Nativity ATC on Hahnemühle


Today’s ATC uses some of my favorite products!

Creative Crafty Friends hosted a Letter N ATC Swap. Of course I joined in! Yesterday you saw my nutcracker ATC. Today’s Nativity ATC was made using more of Hannah Lynn‘s amazing digital stamps. Meant to be full size coloring pages, I downsized this to the 2.5″ x 3.5″ size that trading cards are meant to be. The color would be from my Copic markers. This was a fun one to do!

I ran the nativity piece through my sticker machine, then trimmed around it to fit onto my ATC backing. I used a gelli print I made using a sheet of Bristol Illustration paper from Hahnemühle. I love the way this one turned out and thought the colors would work well with the little lamb and the manger straw.

Splatters were added using a fluorescent pink acrylic ink from Daler Rowney. Easy to do with a fan brush. I am not sure why there are streaks. I guess I was splattering too hard? Hahahaha! It’s all good.

Again, keeping with the colors in the manger straw, I went with the cattail color of Dyestress ink to go along the edges of the ATC back.

I think that color was pretty much perfect for this piece of tiny art.

So I thought about that night when Jesus was born. There was a star. The star of Bethlehem that led people to the place. If Hannah Lynn had shown the face of Baby Jesus I would have figured some way to use the light there. But she did not. Then I thought – well the light could shine on the place where He lay. There is a scripture that talks about that place – so I used a clear glitter pen to add some sparkle and shine in the hay of the manger. To show the shining light of God looking down on His son.

I knew the lady this ATC was going to is a Christian and Christmas is one of her favorite times of the year. I hoped she would see what I see when I look at this ATC.

And she did. It makes me happy to be able to share when I know it will be appreciated.

Creative Crafty Friends. We are getting ready to start a whole bunch of new swaps in a week. You have plenty of time to get involved, just click here and join us.

Bristol Illustration Paper and other Hahnemühle product with purchase links

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8 thoughts on “Nativity ATC on Hahnemühle

  1. So special with the symbolism of God’s light & the way you depicted that. Really thought provoking. Before I’d even read that last part I was struck by how your background pattern made me think of shining light behind the image!! Well, He does orchestrate all manner of things, we just don’t always perceive it. Thank you so much for this……

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