Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Three Wise Men...

Today's card uses the Creative Expressions "Calypso" Gilding Flakes again, which I got from Terri at Joan's Gardens. For a demo of how to use this product, please go to yesterday's post at This video taught me how to use the flakes, and it was so much fun to work with them. I made a background paper using them and topped it off with Three Kings from the Cricut "A Quilted Christmas" cartridge in a dark teal color to pick up the teal/turquoise in the gilding flakes. The colors are nontraditional for Christmas, but sometimes that adds to the uniqueness of it. To add some additional sparkle, the front of the card was lightly misted with gold glitter mist. 

Here is the card:

Closeup of the gold glitter mist:

Teal and turquoise:

The inside of the card has the sentiment from the Sweet 'n' Sassy "Jesus Is Born" stamp set; I could not figure a good place to put it on the front of the card, so inside was the best place for it:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug ?? Joan's Touch - AG UE
Aug 07 Completely Christmas - AG UE
Aug 07 Sister Act Card Challenge - AAG UE PP
Aug 09 613 Avenue Create - AG UE PP
Aug 09 Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas UE
Aug 10 Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Use Non-Traditional Colors 2E #1 PP
Aug 10 Christmas Card Weekly - AG UE
Aug 12 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1 PP
Aug 25 Crafting by Designs - AG UE PP
Aug 28 Winter Wonderland Challenge - AG Christmas 3E #1
Aug 30 Christmas Cards All Year Long - Sparkle and Shine UE
Aug 31 CHNC August Challenge AG Christmas UE 

I made another Christmas card using the gilding flakes, which I will try to post tomorrow.

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. Very Pretty and I love the color combo! Thank you for playing along at Holly Jolly!

  2. Thanks for joining us at our Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  3. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  4. Great technique. A lovely card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas this week.

  5. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  6. Very creative! I love the colors too! :)

  7. Fabulous card, love the gilding flakes and glitter! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs this week! mo xxx

  8. Such a gorgeous, glittery card! I love the use of the negative space to convey your image. Brilliant! Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful entree at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...Please join us again in our new Challenge starting today. Want to share this verse with you from Psalm 147:11. "The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." God bless!

    JO ANN

  9. Ginny, Your card is awesome! Love the gilding flakes!!! Can't wait to get mine...

  10. This card took my eye immediately! Love the techniques used and how you have put it together! Thanks you for sharing with CHNC Extra for August!

  11. Wow, this card is stunning! Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining our non-traditional Christmas color challenge at Holly Jolly.


  12. A gorgeous Christmas card.

    Thanks for joining this months challenge at Winter Wonderland.
    Lorraine x

  13. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR August 'sparkle and shine' challenge, Completely Christmas and Suy Bee's - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DTs - thank you also for entering this for my CHNC challenges too x


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