Monday, December 8, 2008

Keeping Christ in Christmas

In these times when customers at Wal-mart will trample someone to death to get cheap electronics, I think it is vital that we remember what Christmas is really about: the birth of our Savior, bringing hope and comfort to a world in which so many bad things can happen. My friend Sara has started a campaign of sorts to put Christ back in Christmas (see her blog, Sara's Creative Adventures at right). In keeping with this idea I have created a couple of cards celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. The card at left is a diorama card. I modified the measurements somewhat. I used City of David, a retired SU set that I love. I used a curvy cutter that I bought from Creative Memories several years ago to cut the "dunes", don't know if they still make it or not. I used Sahara Sand and Night of Navy CS and sponged the sand CS with Chocolate Chip ink. I stamped the stars on the N of N in Versamark and embossed with silver. I stamped the two images on Whisper White with Sahara Sand ink and colored with chalks. Stamped "joy" from Small Script (retired SU hostess set) in Chocolate Chip. The tutorial for the diorama card may be found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/diorama_card/




This card is a design I am thinking of using for members of our church who don't get out much any more, those in assisted living facilities. The cards need to be large because everyone in the congregation has an opportunity to sign them, to let these people know they are remembered. I used the computer to print Luke 2:11 on the front (For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.) and "Thinking of you at this holiday season" on the inside. The card needed to be simple as I am making a bunch of them! The central image is embossed in silver on Blue Bayou CS (SU ret.), embossed with Nestabilities oval die, used the ticket corner punch on the corners. Card base is PTI's Stamper's Select White which I love for its heft. Poked holes in the fold and threaded silver cord through.

I hope you all are having a safe and blessed holiday season, surrounded by family and friends, and remembering what really matters! Happy stamping!

4 comments:

Jen said...

These both are beautiful...you have a great deal of talent! The home bound church members are sure to love that card as well.

Sara Paschal said...

Beautiful job I love both of your creations and what you are doing with them is beautiful in itself. Great Job!

Latisha said...

these are really pretty Amy!

Chris said...

these are beautiful cards!!