Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Star!

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC217, Come Let Us Adore Him, Splendorous Stars dies, Elegant Oval dies, Christmas Paper Collection 2014, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

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

Once again, I chose to make a Christmas card and used a beautiful sheet from the new Christmas Paper Collection 2014 for my background. I used the sentiment from Come Let Us Adore Him and fussy cut the sentiment using the Elegant Oval dies and also matted it and used the star and added a sequin and a rhinestone. Not having the right paper for matting, I used Copic markers BG72 and BG57 to match the background paper. And I also used these Copic markers to dye my organza ribbon too (what would we do without our Copic markers?). I paper-pierced the background, added a few more sequins to the focal sentiment, and then added my ribbon and popped my sentiment and star, keeping it a fairly simple card.

The wise men (often referred to as magi) were scholarly men who were aware that God would use a special star to announce the Savior's birth to the world. I can only imagine their joy in seeing Jesus as they fell down before Him and worshiped him.

And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose
went before them until it came to rest
over the place where the child [Jesus] was.
When they saw the star, 
they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
And going into the house they saw the child
with Mary his mother,
and they fell down and worshiped Him.
Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts,
gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
Matthew 2:9-11

While the wise men presented gifts to the infant Jesus, the real gift that Christmas was God's gift of a Savior to us. Their gifts signified that Jesus was to be worshipped, acknowledged that He was King of Kings, and foretold His suffering and death for our sins.

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:  Come Let Us Adore Him (ODBD)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Christmas Paper Collection 2014 (ODBD)
Ink: Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers (BG72 and BG57 for matting), Splendorous Stars dies (ODBD), Elegant Oval dies (ODBD), sequins, rhinestone, white organdy ribbon (dyed with BG72 and BG57), Perfect Layers tool, Diamond Glaze adhesive, piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, fussy cutting
Card Size:  5 1/4"


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Such simple elegance my friend!! I so love it!! This is one of my fave papers from this pack and the way you placed the sentiment and the amazing sentiment really showcases it to a T. Stunning colors too I must say...LOL! I just love the added piercing and your elegant design. Gorgeous holiday card my friend!!

I just love Christmas and the Christmas story. Thanks so much for sharing it again in your post. There is no greater gift!!


Lisa Lara said...

This is pure magic Cheryl.

DJ Rants said...

Such an elegant card, Cheryl!! I agree that this is my favorite paper also and you've added so many wonderful accents to it, beautiful!!

Diana Nguyen said...

This is wonderful, Cheryl! I love the way you used the background paper. Thanks for saving me some time figuring out what color markers to use to match the paper! :) Slowly but surely adding to my Copic collection. The sequins and star is perfect.

Robin Clendenning said...

So beautiful Cheryl!! I love the way you used the star with that Bethlehem paper!!! So perfect my friend and I love the sentiment and die that you used for it too...So elegant, so festive and so true meaning of Christmas! Delightful card!

Becky said...

This is beautiful Cheryl! Gorgeous colors, and love the star.

Nancy said...

I was so happy to receive your newsletter today! For some reason they haven't been coming.
Your card...and your post...are beautiful! Thank you very much! :o)

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh my heart. Cheryl! This is stunning, and I am so delighted to have you share your God-given talents with us. What a blessing!
Have a blessed week!
Word Art Wednesday

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah, a wonderful verse and a great, nay, very beautiful card Cheryl, Shaz in oz.x.

Grace said...

Oh this is sooo pretty Cheryl! I love this paper... it's my fave in the new pack! Love the layout and beautiful bow, and of course I always love reading your thoughts on God's Word! What a indescribable gift was given!!!

Hope all is well with you dear friend! I

Jerri Jimenez said...

Cheryl, this card is so beautiful! You matched the colors perfectly with the Copics, the bow is so pretty and I can't believe you fussy cut around the sentiment . . . If you hadn't said you did, I would have thought it was die cut . . . your cutting is amazing!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, the paper is beautiful and it couldn't be more perfect with the star and the story of the birth of Christ. You achieved an amazing match with with your Copics on the mat and the ribbon. I colored taffeta ribbon with a Copic marker once and it made it stiff, but I haven't tried it with organdy. Yes, what would we do without our Copics? Flowers, brads, buttons, rhinestones -- you can color everything with them! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card today, Cheryl!

Linda Carson said...

Such a stunning way to use this beautiful paper! It's simple yet elegant with the bow, sequins and star! I love it!

Stephanie said...

The card is enchanting, my friend :) The soft colors are lovely and the words never grow old.

Love and hugs to you!

Tracy said...

Oh wow! That paper is so beautiful. What a perfect scene to back that precious sentiment. You've used my most favorite teal color. The star die cut is so crisp in the white with the detailing. You can just feel the peace radiating from this card. So lovely Cheryl. Hugs!

Dorothy S said...

This is just gorgeous - the teal and white are so elegant, and a lovely setting for the verse you selected. I appreciate seeing cards that are reminders of the meaning of Christmas.

Greta said...

My sister & I were admiring this card, but didn't get a chance then to leave you a comment. I'm back to say how much I love this card, Cheryl--gorgeous paper (onto my wishlist!) & beautifully constructed!

Vicki B. said...

Love the colors on this! another beauty my friend!!

Karen D. said...

love this amazing well done!

Alshandra said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. I love how you've used the DP!

Graciellie Ch said...

This is so pretty friend. SO elegant too!