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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

ODBDSLC267-Christmas Inspiration

Good morning!

ODBD stamps used: Living Water, Poinsettia Wreath
ODBD dies used: Bird Cage and Banners, Lovely Leaves, Fancy Foliage, Gilded Gate, Mini Tags, Windowsill Candles, Christmas Candles
First I made myself a center step card using a Fiskars type cutter where you can start and stop at a certain measurement and then scored and folded my card.  I made the trees on the sides by first cutting some tree shapes from plastic (like die packaging) and then die cutting a bunch of branches from Lovely Leaves and Fancy Foliage to fill in the tree shape.  I did the same thing for the smaller trees on the first step in the center.  I made the wreath on the fence from a bunch of the tiny holly leaves that come with the Lovely Leaves and Christmas Candles and the bow from Christmas Candles.  The berries are made from Liquid Pearls.  The other fence decor is from Fancy Foliage and the bows from Windowsill Candles. I used the birds from Bird Cage and Banners.  The sentiment is stamped on a Mini Tag.  My image is from the new Living Waters stamp set, isn't it beautiful?  I've made it a late fall early winter scene.  I decided to made a curved top the the image layer with a Spellbinder oval die. The snow at the bottom of my image panel is layers of torn white paper and glitter.
For more inspiration please visit my design team sisters
ChrisRobin (that's me)Paula and Diana

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC267 or to join the challenge click here.  You have until December 27, 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.

Every snow flake is unique as is every human.  God created us all as individuals, unique in every way.  It is amazing how many worlds God has made and yet He chose this one to set His love upon and to create man who would be His delight; His, to have a relationship with.   God wanted us to love Him but gave us the choice.  The God of all creation loves us!  John 3:16 says that God so LOVED the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life.  Romans 5:8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.  
This is for me, for you, for all of humanity.
Christmas is the time we celebrate the birth of Christ, the one who came to save us, God's only Son.  We celebrate with evergreens (to symbolize everlasting life) and gifts (like those given by the wise men and representing the greatest gift that God gave to us).   We celebrate with lights (Jesus is the light of the world) and evergreen trees.  Let us not forget that Jesus is the reason for Christmas. Let us celebrate Him!
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TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL CREATION ROBIN & BEAUTIFUL POST TOO!!!! You ALWAYS seem to amaze me with your creations! ;) This is a WONDERFUL SCENE you've created & it makes me want to jump right into the scene! ;) PERFECTLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely stunning, Robin!! I so love all the use of die cuts, dimension and texture. Gorgeous scene my friend!! Merry Christmas!

newbie85 said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Robin! You have a real God given talent and gift at card making!!! Merry Christmas and the happiest, blessed New Year to you and your family!!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

This is just stunning, your coloring is terrific and the wonderful scene you have made with this step card and dies with your stamp is amazing!!

Diana Nguyen said...

Wow - just wow! Your use of the center step card is brilliant - it makes the scene so 3 dimensional. Every layer is gorgeous - every element is perfectly placed. Definitely should be displayed on a mantel somewhere... like at my house. :)

Janine said...

Lovely creation - one to treasure

Unknown said...

This is so pretty Robin and it looks like you just plucked it right out of the inspiration photo!!! This is such a grand card and so special for whoever receives it! Merry Christmas!

stampingbowd said...

Robin this is amazing! I love how the photo inspired your design. Love those sweet birds and beautifully festive fence. Gorgeous image!

Diane said...

WoW! This card is absolutely Amazing! Love your coloring and all the details are fabulous. I would love to spend Christmas in this scene. Beautiful job Robin. Blessings to you.