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Wed 20

Nativity Scene
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I made my very first nativity theme Christmas card to share today!  I actually set out to create a clean and simple (CAS) card, but as you can see, I failed miserably and the card just took on a life of its own. 😂

Started by die cutting a rectangle from light blue cardstock using Basics Rectangle. Dry embossed the Drop Nativity die to use the impression as a guide to die cut the Starry Burst background around it.


Ink blended Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress inks (di) in circles around the stars.  Made sure to leave the stars/center area untouched to get that glow effect.  I should have stopped here to keep it CAS, but then decided to ink blend Chipped Sapphire di over a cloud edge stencil on the bottom.  For some texture and interest, added white gouache paint splatters.  Set aside to dry.


The Drop Nativity was then die cut from Bristol paper.  Keeping all the parts of the die-cut together, ink blended Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw di to color the inside stitched ray area.  Didn’t matter that the image outline was inked too because it was going to be colored with a black Copic marker.  For some sparkle, inked the inside yellow portion with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  


To make the holy star at the top of the drop stand out, it was die cut from silver foil paper and added over top.  The custom sentiment was created with the Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet.  It was die cut from Bristol paper and each letter was doubled up for some dimension.  Didn’t want them to compete with or get lost in the white splatters, so adhered the letters on a torn strip of vellum to finish.

That is all for today.  Thank you for stopping by.





The Nativity scene is very lovely - like how this project was created TFS

wow Trina, what an incredible mix of die impressions and blending. I love the glow from your stars and your beautiful nativity scene.

Those are beautiful dies and your sky is awesome. The Nativity scene is so sweet and that silver star topped it off. I love this card.

What a beautiful card.Do you have a youtube channel?

WOW! This is beautiful, Trina! Love the starry sky and the glow around the holy family with the silver star showing the way!

This card is exquisite, Trina. The products are a holiday card making "must"...they're on my wish list. tfs

This is beautiful, Trina! I do like Christmas cards that celebrate the reason for Christmas!

Beautiful - fabulous design and layout, and great colours.

Stunning scene making and a glorious card x

WOW! Such a STUNNING card Trina! A lot of work, but well worth it. This has to be the most amazing nativity scene card I've ever seen. Amazing work!

This is amazing and really stunning, Trina! How many work on it! Love the "lights" effect and the soft look of the bottom!! The Nativity drop die is delightful! Fabulous and so creative card!

Wow, this is an amazing Nativity scene, Trina! Love the gorgeous sky with glow from the stars.
Thanks for the tip – I tend to color too much and forget leaving white part!
The vellum strip does help to make the die-cut sentiment pop. All the detailed work (and time) was really worth it!
Hideko xx

OMG, this is just stunning, Trina...I love how you made the background and the blending of the colors to get all the glow you need for this starry night...you are so good at creating amazing backgrounds with multiple accessories! Heart Hugs, Colleen

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