Monday, November 23, 2009

Scherenschnitte Nativity

As I stated in my last post, this weekend I have fallen in love with the old art of scherenschnitte all over again!  It is so direct and the results can be as simple or ornate as you have the creativity and patience for!
Although this second piece is not fully in the old world style like the first, since this IS an Old World art form I am submitting it to the Moxie Fab World Christmas challenge also.

This is my design for a nativity scene, with vines, stars and doves above.

I cut out the symmetrical portions first out of white origami paper (it is strong but cuts easily); then I unfolded it and cut out the figures:

Next I adhered the design to the patterned navy-blue paper using my ZIG glue pen, and then, last of all I added a glittered nativity star sticker.

Thank you for visiting, and happy crafting all!


  1. Hey Kathryn! Thanks for entering the Christmas in the Old Country challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

  2. Nice job. It turned out beautifully.


  3. Lovely card. It's so simple and beautiful. I love it.


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