and also the edges of the house

Make some stones with plaster and a stone mold or take some out of your garden, glue them in the corner of the house in front of the tower paint them also with gesso and the acrylic paint and decorate it with brown decorative sand. Take 2 beads and fill them with Green paper grass and put them in front of the Arch.

Take Green Cardstock and make 16 strips of 1 1/2 x 5 inches then take a piece of wire and glue this in between 2 pieces of the cardstock then cut out a leaf and cut fringes till the wire. Take the dowel and cover it with rope, glue the dowel down on the left side of the house behind the fence and now you can bend the leaves and glue them on top of the dowel, put also some green paper grass on the bottom of the tree.

Stamp the Images from the O holy night stamp with tuxedo Black on White cardstock stamp them a few times for a 3D effect. Color them with the Brush Marker in the colors you like and cut them out with the coordinating dies, cut some extra pieces and put them on each other with the foam dots. Glue a piece of acetate behind the Images and glue them in place and decorate them with the moss. Glue acetate behind the angels and glue them on top of the arch and roof and decorate them with glue and Crystal Clear. Make a hole with the crop-a-dile in one of the roof pieces and put a ball chain and a bell through it. Last but not least stick a star on top of the Ball and your piece is ready for Christmas.

Created By Els Schutte
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  6. Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal
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