Monday, October 22, 2012

Light for the World

It's not very often that I make a 3:30 a.m. post but since I was tossing and turning and not sleeping I thought I might as well do something productive. I meant to post something last night and didn't get around to it so here I am very early in the morning; and on a day that I have to go to work no less. I hate it when I can't sleep. Too many things on my mind.
My MIL asked me to make her Christmas cards this year so this is the first idea I came up with. I have another idea that I will show you later this week. My in laws will be visiting this weekend so I wanted to have some samples ready for her to pick from. Her only stipulation was that she wanted them religious. So this is the first one I made.

Pretty simple. The embosssed background is the Holly Swirl folder. The image and sentiment is from DeeDee's digis. I appears that her site has been taken down so I can't link to it. After I did this card I thought the candle was too small and the sentiment was too big and I was thinking how much my MIL likes purple and thought maybe I should incorporate purple into the card too so I made this version:

I colored the candle slightly differently and added the ribbon. Which one do you prefer? I am entering these cards into the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge to use traditional colors.
I am going to try to head back to bed and catch a few more winks before the alarm goes off. Thanks for stopping by. Hope your week is off to an amazing start.



Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

My Sunday nights were like that when I taught in the high school...I guess facing 160 kids on Monday morning...haha I like the 2nd one but I think the sentiment should be larger. I like the candle overlapping in the first one. I guess I was no help..haha

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! I LOve them both.
Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at CSAYL.
Hope your alarm went off for you. x

Fabiola said...

hello, you card is too cute and so gorgeous, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you soon, biz

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Donna,

What a lovely card, wonderful scripture.

I like both cards - but if I had to choose it would be the top one? Not sure exactly why but it caught my eye more.


Heather said...

I am partial to the second card, though I do agree with the first comment about liking the candle overlapping the sentiment on the first. But out of the two, I would go with the second. That is such a beautiful sentiment and I love the addition of the candle. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Julie E said...

Such wonderful embossing. What a way to keep yourself busy when you cant sleep. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!

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