Monday, November 4, 2013

Light of Light, Very God of Very God

This week at Joan's Gardens we are challenged to make a card using an EF, the colors white and gold and pearls. This is an especially good combination for Christmas cards, which I am making a lot of these days.

The sentiment I used is taken from the Nicene Creed, and the portion quoted is, indeed, a reminder that Jesus Christ is begotten of the Father, which is the central substance of the Christmas message:

"God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father."

Starting out with white cardstock, another white piece was run through a Spellbinders EF (Whimsy). The frame for the sentiment is from Spellbinders (Adorning Squares), as is the rose (Spiral Blossom One) and the flourish (Jewel Flowers and Flourishes). The outside edges of the frame are spray painted gold, and also, the rose and flourish are spray painted gold. The gold rose leaves and the gold baby's breath are from the floral section of my local craft store.  A bow is added below the rose to accent it. Little gold pearls are in three of the corners of the frame.

Here is a picture of the card:

Closeup of the rose and the bow:

Closeup of the sentiment:

Closeup of the embossing:

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

Nov 06 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #4
Nov 06 Aud Sentiment Challenge - Christmas Sentiments 5E #2
Nov 07 Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG UE  
Nov 08 Challenges 4 Everybody ATG UE
Nov 08 Inspire Me Fridays - ATG UE
Nov 08 Creative Corner Challenges - Texture 3E #3
Nov 08 All Sorts Challenge - ATG 3E #2
Nov 09 Avenue 613 Blogspot - ATG UE
Nov 09 CHNC Challenge - Bling It Up UE
Nov 10 Polkadoodle Blogspot - Christmas UE
Nov 12 Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - ATG with a Ribbon 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. Beautiful card Ginny. You gold spray paint is beautiful and looks like gold paper. Great job.
    Thanks again for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  2. Such a stunning card, and a truly beautiful quote, thank you for playing at 613 Avenue Create
    Alex x

  3. Ginny,
    Sometimes I am sorry that so many Christians and churchgoers do not appreciate the Creeds. This card is like getting a glimpse of Heaven. This project is just so adorable and I really like the colors you have used. We all appreciate you posting this beautiful art with us. PLEASE come back.
    Abundant Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. This is gorgeous. I love all that gold. Thank you for playing at 613 Avenue Create Challenge #44.

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  6. This is utterly gorgeous. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. You could also enter this for CHNC challenge 149: bling it up - it would be perfect there. x

  7. Very pretty card and I Love all the gold and bling. Thanks for sharing this week at Creative Corner.

  8. Stunning card Ginny! Absolutely lovely!

  9. Thanks for adding for CHNC challenge 149 - hope to see youa gain soon. x

  10. The white, gold and pearl in this project are beautiful together Ginny! That gold frame alone is really eye catching! Thank you for playing “Anything Goes” at our house!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave. C
    Personal blog: RubberMAD at

  11. Beautiful creation, thanks for joining the allsorts challenge this week Tracy x

  12. Wow. This is an amazing card. The colour is gorgeous and all those embellishments are just fabulous. Thank you for joining in a Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT)

  13. wow...the details and the texture on this card...amazing

    thanks for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES

    Love Melxxx

  14. Oh, wow! I love everything about this card! All the gold makes this card look so rich and I absolutely love that sentiment! It's truly a great reminder of what the season is really all about. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hope to see you again for the next challenge!


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