Thursday, November 28, 2013

Glory To God Masculine Christmas Card

The blackboard/chalkboard look has been pretty popular. I was glad to find a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs, "Glory to God," that has a Christmas message with this look. I decided to make a masculine card that uses simplicity and glorifies God with the artistic Scripture verse and the images. I especially liked the way the image includes a cross, reminding us that Christ didn't just come as a baby, but was the perfect sacrifice that could take our place, paying for our sins - the perfect Christmas gift for all eternity!

The image is scissor distressed and matted with kraft cardstock that I debossed on the edges to make it frame-like. I used some long-retired red plaid paper and black button brads from Close To My Heart. The corrugated Kraft star is also retired from CTMH and has a current cork star on top of it. The large striped black and white grosgrain ribbon seemed perfect for a masculine card, especially when knotted.

Thank you for visiting. For my friends in the U. S., Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #170 - Christmas
Charisma Cardz #46 - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons #72 - Anything Goes with ribbon
Holly Jolly Christmas - One for the Boys
Inspired by Stamping - use ribbon or crochet trim
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - ribbon and/or lace (button brads over a year old and paper several years old)
Ribbon Carousel Challenge #87 - Holidays & Celebrations
Shopping Our Stash #121 - Holiday or winter
Word Art Wednesday #108 - Anything goes with Scripture or uplifting verse


Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Your card is so beautiful. I adore the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Inspired by Stamping. Hugs, Joanna

Chana said...

Beautiful project! Great palette and wonderful design execution! Thanks for playing with us here at Shopping Our Stash!

Leanne said...

This is awesome, great details! That chalk paper/sentiment nicely done, great bow/ribbon too!
Thanks for playing our Christmas Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!
Leanne DT@4CC!

Sierra Winters said...

You have so many cute cards on your blog. I enjoyed looking through them. I just became your blog follower and I would really appreciate it if you would stop by and follow my blog as well. Have a great week!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! I love that it has the cross, too!!
That ribbon is awesome!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great card, love the colors, thanks for sharing at Holly Jolly this week.

Jo Ann said...

This is so wonderful. Love the orange and brown combo with a wonderful ribbon and a great sentiment. What is there to ask for? Fab job! Glad you shared with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!


Crafty Ribbons said...

Thank you for joining in with our challenge this week at Crafty Ribbons x

Jessi Fogan said...

Perfect masculine design! Thanks so much for coming to play at Shopping Our Stash for the winter/holiday challenge!

bonnie said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining in with us over at Crafty Ribbons! :) Hugs Bonnie x