Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Rose

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC217, Christmas Rose, Gift of God, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light "Blessings" Word Challenge. For your recipe, use four letters of the word "blessings."

I actually managed to use all the letters in "blessings," probably pushing it a bit (smile)! But it was fun. I colored my Christmas Rose a deep red (even though they really aren't that red and often white or pale rose), and I added the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from Gift of God. I used a shaped die and matching decorative die and paper pieced. Then I added some "sparkle" to my blooms and added gold cord. Once again, this is a very mailable card!

Here is a list of what I used for "blessings." 

B - Blossoms, L - Layered, E - Embossing, S - Sentiment, 
S - Sparkle/Shimmer, I - Ink, N - Nestabilities, 
G - Gold Cord, S - Shaped Card

Interestingly, the Christmas Rose is a well-known European perennial evergreen plant that blooms during the depth of winter and is known for its ability to bloom during the darkest months of the year when everything else is frozen solid. 

Red is a favorite color for me at Christmas, probably because my mom loved it. The day after Thanksgiving she would start to decorate by putting out the first piece, and it was always red. Each day thereafter, she added decorations until the culmination of Christmas Eve, when they had an open house for family and friends. The house was beautiful, warm, and welcoming, and she always had all kinds of delicious cookies that she had baked. Such wonderful memories!

I'm not sure what your favorite tradition is for Christmas, but I hope that will include enjoying time with family and or friends. But the most important thing to remember is the real meaning of Christmas, when Jesus came to live among us.

She will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, 
for He will save His people from their sins.
Matthew 1:21

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until November 30 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:  Christmas Rose, Gift of God (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Labels 8 dies and Decorative Labels 8 dies (Spellbinders), gold cord (May Arts), glitter pens (Spica), white Gelly Roll 08 (Sakura), Diamond Glaze adhesive, piercing tool, Glue n' Seal adhesive (Inkssentials/Ranger), red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing
Card Size:  4 x 5 1/2"


Becky said...

Good morning Cheryl.. Beautiful post and beautiful card. The red just pops and your coloring is fabulous :)..

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Cheryl!! This is gorgeous and stunning!! I so love your simply elegant design which makes your exquisite coloring pop!! It is one of my fave images and your colors and design are perfect!! I also enjoyed reading your post. I too have so many wonderful memories of Christmas with family and friends. I know I am blessed and not everyone does. It is especially joyful to know that God sent His only Son in the flesh on Christmas. Thanks for sharing scripture and your thoughts each week!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Ooh, I love that Christmas rose Cheryl! I don't have that beautiful stamp!! You did a marvelous job coloring your rose and the framing is delightful! Love the cord you used too and the simple Merry Christmas is the best! Beautiful card my dear friend!

Diana Nguyen said...

I think you did a great job with the challenge. You know I'm always a huge fan of your coloring - this is no exception. Love how clean and gorgeous this is.

DJ Rants said...

Oh Cheryl, this is so lovely!! Such a beautiful flower and your coloring is outstanding, another beautiful creation!!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, Cheryl! That die is the perfect frame for your beautifully colored image! :o)

Sabrina Jackson said...

G A S P...Cheryl, my sweet friend, you have outdone yourself with this beauty! Oh, I sure would frame this masterpiece! Such amazing coloring....just breathtaking! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Jerri Jimenez said...

A very beautiful card Cheryl! I love the die you chose for the background, it looks like an ornate picture frame . . . a perfect choice for this beautiful painting! The gold cording is elegant, another perfect choice for the design, it's simple yet elegant. Hugs!!!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cheryl! Love the red flower, the sparkle and of course that gorgeous die! Have a Blessed day!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous Cheryl! Love the depth of rich red on the rose and framed in deep red too! Beautiful shading!! Luscious!

Leslie Miller said...

Don't tell me you've outdone yourself again! Stunning, Cheryl! Your coloring is masterful, and I do so love the red, including the pretty red card base. But, oh, the flower! Your Christmas memories are wonderful to read. These are the things that stay with you forever and ever. It seems we do all have those very particular and special memories associated with Christmas.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is GORGEOUS, Cheryl. Your cards are always amazing, and such a blessing to me to have you share them with us. Have a wonderful week, and may God bless you as you create and share the art He inspires you to create! I am grateful for you.
Word Art Wednesday

Jo Ann said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous...The coloring is perfect and the shape is great. Wonderful design, indeed! So delighted you joined us at our last week's Challenge and hope you join us again for the start of another Challenge today. Leaving you with some encouragement from Psalm 62:5-6 which says, "Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken." Hugs and blessing always!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah "Emmanuel"~ "God with us" .. what precious Gift is given us in our Saviour and LORD, great card Cheryl, I love the paper piercing clever work,
love Shaz in Oz.x

Stephanie said...

Hi Chery! Once again, you have created a masterpiece :)

I really enjoyed reading about your mom and how she would slowy add Christmas decorations to her home. This year I have been drawn to red and just yesterday I bought several red Christmas items from Hobby Lobby :)

Enjoy the remainder of your week, dear friend. Love to you!

Vicki Burdick said...

Just stunning Cheryl!! Love your coloring on this beauty! Red was a favorite of my Mother's as well. Poinsettias in particular remind me of her.

Tracy said...

A delight in red Cheryl. :-) I'm always envious of you ladies who know how to put these SB dies to such amazing use. Your coloring is spectacular and that pretty gold twine is icing on the cake. Hugs!
P.S. Thank you so much for the wonderful article you sent.

Tricia Coffin said...

I linked this site from your card posted on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for Thanksgiving. I wanted to say your card is beautiful but couldn't find a place to comment on the page your picture took me to. Running through your blog that I am now on, I am very impressed with the gorgeous cards you have made. I am saving your blog site to look at your lovely creations again. I haven't heard of Our Daily Bread Designs Blog, so I am happy to know about this website too. I love all things about Jesus. The cards on the Daily Bread website are stunning as well. I'm ready for some spiritual inspiration in cardmaking! Thank you. :-)

Tricia Coffin said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

ChristineCreations said...

The rich red is so lovely Cheryl. I also love red at Christmas. Elegant and classic.

Alshandra said...

I love the colours you've used on this one Cheryl and love the shaped card. Gorgeous colouring on the Christmas Rose!

Greta said...

You've perfectly framed this gorgeous rose--love this card, Cheryl!