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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hello Friends!! I hope all is well!!  Now that Thanksgiving is over in the USA, it is time to prepare for Christmas!! I can't believe it is less than 4 weeks a way!!!  

Not only do I send cards of love to friends and family sharing the joy of the Christmas message, put up our nativity, decorate, and bake, I feel it is also a time of great Thanksgiving for the greatest gift ever given, God's son, who was born in a humble and lowly manger and raised like you and I so He could some day die for my sins.  What a sacrifice and gift!! I thank God for such a hope that when I die, I can spend my days with Him in eternity.  I also thank God for this hope when a loved one dies.  What a blessing to know that my sister in laws father who passed away a week ago today, suddenly is now in heaven and that one day we will all be reunited.

Today I am sharing a non-traditional Christmas card (at least that is my intention, it could be a birthday card as well)  I hope my card portrays the festive joyfulness of Christmas.

I created this card for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge which is to use Double embossing (wet and dry embossing or the double dry embossing technique)  I used both dry embossing and wet embossing on my card.  In fact, I embossed in three different colors: pearl, Holographic on night of navy ink, and gold.

This card uses the New Release ODBD Ornate Borders and Flowers with the custom matching dies Ornate Borders and Flowers die as well as the Ornate Border Sentiments.  The dry embossing on the background is Darice Damask.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until December 8th  to join us.   For this challenge you may use any stamps but it you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have a  chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired in some way by my creation.  Have a blessed day!!!



Stef H said...

gorgeous (as always). glad thanksgiving was good and wish you and yours a truly blessed holiday season.

i love, love, love that ribbon! everytime i look at 2" ribbon i talk myself out of it. i know, right!!!

hugs :)

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Chris, this is GORGEOUS! I can always recognize your beauties with your signature bows, and this one is outstanding! I just love this entire card and how you've used double embossing…so elegant and rich! And I so agree with your about our greatest gift that God has given us…His Son! Praise God for that and for the comfort we have when a loved one dies! You have created a beauty for this week's challenge, and this will be a joy for a special person to receive! Hugs, sweet friend!

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely stunning Chris!! Hope all is well with you! HUGS ;)

Donna Whitten said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Pamela Haskin said...

Your card is really beautiful!

Sandra H said...

Oh this is truly beautiful x

Robin Clendenning said...

so, so pretty!! It is absolutely perfect! I don't think you could possibly have done ANYTHING to make it prettier!!! WOW!! It just amazes me to see your wonderful creations!

Amy Johnson said...

So beautiful! Love the blue and white and all the sparkle!

DJ Rants said...

Oh, what gorgeous lacey layers!! Wonderful die layering, so elegant!!

Kimberly S said...

Wow, how beautiful and elegant this is! Love the embossed and stitched background, and the layers are fabulous Chris! :) hugs, Kimberly


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