Friday, November 8, 2013

Mojo Monday 318 Sparkle and Shine Card

The most important thing about Christmas is that God's Son, Jesus Christ, came to live on earth as a baby, grew to teach us how to live and then took our punishment for our sins when He died on the cross. Only the perfect, sinless Son of God could be sacrificed this way. There is so much more to this history than just a sweet birth story. We have added so many traditions to the Christmas holidays that they can distract us from honoring Him the way we should. I'm making this card to focus on the fact that Jesus is the Reason for Christmas. The image I chose shows so much love, appropriate for the One who came to show us perfect love!

I made this card for a Christmas card workshop for tomorrow, but I wanted to highlight it separately since I used a  Mojo Monday sketch.


This sketch was perfect for the CTMH stamp set, Mary and Babe. I didn't stray much from the original sketch. I used the Sparkle and Shine papers plus a black mat that I hand cut. The fun tag came from Cricut Artbooking cartridge cut at 4.25" for my 6.5" x 5" card. I stamped Mary and Baby Jesus with Slate ink and the sentiment with Black. The tag was sponged with ink with Whisper, a lighter gray. The Juniper banner/tag was cut at 6" x 2." The Ruby hearts were cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge at 1.5" and 1.25." I tied the tag with a gray satin ribbon.

 
Thank you for visiting my blog today. May God bless you as you celebrate the birth of His Son. May the love of Christ grow in your heart at Christmas and all through the year.
 
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
 
C.R.A.F.T #232 - Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in November
Created With Love - Christmas Reds and Greens (Ruby and Juniper)
Mojo Monday 318 - sketch contest
Polka Doodles - use a Christmas tag
Ribbon Carousel Challenge #87 - Holidays and Celebrations
Word Art Wednesday #105 - anything goes with Scripture, uplifting/encouraging sentiment
 
 
 
 

9 comments:

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Oh Vickie, how serene and beautiful. I like the colors and you did a really great job with the sketch. Thank you for your sweet support at WAW. Carole

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh Vickie this is so beautiful. Love the sketch and the image you used is wonderful. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love challenges.
Linda K. DT

Chris Hanselman said...

Great card. Love the tag on the card. Thanks for joining our Red and Green Christmas Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

~~Chris

Diane Noble said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our Word Art Wednesday challenge. We are delighted to have you and be inspired by your talents! Diane Noble--WAW DT

Little K Smith said...

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies with this beautiful Christmas card :)
Kelly.x

Taniaj Scott said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network with our Christmas challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Pretty design
Thanks for haring with us at CLF
Hugs Kelly

Patricia Chalas said...

Very cute tag!! thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles!

Sarah Jackman Read said...

Lovely! Good luck in our Crafty Bloggers Network challenge. Sarah DT xx