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Jesus is Coming

Jesus is Coming

Happy Holidays!

I am so excited to post this card because it’s my favorite of the season. I was driving around last week (I’m sure to or from soccer practice!) and noticed a house with all purple Christmas lights. At first, I thought it was kind of odd. But, then I started to think about purple – it’s the royal color. It’s used at Easter to signify that Jesus is King. Why don’t we use it at Christmas? Isn’t it the reason for the season?

With this card, I wanted to symbolize the night that Jesus was born. I actually have three different blues and a purple on the background. The card “reads” left to right – lightest blue to darkest blue as the night passes, then purple when Jesus is born. I’m not sure it was snowing that night, but that’s how I envision it, so that’s the reason for the snowflakes. The silver spritz on the card adds to the shimmer of the special night.

I chose LOVE as my last sentiment on purpose, closest to the purple, to show that love is what came into the world.

I also played my favorite Christmas song, “What Child is This?” during the video. And I have to admit that I actually got a little teary when I watch the whole thing all the way through before I compressed it for posting! 🙂

Enjoy the video and may you have a happy and peaceful holiday season!!

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Comments

  1. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Misty

    My tree is Purple and Silver. I’ve always loved purple and swore that when I finally had a house that I would decorate using purple and silver at Christmas. It is so pretty!

  2. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Margaret

    Gorgeous – see I saw the snowflakes as ‘stars’ in the sky verses snow in this case!

  3. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 9:12 am

    monica kubiak-carpenter

    Beautiful card!! I think its great that you are using various color combos for a Christmas card. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas!

  4. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Susan

    I love the card! It is beautiful, and you do such a great job explaining the truth behind why you chose the colors, and even the order of the colors. I am definitely going to try this card. BEAUTIFUL.

    Merry Christmas to you.

  5. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Sylvia

    So lovely Darlene ! J’adore ! I love it !!!
    Very inspiring as always. I don’t have the “dazzling details” but I do have some glitter (clear with sparkles) embossing powder. I should try with that. I just received today my Inkadinkado snowflakes clear stamps and my Hero Arts flourish florentine background ! YooHoo ! Sleeves up ! (though it’s a bit cold !)
    Hugs !

  6. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Jayme Ziemer

    Beautiful as always, Darlene! This is the first time I actually “understood” the emboss resist technique!! Keep up the beautiful work and Merry Christmas!

  7. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Brenda

    #1 I really appreciate the way you share your “tools”! The layout is excellent for us list type people.

    #2 Another new way to use distress inks is always great. I use the emboss resist now. Have been a bit anxious about adding the liquid. But I shall try.

    Thank you again for a very well done video: clear, to the point and well organized.

  8. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Marilyn

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for showing the whole technique for making a card like this. You’re the greatest! Merry Christmas, Darlene!

  9. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Sandi

    Love the card! Thank you for sharing, Have a Great and Peaceful Christmas.

  10. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Holly M

    What a lovely card design! Thank you for demonstrating this technique.

  11. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Margaret

    Beautiful card! Loved reading your explanation of the colors. Also tried to find Owl Christmas set, but all that came up was an Owl stamp. Does the stamp go by a different name maybe?
    Thanks so much.

  12. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Carol B

    Wow! Love that card. So glad you are able to use the distress inks again, lol.

  13. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    conil

    So beautiful. Love how you made the sentiment sparkle..Really lovely.

  14. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    louise

    can you do that with stampin up ink?

    • wrote on December 15th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      @Louise: I don’t know – I’ll have to try it. I bet it would work and look beautiful!

  15. wrote on December 14th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Cindy

    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I love Wednesdays! Thanks for more inspiration!

  16. wrote on December 15th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Diana

    Darlene,
    Finallygot to my emails tonight. What a lovely card. the colors are wonderful. What is the tape dispenser called that you use and where can I get one? I seem to go through so much of it!

    Have a great weekend. And thanks for your gift of cardmaking. You inspire!

    • wrote on December 18th, 2011 at 10:37 am

      Darlene DeVries

      @Diana: The tape dispenser is a 3M ATG 700™ Gun. You can get it HERE.

  17. wrote on April 18th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Pam Perkins Zirbel

    Awesome Christmas card!! I was thinking from last year..hmm…might start making 2 cards a week so I dont get all bogged down and frustrated in September! Well…yea. that hasn’t happened yet! I am finding other things to make ….but I love this idea!! Well done!

  18. wrote on November 21st, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Susan

    This turned out so beautifully! And love the reasons why you chose to do the colors and sentiment that way.

  19. wrote on September 10th, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Sharon Farrah

    Lovely. Going to do this one.

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