Tuesday, July 21, 2020

CAS Christmas Nativity: Blessed Christmas

I can't pass up a Christian Christmas challenge so I knew I would play along with the CAS Christmas Nativity Challenge. I have a lot of options in my stash but in keeping with the CAS part of the challenge, I pulled out the Taylored Expressions Nativity Cutting Plate so I would get lots of great detail with just one die.

CAS Christmas Nativity

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


  1. BEAUTIFUL card Kim! Your blended background is flawless and soooo pretty...and pairs perfectly with that wonderful die! Lovely, lovely card!! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Christmas!! :0)

  2. That blended background makes the die cut just pop!:)

  3. I love the beautiful sunset colors you added behind the Nativity Kim, this is so PRETTY!

  4. Gorgeous ink blending, Kim...WOW! I love your bold color palette with the white images, too...such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Christmas!

  5. Gorgeous card Kim! Your ink blended background is amazing. So beautiful with your white silhouette nativity scene. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  6. This is a gorgeous nativity card Kim, love the blended background, perfect with the white diecut. Lovely diecut too! Thankyou for playing along at CAS Christmas, Cathy x


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