Monday, January 20, 2014

Peace on Earth with Snowflakes

Today is a special day because I got to have lunch with a very lovely friend who is one of the most beautiful Christian ladies on God's earth. She is a fellow crafter, and goes to a senior center once a month and helps the ladies make greeting cards. She does this at her own expense. The home does not reimburse her for any of her supplies. She has a true Christian heart of gold. Don't you just love to hang out with people like that? We had fun and laughed and traded stories of techniques we have tried and tools we have purchased and used. What fun! Sometimes God just graciously drops amazing people like Sony into our lives and we stand back and marvel at His goodness. She is a true treasure.

Now, on to today's card...  Blue is a very favorite color of mine. I seem to gravitate towards it without even trying. So in making this Christmas card, the combination of silver and blue was as easy as falling off a rock.

I started off with white cardstock. Then a four-layer piece of aluminum foil was run through a Daria snowflake embossing folder. Before running it through, I inked the background part of the folder with blue ink. I was surprised at how it came out, because, as usual, lots of things are an experiment in crafting.  :o)  It took FOR-EVAH to dry. Some of the ink came off during handling, so it is not as vividly blue as it was in the beginning. I even used a heat tool on it, and still am not sure that it is dry--lots of ink on my hands after handling it. Maybe by Christmas it will be completely dry and ready to mail!

A CTMH "Peace on Earth" stamp was used with blue ink and die cut out with a Spellbinders classic oval scallop die. The edges of the sentiment piece are embellished with a bit of translucent glitter glue, and some blue liquid pearls were added to the bottom. It is attached with pop dots for added dimension. A silvery blue bow was put at the bottom to finish off the card. 

And here is a picture of it:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 21 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #5

Jan 22 Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment 5E #2
Jan 22 Crafty Girls Challenges - ATG  3E #3
Jan 23 Sister Act Card Challenges - ATG UE

Jan 25 613 Avenue Create - ATG/Blues UE
Jan 26 PolkaDoodles Challenge Blog - ATG UE
Jan 26 Through the Purple Haze - Favorite Color UE
Jan 31 Emergency Crafters Challenge - Blue or a Snowflake 1E
Jan 31 Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG 3E #2
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. beautiful. 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

  2. That is one lovely card......i love embossing....and the ribbon is just such a lovely colour..

    fiona DT

    1. Unfortunately you are in too many challenges (11) - therefore you disqualify yourself from our challenge, the limit is very sorry....fiona DT TTPH

  3. Wow stunning ribbon an beautiful sentiment and card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  4. fab card
    Thank you for entering the Polkadoodles Challenge. Keeeeep Crafting Katie DT Polkadoodles xx

  5. Wow! I love the effect of the ink on the foil....hope it has dried at last! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  6. Hi Just popping in from CCAYR to say thank you for joining us for the January Challenge with this lovely card. I love your colours and design, and heartfelt sentiment. Good luck with the challenge, Kate x

  7. So pretty, just a shame we can't include it in the challenge. Thanks for joining us though at TTPH, it's always great to see such wonderful work.xx

  8. Beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze, Lynne DT xxx

  9. Beautiful thanks for entering with us over at Through the Purple Haze this week, hope you can join us next week but please remember to read the rules of the challenge. Sian (DT)

  10. Lovely card, great idea with the ink and embossing folder. I admire your organisation in Christmas cards, I should strt early as well because I never have enough!! Thanks for sharing at TTPHC this week.
    Eithne DT

  11. Thanks for sharing another 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

  12. Gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  13. Wonderful card Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments with our any sentiment challenge Hugs Tania (DT) xx


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