Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Amazing Love

When I first saw this image with the hands on Dina's blog very early in the year I knew I had to have it. I didn't know what I was going to do with it until Monday. This was something that came to me as I looked at the hands. The Baby Jesus stamp is one that I drew for Biblical Impressions a long time ago. Shh, don't tell anybody, but it's still my favorite baby Jesus stamp. ;)

I like to create non-traditional looking Christmas cards if you haven't noticed. This is my design for 2008. I'll probably only make a few--definitely less than ten. And then I'm going to try to get at least a few of them in the mail-- hopefully in time for this Christmas :)

How I did this~ I stamped the hands( Heart and Soul Rubber Stamps) on cream colored cardstock with brown ink. Using the reverse masking technique, I stamped the Baby Jesus (Biblical Impressions) inside the hands. I colored this with Prismacolor pencils and a little blending with the colorless blending pencil. Amazing and love are from 2 different Stampin Up sets. The background was done with a Hero Arts DesignBlock Stunning Snowflakes. I stamped that image on brown card stock with white dye ink and and then again in dark brown ink just slightly off from the first image. I really like how this turned out!
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Yesterday was a good Monday for me. So good in fact, that I made cards all day! I meant to photograph them so that I could show you, but I was in a such a good card making grove that before I knew it, it was too dark for pictures. But as you will see over the next couple of days, if my card making grove had a color, it was "brown". Every card is brown or at least has brown in it.


Before I go, let me show you my handsome boy!



I love it that they have to get dressed up for school on game day. I managed to remember to snap a couple of pictures before he left this morning.


This one must be his Game Face... either that or he was in the middle of chewing his breakfast. (I'll never tell which) He's 5' 3" -- just a couple inches shorter than me now. I wonder how long it will take him to grow into his hands and feet.

Be blessed! Jacki

P.S. In case you aren't following it, there is a new challenge on the Salt Blog, God is good! I've got a card in the works for that. God is good isn't he?

15 comments:

Trish D said...

Wow. Just... wow. An amazing visual with a wonderful message.

marciad said...

Lovely art. I think the way the hands form a heart is so special. Your son looks so grown up. Don't you love seeing our kids all dressed up.

seamom said...

I remember that image from Dina's blog too! You have used it well to design a beautiful and most meaningful card. God's gift to humanity; a tiny baby to save the world.

Staci M. said...

OH MY! Your Card is FANTABULOUS! I totally love that! PUL-E-E-E-E-E-EZE can you make me one of your 10???? :)
The Boy is SO big now! OK, he's an inch taller than me - yikes! Tell him & your whole family "Hi!" from me!

bellacarta said...

Gorgeous card! Staci directed me over her and I'm glad she did, the card is beautiful! Wonderful job with the masking!

Sarosa said...

What a great inspiration, Jacki! Perfect!

Karen MERC said...

BEAUTIFUL Card....

Michelle Adams said...

I love that stamp, I love Heart & Soul, and I love your card! TFS Jacki!

Brown English Muffin said...

Has anyone ever asked you where you get your inspiration from for your cards? It amazes me every single time how great they are.

Shirl Martin said...

This card is so lovely it is breath- taking!

dini said...

Wow Jacki - this is so precious.

purplestamper316 said...

Hey Jacki that is just stunning :) I love how you tucked Baby Jesus in the palm of His Father's hands :) Just like us, huh?! Thanks for making something so beautiful with the hands. Have a Blessed Christmastime <>< Sue (H&S)

jacki jones said...

Thanks everyone. This idea was totally Inspired.

And since Staci begged, I'm going to send this card to her... ( --actually Staci you were already one of the 10. I'll send it along with your birthday card from September. sigh..)

nise said...

What an incredible card!! So glad you had a good day making cards and looking forward to seeing your brown creations. That is one handsome boy you have ~ have the girls discovered him yet?

Dawn Bibbs said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE that card! You do awesome, awesome, awesome work! :-) I see you...:-)