Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Christmas - When They Saw the Star...

Today's card was fun to make because there cannot ever be too much bling!  The farthest back layer of the card was made with sparkly star paper that I got from either Michael's or Hobby Lobby (can't remember which).  The next layer, dark blue, was die cut with a Tim Holtz (Sizzix) die - three different cut out designs were in the package, but the package does not have a title on it.  :(

The Wise Men were from a discontinued Stampin' Up stamp; it was stamped, then heat embossed with silver. Did you know you don't have to use Versa Mark ink to emboss?  You can use regular ink, then quickly (before it dries) sprinkle on your embossing powder, then heat emboss.  That's what I did today because I couldn't find my Versa Mark ink.

The star was die cut out of the blue paper so that the silvery paper showed through, then another star was die cut (Stampin' Up Starlight Thinlit Dies) and pop dotted on top of it to add a little dimension.

The sentiment is from Matthew 2:1-12.

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug 18 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AG 3E #2
Aug 18 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE
Aug 20 The Holly and the Ivy Challenge - Christmas 3E #1
Aug 21 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Aug 22 The Merry Christmas Challenge - Sparkle UE
Aug 25 Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas Animals 3E #1
Aug 27 Crafting with an Attitude - AG 3E #2
Aug 28 Dies R Us Challenge - AG 3E #1
Aug 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Aug 31 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Aug 31 Love to Craft Challenge Blog - AG 3E #2
Aug 31 Mix It Up Challenge - AG 5E #2
Aug 31 Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE
Sep 02 Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Christmas 2E #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

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT


  1. Elegant and beautiful card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. WOW this is just beautiful! Love how you've used that corner die cut! I have so many of those and always forget to use them ... thanks for the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing at the Merry Christmas Challenge.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  4. Wonderful design. Thanks for joining us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    DRU DT

  5. Hello Susie, I love your vintage cards. The velvet paper looks beautiful, i will add to my shopping list! Have a lovely week, Heather #30


  6. 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.

    Stunning card! Love that design, and I agree, you can never have to much sparkle!

    Regards, Kimberly

    KPKre8tions {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our August challenge 13 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges. X

  8. So so beautiful with the holographic background. Love the way you used the die and this amazing stamp. Hugs, Autumn

  9. Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT


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