Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Christmas Ornament


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC215, Poinsettia Ornament, Poinsettia Wreath, Beautiful Borders Dies, Circle Ornaments Dies, Matting Circles Dies, Elegant Oval Dies, Christmas Paper Collection 2013, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light Anything Goes with ODBD Challenge.

I made my very first Christmas card this year! Since I just love poinsettias (which grow naturally here), I decided to make a "Christmas tree ornament" using the new Poinsettia Ornament and colored it with Copic markers. I used both the Circle Ornaments and Matting Circles dies to make my ornament and used a gold Krylon pen to edge the circle and to make my ornament top gold. The background paper is from Christmas Paper Collection 2013 matted with red and pierced. I added one of the Beautiful Borders dies threaded with DMC floss and then used an Elegant Oval die for my popped Christmas greeting from Poinsettia Wreath. I did add just a touch of yellow Stickles for some sparkle in the center of the poinsettia, and a bit of red grosgrain ribbon hangs my ornament on the card. And I like that it is very mailable.

It's hard to believe here in South Florida that Christmas will be here in a few months...because it's still very warm! But Christmas is always a very special day to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus. At times, I can hardly fathom that God the Son came down to earth to live among us and to die for us, making the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
and we have seen His glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

So while Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate and give each other gifts, I am reminded that we celebrate God's greatest gift to us, eternal life to all who believe in Jesus as Savior.

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until October 19 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your designs!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:


Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Vintage Cream and Poppy Red (PTI), Christmas Collection 2013 (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Circle Ornaments dies (ODBD), Matting Circles dies (ODBD), Beautiful Borders dies (ODBD), Elevant Oval dies (ODBD), gold leafing pen (Krylon), yellow Stickles (Ranger), red grosgrain ribbon (Offray), DMS floss 817, Perfect Layers tool, Diamond Glaze adhesive, piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing
Card Size:  4 3/4"


21 comments:

Linda Carson said...

So lovely Cheryl! Love the gold accents and your coloring/shading looks awesome! I need to get this poinsettia! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alshandra said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. Your poinsettia is coloured beautifully and I love the little ribbon you threaded through the beautiful border!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Cheryl!! This Christmas card is exquisite. Your coloring of the poinsettia with the soft saffron makes it come alive. It is stunning!! Your added ribbon on the banner and rich colors just enhance the gorgeous design!!
hugs,
Chris

Karen D. said...

You make the most gorgeous cards mf...love how you added the centerpiece to that wonderful bkg.....
hugs,
K

Robin Clendenning said...

Gorgeousness Cheryl!! It is so funny, I actually stamped this ornament and made a card too but ended up not liking it...Good thing. I love YOURS!! Beautiful colors and love your poinsettia!! Beautiful !!! This makes such a wonderful Christmas card!!

DJ Rants said...

Love this rich red poinsettia, your coloring is amazing!! great use of the gold pen, love that idea! Thanks for your awesome inspiration!

Miranda said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Stephanie said...

Good afternoon, Chery! Your Christmas card is pure beauty! I love the way you threaded embroidery floss into your border.

Lovely card, my friend, and precious words. Have a wonderful week! Love and hugs!

Becky said...

Cheryl, this is fabulous....I love it so much I just ordered the stamp, dies, and paper pack. Beautiful!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Another beauty Cheryl, I love the traditional Christmas colors you've used in this design. The gold surrounding the ornament is so elegant, a wonderful Christmas card!

Grace said...

Absolutely beautiful my friend!!! Love the dp you used for your bg and it really makes the traditional red poinsettia and your beautiful coloring pop! Loved reading your words as well... amen!!!

Leslie Miller said...

It must be amazing to have these beautiful flowers growing where you live! I can enjoy them at Christmas time in my home and on cards. You have used this one so beautifully. I confess I love traditional colors best for Christmas cards. This is so gorgeous, Cheryl!

Angie said...

Cheryl, this is stunning! Such rich color! I love the border with the ribbon trim. Stunning!

Becky said...

Good Morning my sister in Christ! :).. I see you have created another fabulous card! Gorgeous colors.

JD/ Jill said...

Cheryl, this is so beautiful, and nicely colored! I really like your design!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Cheryl, your poinsettia is absolutely stunning and seems to just glow! What a gorgeous ornament you've created! Love how you threaded the border treatment too! What a beauty!

Greta said...

What a gorgeous creation, Cheryl! Love all your elements!

Tracy said...

The first word that comes to mind is stylish Cheryl. The gold accents and that lovely threaded border die cut...it's just wonderful! It's such a shame that so many people have forgotten or just don't know what Christmas is truly about. Praise God for a risen and living Savior! Hugs!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation! Love that poinsettia and the border so gorgeous! Need to start joining you lovely ladies at ODBD challenge's since I own some of there stamps. Love your blog! Thank you so much for the message about Jesus so inspiring! Have a Blessed day! Angie

Diana Nguyen said...

Wonderfully clean layout to show your gorgeous coloring! Love just how the whole card comes together so beautifully!

Francine said...

Just want to say it here again: this is SO CLEVER! Love how you turned the poinsettia to an ornament! Fantastic colors!