Friday, December 12, 2008

Hand in Hand Christmas

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16



Embossed in gold, I thought this tiny baby's hand holding the finger from "Hand-in Hand"would be a wonderful way to represent God the Father and God the Son for a card representing the true miracle of Christmas.

Inside I added Gina K's "Merry Christmas" from "Seasonal Sayings" to the front, and then generated the following verse with my computer in black (I wasn't able to approximate a gold ink color I was happy with, but the gold brads echo my embossing from the front)

To make the card I used Gina K Pure Luxury 80 and 120 lb CS and SU! Gold Glory EP, Brushed Gold CS and brads. Isn't that gold trimmed ribbon perfect with this embossed line art? It's also Gina K, from the Pure Luxury Holiday Ribbon assortment.


This is probably what most of my Christmas cards will be this year! (To save time, you could print your verse directly on the card base before you do your scoring and cutting, or hand-write your verse, or stamp another one you have that fits the image.)


I hope this card brings you joy today!! Thank severyone who came to the release, I had a great time, and thanks to everyone who's shown so much support and love for this set already! :)

19 comments:

JessicaK said...

Wow Mel. I didn't think metal embossing could look *that* good.

jules p said...

This card made me cry. The sentiment is lovely. And is very meaningful this time of year-and all year.

Nancy said...

This is positively beautiful and I am so glad that you showed the "reason for the season". Fabulous! Nancy

Angie said...

I think this card is stunning! I can't wait to get my hand in hand set so I can CASE this. Wow!

Amy said...
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Amy said...

Wow! I would neven have thought of using these images for a Christmas card. But you are spot on!! It looks like God's hand holding little baby Jesus' tiny hand. Great card!!!

Amy Johnson said...

What a great idea!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh Mel! This is just stunning.

Karen Mercurio said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL.

Sylvia said...

What a great card!

Allison said...

This is stunning! I love the way the ribbon ties in so beautifully!

Bee said...

Your set is beautiful Melanie, and some of the sentiments made me teary. This is a very powerful and emotional set...♥♥♥ :-)

Karinn said...

I believe that this is the most beautiful Christmas card I've viewed this year! Wow! Just so sweet and precious!

Tanya said...

Wow. That is just stunning. I love it!

Tessa said...

this is just so precious!!!!!

Janet S said...

Such a simple card, but a powerful message!!! Love the embossing.

horsebroad said...

So elegant, and so fitting. Beautiful job!

Sharri said...

This is just gorgeous and the perfect Christmas card!

Julie Masse said...

What a gorgeous card and a beautiful image!! LOVE this - so elegant and beautifully done! :)