Glory to God

I was in need of a Christmas card in the traditional spirit of the season that could be easily mass produced.  I went with this clean and simple style.  A simple matted card with gold embossing.  They are all being mailed, so I needed to keep the bulk to a minimum, which resulted in the flat bow.  The starting point for my card was the sketch challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1483 Glory to God
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
1275 Outdoor Denim Cardstock
Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
Z668 Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Ribbon-Unknown

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Card Makin Mamas-Silver or Gold
Catered Crop-Silver or Gold
Craft A Scene-Winter Scene
Flourishes-Use Gold or Silver
Jellypark Challenges-Stars are Brightly Shining
Jingle Belles-Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters-Embossing
Speedy & Friends-Christmas, no red or green
Twist of Faith-Blue


  1. Oh, Allisa! This is so classy and absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the navy and gold! So rich! LOVE!

  2. A beautiful card, love the navy with the gold - very elegant. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  3. Such a gorgeous card! The colors look absolutely beautiful together and I love the traditional feel! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  4. A beautiful and elegant Christmas card Allisa.

    Thank you so much joining us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

    B x

  5. Very nice and color combo. :)

  6. Absolutely beautiful Allisa! Love the richness of the blue & gold! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  7. Gorgeous card Allisa!! I love the embossing and the image is FAB. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy this week and we hope you will join in again for our next challenge.

    Hugs and smiles

    DT - Twist of Faith

  8. Wow!!! This is stunning!!!! What a terrific idea to keep the bow flat for mailing!!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends this week.

  9. Gorgeous color combo - an absolutely elegant card with that gold embossing. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  10. A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  11. Very stunning! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  12. lovely christmas card.
    beautiful done.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene.

  13. It is a beautiful card and true to the spirit of Christmas. Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  14. Magnificent effect and laconicalness!

  15. What a lovely card, and such brilliant embossing. Thank you for joining us at Craft A Scene this month. xx Maggie

  16. So rich and classy, the deep blue and gold combo is fab! A great interpretation of our sketch too! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT Allisa! Ruth x

  17. This is gorgeous! I love the gold embossing! Thanks for playing along at 52CCT!

  18. What a pretty card...I love seeing cards with the Nativity scene. Sometimes I'm thankful that I have to watch the thickness of my cards, if I'm mailing out...helps push me in the CAS arena!

    Thanks for sharing your card with us in our Silver/Gold Challenge, Allisa, at Card Makin' Mamas!

    Be sure to watch for our last challenge of the year this Friday!



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