Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Joy to the World!

This year I wanted to start early making Christmas cards, and, in fact, I now have forty cards made so far. This puts me in the zone of not having to rush at the last minute to make sure there will be enough when the first of December rolls around. That is usually when I try to get them mailed.

Today's card has lots of glitter and glam going into the making of this project. Starting out with white cardstock, a colorful metallic finish in bold coppers, golds, oranges and turquoise was laid down with Shimmer Gilding Flakes. Next, an elaborate black die cut layer was added (my first time to use this die!), topped by a framed sentiment. Ribbon and embellishments from the floral department of the craft store were added to make this a very over-the-top glitzy card. I know just the bling-loving friend who will receive this one.  :o)

Here is what was used in the making of it:

  • Ranger Perfect Pearls iridescent coloring for the sentiment
  • Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes - Calypso
  • Memory Box Elliana Background Die
  • Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
  • Sweet 'n' Sassy Jesus Is Born Stamp
  • Copper Spray Paint
  • Gold Ribbon
  • Gold Foliage and Berries

Here is the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug 26 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2 PP
Aug 27 Crafty Ribbons Challenge - AG with a Ribbon 5E #2 PP
Aug 28 Sister Act Card Challenge - AG UE
Aug 28 Winter Wonderland Challenge - AG Christmas 3E #3
Aug 29 Suzy Bee's Challenge - AG UE PP
Aug 30 Christmas Cards All Year Long - Sparkle and Shine UE
Aug 31 CHNC August Challenge AG Christmas UE 
Aug 30 613 Avenue Create - AG UE PP
Aug 31 Fantastic Tuesday - Square or Rectangle 4E #1 PP
Aug 31 Craft for the Craic - Use a Craft Item You've Never Used Before (Elliana Die) 5E #2 PP
Aug 31 DLArt August Challenge - AG 1 Entry per Day
Sep 01 Stamplorations - Stamps and Die Cuts 3# #2 PP

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for 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 

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT


  1. What an absolutely beautiful Christmas card!!! This card looks absolutely elegant!! I'm envious of how many cards you have already finished!!!!
    Thank you for participating in Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge this week and good luck!!!

  2. That's a very grand Christmas card Ginny. Who ever receives it, will special :). The golden foliage is very beautiful!.

  3. wonderful christmas card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  4. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges and our Fan-tastic Tuesday and Suzy Bee's with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. Wow, this is so golden! I love how the elements pop from the black base...Brilliant! So glad you joined us at last week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again this week and inspire us and our followers with your creativity and earn the chance to win wonderful prizes. Leaving you with God's Word in Romans 15:13 which says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN

  6. how pretty!!! LOVE all the gold!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Christmas Card Challenges!!

  7. Very pretty card! I love all the gold and bling. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  8. Beautiful! The gold really does take your design to another level! Very nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

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  9. Very pretty! The gold makes this card so elegant! Thanks for joining the Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

  10. Very festive creation. Love all the gold and sparkle. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month. Good Luck! Monika DT

  11. Very elegant. Love all the gold. I need to get on top of the Christmas cards!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  12. Wow? beautiful goldy and sparkly card :) great to get a head start on the Christmas rush. Thank you for playing along with our August Challenge over at Craft for the Craic.


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