Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Immanuel

I am finally emerging from the piles of boxes! We survived the move and are gradually getting things unpacked and put away. We've spent the majority of our time getting my mother-in-law's part of the house unpacked and organized so that she'll be comfortable as soon as possible. I have a card to share with you this week, for the newest Word Art Wednesday challenge. It felt like it had been forever since I'd made a card! As we head into the Christmas season, our theme verse this week very appropriately focuses on the true meaning of Christmas...Christ's birth. This week we turn to the Old Testament for a verse that prophesied the Lord's birth, Isaiah 7:14, Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. God the Father gave the sign so that there would be no question that this was His Son. As we all make our preparations for Christmas, let's not forget why we are celebrating. Jesus was born in a manger so that he could provide salvation for us. Christmas is the day we celebrate Jesus' birth. What will you give Him for His birthday this year? What will I?


I wanted to keep the focus on this beautiful verse so I chose an old Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO217) that let the verse panel be the focal point. I wanted to play along with this week's The Kraft Journal challenge, so I used some green paper and the button and star sequins bring in some gold.


I added some stickles and sequins to accent the pattern in the papers. The card base, ribbon, twine and cream cardstock are all from The Kraft Outlet. The button is one that has been in my stash for a long time. I used pop dots on the back to attach it to the card and to keep the shank from making it wobbly. The edges of all the papers were inked with Distress Ink.

Supplies:
Cardstock: The Kraft Outlet (Buff Ivory, Brown Kraft)
Patterned Paper: DCWV (The Heirloom Christmas Stack - 12 x 12)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Isaiah 7:14)
Ink: Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Tools/Embellishments: The Kraft Outlet (Natural Burlap Ribbon, Red Baker's Twine), Stickles (Star Dust), Spellbinders dies (Classic Squares Large & Small), Pretty Pink Posh (4mm Marshmallow sequins), V's Sweet Ideas (Star Mini Sequins), button from my stash

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Kraft Journal Challenge #262 - Color Challenge (use at least one: Orange, Green, Gold)
Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting with me today. I'll be back to a regular schedule now. I hope! ;) Please play along in the challenge at Word Art Wednesday this week. We love to see your projects!

3 comments:

Birgit said...

Your card is perfectly done, Stephanie! I love the combination of printed papers you used and that fabulous button! Thanks so much for allowing me to join you this month as one of the guest designers. What an honor and blessing!

Daffodil Cards said...

A VERY beautiful card, love the focus on the Bible verse.

Karen Letchworth said...

Fabulous card, Stephanie. Great colors and I love how you showcased the scripture. I appreciate you SO very much. Thanks also for sharing this in our color challenge this week. It's fun playing along in challenges, and I'm SO glad you've joined us.
Blessings,
Karen
The Kraft Journal

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