I think what also makes this design classy is the use of these Spellbinders dies. These dies are called Radiant Rectangles. The layering of the cut pieces really showcases the scenes like little mini portraits.
Here are the Magi. As you can see I edged the ovals in a shimmery gold metallic ink and I also sponged it onto the first burgundy layer as well. That metallic shimmer is really pretty.
I doubled up each large burgundy die cut piece to give the whole thing more stability, so the back is finished as well. Between the triptych pieces I added a piece of scored cardstock so the panels fold in and then added a gold metallic brad to also hold it firmly together.
Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are also watercoloured and I’ve added some shimmery pen to the star and halo around Jesus.
And finally the lovely angel. I think it’s a beautiful piece and it will find a home on our mantle with some of our other decorations. I do love nativity scenes and we have a number of them!
We haven’t even put up our tree yet. Hopefully this weekend, so this piece is my first decoration!
See you tomorrow friends!