Monday, August 20, 2018

Rainbow Nativity

Hi, Lois here with another card made with one of the new CottageCutz Christmas dies, which are currently on sale for 25% off for a limited time.  Be sure to check them out in the store.

Coincidentally, I used the same die that Pam used last Thursday.  This one is relatively simple, but I think it says a lot.

I used a precut 8" x 11" card base, and cut two smaller panels 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" -- one white and one black.

Using the Journey to Bethlehem die,  I cut two images -- one from the white panel and one from the black panel.   I was going to use the black one on my card, but the white one would be used as I was creating my background.  I may use it for another project.

I started sponging my rainbow at the bottom right-hand corner.  The colors I was going to use are Ranger Distress inks -- Dried Marigold, Fossilized Amber, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Milled Lavender, and Worn Lipstick.

I wanted the green to be high on the paper to show through the palm trees, so I checked the placement as I went along.

After I determined that the trees would be green, I continued my sponging up to the top left-hand corner.

I laid the black silhouette onto the background and marked where I wanted to trim the rainbow panel.

After I trimmed the background, I applied glue to the back of the die-cut scene -- using a fine-tip glue bottle.

I then placed the die-cut panel onto to rainbow background, and it was ready to be adhered to the white cardbase.  As I had said previously, it was a relatively simple-to-make card.  Here again is my finished card.  I chose not to put a sentiment on the front of the card

The CottageCutz die used on my card is:


Pam MacKay said...

Love the rainbow behind the nativity die really make it pop and is so pretty!

Janja said...

What a nice card! It looks great with a rainbow.

Mary Marsh said...

This is one of my fave new Christmas dies- and with others as well-looks like its temp out if stock- like your background sponging-

Jeanne said...

This is so pretty Lois. The rainbow sets off the silhouette so beautifully.

lifesabeach32940 said...

Lois ~ I just wanted you to know that I purchased this die solely because of this project! You did an AWESOME job explaining how you put the card together AND providing the ink colors you used was an extra bonus!! Thank you for the WONDERFUL inspiration!!