Hi! I'm glad you stopped by today. Since it's Wednesday, that means it's time for another Word Art Wednesday challenge. This week our focus verse is Matthew 1:21, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins." As we anticipate Christmas, it's easy to overlook the real reason we celebrate. Jesus' birth is truly the "reason for the season." Jesus came to earth so that one day He could go to the cross to die for our sins. Many people love to talk about the baby in the manger. However, talking about Jesus dying on the cross is not quite so popular. But this is a core belief of our faith. If Jesus hadn't come to die for our sins, we could have no home in Heaven. That He was willing to give up the glories of Heaven for a season to come to live here on earth just because He loved us...Wow! If that doesn't give us cause to celebrate then I don't know what does. Let's not forget Whose birthday we're celebrating!
I love this Away in a Manger digi set from Deedee's Digis. I thought it was perfect to illustrate the focus verse this week.
The image was colored with Copics and die cut. I used some clear Wink of Stella on the baby blanket. It added a little shimmer to got along with the shimmer in the snowflakes and gems.
The inside has a few more snowflakes and gems. There's faux stitching and doodling inside and out.
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), DCWV (blue), WorldWin (vellum), scrap of glitter cardstock
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Matthew 1:21), Deedee's Digis (Away in a Manger)
Copics: R20; Y35, 38; YR21; N3; B000, 21, 23; W1; E00, 11, 31, 33, 35, 37
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders Dies (Petite Oval Large, Petite Scalloped Oval Large, Create-a-Flake 4), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints 1), Queen & Co rhinestones, Staedtler fine tip marker (black), Zig Wink of Stella brush marker (clear)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Outlawz Friday Coloring Challenge (CPC112814) - Anything Goes with a Christmas Twist
Scrapbook Blessing Club Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #235 - Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Holiday Cards
Eureka Stamps Challenge #117 - Celebrations
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #179 - Free is Good (the snowflake dies and Staedtler markers were gifts and I received both digis for free)
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #223 - Bling It On
Cuttlebug Mania - Snowflake(s) and a sentiment
PDE Linky Party - Christmas
Digi Chooseday Week 48 - Christmas
V's Sweet Challenge #29 - Holiday Theme
Path of Positivity Challenge #21 - Faith
Thanks so much for stopping by today. As always, I'd encourage you to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog for inspiration and to pick up your free digi.