Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Joy in Purple and Silver

I love the word "JOY!" It brings so many happy experiences to mind. Yet I have learned after many years that joy doesn't have to depend on circumstances. It can be a deep abiding sort of cheerful peace that helps me resist the negative elements in changing conditions. I chose the word JOY for this card and made it relatively flat so I can send this message to a friend in the mail.

I was inspired by this sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday:

The twist at their challenge was to use Non-Traditional Christmas Colors or ornaments. I was putting away some purple paper on my desk when I saw this challenge so here's the result. I embossed all of the images with silver embossing powder and adhered it to silver glitter paper with a punched snowflake from that paper.

This card focuses on the joy we have because Christ came to the world to give us the free gift of salvation. Knowing  how He gave His life for our sins is the source of my greatest joy. I stamped the inside with a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs: "Joy to the world, the Lord has come!!!"  Here's the sentiment I made for the inside. You're welcome to use it if it fits one of your cards. 

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #173 - Holiday
Always Playing with Paper #53 - Non-traditional Christmas (my 4 shades of purple)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - embossing
Inky Chicks #60 - Christmas
Inspiration Destination #62 - anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow #118 - Christmas with metallic twist (silver)
Try Stampin' on Tuesday #247 - sketch and non-traditional Christmas colors
Word Art Wednesday #212 - anything uplifting

Stamps used: CTMH Christmas Village, Christmas Love, and  Snow Flurries (all retired, like the 4 papers)
ODBD Joy to the World



Neva Cole said...

What a great way to use the scraps from your table and incorporate a few fun challenges. I like the silver embossing and glittery paper! Thanks for playing along at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges this fortnight!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful color blocking on this card, and I love how you added sparkle to your design, Vickie! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Pretty card with all the purples and embossing! Great combo! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really pretty, Vickie. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your talents with us and play along. Have a great week, and please stop by again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Anita said...

Lovely card and that silver embossing adds so much sparkle! thank you for playing along with us at The Challenge.

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Lori said...

This is such a pretty card! I love the silver embossing and the non traditional colors are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Try Stampin' Or Not On Tuesday!

barb hendrickson said...

This is a very pretty card, Vickie. I like all of the different images and you took on the challenge very well of using non-traditional Christmas colors. Thanks for playing along at TSOT!!

Neva Zver said...

Your card is beautiful and so elegant looking. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. Good luck . Neva

Lynda said...

stunning, I love the embossing, perfect for christmas. Thankyou for joining us over at Try Stampin for our sketch challenge. Hope to see you again next time! Lynda DT x

Cazro said...

A lovley interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow. Caz DT.

Super Stamp Girl said...

Vickie, what a beautiful, beautiful color combination for your card! And topped off with some glitter too - could it get any more stunning! Thanks for joining us at TSOT this week! Crystal