This month Mary Rose is our "hostess" and she gave us a great challenge.
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
Hello, Crafty sisters! Can you believe the holidays are here? I LOVE this time of year! Peppermint Mocha Lattes, twinkling lights, Hallmark Christmas movies...every good and perfect gift pointing to our Savior. My favorite part of the season? Christmas carols. I LOVE Christmas music, and I have so many CDs that I have to start listening to them in October just to fit them all in! LOL I have a few favorites that make it into heavy rotation (Amy Grant, Kathy Mattea, Point of Grace, Sara Groves), and others that are strictly instrumental and fill the house with the ambient sounds of the season (Jim Brickman, Windham Hill's Celtic Christmas, and more). This month's challenge: Make a card based on one of your favorite Christmas songs or carols. (The Bible verse I chose is often associated with Handel's Messiah, another favorite!) Make sure your card has a little twinkle to represent the light of the world. Bonus points to anyone who includes kraft and gingham in their design (just because I LOVE kraft and gingham!)
So there's your challenge! Plug in that Christmas music and get inspired! I'm even learning some Christmas carols to play on my dulcimer.
Peace and Joy to you!
I wanted to use a piece of sheet music - Christmas carol sheet music - for my designer paper. I actually own a worn out hymnal that I have from time to time torn pages out of for creative purposes, so I thought this was an easy thing to have on my card. Not so! I could not find that little green hymnal. I'm still not sure where it disappeared to. But not to be swayed from my thought, I searched online for free sheet music and I found just what I needed............ Silent Night.
Here's my card:
In keeping with Mary Rose's theme, I used nativity scene that depicts the scene on that Silent (and Holy) Night of years ago. And I used Kraft paper (for my card base and some of the layering) as well as gingham (ribbon and I stamped the image onto a soft yellow gingham.) It doesn't show up well in the picture, but I also added glitter glue to the points of the star and in the center of it, too.
Here's the inside of my card (very simple):
I can't wait to see what the other Crafters of Faith ladies created. I hope you'll go take a look, too. You can find the links to their blogs in my lefthand sidebar.
Image: A Muse Holy Night
Sentiment: A Muse Newborn King
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Kraft
Sheet Music: downloaded and printed on White Staples Cardstock
Designer Paper: A Muse Gingham
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones, Stampin' UP! Gingham Ribbon, and Stickles Glitter Glue