Sunday, September 29, 2013

Peace on Earth (1)

I have really enjoyed making Christmas cards this fall; starting early is the key to having all our ducks in a row so that we do not get overwhelmed when the holidays get here.

Today's card is a remake of another card I made awhile back. Do you ever make a card and look at it and say to yourself, "would I really send this to someone?" Maybe it just isn't your best work, or your followed guidelines for a challenge, but ended up with a less than spectacular card.

I am not saying that today's card is spectacular, but it is an improvement over what it was. It was originally a CAS (clean and simple) card, however, it looked to be too clean and too simple; it was boring, lacked color and sparkle, and seemed rather blah...

So I spray painted it with silver glitter mist; (I am a bling junkie!). I added some corner die cuts (Cheery Lynn 162B Corner Art Deco) which are also "silverized." Using a Close to My Heart stamp, I framed a sentiment with Spellbinders S4-310 Labels 18 and traced the die on to red paper and cut out a backing for the sentiment in red. To use the next larger die would have proved too large and would have taken up too much real estate on the A2 card.  Red rhinestones and a red double looped bow were added to finish the card. And here it is:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes  3/5
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes  NL
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Must Use Ribbon
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes as Long as It's Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Monochrome

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. Fabulous card. Love the pretty bow. Thanks for joining at Creative Craft Challenges: Use Ribbon

  2. Wonderful card. Love all the sparkle and that gorgeous bow! Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp this week!

  3. Beautiful card, Ginny! I just love the texture and your bold focal grouping! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!

  4. Very pretty card - I love how it sparkles. Thanks for stopping by 613 Avenue Create.

  5. Wow... very pretty! Beautiful bow too!

  6. Delightful card for my CHNC challenge extra for September - love that bow - hope to see you again soon. x

  7. Very pretty. Thanks for joining in with our Monochrome challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  8. I love the LARGE bow Ginny! You did a wonderful job on this card!


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