Saturday, November 9, 2013

Christmas Blue, Silver and White

I love making Christmas cards this time of year. It gets me in the spirit of the season, remembering that Christ is at the center of it all. Without Him there would be no Christmas.

So, this card departs from the traditional red and green colors seen so often. It is focusing on blue, silver, white and iridescent glitter glue that reflects pearly colors.

Starting out with white cardstock, another layer is added with a white piece of paper run through a Spellbinders Basket Weave EF; next, a white doily is laid on top of that, and glitter glue is put on the edges and in the center of the doily flowers. The poinsettia (Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia) is cut from white cardstock and highlighted with the same iridescent glitter glue. I recently broke a blue necklace; it wasn't expensive, but I liked the different colors of blue it reflected in the beads. When it broke, I opted to not try to re-string the beads, but to use them on cards for an extra punch of blingy color. Three of these beads make up the center of the flower for an added dramatic element. Silver leaves (floral department at the craft store) are tucked underneath the flower. The sentiment is framed in blue, and the edges are highlighted with the same glitter glue.

Here is the card:

Closeup of the sparkly poinsettia with beads in the center:

Closeup of the sentiment with glitter glue around the edge of the framing:

 Glitter glue on the doily:

I am entering this card in the following challenges, ending:

Nov 10 Polkadoodle Blogspot - Christmas UE
Nov 11 Bearly Mine Challenges - ATG 2E #2
Nov 12 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #2
Nov 13 Charisma Cardz - ATG 3E #1
Nov 14 Brown Sugar Challenge - ATG 2E #1
Nov 14 Totally Papercraft Challenge - Glitter 3E #1
Nov 14 Sister Act Card Challenges - ATG UE
Nov 14 2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas: No Red or Green UE
Nov 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - ATG as Long as It's Christmas 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. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our Word Art Wednesday challenge. We are delighted to have you and be inspired by your talents! Diane Noble--WAW DT

  2. lovely card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel DT

  3. Ginny,
    We use that scripture on our "Share Jesus" pamphlets. Your blog is always a refreshing stop. Your card is SO BEAUTIFUL. The blue bling and matte really pull everything to the centre so we can see the whole card at once. I like all the glitter. Thank you so much for posting your sweet art with us. Please know you are welcome to post up to five entries each week.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Really beautiful, Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  5. Thank you for palying along with us this week at TPC with this glittery creation.
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  6. Beautiful card. Love the glitter. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

  7. Such a lovely card with so much glitter and texture. I love it. Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

    Lynn, DT BSCB

  8. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week x

  9. What a beautiful Christmas card! I really like all the details on the flower. It's stunning. I'm so glad you shared it with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  10. Thanks for entering this gorgeous card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. A very luxurious card thanks for taking the time out to join in with is at polkadoodles

  12. Very sparkly indeed. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).


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