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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Happy Tuesday all!! I hope you all are having a wonderful day and week!!

Today I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Since it is September and Christmas is around the corner, I thought I would make a Christmas card.  This week's challenge is to stamp your own background.  I had a blast embossing the Poinsettia background from ODBD in gold and coloring with copics.  Unfortunately, I had to be very careful when blending and coloring, however, that I did not remove the embossing.  The sentiment is from the ODBD Ornaments 2 stamp set.

One of my layers is embossed with the Poinsettia embossing folder from Sizzix.  The background I created is framed with the fun and beautiful Decorative Labels 1!!  I Love it!!  The card base itself is cut out with the Grand Labels 1

Which do you like better?

Card Recipe:
ODBD Stamps Used:  Ornaments 2Poinsettia Background
Dies: Grand Labels One, Decorative Labels 1, Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals
Accessories: gold embossing powder, versa mark, Sizzix Poinsettia folder, Bow Easy, pearl

Here are the sets used for my card:

Here are the dies used from Spellbinders:
Decorative Labels One
Grand Labels One
Floral Ovals
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To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.  You have until September 23rd to join us.  You do not have to use an ODBD stamp to join in, but we would love to see them if you have them.  Plus....your card will only be featured in the top 3 if you use ODBD stamps.  Anyone, however, has a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps.
We would love to see your creations.

I hope this creation, has somehow inspired you.

Thanks for stopping by!!
 I treasure all my viewers/blogging friends and their comments.

Have a blessed Day!!!

hugs and blessings,

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Saints Rule! said...

This is so yummy Chris! I love, love, love this background stamp... How did I ever miss this beauty? **sigh** I see me placing an order today! ;-) the beautiful ribbon, scrollwork edges and sentiment panel nestled so daintily... a Christmas dream! Hugs and blessings...


kathi17 said...

Chris, this is gorgeous! I love the colors and dies, not to mention that beautiful bow.

I also love what you did with that background stamp. It's really lovely!

Sandra H said...

This is a beautiful card Chris and all the elements used are gorgeous x

Tracey said...

This is just beautiful Chris!!

Donna said...

Wow, stunning card Chris, your background is absolutely beautiful! hugs Donna x

Stef H said...

i am speechless! this is gorgeous! i love that grand labels die - wow!

hugs :)

Hels Sheridan said...

Love them both - the one with the flowers is my fave I think = am a sucker for flowers :O)) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Nicki Olsen said...

Wow Mom!!This is stunning!! I Love the colors and the gold embossing is beautiful with those elegant dies!!Love the added berries in the picture as well!!
Love you!

Dawnll said...

This is so beautiful Chris, always love how you layer and make it look perfect.
Hope you enjoyed your summer sweetie.
Thanks for sharing with us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Karen Letchworth said...

Absolutely stunning (as always). The Lord laid your name on my heart today, and I just wanted to let you know that I prayed for you and your family this morning. Hope that all is well, and that you will be able to join us again soon at Word Art Wednesday. I miss you!!

Thanks for sharing this elegant and beautiful creation. It's SO inspiring!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

~ginny said...

An absolutely gorgeous Christmas / Holiday card! I especially like the layers of embossed and die cut papers.
Nice to see you at Craft Your Passion and I hope to see you again next week!
CYP Design Team
RubberMAD (my blog)

Deb said...

wow, this is amazing, beautifully framed work of art!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Chris...This is GORGEOUS!! love the new dies, and what you did with them, so pretty, I love the way you made the verse stand out, Gorgeous bow too, adds the perfect touch!!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Chris, I cannot choose whether I like it with or without the leaves, both are so stunning.I love the spellbinders Decorative label 1, never seen it before.


Redanne said...

Well I loved the first one and then I saw the second one and thought wow - so I guess if I had to choose it would be the second one. Both ways are stunning! A truly beautiful card either way. Anne x

Anonymous said...

Chris, this is stunning my friend!! LOVE your gorgeous layout design and the elegant dies, papers and ribbon!! :)

Julie said...

Fabulous card, Chris - love the layers and your beautiful stamped papers! Hugs, Juliexx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, another beautiful card, Chris! Your poinsettia background is gorgeous, as well as your combination of dies.

Karen W said...

Gorgeous card Chris!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous background, lovely layering of the dies, I do like the added flourish in the second card!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a pretty Christmas card. Love the gold embossing.

Grace said...

Oh goodness Chris this is breathtaking! These are some of my favorite Christmas images and this bg is so pretty, especially colored so beautifully! Love all the layers and details!!! Yummaliscious!!!

Rosemary said...

wow... what a stunning Christmas card, chris!! every single detail is so absolutely perfect!

Rita said...

Chris, your card is so stunning. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Gorgeous card Chris! and thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl pink and green challenge. Mary G x

Starr said...

Oh Chris, how pretty. The colors are perfection, what a beautiful Christmas card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh man oh man Chris!!! This is gorgeous!!!

Greta said...

LOVE your Christmas card-pink & white is a fav of mine, as is gold embossing which was perfect for that bg stamp. Another one to put on the wishlist! Both are beautiful, but I prefer the first one.

Betty Wright said...

GORGEOUS, Chris! Love the colors,coloring, details, and beautifully layered design. Stunning card!

shulsart said...

Of course, I like the one you used the Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish on, Chris. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

brilliant thanks for joining us at C4E and good luck emma xx

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

brilliant thanks for joining us at C4E and good luck emma xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Chris! Those labels are so beautiful and ornate! Love the sweet sentiment!

Kathy said...

Wow, Chris, this is gorgeous! Love your background and all the beautiful layers! I "need" to get that Decorative Labels 1, it's so beautiful with the Labels 1 dies! Blessings! Kathy

Unknown said...

Very pretty and I do like the 2nd one better! Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

Jan Marie said...

Aack, I'm so indecisive to begin with and then you give us a choice like this!! Both designs are exquisite. The first seems a bit more elegant, but the second more alive. I think I'll go with the second, only because I LOVE little pink roses and that one is wonderful (just like your background!) Hugs and prayers, sweet sister!

cebelica said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Hugs! xx

Traci S. said...

Oh Chris, these are both stunning cards. I don't know why, but I like the more simple one this time...and I love flowers...go figure! Mostly, I love your heart, and how you love to share about the Lord, and give us great challenges!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

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Unknown said...

Hi Chris, a beautiful card. Wonderful layering and the colours are just gorgeous.

Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.



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