Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I held my swaddled tight and comfy warm newborn in my arms, and as we rocked in the chair, I read to him the Story of Christmas. There's not a better story out there that holds so much symbolism, so much hope for the future, especially during the holiday season.
The stamped scripture verse dictated my design of this clean and simple card, and I went quite symbolic with my embellishment choices. I included a strip of wood to represent the manger, ivory rustic twine to represent the swaddling cloths and the staples to represent the hardship that the three of them faced and will have to face during their lives.
Here's a close up of the lovely verse that is included in the newest release from Practicing Creativity Designs!:
I completed the inside of the card as well, with a beautiful passage from the same set:
Hop on over to the inspirational blogs of Paulina, Dana to see some amazing projects with this same set and you definitely don't want to miss stopping by Courtney's blog!
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI
Stamps: (Rejoice!) Practicing Creativity Designs
Ink: (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Patterned Paper: (Pyrus) Basic Grey
Embellishments: (Ivory Twine) May Arts, (Staples), (Wood)
Tools: (Circle Cutting System) Creative Memories