Friday, September 25, 2015

Christmas Wise Men

Aren't all projects somewhat of an experiment?

That's what today's card is all about. Tattered Lace dies are exquisitely intricate and well made, and the die used for today's card is no exception; it is the Three Wise Men die, and it was cut, then the separate pieces were spray painted with silver, gold and copper.  The background is made of black cardstock with two layers of silver-flecked tulle, used here to resemble millions of small stars in the sky. The foreground piece is also black cardstock and is glittered with Martha Stewart large glitter flakes, which resemble snow. The wise men are staggered on the front of the card to show depth; after they were attached more of the "snow" glitter was added. The star was cut from a Cricut Teresa Collins December 25th cartridge and was Versamarked with ink and heat embossed in silver. A small clipping of pop dot elevates the star to make it more prominent.

Here is the card:

Wish my iPhone caught more of the sparkle, but it does not. This is an attempt to show more of it:

This precious sentiment was authored by my sweet friend Diane N.:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Sep 26 Craft Your Passions - AAG 3E #2
Sep 26 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3E #2
Sep 26 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes UE
Sep 26 Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes UE
Sep 28 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Sep 20 Crafts Galore Challenge - AG 3E #1
Sep 30 Craty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - AG Christmas UE
Sep 30 The 12 Months of Christmas - AG UE
Oct 03 Crafty Cardmakers - Make It Sparkle UE
Oct 14 Petal Lu Challenge - AG 3E #1

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. Hi this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 21 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

  2. What a beautiful card-love the effect you have created here with the die cuts,and the background looks fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more this week :)
    Hugs,Nessa DT XXX

  3. wonderful card! Love the sparkling background and the die cuts :)
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  4. I love those wise men dies. Great card! Thanks for joining us this month at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT

  5. A stunning Christmas card Ginny. I love the way your have embossed the Wise men with different colours and the sparkly tool makes for a fabulous star filled sky. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  6. Gorgeous! So glad you came Through The Craft Room Door to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Karen C

    1. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

  7. This may have been an experiment, but I think it turned out beautifully. The sparkle is fabulous and those metallic wise men are really cool. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  8. very nice card, thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week, hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

  9. Gorgeous!! This is Great!! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    EnjoyScrappin2 {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  10. Stunning card and what an experiment it worked perfectly!!! Thanks for joining our 12 months of Christmas Link up xxx

  11. How lovely - a traditional theme with a contemporary twist on your card... thank you for sharing it with us at crafty cardmakers & more.



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