Tuesday, October 28, 2014

'Tis the Season

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC216, Holly Wreath, Holly Wreath die, Noel Ornament, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light Scripture Inspiration - Ecclesiates 3:1.

'Tis the season to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. So in keeping with working on my Christmas card supply, I used the beautiful Holly Wreath and so enjoyed coloring it. But this year, there is a new Holly Wreath die for it (last year I fussy cut it...which I actually like to do...but this is easier!). And for my sentiment, I used a marker to ink up just the pretty "joy" in the Noel Ornament and punched it, fussy cut a red border, and added some pearls. I used an embossed layer with a fussy-cut red border, added the wreath, and popped it over the designer paper with a strip of red for interest. Of course, I paper-pierced and then added pearls in the corners...and it's done and quite mailable.

As I make a card, I love to think about either the meaning of the card or the recipient of the card. And I'm getting excited about making more Christmas cards. It's such a wonderful time to remember Jesus -- the Son of God -- Who came down from heaven to earth in the form of a man to be born, to live a perfect life, and then to die and pay for our sins, rising from the dead. So Christmas is just the beginning!

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel
(which means, God with us).
Matthew 1:23

I hope you enjoy making cards for Christmas and preparing for the celebration, and may we all remember the most important thing of all -- God has made a way for us to be with Him forever through Jesus! That should give us true joy!

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until November 2 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:
Stamps:  Holly Wreath, Noel Ornament (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI), Cherry Cobbler (SU), Jolly Holiday Designer Series paper (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Holly Wreath die (ODBD), Labels One dies (Spellbinders), Scalloped Borderabilities die (Spellbinder), Dainty Dots M-Bossabilities embossing folder (Spellbinders), oval punch (SU), black marker (for sentiment), white Gelly Roll pen (Sakura), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, pearls (Recollections), 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Fussy cutting, paper-piercing
Card Size:  5¼”


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer, Cheryl! Your card is stunning!! I so love the classic elegance and of course your coloring of the wreath is over the top gorgeous!! It looks so real and just beautiful beyond words my friend!! Thanks for sharing the verse...what joy Christmas brings because of the true meaning of Christmas!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Wow Cheryl, Your wreath is so awesome!! Your coloring is perfect!! It makes it look so dimensional!!! Love the papers and the way you did the sentiment too!!! Your card is marvelous and delightful!!

Vicki Burdick said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl!!! Your coloring is perfection!!

Leslie Miller said...

Cheryl, this is such a classic beauty! My, oh, my how I love all the green! I enjoy cutting, also, but how perfect this is with the matching die, and so quick and easy as far as the cutting goes. Your fantastic coloring makes this look so dimensional. I could pluck those berries right off the card, I think!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful, beautiful! The wreath is colored to perfection and I love the texture from the embossing folder! Happy to see the piercing is back!! Hugs to you from me!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Cheryl this is so sweet and so traditional, I just love this design. Your wreath is so beautiful, it would be fabulous on a front door.

DJ Rants said...

I love this Christmas card, Cheryl!! your coloring is always so beautiful, and I love that little bit of texture!! Blessings!!

wendy2512 said...

What a wonderful wreath for a "door "/...card...;0). Very pretty and as your style...super coloring. The cute little "berry " dotted EF is a great idea for the bg over the green to bring it all together....Love too what you wrote under your card...TFS....HUGS

Angelica Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card and coloring! I love that wreath and the dp ! Thanks for the bible verse about the true meaning of Christmas! Have a Blessed day!

Tracy said...

sigh...just lovely. You got such a great color gradient on your holly leaves and some wonderful touches of texture too. This Christmas card will be received with joy for sure Cheryl. Beautiful! Hugs!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful card Cheryl thanks so much for sharing, how precious our Godand Saviour is!!
.. have not been over but get your emails so been enjoying your posts despite my absence! every blessing of the dearLORD, Shaz in oz.x

Stephanie said...

Oh, how thankful I am for the birth of our precious Savior! Christmas is such a lovely time :)

My dear Cheryl, your card is beautiful! The first thing I noticed was the edge of the card with the tiny holes - I love it and have never seen that done before. You always make delightful cards, my friend! Hugs to you

stampingbowd said...

Cheryl, this is gorgeous! Beautiful embossed layer and your wreath is stunningly colored. Such an elegant Christmas card.

Becky said...

This is just stunning Cheryl! Beautiful design and beautiful design paper.
Blessing & Hugs. :)

Greta said...

Your coloring is fabulous, Cheryl & you've made an incredibly beautiful card!

Dorothy S said...

Fantastic - what a great tailored, elegant look! Thank you for sharing the old but new message of Christmas.

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl. Love the colours and layout. Beautiful colouring and I love the added pearls. Paper piercing is awesome as always!

Diana Nguyen said...

Love your coloring and your choice in embossing folder is so cute! Send some of your coloring abilities this way! :)