Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Poinsettia Wreath

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC218, Poinsettia Wreath, Poinsettia Wreath dies, Mini Tag Sentiments, Mini Tags dies, Fancy Foliage dies, Doily dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light Christmas with ODBD.

For this week's challenge, I chose the Poinsettia Wreath with matching Poinsettia Wreath dies. This is a lovely image to color, and then I gave it some dimension with my Empressor tool. I used a piece of stripped designer paper matted with red for my background and then added another embossed layer and popped my wreath on it. Of course, each layer was paper pierced! With my ribbon I added a "sprig" from Fancy Foliage dies and used the new Mini Tag Sentiments and the Mini Tags dies for my "Merry Christmas" sentiment. My final touch was to add the sweet little "buttons" from the Doily dies threaded with some DMC floss.

This past Sunday was the start of the Advent season. Traditionally, the Advent wreath is constructed of evergreens to represent everlasting life through Jesus, and the circulate shape represents God, Who has no beginning nor end. As we light the candles of Advent wreaths at our churches, we anticipate the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

The first candle is white and is the candle of hope, as we prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of God's Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness
 -- on them light has shined.
Isaiah 9:2

It's a beautiful time of year, but it's a time for us to stop and consider the real meaning and significance of Christmas. May the Lord draw you and your family closer to Himself during this Advent season.

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until December 14 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 (PTI), Riding Hood Red and Pear Pizzazz (SU), Jolly Holiday Designer Series paper (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Pear Pizzazz (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Poinsettia Wreath dies (ODBD), Mini Tags dies (ODBD), Fancy Foliage dies (ODBD), Doily dies (ODBD), DMC floss 470, Perfect Layers tool, Diamond Glaze adhesive, piercing tool, Empressor tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing
Card Size:  5 1/4"


TLady said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Cheryl! Your wreath just POPS off the page!!!!!!!! :)

Grace said...

Oooh Cheryl this is just beautiful!!! Love how you colored the wreath and the textured embossing on white for the bg! The paper is a perfect base and really captures the traditional colors of Christmas!!! Love the little doily die buttons and your beautiful bow and piercing!!! Just beautiful!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love reading your posts each week and yes the evergreens and wreath have so much meaning at Christmas. Many don't know the meanings.

Your card is absolutely gorgeous with your added embossing, the gorgeous coloring of the wreath and your simply elegant design or layout!! I so love the colors and that dp with the ribbon detail.

I have missed chatting with you and pray you are o.k. Hugs my sweet friend!!!


Diana Nguyen said...

Shhh... don't tell the other gals this but your coloring of this wreath is the most amazing I've seen. I love how you added dimension - it really does look as if it has a round surface to the touch. And thank you for your thoughts - I had learned of Advent candles but not the meaning of the wreath. I love wreaths. I do pray that the kids learn each year and feel in their hearts the true meaning and reason of Christmas and not just love the presents!

Donna Whitten said...

Love your card with it's beautiful wreath! Thanks for sharing.

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh wow Cheryl! Your wreath looks sooo 3-D I love it!! What a beautiful card for Christmas sweet friend!! Love your paper and embossing too!

DJ Rants said...

oh this is so lovely, Cheryl!! you couldn't have made a prettier wreath and the wonderful paper piercing adds such great detail, love this one!! Hugs! !

Nancy said...

Your card is so beautiful, Cheryl! I always enjoy your posts very much! Thank you! :o)

Angelica Schmidt said...

Such a beautiful card Cheryl! I also enjoy reading your blog they are the best! Also thank you for telling us about Advent ! I go to church with my husband he is Lutheran and of course they celebrate Advent too. I was born and raised Baptist and I really don't know what Advent was, since they do things differently! But we all have one father God! Have a Blessed day! Hugs

Alshandra said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. Your poinsettia wreath is beautiful and I love the added dimension. Your DP with paper piercing, bows and buttons are all beautiful too! Gorgeous card!

Diane Noble said...

Thank you so much for joining us this week for our Word Art Wednesday challenge. We are delighted you decided to play along and share this fantastic creation.
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

Leslie Miller said...

My, oh, my, Cheryl! I swoon whenever I see you've colored up this wreath! Beautiful! The shaping you gave it is evident at a glance. I love that! The stripes and the "buttons" give it a real homey feel, too. It really is my favorite kind of Christmas card.

JD/ Jill said...

What a Lovely Christmas card. Your wreath is colored so beautifully, and the background paper is just a perfect base for your wreath, the ribbon and threaded buttons add such a special touch.

Linda Carson said...

Wow Cheryl! Your wreath looks so luscious!!! Love how you continued the coloring after cutting not showing the white spaces. I'll have to remember that one! The details just add to the perfection of the coloring! Love it!!

Greta said...

Hi Cheryl--I really love this beautiful card! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Karen Dunbrook said...

Such a beautiful card for such a special time of the year. Hard to believe it is getting so close. I love the the look of your the eb behind the image.
Keep up the super special work you are doing....great art and great scripture readings.
hugs my special friend,

Jerri Jimenez said...

Cheryl, this is just gorgeous! You've painted it to perfection, there is so much dimension in your wreath, I feel as if I could reach out and touch it, I smell the scent of pine . . . hmmmmm!! And your explanation of the Advent is wonderfully informative. Your layers are perfection, I've got to start using my perfect layers tool instead of my paper cutter. No matter how hard I try, my layers are always off by a smidgeon. What is your Embosser Tool? It surely was an asset with embossing the wreath, as well as your use of light and shadow to create a spectacularly realistic wreath. Hugs sweet friend!!!

Stephanie said...

You card is so beautiful and cheerful for the Christmas season, Cheryl. Every card you make is stunning and worthy to be framed, my friend :)

Thank you for the precious message today. I love Christmas and the joy this time brings and I am ever grateful for the birth of our loving Savior. Because of His grace and willingness we are made free - oh, what a gift!

Have a joyous week. Much love!

Becky said...

Stunning card Cheryl! Gorgeous wreath and the design paper is just perfect.

Tracy said...

Oh Cheryl I feel like I could reach out and fluff the fronds of that wreath. The dimension you added looks spectacular! The little details you added with the buttons, sprig, and tiny tag just pull it all together for a wonderful festive card. Hope all is well with you my friend. You're in my prayers daily. Hugs!

Debbie Harris said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous card!!
You certainly have a gift and talent, Cheryl.
Your message to us was well said, thank you.
This time of year is beautiful as we focus on the birth of our Savior, and the love God has for us. People seem softer during the Christmas holiday, therefor allowing the Spirit to touch and reach lost souls.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the focus on Crust was strong every day and not just during Christmas?
Praising my Jesus!
Love to you, Debbie

Ellibelle said...

So beautiful!