Monday, September 12, 2016

Christmas Faith

Good morning and welcome back to Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink September countdown! Today is our first group post for this month and it's all about faith at the holidays. The holiday season has such spiritual significance for so many people. And the faith-based sets we're introducing today are as meaningful as they are beautifully designed. Let's get to it, shall we?

My first card today pairs Heather's Christmas Faith with Nichole's Shine. The sentiment in Heather's set got me thinking about the song and I just went from there.

Oh Holy Night Card

I started with the background. I began by sponging a piece of white cardstock with Spring Rain ink and then I dry brushed over it with some Enchanted Evening ink. The end result looks a bit like linen and I love it. When that piece was fully dry, I stamped the Shine burst image twice onto the blue layer with the Delicata gold ink and then used Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls to give it an extra shimmer boost. Then, I stamped my sentiment in Enchanted Evening and adhered that layer to a white card base.

Oh Holy Night Close Up

Next, I sponged a tiny bit of Spring Rain ink onto the dove image (just enough to give the bottom edge shape) and stamped it onto white cardstock. I die cut that with the coordinating die and set it aside. Then, I created the frame. I die cut a Mat Stack 4 shape and used the Fillable Frames #7 die to create an opening before adding texture with the Sheet Music Impression Plate. I also stamped the star image onto a scrap of white cardstock with Delicata ink and trimmed it out by hand. I mounted the frame to the card front with foam tape and then added the dove carrying the star. I embellished the star with glitter as a finishing touch.

Next up, I have a card pairing Dawn's new Holiday Greens and A Thrill Of Hope sets.

Spirit Of Christmas Card

I began by just stamping a bunch of the elements from Holiday Greens so that I'd have a good selection to choose from once I got going. I used Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, and Olive Twist for the foliage, Cocoa Bean and Dark Chocolate for the pinecone, and Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel for the berries. Next, I sponged a white card base with Aqua Mist ink and added a few splatters with the coordinating reinker.

Spirit Of Christmas Close Up 2

I stamped the sentiment with Olive Twist ink and embellished with a frame that I'd cut from Pure Poppy and stamped with Fair Isle Borders in Scarlet Jewel.

Spirit Of Christmas Close Up

Then I went about building my evergreen arrangement. I used both flat and foam adhesives and curled the branches a bit with my fingers to give depth. I finished by embellishing with a handful of sequins. I think this might be my favorite of the day. That Holiday Greens set is a real gem!

Lastly today, I have a card created with Betsy's latest Inspired set, Inspired: Jesus.

Jesus Is The Reason Card

I began by creating a little scene with the Petite Places: Nativity set. I sponged Spring Rain and Enchanted Evening inks onto a stitched rectangle from the Noted: Scalloped Square die collection before stamping Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus in Cocoa Bean ink. Then, I heat embossed the star and added a sand dune stamped with a sentiment from Inspired: Jesus. I mounted that to a white card base with foam tape before adding the die cut stable.

Jesus Is The Reason Close Up

I sponged Fine Linen and Classic Kraft inks onto a scrap of white cardstock before die cutting with the Inspired: Jesus die. I layered that die cut with a couple of additional cuts to give it weight before adding it to the scene rectangle. To finish it off, I added a tiny rhinestone to the center of the star. It's such a simple card, but it sends a powerful message.

Thank you all so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie, and Melissa for more Christmas Faith inspiration. Erin and Maile have more to share of their new sets as well, so you won't want to miss them either. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Oh, Holy Night Card
Stamps: Christmas Faith, Shine - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink; Delicata Gold - Tsukineko
Other: Christmas Faith Die, Sheet Music Impression Plate, Mat Stack #4 Die, Fillable Frames #7 Die - Papertrey Ink; Perfect Gold Pigment Powder - Perfect Pearls; Foam Tape - Scotch; Yellow Barite Fine Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts

Spirit Of Christmas Card
Stamps: A Thrill Of Hope, Holiday Greens, Fair Isle Borders - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Olive Twist, Cocoa Bean, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel - Papertrey Ink
Other: Holiday Greens Die, Monthly Moments: Slide Frame Die, Sunshine & Rainbows sequins - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Jesus Is The Reason Card
Stamps: Inspired: Jesus, Petite Places: Nativity - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Inspired: Jesus Die, Petite Places: Nativity Die, Noted: Scalloped Square Die Collection, Woodgrain Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Rhinestone - Mark Richards; Copic


Pat Q said...

Hi Lizzie,
Your cards today are spectacular. I enjoyed seeing them.

jan metcalf said...

Pretty looks! Loving your holiday greens spray, lovely with the frame and a bit of aqua mist!

Diana K said...

Gorgeous cards, Lizzie. The first one looks like blue denim to me, and I love it. And oh my to the Holiday Greens card - so stunning with that frame.

Helen Gullett said...

They are beautiful and joyful cards, Lizzie! Love each design!

Nancy Penir said...

Love seeing how you all are using the gorgeous new sentiments. Beautiful diamond card!

very_inky_fingers said...

These are beautiful... that second one with the frame is, WOW!

Susi said...

I'd love to see a tutorial (video) - or even a MIM - on how you created that gorgeous BG on your Christmas Faith card, Lizzie. So lovely - looks like denim (IMO).

JanetB said...

I love the background on the first card, and the frame with the fabulous Holiday Greens.

Jean Marie said...

I love to make ChristiAN Christmas cards. You did a beautiful job with these cards.

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous cards Lizzie, thank you for the inspiration!

Deane said...

Wow! I love your cards!!

Sharon said...

Great projects, Lizzie! Love the Holiday Greens one and the Jesus one. Love how the swirl on the Jesus stamp points to the star.