Hi everyone, hope you're all well. I'm happy to be joining in with the Paperbabe Stamps Christmas release today with is huge and full of gorgeous stamps and substrates. Kim has designed the cutest little set of nativity stamps with matching mdf substrate shapes which you can see in the photo above all made up in. It really is the most gorgeous set to make up and give as a gift to sit on a shelf edge or table at Christmas, this one will be going to my new baby Grandson :-).
The adorable flock of sheep are perfectly designed so that you can make them all look different by changing where you glue on the head and how you angle it. There are separate stamps for the body, head and the little curls. The shepherd even has a separately stamped crook and stamp to make the stripes on hIs tunic.
It wouldn't be a nativity without the three kings and you'll find that you'll be using two stamps to make the kings and the Joseph figure, it's easy to make them all look different with the colouring. I gave the Kings all the same hair colour to make them an obvious set but gave them different skin colour to vary them. Again with Joseph and the shepherd it was easy to make them different with hair and skin colour and also the clothing. I gave richer more opulent colours to the Kings and lighter colours to the other characters.
The solid patches for the cows are separate stamps so you can vary the colour, the donkey works really well coloured here with iced spruce distress oxide ink. I also embellished the pieces with black, white, gold and silver pens.
And here is the Angel, she is gorgeous and I've given her a metallic halo using a gold glitter metallic pen and liberal glittering on her wings. Then we have the very clever star trees background piece, the stars have channel grooves on one side that the wire sits in then the you glue another star on top, I was very impressed with this and how it is put together, it's the perfect backdrop for the Nativity and I coloured again with the gold pen and liberal amounts of the chunky glitter.