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.
Bristol Illustration Paper and other Hahnemühle product with purchase links