I really like this little gingerbread man from SU's Scentsational Season stamp set. I've decided his name is Gingy. In this card Gingy is jumping for joy for he has learned the true meaning of Christmas which can be summed up in John 3:16 - 18
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.So even though it is really August, it is like December to Gingy because he has now received the greatest gift all.
When I make "Christmas" cards, I want them to reflect the true mean of Christmas; that is the advent of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is a conviction that I have. I am not trying to judge those who make Christmas holiday cards with trees, snowmen, or just say "season's greetings". For me to make a Christmas card, it must have the message of Christ's advent in the image or sentiment. Cards that I make without that message I categorize as "winter" cards.
I was inspired to make this card after viewing Ceal Pritchett's gallery and seeing her Sweet Christmas card plus dozens of her faith-based and Bible verse cards. Ceal is this week's SCS Featured Stamper #287. I was reminded of my new little friend Gingy but also inspired to make a card that reflects my faith, so here it is.
Stamps: Scentsational Season, Come to Bethlehem
Paper: VV, Soft Suede, Real Red DP
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede Craft Ink
Accessories: Clear EP, Heat Tool, Bakers Twine, Button, SU Border Punch, Brads, Holiday Collection Framelits