Friday, June 3, 2016

A Gold and Silver Christmas

Gold and silver are so representative of the Christmas season; they represent Christ's deity and the redemption He brought to us. Today's card has both gold and silver, plus a sparkly white corrugated background.

I took some gold vellum and heat embossed a silver dove from Stampin' Up's Calm Christmas collection of stamps. I used a special vellum glue runner on the back of the vellum, but because the background paper was so glittery, the vellum glue would not stick to it; it was also very thin and flimsy, so I backed it with regular paper to make it more stable and used a regular glue runner on the back of it. It adhered well to the background. Other items used were self adhesive faux gem strips which were found at Joann's, and a silver double-looped bow.

Here is the card:

The sentiment on the inside of the card was created by Diane Noble, and she graciously gave me permission to use it on my Christmas cards:

On that Holy night our Savior was born and

God ushered into the world light,

joy and His Truth in the flesh.

And now at Christmas we anticipate

His coming again to bring final

Peace and justice to the nations
May your holiday season be wrapped in His light,

sparkled with His joy, and filled with His peace.

Merry Christmas

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 03 Christmas Card Challenges - AG UE
Jun 04 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE

Jun 04 Incy Wincy Designs - Texture 5E #4
Jun 06 Aud Sentiments - AG + a Sentiment 5E #2
Jun 07 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #4
Jun 08 Docerela Challenge - AG 1E #1
Jun 15 Simply Papercraft - AG 3E #1
Jun 22 A Beautiful Mess - AAG 3E #1
Jun 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - AG - UE
Jun 30 12 Months of Christmas - AG UE

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 10:9-10
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. This is beautiful!! Very elegant - love all the silver embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  2. Stunning most regal . Thanks for sharing with Christmas card Challenges

  3. Thanks for joining our Challenge at A Beautiful Mess.

  4. The gold embossing is super lovely. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art in the #232-#233 - Anything Goes FF Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  5. Pretty card and geat colour combination.

    Thanks for playing along with our current challenge at A Beautiful Mess and good luck!

    Doris *DT*

    *DT* A Beautiful Mess
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    Kleido’s BastelStüble

  6. Ein sehr schönes Werk.
    Danke für die Teilnahme bei A Beautiful Mess.
    LG Dreja

  7. Lovely card.
    Thank you for joining us at Docerela
    Tânia (Docerela Dt member)

  8. Ginny, this is my favorite of the two cards you've linked up at the 12 Months of Christmas. Love that Gold and Silver-thanks for sharing with us.

  9. wow Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  10. Lovely card. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for June.

    1. And with another DT hat on - Thank you for joining in the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.


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