Irene made this card uses the Die’sire Christmas die Three wise Men – it is created by cutting multiple layers of the same die in different cardstock to give the multicoloured effect to each of the wise men.
The card blank is an A5 Creased White Card from the A5 Pack Cards and Envelopes that is used landscape as a tent fold card, i.e. with the crease at the top.
The background for the three wise men die cuts is made from a piece of matt gold card measuring 16×12 cms on which is mounted some Stardream sapphire card cut to 15×11 cms and run through a die cutting machine using the Stars background embossing folder.
Different finishes of card have been used for the three wise men to give them depth and interest: matt gold card, Stardream Mars card, smooth double-sided card in Forest Green, and smooth bright white card.
To create the layers for the die cuts, Irene ran each of the Three Wise Men dies through the die cutting machine four times, using the smooth white, matt gold, forest green and Stardream Mars in turn remembering to change plates (or if using the Xcut Express increasing the number on the dial to the setting you use for die embossing)between each one to emboss the card colour that’s just been die cut.
The smooth white die cut were first attached to the card spacing them evenly.
Using craft scissors (I find the adjustable tweezer scissors perfect for cutting small pieces like this), Irene very carefully cut out the head-dresses, robes and gifts from the appropriate coloured cards. She used photo glue to adhere the cut out pieces to the corresponding sections of the white dies working with each wise man in turn.
The card is finished with a peel off greeting and a star. The star isn’t a die cut but the centre of one of the gold Star of Bethlehem embellishments but you could use a die cut star using gold mirror card if you have one.