Friday, November 30, 2012

Silent Night; Holy Night

I'm part of a blog group known as Crafters of Faith. We are all women whose faith is important to us. We enjoy chatting, encouraging, laughing, praying... even crying with one another when the circumstances call for it. And once a month, we create something and post it on our blogs, suitable to the theme chosen by one of our group.

This month Mary Rose is our "hostess" and she gave us a great challenge.


"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6


Hello, Crafty sisters! Can you believe the holidays are here? I LOVE this time of year! Peppermint Mocha Lattes, twinkling lights, Hallmark Christmas movies...every good and perfect gift pointing to our Savior. My favorite part of the season? Christmas carols. I LOVE Christmas music, and I have so many CDs that I have to start listening to them in October just to fit them all in! LOL I have a few favorites that make it into heavy rotation (Amy Grant, Kathy Mattea, Point of Grace, Sara Groves), and others that are strictly instrumental and fill the house with the ambient sounds of the season (Jim Brickman, Windham Hill's Celtic Christmas, and more). This month's challenge: Make a card based on one of your favorite Christmas songs or carols. (The Bible verse I chose is often associated with Handel's Messiah, another favorite!) Make sure your card has a little twinkle to represent the light of the world. Bonus points to anyone who includes kraft and gingham in their design (just because I LOVE kraft and gingham!)

So there's your challenge! Plug in that Christmas music and get inspired! I'm even learning some Christmas carols to play on my dulcimer.

Peace and Joy to you!

mary rose

I wanted to use a piece of sheet music - Christmas carol sheet music - for my designer paper. I actually own a worn out hymnal that I have from time to time torn pages out of for creative purposes, so I thought this was an easy thing to have on my card. Not so! I could not find that little green hymnal. I'm still not sure where it disappeared to. But not to be swayed from my thought, I searched online for free sheet music and I found just what I needed............ Silent Night.

Here's my card:

In keeping with  Mary Rose's theme, I used  nativity scene that depicts the scene on that Silent (and Holy) Night of years ago. And I used Kraft paper (for my card base and some of the layering) as well as gingham (ribbon and I stamped the image onto a soft yellow gingham.) It doesn't show up well in the picture, but I also added glitter glue to the points of the star and in the center of it, too.

Here's the inside of my card (very simple):

I can't wait to see what the other Crafters of Faith ladies created. I hope you'll go take a look, too. You can find the links to their blogs in my lefthand sidebar.

Image: A Muse Holy Night
Sentiment: A Muse Newborn King
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Kraft
Sheet Music: downloaded and printed on White Staples Cardstock
Designer Paper: A Muse Gingham
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones, Stampin' UP! Gingham Ribbon, and Stickles Glitter Glue


April said...

I have been looking at that stamp set! Great choice for your card! Like I said on my carol is a bad carol! So great to see a multitude of them showcased within the COF.

Jacquel said...

Your card is so beautiful Jeanette! I love the music sheet & the image you used! Wonderful card Hun & TFS!!!!!

jimlynn said...

Jeanette, this is so beautiful. I love the sheet music background and the image - and way you did the ribbon on here! Great design too. This is a perfect card for Christmas!

MiamiKel said...

Wonderful all the way around! The music sheet is a nice touch! I love the image - so soft and nice and a great contrast to the white music sheet - perfect!

Blessings! 0x0x

Barb said...

Jeanette--your card is stunning! I love teh Silent Night sheet music as the background--and that stamp is perfect!

kadie said...

I knew we were kindred, Jeanette! This is my fave Christmas carol too! Love love love your card! It's gorgeous! The music behind the image is PERFECT! Hugs to you, sweet friend!

maryrose said...

Jeanette, your card is beautiful! Probably my favorite carol, too! And not one but TWO gingham elements! LOL! Love the stamped perfect with Silent Night!

Ana Carolina Little said...

Yes, another card with all the requirements for this great challenge!!!. Jeanette your card is gorgeous!!!. The silouhette is beautiful and the Silent night music sheet goes perfect with it!!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful and what a wonderful way to include music! Fabulous card!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Jeanette this is such a special card - love those silhouette images, and it looks so dramatic here!

Liz Williams said...

You picked a great song and your card is glorious.

Carol W said...

Jeanette...awesome song and awesome very the sheet music back ground...very creative in finding the sheet music on never cease to amaze me...This is a wonderful creation...big hugs my sweet friend...♥♥♥

Athina said...

Very pretty card! I love how you used pattern paper to stamp on. Happy Holidays to you!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful image- I LOVE this gorgeous card!!!

marsha said...

This is absolutely stunning Jeanette! I love the sheet music and that gorgeous nativity!

:: BlueInks :: said...

You thought to use the sheet music too - just like Sharon. What a great idea the two of you had!!!

This card turned out great. I especially love the interior and how the song carries there.

Way to rock the COF!

stamp-color-and create said...

Great card, Jeanette. I need to start decorating the inside of my cards more often but by the time I'm done designing the outside I'm too exhausted to do anything on the inside. Your cards are always all so nicely completed.