Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rustic Chalkboard Christmas Card

My wonderful sister was the speaker for the Women's Christmas Celebration at her church recently. She shared her path to faith in God in a talk titled "Joy Peace Love".  Even though I know her story I was still moved to tears many times as I thanked God for the blessing of my sister in my life!
The decorations were just so beautiful with rustic details of burlap and wood with greens and pine cones. A little sparkle too! 

They used pretty chalkboards hanging from the ceiling to frame the stage.

 On one of them was a quote that was very much like the quote on a Penny Black stamp that i love; it inspired me to make this card.

The wood background stamp is by MFT and the greens and pine cone are from Lawn Fawn's Deck the Halls set. For the main panel I white embossed the sentiment on white cardstock then blended on Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to get the chalkboard look.

My sister's life is a beautiful example of God's unfailing love as He saw her through many trials and heartache to bring her back to Him. Don't give up on praying for your loved ones; I prayed for my sister for over 20 years before she renewed her faith in Jesus. God hears you!

thanks so much for your visit!