So I started by stamping them on a piece of cardstock and and using a pencil to draw a line where my horizon would be. Then I colored the kings in using my set of colored pencils from Leisure Arts. Once the coloring was done I carefully fussy cut around the horizon line and three kings.
Next I needed to add color for the sky and ground. I used three shades of blue distress ink for the sky and blended them from darkest to lightest. My goal was to have the sky lighter up where the star would eventually be placed. Before blending the brown onto the cardstock with he Wise Men, I gave them "blankets" using a post it to protect my coloring. Yes I know the technical term is masking, but I felt like I was tucking them in for the night. ;-)
Once I got all the color layered on the cardstock and gave it a little time to dry I removed the masks. Then stamped and embossed the star from Christmas Nativity in white. I then added some texture to the sky and ground by spritzing with water. After I got the extra moisture off the panel I used Fancy Letters to stamp my sentiment and added some shadows under the kings using a copic.
To finish the card I popped the ground layer onto the card base with some foam adhesive and added a few sticky gems to the sky.
Here is a full look at the complete card. Hope you are enjoying our Christmas in July posts! Have a great day. Until next time Monica!