Friday, November 8, 2013

Messiah in Red and Gold

I am really enjoying making Christmas cards, and so far, each one is different from all the others. At some point closer to Christmas I may do some assembly line cards just to get enough made, but right now, each one is an original.

Not following anyone's guidelines, I just played round with some different materials to see what evolved.

Starting out with white cardstock, a red paper was added that had been run through a Darice EF (Crackle). It is overlaid with gold mesh tulle. You may not even be able to notice that the red paper is embossed, but it does seem to add some texture to the overall effect.

I cut a nativity scene (Cottage Cutz Nativity Silhouette) from white cardstock and added that, then put iridescent glitter glue on the part with the star, then topped that with a rhinestone. I had a chipboard piece that I spray painted with gold; on that is glued the word "Messiah." Then in the little ring part I tied a red bow and attached all to the top.

Here is the card:

Nov 09 Avenue 613 Blogspot - ATG UE
Nov 10 Polkadoodle Blogspot - Christmas UE
Nov 11 Bearly Mine Challenges - ATG 2E #1
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 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! The gold mesh is a wonderful element and adds wonderful texture to your design! Very nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. Really beautiful, love the mesh. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Cathy DT Member

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! HUgsxx

  4. Pretty Christmas card, the mesh has added so much texture, looks great, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  5. What a fantastic card you have made that fits in well with the Bearly Mine Challenge this week of “anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  6. Oh my goodness, Ginny! This is just stunning. I love the look and the simplicity of the main focal image. Thanks for linking your card up with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
    Hugs, Cathy xx

  7. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine. Good luck and hope you will join us again.

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

  9. What a beautiful Christmas card!! I really like the focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

  10. Beautiful card - thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Polka doodles! HUgsxx

  12. Fab! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

  13. Lovely !! thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  14. A beautiful one off card indeed. I love the gold meshing. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).


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