It's the end of the month which means the Crafters of Faith post our monthly card challenge :) This month our hostess was the wonderfully sweet Maryrose and she gave us a joyous challenge to create:
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!)
We are a very musical family and there isn't much of a time when we aren't singing along with music! Christmas, of course, is no exception and it's hard to narrow down a favorite Christmas carol! So I chose one that I had on hand which had the verse already there and went with "Away in a Manger". I was happy to use Inky Antics wooden holiday stamps which I just treasure ... I scored a 4 piece wooden IA stamp set for $5 on SCS a couple of years ago and so happy this one could see some ink this year!
For the requirements, I went with a chocolate base but paired it with Crumb Cake since I don't have Kraft :) Papers are a mish-mash from my stash and I used some gingham paper and ribbon in hues of yellows, kraft and browns! It's a very non-traditional Christmas card! I'm really tickled with how this card came out - although I will have to rephotograph in the morning light as I'm just beat after the week I've had and just getting home at this very late hour!
Please stop by and see my sistahs of faith and their beautiful Christmas Carol card creations! You can find them listed in my side-bar :)
Thank you, Maryrose, for your beautiful theme for creating our COF cards!