Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jesus is the reason...

Okay, okay, okay...I'm sorry, I played hooky yesterday. My intentions were to post my new cards however, my girls and I got caught up with cleaning and prepping our home for our Christmas tree and our holiday decor. The finishing touch is ALWAYS our family's nativity set. Which I thought was such a perfect setting for my cards.

First of all, I am so very proud of ME, hee-hee (I say this humbly). This is my very, very first ever, in my three years of stamping, ever, ever...creating anything in multiples. Never have I ever created ANYTHING and duplicated it. This is really, really my first time. Do you believe me, by now (lol)!?! I'm sure there's many of you that are the same way. Honestly, I've just never had the patience to duplicate the process and always just wanted to rush on to the next project. Until... I came across a stamping sister's blog, and was so inspired. Most, if not all, of her cards are done by sets. Such beautifully created cards, I tell you. I just had to give it a try. So thank you to Cheryl of God and I on The Railroadtracks for being such an inspiration and a sweetie.

Well what can I say...there are many reasons why I love the Christmas holiday, but first and far most is because of what it truly stands for...the birth of our Lord and Savior...JESUS. Which is why, I decided to select this next image. It fits so perfectly.
Pop Dots were used behind the little drummer boy's and each one of the animal's heads. Puffy Velvet was also used for the wool of the lamb (sorry photo is not clear).
TADAAAAAAAAAH...here's my first set ever created (I guess you probably got that by now, huh!?! lol). This set actually consists of (4) cards but I didn't have space to display all four. Just in case you're wondering...the photos were taken in front of our nativity set so, the little hand above the top card belongs to Joseph. It's not mine (hee, hee). When I looked at the completed card I then tossed back and forth, whether I should use more embellishments at the lower right corner but, quickly decided NOPE! Why??? Because...over embellishing will take from the image and the message behind that image.

Card Details:
Image: High Hopes "My Best for Him..." ( Little C's )
Paper: DS Paper (3 Bugs in a Rug-Little C's ), Stock Paper (SU)
Accessories: CB Embossing Folder, Fiber Yarn, Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Puffy Velvet & Pop Dots
Ink: SU Markers, SU Ink Pads, Versa Craft (black)
Sentiment: TAC Stamp

Thanks for stopping by and blessing me with your visit. God Bless~

7 comments:

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are beautiful! I can definitely see why you decided to duplicate it, great work! Love the image, the 3d details, the fluff on the sheep, looks fabulous. Great papers and colors too. :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your duplicate cards, so lovely. TFS.

tyrymom29 said...

AWW These are Gorgeous cards ...The image is so cute and I Love everything about it !!!

Diane said...

They are soooo cute Rina!!!

Ila said...

Your cards are Gorgeous!!...and your coloring is Fantastic!!...Thank you so much for entering my blog candy....Good Luck!!...Hugs, Ila

mochamama said...

oh yea Rina, you go girl!!!! these are beautiful!!!!

Poppy said...

so cute, they are great cards.
poppy