Monday, November 18, 2013

Peace on Earth (1)

I have made two Christmas cards today using the same dies, but with a bit of a different twist for each one. The dies used are all from PoppyStamps:  Grand Gothic Window, Grand Gothic Stained Glass Window and Pine Sprigs. I also used Spellbinders Brick and Bark EF.

The first card (the one in this post) is the more rustic of the two. (You can see the second card here.) I have this beautiful scarf that was hand painted by a Messianic Jewish friend who lives in Israel; it has all the colors of the rainbow and is just stunning. I get complements on it each time I wear it. I took a picture of it and printed it out on my computer. I took a section of it and used Glossy Accents liquid on it to make it look like real glass.

Here is a picture of a piece of the picture with the glossy finish:

I used the "Bark" side of the EF on this card and rolled over it with a brayer loaded with gold  ink, then white ink. To me it looks a lot like the exterior of a sweet little country church. I went to one of these churches as a child. The "stained glass" paper is overlaid with the black "leading" of the die. The window frame was die cut out and spray painted gold. "Peace on Earth" is mounted on gold and green papers and placed on the card with pop dots. At the bottom of the window are die cut pine sprigs, and a blingy, glittery golden bow is attached,

Here is a picture of the card:

A closeup of the "stained glass." It reminds me of the glass on a Tiffany lamp:

And, "Peace on Earth."

I used MS Publisher again for the inside and the back of the card. Inside of the card:

Back of the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Nov 19 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #3
Nov 19 Crafting by Designs ATG with a Christmas Twist UE
Nov 20 Crafty Ribbons Challenge - ATG with a Ribbon UE
Nov 21 Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG UE
Nov 23 Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG UE
Nov 23 613 Avenue Create - ATG/Peace UE
Nov 23 Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas ATG/Bling UE
Nov 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - ATG as Long as It's Christmas UE
Nov 30 Craft Dee Bowz - ATG with a Homemade Bow 3E #1
Nov 30 Ribbon Carousel Blog - Holidays and Celebrations 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 artistic and quite imaginative and creative on your part! Wonderful work and we were delighted to find this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!

  2. Ginny, The stained glass window that you have created is so pretty. Looks like real stained glass. Very creative, your pine sprigs and the glittery bow are the perfect finish!! Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  3. What an inspiration you are Ginny. The stained glass is so beautiful as is the story behind it. The post and the card are just super. The colors from your scarf, the embossing and layout are quite beautiful. Thank you for posting with us.
    God Bless,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Wow Ginny this is gorgeous. What a great idea you had using your beautiful scarf. Very creative. I love it.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with me.

  5. Beautiful and unusual, thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. I have some candy on offer

  6. What beautiful cards Thanks for sharing them with us this week at Sister Act Card Challenge.

  7. That is such an elegant card!!! What a brilliant idea to use a picture as your stained glass!!! I would never have thought of doing that and it really made it look like glass.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week DT Crafting Vicky

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


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