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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ODBDSLC264-Religious Inspiration

Good morning everyone!

Today's challenge for Our Daily Bread Designs is Religious Christmas!
I'm using some of ODBD new dies with this traditional and older ornament stamp.  It may not be brand new but I still love it!

This photo shows the pretty gold a little better!
I gold embossed the Mother and Child image as well as the sentiment. I went ahead and colored the image in pastel colors. I used the Leafy Edged Border to cut my embossed ivory layer and the burgundy snowflake layer.  I used some gold ruffly ribbon on the edge just for something different.  I cut out my sentiment and glued to the snowflake paper.  I used the new Merry Mosaic poinsettia and Pine cones to help decorate the top of my ornament along with the greenery from the Lovely Leaves die set.  I also tied some gold cord to the top of the ornament and fringed the ends.

Here is another one using the same basic stamps.
This one is all white and silver.
I used the Flourished Star Pattern die to emboss the silver back layer. I silver embossed the Little Town of Bethlehem as well as the Mother and Child ornament and the sentiment.  I cut extra stars with the Splendorous Star and the Shining Star then glued it to the top of the star on the music layer and added a pearl.  The bow and sentiment die cut has Silver Leaf pen around the edges.  The greenery is from the new Lovely Leaves die set.  I added some pearl flourishes.

To see more inspiration for this challenge please visit my design team sisters.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC264 or to join the challenge click here.  You have until Dec. 6,2015 at 8:00 pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance 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 on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Parts of Luke 1 and 2
The birth of Christ
26 ... God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph...
(The angel had told Mary she would have a child and name Him Jesus) 34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”
35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God... 37 For the word of God will never fail.[f]38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.
(Why they went to Bethlehem 2 ... All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancĂ©, who was now obviously pregnant.
And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.
(The shepherds in the field had been told by angels about the birth) 16 They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. 17 After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. 18 All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, 19 but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. 20 The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed reading about the birth of Christ. To read it in it's entirety Read Luke 1 and 2 and Matthew 1:18-2:12



Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I never tire of hearing or reading the Christmas story!! Thanks for sharing, Robin!! Both of your cards are so beautifully layered and detailed. So elegant!! I especially love your coloring and the lavender of the first. Gorgeous work my friend!!
Blessings and hugs,

Dottie said...

what a beautiful card to pass the message of Christmas,I love you're choice of stamps you chose for this wonderful challenge.
the colors are just perfect. God Bless
Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh my, Robin- I totally agree with Chris!! The Christmas story is one that I never tire of either and both of your cards are absolutely stunning!! Love the colors on the first card along with all of the gold and the beautiful die cut poinsettias and the second card is so elegant as well! It has truly been a joy to design along with you on the ODBD DT Team and I will be playing along in the challenges weekly for sure!! Hugs and have a very blessed Thanksgiving, dear friend!!

Cards By Jan said...

Beautiful card Robin...I love how you added the lace along the border...and gorgeous Poinsettia!!

CherylQuilts said...

Ah, yes, Robin, reading the Christmas story from the Scriptures is a wonderful time on Christmas day. And I too never tire of it. I love both cards and how you've used image of Mary and her precious baby boy, Who was to be her Savior! I love the design and your amazing artistry! Such beautiful colors and a wonderful floral spray! Stunning, sweet friend!

Pamela Haskin said...

Such pretty cards! I especially like the color scheme on the first card.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are so pretty. I love the design of the first one.

Diana Nguyen said...

I am really wishing I got those poinsettia dies! Love them on each and every one of your cards - and the purple is just gorgeous with it. Also love the classy silver card and that silver outline on the bow!