The Christmas Traditions Collection – Three Takes on the Nativity Scene
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The Christmas Traditions Collection – Three Takes on the Nativity Scene

Hello crafty friends! It’s Jean here sharing holiday cards created with the Christmas Traditions Collection at Spellbinders. The nativity products in this collection caught me eye, as I vividly remember a Christmas card depicting the Wise Men that I saw as a young child. With that inspiration in mind, I used the Three Kings stamp set and the Rejoice Nativity dies in three different ways. Let’s take a look.

The Christmas Traditions Collection – Three Takes on the Nativity Scene

A color palette of white, gold, and a touch of silver put the emphasis on the nativity focal point.

The Christmas Traditions Collection – Three Takes on the Nativity Scene

The Christmas Traditions Collection – Three Takes on the Nativity Scene

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Vellum, white embossing paste, ½-inch circle punch, gold metallic ink, foam adhesive

Stretch your die set by cutting apart die-cut pieces.

The Christmas Traditions Collection – Three Takes on the Nativity Scene

  • Create A2-size card base from Brushed Gold
  • Stamp the Three Kings sentiment in black ink on a Snowdrift cardstock panel measuring 4 inches wide by 5¼ inches tall. Adhere panel to card base.
  • Die-cut the Rejoice Nativity manger and sentiment oval from Onyx cardstock and Brushed Gold On the Onyx piece, trim the manger portion away from the sentiment layer. On the Brushed Gold piece, trim away the star. With the same set, die-cut Mary and Joseph from Onyx cardstock and the creche from Brushed Gold cardstock. Set pieces aside.
  • Apply Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink and gold ink to Snowdrift cardstock from opposite ends. Allow the two colors to blend in the center. Die-cut inked cardstock with the die in the Diamonds Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set.
  • Create a guide by die-cutting the Diamonds from vellum. Using vellum guide, adhere diamonds to lower portion of panel.
  • Adhere manger, star, Mary, and Joseph to panel with adhesive. Adhere creche with foam adhesive.

The Christmas Traditions Collection – Three Takes on the Nativity Scene

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Vellum, black ink, gold metallic ink, foam adhesive

Although card scenes often include layers, they don’t have to. Color and heat-embossing define the scene on this one-layer card.

The Christmas Traditions Collection – Three Takes on the Nativity Scene

  • Heat-emboss, in gold, the Three Kings building and star on an A2-size Snowdrift cardstock base.
  • Mask the top of the cardstock panel with a vellum sheet along the bottom of the building. Apply Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink
  • Mask the inked lower portion with a vellum sheet. Position another mask 2½ inches above the horizon and apply gold metallic ink downwards, allowing a heavier concentration of gold metallic ink at the top.
  • Stamp Three Kings sentiment in upper-left corner with Ranger Archival black ink.
  • Stamp Wise Men in the Shaded Lilac section in Ranger Archival black ink.
  • Add Gold Mix Gem to center of embossed star.

The Christmas Traditions Collection – Three Takes on the Nativity Scene

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Vellum, Ranger Archival black ink, gold metallic ink, gold embossing powder, VersaMark ink

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you see how the nativity-themed sets in the Christmas Traditions Collection at Spellbinders can be used in a multitude of ways and are inspired to create with the collection!

3 Comments

    • Stampin2day

      Absolutely stunning cards. I love you made it so simple for us by giving us step by step directions! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us and for all the work you put into it!

  • slangnv

    All the cards are amazing. But the one with the lilac diamonds across the bottom is absolutely beautiful! Jean does magic when it comes to the design of her cards. Thanks for all the great instructions so I can now try this technique!

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