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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

A Savior has been born...


Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC217, Luke 2:11, Peaceful Poinsettia dies, Circle Ornament dies, Matting Circles dies, Fancy Foliage dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light Holiday Challenge (Christmas/Thanksgiving).

Well, it's November, and Christmas is fast approaching. I can hardly believe it, except even here in South Florida we had our first "cool snap" and woke on Sunday morning to 50 degrees! That's chilly for us! But today it has warmed up again.

I chose to make another Christmas card for this week's card. I used the beautiful Peaceful Poinsettia dies and used three layers, sponged and shaped them a bit, and then added a rhinestone center and some extra "greens" from Fancy Foliage dies. I used a pretty background paper, sponged, matted, and paper-pierced it, and then I arranged the poinsettias around the beautiful Scripture from Luke 2:11. I used both Circle Ornament dies and Matting Circles dies for just the right matting for my Scripture verse.

For unto you in born this day
in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11 (ESV)

This Scripture verse reminds me of one of the most beautiful musical masterpieces ever written, Messiah, by George Frideric Handel in 1741. It is believed that in 1743, King George II (British monarch) was so moved by Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" that he stood out of respect for the "Lord of Lords," the only authority above his own. Since then, it has been a tradition to stand when this is sung at the end of the Messiah. Having sung in choirs over the years, it continues to be a moving experience for me each time I hear it! 

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until November 16 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:  Luke 2:11 (ODBD)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Riding Hood Red, Old Olive (SU), Noel Holly (Bo Bunny/A Gift of Love)
Ink: Black (Versafine), Ruby Red, Old Olive (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Peaceful Poinsettia dies (ODBD), Fancy Foliage dies (ODBD), Circle Ornament dies (ODBD), Matting Circles dies (ODBD), rhinestones (Hero Arts), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, Best Glue Ever (ScraPerfect), 3M dimensional tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, sponging
Card Size:  5 3/4"


18 comments:

DJ Rants said...

Wow, this is stunning!! your DP goes so perfectly with these poinsettias, love it!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow, Cheryl!! This is just gorgeous!! I so love the stunning vibrant red poinsettias on that beautiful dp framing that gorgeous verse. What promise and hope that verse gives us!! I love the Messiah too!! Our church sings it every Now I will be humming it for the rest of the day. LOL! Beautiful post and card my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Robin Clendenning said...

Hello sweet friend, thank you first of all for your comment! I had to add a bit to my blog after you were there...I have been a scatter-brain lately!!
I just love your beautiful card!! Love the red poinsettias and what a beautiful sentiment/verse! I don't think I have that one! Love your colors and your beautiful layout as well!! I love the Messiah by Handel...so beautiful!!! Can't wait to start listening!

Stephanie said...

Oh wow Cheryl, this card is so gorgeous! Your card creations leave my in awe, sweet friend!

My husband and I love Handel's 'Hallelujah Chorus.' It's such a powerful song. Hugs to you, sweet lady!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Wow! Cheryl, this card is so beautiful and the scripture is even more beautiful. A very touching card. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. :-)

Angelica Schmidt said...

Cheryl you make the most gorgeous cards! Love the red poinsettias with the rhinestone in the center so beautiful! Also love the sentiment and the beautiful dp ! Have a Blessed day!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is GORGEOUS. The vibrant red of the poinsettia, the beautiful pine in the corner are all a wonderful support for the scripture. Thank you for posting this wonderful art with us this week during our 156th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson

Leslie Miller said...

Cheryl, this is so beautiful and warm, perfectly balanced and thoughtfully put together. The die cut poinsettias, the paper, the scripture -- all just lovely!

Alshandra said...

Cheryl your card is so beautiful. Your poinsettias are gorgeous and I love how you placed them around your sentiment. And the background DP matches so beautifully.

Diana Nguyen said...

This is drop dead GORGEOUS! The flowers - the background paper - the Bible verse! Wow! I will have to case this soon!

wendy2512 said...

Absolutely wonderful. So pretty. I LOVE the red poinsettias at Christmas time, then again the other day I saw on google blue ones...hmmm...bizzare, blue is my fav. color..but...gotta stick with red like your beautiful ones...:0) Lovely idea with the rhinestones in the centers, works so well. I too agree with the Handels Messiah...just an amazing song when sung. Thanks for sharing..:0)

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl! Such beautiful design paper and the poinsettias are stunning, they seem to be embracing this beautiful verse.

Tracy said...

Could that background paper match any more perfectly. Gorgeous! You just can't have Christmas without poinsettias can you, and that beautiful sentiment just sums it all up. Hugs!

Linda Carson said...

I'd call this the perfect Christmas card!! It celebrates the true meaning of Christmas w/the perfect rich embellishment of poinsettias! Love it, love it!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful wonderful card Cheryl I just pinned it .. as love the simplicity of the design but the way the great verse one of my fav for Christmas is emphasised. Shaz in Oz.x thanks for popping over.

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love the pretty poinsettias and the scripture.

Greta said...

One of my all-time favorites, Cheryl! LOVE this card, my friend!

Vicki B. said...

Love the poinsettias!!!