Wednesday, December 17, 2008

In The Birth of a Child...

Inside reads "the hope of the world."
Here is another with The hands from Heart and Soul.
...and a repeat of the how to in case you missed that the other day.

I stamped the hands(Heart and Soul Rubber Stamps) on cream colored card stock 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. The Names of Jesus background is a Eureka Stamp. The "In the birth of" is also a Biblical Impressions stamp the other line says " the hope of the world".
It's a little dark and cloudy here this morning but if we get a little sun, I'll take a better picture and replace it later today.



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Can you believe Christmas is next week? I'm still asleep at the wheel when it comes to Christmas cards and gifts. I'm not sure we are going to do too much this year. My daughter volunteered to do the Christmas newsletter because I'm not going to have time to do it without extreme stress. I can't wait to see what she's come up with. I'm still planning to finish my hand made cards if nothing else as a stress reliever. Two school Christmas parties in the next two days and then the kids are home for two weeks. I cut out stuff every year and it still seems to be too much. I'm really trying to be conscious of the real meaning of Christmas and not the stuff.
I hope you have a blessed (and not stressed) day as you prepare for Christmas celebrations.
I discovered this on thought provoking video clip on Facebook this morning and I thought I would share it. The Advent Conspiracy.

3 comments:

Trena in Naperville said...

Jacki! Me too, with the Christmas card thing. I have cards, but have not sent one! I have to get on it this week. :o)

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Sandy Knecht said...

Fabulous!

Maxene Choi said...

Hi Jackie!! Your cards are amazing! I love what you've done with this *hands* stamp and the baby Jesus inside!

Dina Kowal (Mama Dini) directed me to your blog after seeing one of my cards.

I made one more card and put a link to your cards on my blog post! :
http://rubberarts.blogspot.com/2009/02/heart-soul-rubber-stamp-co-hands-2.html

Bless you!
Maxene Choi