Monday 20 August 2012

52CC Throwdown & Simply Stampin'

Hi everyone! How was your weekend?
I have a card to share with you tonight that fits in with two challenges.

The first challenge is a sketch from Simply Stampin'

The second challenge is at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.
It's a Theme Challenge this week.

I used non-traditional colours again but really wanted to incorporate silver. The image was my main dilemma. I couldn't decide on which way I wanted it coloured. After a couple of practice runs, I didn't like them in the least. In the end, I decided to just stamp the image with Versamark ink and emboss it with Silver Powder. Here is a close up of the image - hopefully you can see the embossing.

Now, this stamp set fits in wonderfully with the Christmas Carol - "God rest you merry, Gentlemen". Now I must admit that I always thought it was called "Oh tidings of comfort and joy". Whoops...

Here is a little background information about the Christmas Carol I chose

Like so many early Christmas songs, this carol was written as a direct reaction to the music of the fifteenth century church, in Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas. However, in the as-yet earliest known publication of the carol on a circa 1760 broadsheet, it is described as a "new Christmas carol," suggesting its origin is actually in the mid-18th century. It appeared again among "new carols for Christmas" in another 18th-century source, a chapbook believed to be printed between 1780-1800.

And for those of you who would like to see the lyrics and have a sing-a-long... Here they are!

God rest you merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
For Jesus Christ our Saviour
Was born upon this day
To save us all from Satan's Power
When we were gone astray

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

From God our heavenly Father
A blessed Angel came
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same,
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding
In tempest, storm and wind,
And went to Bethlehem straightaway
This Blessed babe to find

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

But when to Bethlehem they came,
Whereat this infant lay
They found him in a manger
Where Oxen feed on hay
His mother Mary kneeling
unto the Lord did pray

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Now to the Lord sing praises
All you within this place
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace
This holy tide of Christmas
All other doth deface

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Thanks for looking xx


  1. Brilliant Kylie - just what we are looking for at 52CCT - thanks so much for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  2. What a lovely Nativity stamp and it looks great embossed in silver. Thanks for your kind words about my scrapbooking layout!

  3. The silver embossing is a great idea - it's very cool UNcoloured!
    Alison x

  4. Hi Kylie - fabulous card! I agree that is absolutely perfect just embossed in the silver. I love how you've used that DSP in such a Christmasy way - very creative. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT - I'm sure glad that you did!

  5. Kylie, I LOVE IT!!! The simple embossed image is fabulous and your sentiment is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  6. This is fabby Kylie, love the embossed image, it looks stunning in silver! You've used one of my fave carols - a good one you can sing along to with great gusto LOL!
    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  7. Kylie - this is a great Christmas card. I like your choice of non-traditional colours - very pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at the Simply Stampin' Challenge.

  8. Lovely holiday card, I like your embossed panel and great layout! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  9. Kylie - I already left a comment above but I wanted to add thank you for sharing your great card with us at Simply Stampin' and I hope we see you over there again! Ruth x

  10. Fab Christmas card Kylie, I like your embossed image and the pretty colour combo that you have used! Thanks for joining in this week at Simply Stampin' Challenge! Kirei x


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