Thursday, April 17, 2014

Christmas - May the Love of Christ...

Today I made another Christmas card using a new EF, a doily from a local restaurant (kept it nice and clean and repurposed it!), a poinsettia die and a sentiment from the web. I am entering it at Joan's Touch where we are challenged to make a card with more than one layer, no stamps and a product sold at Joan's Gardens. (Items in red may be purchased there.)

Using gold ink, the raised part of the embossing is colored using a brayer; next, a gold ribbon was tied into a bow and attached diagonally to the bottom right hand corner of the embossed layer. The doily was cut in half and glued together, staggering the pattern. The sentiment is from and is printed from my computer; the edges are inked in gold, and the piece is attached with pop dots. Next, a layered poinsettia was added and gold liquid pearls were placed in the center.

Here is the card:

The following were used to make this card:

  • Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia
  • Darice Scrolls EF
  • Viva Pearl Pen Gold Liquid Pearls
  • Doily
  • Gold Ink
  • Gold Wire Edged Ribbon
  • E-Bosser (Don't know what I ever did without it!)
  • Bow Easy
I am also entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 17 Sister Act Card Challenge - AG UE
Apr 19 Completely Christmas Challenge - AG UE
Apr 19 Glitter and Sparkle Challenge - Anything but a Square 3E #2
Apr 19 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Apr 22 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Apr 23 Crafty Ribbons Challenge - AG with a Ribbon 5E #1
Apr 23 4 Crafty Chicks - Sentiment Only (No Pictures) UE
Apr 25 Crafting by Designs - AG UE
Apr 26 Just Keep on Creating - AG UE
Apr 28 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - AG UE
Apr 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - AG UE
Apr 30 DL_Art - AG 1E per Day
Apr 30 Just Be Creative Crazy AG 1E per Day
Apr 30 Imagine, Create, Express - AG 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. A very elegant card for Christmas. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

  2. The inked embossing creates a magnificent background. Your color combo is fabulous. The texture of the poinsettia is beautiful. Love the bow and doiley :) thanks for dropping by 613 Avenue Create with your wonderful card.

  3. What a beautiful card. And great to get a head start on your Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at Pause, Dream, Enjoy Linky Party.

  4. This is just beautiful - with a sentiment that indicates the real meaning of Christmas. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 7 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - and also thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for April x

  5. Fabulous Christmas card hun and ty so much for sharing with us at Completely Christmas Very good luck Judith DT x

  6. White and gold. A very classic beauty Ginny. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your beautiful project in our Word Art Wednesday challenge.

  7. Beautiful card Ginny. Love the white and gold and how clever to use a pretty doily from the restaurant. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for this challenge.

  8. Very Pretty Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge….
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  9. Very pretty! Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. ~DT Janis, Pause Dream Enjoy
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  10. this is so pretty!!! So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

  11. Very pretty! Love your poinsettia and gorgeous gold accents! I am impressed with that doily too! That's an awesome find! Thank you for joining our Anything But a Square challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle. Wishing you the best of luck in our draw! We have a new challenge starting tomorrow, so I hope you come back and link up again.

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  12. Hiya Ginny...ooh what a lovely pretty Christmas card, Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  13. Oh I love the doily under this Poinsettia. Gorgeous card.

  14. This is such a meaningful and beautiful Christmas card, love all the little details, just gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for sharing your project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating :)

  15. Congratulations on your win, Ginny! Your card is stunningly beautiful!

  16. What a pretty card! I love all the gold! Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy!

    DT Stacey @ Pause Dream Enjoy


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