Friday, October 23, 2009

God's Gift of Love Stair Step Card





The Stampin Sister's in Christ Challenge this week was to make a card that depicted the Nativity or in some way reflected the true meaning of Christmas.  I immediately thought of this older SU! set.  I used the Stair Stepfold technique found here to create this card.  My images are stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copics.  The card itself is made on GP White and then designer paper from The Paper Co. was added.  The framing for the star/cross is Not Quite Navy.  I overstamped the star with the cross from Refuge and Strength (also SU!) using So Saffron.  I then added  Hero Arts crystals to the rays of the star.

This was a super quick card to put together and would be very doable in mass for a Christmas card. 

Thanks as always for looking!  Your visits and comments mean so much!

22 comments:

Rosietoes said...

Grace I've missed a few of your latest cards so I'm playing catch up today.
They are all stunning as usual - you are so, so inspiring. I love the simplicity of today's step card and the message it conveys.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent so freely.
Edna x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous stair step card. I just love your nativity scene. What a fab message it portrays! Awesome job on you SSCC!!
hugs,
Chris

Betty Wright said...

This is so gorgeous, Grace!!! Wonderful technique and design with this image!!! Beautifully done!!!

peggysue said...

That is a set I've never seen, and what a great idea to use the stairstep layout, sets it up perfectly! It is lovely. And you are so faithful in portraying God's love and the message of the bible.

Helen said...

Awesome card, Grace! I love the stair step style you chose. It's very unique and well done! Thanks for sharing it with us at SSCC!
Blessings!
~H

Lovely Linda said...

Oh Grace - this is just fabulous!! What an amazing artist you are - your creativity knows no bounds my friend! I am loving this....and the message it shares is so powerful!! Thank you Grace for being such a shining light and such a fabulous sister!! I love it that we won't be strangers in Heaven!! I am will be the one with the Cuttlebug in Heaven - you bring the folders and we can emboss clouds - what fun!! LOL! God bless you! {{{HUGS}}}

Pamela said...

Wow! This is awesome!

My Paper Adventures said...

I just love this technique! Such a peaceful card for Christmas!!

Gina said...

I think the stair step fold is so perfect with these images. Very pretty. I love the way you did the cross, that is very interesting and has quite a stunning effect.

Kathy Winter said...

This is a beautiful card!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Grace - this is a wonderful take on the challenge!!! What a perfect card for the holidays!!! Hugs ~S~

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful stair step card, Grace! I've yet to try one of these.

Laurie said...

Grace: Your card is great! I've made some Christmas cards before with the cross in the background, too. Afterall, if it weren't for Jesus' finishing work there, the advent would really be meaningless! Thanks for sharing with SSCC this week.

Dell said...

What a beautiful stairstep card! You have some fabulous ideas!

Randi said...

Grace, what a message your card portrays. It brings tears to my eyes.

Thanks for entering it in this weeks challenge at SSCC.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness Grace, this is absolutely wonderful! How clever!

Diane said...

Beautiful as always. This image is perfect for a stair step card. It places so much emphasis on the cross...great jog. I bet the crystals are fab IRL!

Kay said...

How great is this? It really works with this card - wonderful work as usual... haven't tried a stair card yet, it's still on my "to do" list!

Stephanie said...

What a perfect time to use a step card - I love seeing layouts & images mesh perfectly...you have definitely accomplished that here, Grace! And what a wonderful card to send out for Christmas - this one would catch anyone's eye among the greetings display :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on the MM Remarkables award Grace!! Told you you rock and that you are "remarkable"!!
hugs my friend,
Chris

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi grace!! :) What a great card! perfect images for this type of card as well. It looks great in 3D!

Lenoria said...

I had to say that this card brings tears to my eyes! I absolutely love it. I would love to have this set (and the talent to make it shine). I have never seen it before and your use of it is breathtaking.