Saturday, January 18, 2014

Luke 2:10-11

Well, sometimes my cards don't turn out as well as I had hoped, but that's the way it is, since every card is somewhat of an experiment and a learning experience. I got a new die in the mail yesterday--actually three of them, and it was exciting to get to use them. One was a small poinsettia bloom from Poppy Stamps, so it seemed fitting to make a Christmas card.

Starting out with white cardstock, a black layer was put down, then a black and white layer. On top of that is a textured gold paper. I had printed out Luke 2:10-11 on my computer and thought the text would fit nicely into the Memory Box frames I got, but the font was too big. When all was said and done, some of the text was obscured from view. I decided to use it anyway, and send it to someone who is familiar with the passage and who is not too judgmental about these kinds of things. (LOL). I am hoping they can mentally "fill in the blanks" from memory.  :o)

The second layer of framing is elevated with tiny little pieces of pop dots, and the poinsettia blooms are accented with greenery cut from a Martha Stewart Pine Border punch. The center of the poinsettias are glittered with gold.

Here is the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 19 Crafty Boots Challenge - ATG UE
Jan 21 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #3
Jan 22 Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment 5E #1
Jan 22 Crafty Girls Challenges - ATG  3E #2
Jan 23 Sister Act Card Challenges - ATG UE
Jan 23 Brown Sugar Challenge - ATG 2E #2
Jan 26 PolkaDoodles Challenge Blog - ATG UE 
Jan 29 Crimbo Crackers - Christmas Poinsettias UE
Jan 31 Christmas Cards All Year Round - ATG as Long as It's Christmas UE
Jan 31 Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - ATG as Long as It's Christmas UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. 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. Lovely card, fab layout with great die cuts. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  3. This is beyond gorgeous, Ginny. I love the scripture and it is decorated SO beautifully. WOW! Thanks a whole bunch for sharing your God-given talents with us by playing along in our challenges. I appreciate it so much, and always SO enjoy visiting your sweet blog.
    God bless you and have a great week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. this is stunning
    thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles this week

  5. Or pick up the edges of the poinsettia very gently. It is quite lovely. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your inspirational art with us today.
    I pray that Bountiful Blessings come your way,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. A wonderful project! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  7. Great card and sentiment. I love the framed work you did. Great dies. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  8. Love how the sentiment is the focal point of the card thanks for joining in with us at polkadoodles

  9. Beautiful scripture and love the dies and gold textured B.paper-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  10. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR January anything goes challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team – and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for January x

  11. Great card! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Crimbo Crackers!


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