Thursday, November 14, 2013

Isaiah 9:2

This week at Joan's Gardens we are challenged to make a Christmas card that is only black and white, and it must have a frame. I had to think long and hard about a black and white Christmas card. I think of this season as a time of hope. Black seems the opposite of that, but this card is my attempt to show that black is not always sad.

Starting out with white cardstock, I cut a black frame from Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight. I sprayed it with E6000 spray glue and sprinkled on white glitter to resemble all the lesser stars in the night sky. (E6000 spray glue is great when you want some good overall coverage on a piece, and it seemed to work well with the white glitter here.) The star is cut out, and several stars of graduated sizes are glued on top of each other to create a strong dimensional element. The stars have white glitter glued onto them (Stampin' Up white glitter.)

The sentiment is printed from my computer and framed with the Spellbinders die, Labels Eighteen.

I used MS Publisher again on this card because it is so easy to do the inside and back of the card using it. On I found a wonderful free digital Christmas sentiment, and I put it on the inside of the card. The back of the card has John 3:16-17 on it and "Handmade especially for you by Ginny." To see the back of the card you can go to a previous post to see that. On this card, since it was black and white only, I changed the font color on the back of the card from red to black.

Here is the card:

The three dimensional star:

Isaiah 9:2:

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

Nov 16 613 Avenue Create - ATG UE
Nov 17 Artistic Inspirations - ATG 3E #2
Nov 18 LEJ Designs - Season's Greetings 3E #1
Nov 18 Twist of Faith Card Challenge - 3E #2
Nov 18 Through the Craft Room Door - ATG 2E #2
Nov 19 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #1
Nov 23 Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG 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. Very pretty card Ginny. Black and white makes a beautiful elegant card and you certainly did it justice. Great job.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  2. Aww what a beautiful project, thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations

    Ziggy DT

  3. Gorgeous card, the simplicity is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  4. I loved your card and the sentiment and feeling that goes with it. Wishing you Godspeed in all things. Gal

  5. Very nicely done, Ginny! Love how you created your starry night! Thanks for dropping this wonderful project off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!

  6. Such a lovely and elegant card
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create

    Huggsss, Angelique

  7. What a fantastic verse to show the contrast between a world without Christ and a world with Him. Great job on this black and white challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  8. Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration's with our sentiment/anything goes challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx

  9. Ginny - that star is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the sparkle...and love the dark light contrast of your card. Thank you for joining us at Twist of Faith this week. We hope to see you week after week!
    Twist of Faith DT member

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

  11. A lovely depiction of a black and white card. You are right that black doesn't have to be just for darkness or sadness. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).


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