Sunday, October 13, 2013

O, Come Let Us Adore Him

This week at Joan's Gardens, I get to use some dies I recently got from her. It is a gorgeous gothic church window using two dies that go together. I figure a Christmas card is a great opportunity to use these dies.

These are Joan's guidelines:
  • Use Ribbon
  • Use Corners
  • Anything to Do with Christmas
  • Use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
  • Mention that the card is for Joan's challenge

Starting with white cardstock, a red piece was glued on top of that; then, after running a green piece through an EF, it was attached with dimensional stickies. The window is cut from sparkly gold paper; the ironwork inset is cut from black paper, and the background piece is from some multicolored sparkly cardstock. It was somewhat pastel in its hues, so I used markers to make the colors more vivid. All three layers of the window are assembled, then attached with dimensional stickies. The sentiment is backed with green paper and put on with dimensional stickies, as well. Double layers of holly are used as the corner embellishment, and a red bow at the bottom of the window finishes the card.

Here is a picture:

These are the tools used to make the card:

Paper Studio:  A2 Curl Ribbon EF
Poppy Stamps:  Grand Gothic Window, Grand Gothic Ironwork
Martha Stewart:  Holly Punch
SU Markers

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes  2/5
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes 2/2
2 Sisters - Anything Goes NL
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything but Square
Divas by Design - 3 or More Layers
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes as Long as It's Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Pile It On - I used "layers"
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes

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. Gorgeous!! Love this Christmas card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny's Paper Crafty n 2 Sisters Challenge.
    Have a great day!

  2. what a lovely card thanks for sharing at 613 avenue create this week Rachel DT

  3. Beautiful card Ginny and a great way to use your new dies. I like the way your "colored" your window too.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  4. Hi Ginny,
    This card is so beautiful, I actually was singing the song :) You make such beautiful cards. Thank you so much for your lovely words for my creations. I love your visit :)

  5. Such a beautiful card - loe the bright colours - thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see more of your festive crafting soon. x

  6. Congratulations on your win. Beautiful card.


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