Saturday, September 25, 2021

Scene Card Made Easy with Layering Dies

Hello friends!

I am popping in to share a scene card with dies. Spellbinders' monthly new release include this intricate Christmas nativity scene. You can check them out HERE.

About this die:  Rejoice Nativity Etched Dies is part of the Christmas Traditions Collection and can be used in several different ways. Nest all eight thin metal dies to create a lovely, layered nativity scene in an ornament motif. It can create a window card or a shaker card. Use the scene itself for a wonderful focal accent.

   At first glance, you'd think this scene card takes a lot of work to construct. Well, not so!


I started out with die-cutting two pieces of ovals and used the outline die to cut them out. I love using the Mirror Gold and Mirror Silver Paper. You do not need a lot of these specialty paper, however, they do make the project easy to create and SHINE like no other!

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With the 3 oval dies, you get to create a starry background and detailed outline. The solid oval allows you to cut out each oval. Once you layer them up, you are good to go. 


Part of the die set has a line die. I used it to create a hilly background by using vellum.  I decided to ink up the background in various blue, so the oval ornament can stand out. I think it worked!

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For the final touches, I added some metallic strings for the "ornament topper". They really go well with the overall design. I am so pleased how easy this card came about. In fact, I made this card when I had a hard time falling asleep. Once I finished the card, I slept like a baby!

 Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments: said...

What a beautiful, traditional card!
Love the die set with all those pieces!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love it. It is a beautiful nativity scene design!

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice combination for the layers. I really like the idea for the vellum use.

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card with this beautiful set of dies!

Linda BL said...

What a lovely card! Mixing the gold and silver card stock gives such an elegant look. Both look so nice with the blue gradient background.

Kathy Raker said...

Oh this nativity card is beautiful, The bue blended background really helps the design to standout, nice addition of vellum too. Do you recall which blue inks you used?

Sue D said...

This is beautiful!

Virginia L. said...

Thank you so much, everyone, for your kind comments!
Kathy, I used The Glacier Cave Mixed Media Ink (the darkest and the two lighter ones). They are good for blending and I love the rich blue. Here is the link--> said...

Divine and beautiful!!

Purple Princess said...

so beautiful