Sunday, December 4, 2016

Come Let Us Adore Him (#thereasonfortheseason)

A Sunday seems the perfect day to start a series of faith based Christmas cards that I am tagging as #thereasonfortheseason. Although, I make both secular and religious Christmas cards my heart really belongs to faith affirming cards. Even on my secular creations, a faith message is stamped inside. The #thereasonfortheseason cards will be featured periodically throughout the month interspersed between other types of projects.

Afterall, Jesus is the reason for the season. 

I cut a piece from both black and white cardstock using the largest die from the Simon Says Quadrangle Frames set. The nativity image from the Illustrated Faith Christmas set was stamped onto the center white portion and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment from the same set was stamped onto a stitched circle using bermuda bay ink. Both pieces were attached to a tag cut with the largest die from the Paper Smooches Gift Tags 2 die set. After creating an aqua seam binding ribbon treatment in the tag hole, the tag was attached to the prepared background with foam tape. Stamped stars on the tag and a few wood veneer stars finished it up.

Products: Illustrated Faith stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Studio Calico wood veneer stars, Paper Smooches, MFT and Simon Says dies, Stampin' Up and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Clothing-W00, E81, V12, V15, V17, G20, G21, G24, BG11, BG23, BG34; Manger-W00, W1, W2

I am submitting this to the Color Throwdown #241 challenge.

I hope you will stick with me throughout the month of December as I share my faith based cards with you.


  1. Nancy, it is the Reason, and absolutely precious!

  2. Totally adorable!! So glad you joined us at CTD!

  3. This is too precious, Nancy! I love how you used the frames!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown this week!

  4. Nancy, your card really jumped out at me in the gallery! LOVE this tag as the focal point! So glad you joined us in the Throwdown challenge!