Monday, October 28, 2013

Jesus: Messiah, Emmanuel, Savior, Truth, Life

This week at Joan's Gardens we are challenged to use Kraft paper, the color red, layers and a bird. I have seen postings of some really beautiful creations on her site this week, and wanted to give it a go.

Starting out with ivory cardstock, a piece of red paper was added to it. I stamped some kraft paper with a wonderful stamp I have depicting the Names of Jesus (Stampabilities Faith Text Background). I always like to make my Christmas cards with a spiritual message. It is a reminder that Jesus is the reason for the season.

But I digress...

The edges of the stamped kraft paper are torn to add interest. I ran a medallion die (Spellbinders Medallion One) through with red paper and also kraft paper. The bird is from Spellbinders also (Birds), and is embellished with red glitter. Little pine sprigs (PoppyStamps) are tucked in along with holly leaves (Martha Stewart punch). Little red rhinestones are added to the holly leaves to represent red berries.

The bow (Bow Easy) is tied, then a button with a twine bow is layered on top of that.

Here is a picture of the card; color is true red, rather than the orangey red shown in the photo:

Looks like the cardstock does not look ivory, but it is. Wish my colors would come out more accurately, but, hey. We do our best!  LOL

Here is the little glittery bird; kraft paper is brown, not pink:

And a closeup of the stamped background:

I am also entering this in the following challenges:

Oct 30 4Krafty Girlz ATG 3E #1
Oct 31 Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes UE  
Oct 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - ATG as long as it's Christmas
Oct 31 Craft Dee-BowZ - ATG with a Bow
Oct 31 Sparkle N Sprinkle -  ATG with Glitter  3E #2
Nov 08 Challenges 4 Everybody ATG UE
Nov 02 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes 3E #1 
Nov 03 Amusing Challenges - ATG 2E #1 
Nov 03 Make It Monday - ATG UE

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. WOW this card is great!!! What a pretty sparkly bird. Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Come back soon. Hugs, Barbara { personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  2. Love this card!!!Cool use of the die cuts. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  3. Ginny, very pretty card. Great job on the bird and I love the torn paper.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  4. Gorgeous christmas card . I spotted this on MIM..Loz

  5. Gorgeous card, love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  6. Love the message of your dp and totally agree with you. He IS the reason for the season. Wonderful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  7. Stunning, Ginny! Love all the glitter on that sweet bird. It's so nice to see you playing along at 613 Avenue Create. Thanks and hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  8. Another super entry for CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see more of your festive crafting soon. x

  9. Spotted you lovely Christmas card on MIM this week. hugs Mrs A.

  10. Lovely card! Very nicely done, indeed! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner


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