Usually my nativity cards are elegant and subtle, but I didn't want to do subtle today - I wanted bright and bold. Temperatures above 90 make me feel tropical. When I thought of the Nativity Cutting Plate and saw that it included palm trees, I was certain I was going with bright colors. I got the colors all sponged on and I decided not to do any of reactive techniques that Distress Oxides are so good at (splotches of water, etc.) because I loved the gradient of solid color.
Thank you to the CAS Christmas Challenge for inspiring me to create this Nativity card.
Stamps: Taylored Expressions The Very Best Gift
Dies: Taylored Expressions Nativity Cutting Plate
Ink: Distress Oxide Mustard Seed, Pickled Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans