Believe--what a tough concept in this age of proof and explanation!
I ponder on the scene of shepherds watching over their flocks and keeping an eye out for predators. Sheep are not the brightest of animals and their lack of intelligence is only surpassed by their filth. Therefore, we might surmise shepherds were probably not the most respected citizens in the bible! Yet, the beautiful star appeared to them and they followed.
Wow, what true believers they were; they see a star and an angel and they believe! What a truly beautiful part of the Christmas Story for generations to come.
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I started with the image and scanned it into Cricut Design Space where I used Print and Cut. My first print was attached to a rectangle, the second was printed at the same size but the shepherd and sheep were cut. This gave me the option to use 3-dimensional tape and pop the image off the background.
My background and star were sponged with CTMH inks. The center star is a Cricut cut heat embossed with gold powder. To achieve the texture on the shepherd's robe, I stamped the pattern in a couple of colors, added some water color pencil, and then went over the robe with a Copic.
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