Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Word Art Wednesday Blog Hop

 Hello, Friends!! Can you believe that Christmas is next week?? Today we start our last Word Art Wednesday Challenge for 2020. This challenge will run three weeks. In conjunction with the challenge, we are having a blog hop that will have prizes on each blog. More about that at the end of my post.

Our focus verse this week is, "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name, Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." Matthew 1:23. Can you imagine being a young woman (possibly still a teenager), far away from home, and giving birth in a stable with only your husband to help you? Yet we find no complaint from Mary. Her focus was on the Christ Child and doing what God had called her to do. What a challenge that is to me! As we are all busy with Christmas preparations, let's not forget Who we are celebrating. I would challenge you to take some time over the next week and read the accounts of Christ's birth found in Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 2. 

 


I chose to make an easel card this week. I love the papers in the Silent Night collection by Echo Park. I used one of the border papers and layered it over a starry sky paper. A strip of gold vellum adds a border between the two. I used the Fishtail Sentiment Banners dies provided by our sponsor, Stamp Simply, to add some interest to the card from. A stamped sentiment and some Nuvo crystal drops on the stars finish off the card front. 

This week's focus verse can be found on the interior of the card, matted and layered on top of another fishtail banner. This is popped up on the interior to provide a stopper for the easel portion. 

Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (#110 heavyweight card base, gold vellum), Pen & Gear (white for sentiments), Recollections (Rose Gold foil), Bazzill (dark blue and gold)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Silent Night 6 x 6 pad) - this is available from our sponsor, Stamp Simply
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Matthew 1:23 digi), Jillian Vance Designs (O Holy Night clear stamp set)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Tools/Embellishments: Stamp Simply dies (Fishtail Sentiment Banners), Spellbinders dies (Classic Circles Large & Small, Labels 4, Labels 4 Small), Nuvo Crystal Drops (White Blizzard)

Word Art Wednesday will be offering the usual prize for a random participant in our challenge. Stamp Simply has provided this generous prize. In addition, at each stop on the hop, we will have a prize package from Emma's Paper that will be given away (US winners only). All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each blog. This is the prize from Emma's Paper that will be given away here on my blog:

 

As an extra bonus, I will also be giving away an envelope of various new craft supplies to one person who leaves a comment below (I can only ship to the US).

I hope you will make the time to visit each stop on the hop to be inspired and have an opportunity to win some nice prize packages. Then link up one of your projects in order to have a chance to win a prize from our generous sponsor.

Here's the blog hop list:







Stephanie Wright - that's me! :)

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. May we concentrate on the greatest Gift of all, and the reason we have to celebrate: Christ, our wonderful Savior. He was born so that He could provide us with the gift of salvation.

26 comments:

Bunny said...

Joy to the World, indeed! We have a lot to be thankful for even when times are bleak. Lovely card. [Bunny]

krcmasterpiece said...

What a beautiful scene you have created!!! Love it!

Gail said...

Stephanie - I love this Nativity scene you have created - STUNNING! Thank you for this lovely hop as well - Have a Very MERRY CHRISTmas and Happy New Year - blessings

Pam Sebring said...

This is beautiful!! I admire those that can make easel cards....mine never turn out just right!?! Wishing you a merry Christmas!

Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful easel card you've created with this week's word art! I love Echo Park paper!
Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a safe and blessed new year!

Billie A said...

So pretty. Great card and image.

MadeByMeghanK said...

What a beautiful easel card! I love the papers and how you did the sentiment!

Fikreta said...

It's fabulous card!
Happy holidays! ⛄

Julie Gearinger said...

What a great card with the Silent Night paper! Love that collection and you have showcased it so well :-) I hope you have a blessed Christmas and New Year- hugs and thanks again for the inspiration!

Christine said...

What a fabulous way to use that beautiful border paper. Your easel shows off the scene and features the wonderful scripture in a special way. Thank you for sharing, and have a blessed Christmas!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful easel card! I love the rich colors and the layering! Lovely sentiment and verse!

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! The papers are fabulous and the easel layout makes the card even more special!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Becca Yahrling said...

Those papers are beautiful and your card is gorgeous. I love that it's an easel card, too. Of course, the scripture is so perfect. (I did take me a few seconds to realize why there was a cat ... lol). Merry Christmas to you & your family!

Elizabeth Hart said...

I love the rich colors in this card and the depth you created with the beautiful colors and textures.

Liliane Carvalho said...

Os projetos estão lindos e o seu não é diferente. Quanto capricho!!!

Karenladd said...

That Echo Park collection is gorgeous and I love the way you used the papers to fashion such a striking design. The gold vellum is a lovely touch as well, and I noticed it right away. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones and thank you for sharing!

Becca Sadler said...

Stephanie: Your journey to Bethlehem of Joseph and Mary scene fits really well with your Joy to the World sentiment and the Scripture announcing Emmanuel! The colors of your Christmas card also make me think of royalty. Thanks for sharing your Christ-focused Christmas card! --Becca

Cynthia said...

Lovely easel card design, Stephanie. I love how the border scene works perfectly in your design! Great way to showcase this week's Scripture.

Gloria said...

I love the easel design and beautiful scene! The colors are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Marjeta said...

WOW! Gorgeous card. Happy Holidays.

KathyA. said...

Stephanie, this is such a beautiful easel card. Love the Echo Park image that highlights the true reason for the season! TFS from Kathy A at https://myasperations.blogspot.com/

Inkami said...

Gorgeous palette for this sweet easel design! Even in challenging time, thank God for the hope we have in Christ.

Lilian said...

Very pretty easel card!
Happy 2021!

Christy Designs said...

Love how you used the border scene on your card, it's so beutiful

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

A truly beautiful scene of Mary and Joseph making their way through the desert! Gorgeous! "Joy to the World" for now and all year through! We have so much to be thankful for!! Many blessings to you and Happy New Year!

Tina Z. said...

gorgeous!

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