Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Twist of Faith #68 - Nativitiy


 This week at Twist of Faith our new challenge is:
Our blog explains: "In the Book of Matthew & Luke we are told the story of the Nativity - the birth of the Savior. Many know & love this story, as they love the one who it is about: Jesus. It is an amazing story of love - of the love of God and His gift to mankind - Himself.
During the Chistmas season we often reach out to friends and family with this message of Hope and Love come in a manger.  We'd love you to share your beautiful cards made with the Nativity theme.  And don't forget that your card must include a scripture, uplifting quote/sentiment, or positive verse in order to be considered for our random prize."

Our sponsor for the week is Melonheadz, who has generously offered the Winner of this weeks challenge 1 image bundle of the winners choice! 
My card uses their image set called "2012 Nativity." I used Photoshop to lighten the images and recolored them with Copic markers to match my papers. The images in this set remind me of my days as a teacher when the kids would dress up and act out the nativity story. When my children were young they always wanted to act it out for us on Christmas morning, too. My greatest joy was that it wasn't just a story for them, but a focus on the Son of God who came to be the Savior that they now follow and live for as adults.
I used some Basic Grey snowy paper for the background after hearing that Jerusalem had 10 inches of snow this week. The stable image was cut using Cricut "Inspired Hearts" which was then embossed using the Cuttlebug "Branches" embossing folder. I tied the  bottom with Jute baker's twine. I cut out the star with the Inspired Hearts cartridge, trimmed it from the frame, edged it with a darker Copic marker, and added glitter and pop dots. The Scripture is a retired stamp from Close To My Heart.
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
C is for Challenge #12 - Traditional Christmas - our Nativity scenes and plays
Dream Valley #72 - Christmas
Exploring Cricut - Christmas - used Inspired Hearts cartridge for stable and star
Through the Purple Haze - Here comes Christmas day
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #110 - anything goes with Scripture or uplifting/encouraging words



Zella said...

I love how you created a stable!!! You're so creative!!! Such a sweet card and it certainly reminds me of those Christmas programs at church. Lovely!!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A picture is worth a thousand words. The glittered star marks a good place to start. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
Carole Robb Bisson

Diane said...

Beautiful card and thanks you for joining us at Exploring Cricut this week.

Michelle N. said...

Wonderful card-great stable! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut this week!

Julie518 said...

What a cute Nativity! Thanks for playing along with us over at Exploring Cricut!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

You have done a great job with this set. Fabulous Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

fiona walker said...

A great nativity christmas card lovely design.
Thankyou for joining our challenge this fortnight at crafting from the heart challenge blog.
Good luck
DT co/owner

Barb said...

Stunning card Vickie--I love the design and the colors too!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Gorgeous design. The scene is a Kodak moment!

fiona henderson said...

What a lovely card.....very very nice indeed..

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Fiona DT

DebR said...

This is beautiful...awesome job.

Jacqui's Crafts said...

great nativity christmas card lovely design, thank you for entering TTPH challenge good luck

Jacqui DT

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful stable scene and cute image and love the glittery sparkly star--thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart
Carol DT x

haththi said...

Gorgeous card - so cute! Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Happy Holidays Angelie

Sharon Noble said...

Beautiful. I love your card Thank you so much for joining us at crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time hugs Sharon ( DT) x

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card, super cute. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi daisy.
Louise x

Net said...

Thanks for playing at TTPH

Anna Jasiolek said...

Hahahaha, Melonheadz's images are hilarious! Love this scene card, cutest Saints ever. I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx

Margreet said...

Great card with the adorable image...thanks for playing with us at Melonheadz Friends...we are having a DT call at the moment!
xxx Margreet

Marjan said...

Cute !! Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge.
Hugs, Marjan