I have been looking for a Nativity die, and just got this - now I realize I am not sure how best to use it. Your suggestions/references/links are most welcome. I embossed the bg. with snowflakes and distressed stripes. I cut the die in black, then used a small piece of shimmery old gold to back the rays at the top. I used a circle die the right size, and cut a half circle. I then trimmed a bit so it would not show behind the frame of the stable, leaving enough of the gold to back the star. Alternatively, I could die cut the star and place it in the opening - and have no gold behind the rays. Hubby suggested cutting the rays in gold, but that is too much delicate cutting and gluing for me! The base mat is a deep red, almost burgundy and the ribbon is metallic gold. Sketch: Sketch Saturday Shimmer Simon Says Stamp Monday Silhouette CAS: Happy Little Stampers Die cut: Clean and Simple on Sunday Christmas: Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2.