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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ODBDSLC263-Christmas Inspiration

Good morning!
Welcome to my blog!  Today we start a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  It is always fun to look at a picture a find inspiration for a card creation and that is what this week's challenge is all about (Scroll down for the Inspiration Photo).  There are so many elements in the photo to make it possible for a wide variety of cards to come from it.  I can't wait to see what you create.
I white embossed the snowflake border and then masked the bottom sides and stamped the Christmas tree and embossed in white.  I then sponged dye inks on the entire panel and wiped away the excess.  I colored in the ornaments with purple ink.  I then made a white frame with Spellbinders A2 Rectangles and popped it up.  I die cut the tiny star and placed it over the stamped star just for added interest.  The little spray at the bottom is done with the new Lovely Leaves and the Peaceful Poinsettia dies.  I inked the edges slightly with purple and formed the flowers with my large stylist and a foam pad.  I added white sheer ribbon underneath and red violet Prills to the center of my poinsettia.
My second card is in more traditional colors for Christmas.
I decided to do this card in both color combinations because I love it both ways!  Plus the Inspiration Photo is mostly in traditional colors. See below.
I used the same stamps and dies from ODBD for the second card.  The difference is mostly in the framing.  I used an oval frame embossing folder on the green tree panel and then oval Spellbinders nesting dies for the cut out window and gold frame.  The stamped snowflake frame is on the red framing.  I added gold Liquid Pearls to the ornaments.  For my poinsettias, I rubbed gold Delicata pigment ink on the leaves and then formed.  I then added gold micro beads to the centers.  I also added gold metallic ribbon in a bow  The gold paper I used for the framing is a mirror finish paper which is very metallic looking.
To see more inspiration please visit my design team sisters
To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC263 or to join the challenge click here.  You have until Nov. 22, 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.

As we get closer to the Christmas season I start remembering more often, the real reason we even HAVE a Christmas season.  It is a real historical event, found not only in the Bible but in a lot of other historical documents.  This Jesus of the Bible really did live, He really did walk among us, teaching us God's ways, true love and giving of ourselves.  He really did die on the cross and He really did rise again from the dead by the power of God our heavenly Father.  There was a purpose for His coming to earth as a baby in a humble stable.  There was a purpose for EVERYTHING He did while on earth.  God had a plan and He set it in motion when He sent His ONLY Son, Jesus Christ, to earth.  He already knew that He would die...that was the purpose.  He sent His perfect lamb to die for all of us so that we could live forever with Him in heaven IF we accept His gift, IF we believe in our hearts and turn away from our sinful life, IF we give our hearts to Him.  
Jesus IS real, now, what are you going to decide?  Believe and be with Him forever or not believe and perish?  He has given everyone the choice.
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord".
Romans 10:9 "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved".
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The most well known verse in the Bible world wide is probably this:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life".

Thank you for visiting today!


Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, both cards are gorgeous!! Love the first card with all of the white and blue and the second card looks fantastic with the golds, greens and red!! Hugs and have a blessed week, my friend!!

laughingstamper said...

Robin, both of your creations are very pretty but the pop of color and contrast with the blue and white is da bomb!!! Love, what you did with this one! It's so festive for the Christmas season!!!! Just beautiful my sister stick!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow, Robin!! Both of your cards are stunning with all the embossing!! So festive!! My fave is the blue and white!! It looks like a winter wonderland. Love the sponging and embossing resist!! Gorgeous my friend!!

Cathymac said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Robin, but this year I am especially drawn to the colors on your first card! Exquisite!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Robin, what beautiful shadowbox cards! I just love them both but have to say I am partial to the white and blue one - the shading is perfect, and I love the beautiful poinsettia and ribbon in the corner. And I do love the other traditional colors and how beautiful your poinsettias accent it. Our poinsettia plant we had in our house two years ago is now a 3' x 3' bush that is just now starting to turn red...and it's a joy to see each morning out in our courtyard as we have breakfast. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and heart in sharing the gospel of Christ! Hugs, sweet friend!