Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Nativity Ornament

As promised in my previous post, here is what I’ve made with parts of the embellishment I used on my most recent post at the Card a Day Blog! (The picture below is on a dark background to show off the ornament… it is not attached to it) Check out the blog candy at the end of this post!


Here are what the screens looked like on my Silhouette Studio before I cut, or printed and cut them out, notice the nativity centers are reversed – you’ll see why later:


The assembled elements:


I sprayed the doily with pearl spray… the next time I will make sure to use a gold spray to really highlight the doily (see my fix below)

Next, I cut out a small piece of mylar gift wrap for the sky.  I used my Xyron machine to make a sticker out of one of the nativity inside pieces.


Then I attached the nativity piece, and centered the mylar film on the other side of the doily.

I used a stick glue to adhere the other nativity piece on top and overlapping the mylar. I was careful to line the both sides of the nativity scene up, by holding the doily up the the light as I placed the last nativity piece onto the card.


I used my latest toy (a Tim Holtz alcohol ink applicator) to gently tint the outside edge of the doily green. It was great as it didn’t detract from the previously applied pearl spray.

My husband asked me what I’m going to do with it…. Well, the verdict is out still, but I think it may end up going into a Christmas letter as a bonus to someone (shhhhh! Its going to be a surprise!)

Now for the good stuff…. My second blog candy! Only good until December 24th, 2011

If you would like the inside nativity piece in a studio format or jpg that you can use with your own cutter (or scissors), simply leave a comment below!


  1. Beautiful card. I love the silhouette, and the use of the Mylar on the background. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Thanks Jill! I haven't figured out how to email everyone who comments... not everyone has an email link in their profile. I'm working on it though!

  3. so very pretty. i would really like a jpg so i could use this. thanks for sharing
    tinybitof at roadrunner dot com

  4. Thanks for sharing, I think this is really cool.


    grillem at hotmail dot com

  5. I finally figured out how to set blogspot to send me email addresses without people putting them into the comment section! Means I have to moderate the comments, but that is a small price to pay for everyones privacy :-)

    1. May I also please have the nativity silhouette jpeg?

    2. I thought having moderated comments would send me people's emails automatically, but when you sent your comment in (, Blogger didn't include your email. Please click on my profile and send me an email so I know where to email you a copy of the jpeg :-) Thx!