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Tuesday, December 17, 2013


ODBD Dies- Circle Ornaments; Ornate Borders and Flowers
Hello all!
Our challenge at Shining the Light is a play on the word NOEL.
 N for notions, nesties, negative space; O for oval/circle shape, olive, old; E for embossing, embellishments, eggplant color, envelope; L for lace, layers, letterpress.  Think of something to put on your card that starts with these letters and you've got it!!
For more inspiration please visit my super talented dt sisters:
To see all the creations in one place or to join the challenge, click HERE.
You have until December 22 to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have a chance to win a $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations.
I used the Snowflake background with blue ink and clear powder on white for the base layer then used the snowflake ornament from the Christmas Patterns Ornament set with white ink and clear powder. I used the Circle Ornaments die set to cut it out, cutting out a white circle as well to mount the ornament on and I used the Ornate Borders and Flowers die set to cut out the words "Merry Christmas" (from the Poinsettia Wreath stamp set).  The lace is sewn on to the two blue strips (one vertical, one horizontal)  and then some braid is sewn on top of the lace. I also did some zigzag stitching around the base layer before gluing it to a blue folded card.  My bow is made from 1" white satin ribbon and 1" blue sheer ribbon tied together and stuck onto the card with a large glue dot.
Take time during this busy Christmas season to show love to those you are close to and kindness/compassion to those you don't even know.  None may know of your acts of kindness but God will see, and YOU will know! Forgive others and speak words of encouragement to those you come in contact with.  Remember why we even have is NOT to receive gifts or have a nice dinner with friends and family...those things are nice but the reason we have Christmas is because God sent His only Son to earth as a baby to dwell among us and even though He was perfect, He died in our place for our sin so that we might live forever with God in heaven.  Jesus was born, died and rose again! That is the entire reason that there is this holiday we call Christmas!! 


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Robin, your card is just so soft and beautiful!! I just love the soft blue, the added lace, your elegant ornament and your stunning design including all that beautiful stitching!!!!

Grace said...

Robin this is gorgeous!!! I so love the softness of the colors you used and the layout is beautiful!


DJ Rants said...

oh, I love this pastel beauty!! Gorgeous color and stitching, it all goes so beautifully with the ornament!! Have a wonderful Christmas!! Hugs!!

Linda Carson said...

Love the soft elegance w/beautiful details of stitching and gorgeous bow! Love the color!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow very elegant and gorgeous card Robin.

gr karin

Lagene said...

Such a Beautiful card!