♫ ♪ I'm dreaming of a white Christmas ♫♪Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week. Kristen is challenging us all to use our favorite technique! Well... I have so many favorites but the one I'm showcasing here is cutting out my image and pop dotting it to my card. I usually pop it onto some pretty designer paper, but in this case I wanted to go white on white, which happens to be this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge as well, which is based on Philippians 4:8 " Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
I just recevied this awesome 5x7" cutting/embossing plate called Brocade Window from McMahon Five Designs and tried it out. Love how elegant it looks with white. This card is 5 1/4" x 7 1/4"... so it is quite a bit larger than the normal sized A2. And the cute li'l girl in the middle is SANTA MARCI from La-La Land Crafts. Then I added a white ribbon poinsettia, some white branches and red rhinestones and wha-la!
For the inside, I printed off the Legend of the Candy Cane. This is such a wonderful short story of how the candy cane was invented. It also forms the shape of a Christmas tree.
I'll type it out here as well in case you can't read that:
The Legend of the Candy Cane
The Candy Cane.
A humble candy maker in
Indiana wanted to make a candy that
would be a special gift for the King of Kings,
so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He
incorporated several symbols for the
birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ.
He began with a stick of pure white hard candy to
symbolize the Virgin Birth and sinless nature of Christ,
and hard because the church is built on solid rock, and firmness, for God’s
promises are a firm foundation. He formed it in the shape of the letter -J-
to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior.
It could also represent the staff of the Good Shepherd with which
He reaches down in to the ditches of the world to lift out the
fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray. Then he added
three small red stripes to represent the scourging Jesus suffered on His way
to the cross. One large red stripe would remind those with eyes to see and
ears to hear of the promise of eternal life. It would be a gift
of love that
would tell His story
-the greatest story ever told.
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Have a Terrific Tuesday!!