Hello everyone, and happy Sunday!
Today's Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge is hosted by the lovely Candice. Candace chose the verse
Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the Word of our God stands forever."
What a great verse! I wonder how often we stop and think about God's Word in the light of His Eternal nature? This life and the things of earth are so fleeting.... seasons come, seasons go. Life is very short! Yet there is one Constant, One who is the same yesterday, today and forever. He was before all time, and He will be forevermore. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
His Word is truth and stands forever!
Inspired by this verse, Candace has challenged us to use flowers on our project.
Thanks to fellow ODBD DT member, Sabrina, I tried my hand at making my own flowers for this card, and I used shades of ivory and tan for a shabby feel, trying to keep with the verse... "the flowers fade". The flowers are cut from two shades of card stock on the Cricut, wet thoroughly, scrunched up, then opened and layered up. I added a couple "half" flowers for the effect of blossoms. After they were dry, I added drops of glue to each layer to hold them together, sponged the edges of the petals with Adirondak Latte Ink, and let dry again. The card itself is on a base of Papertrey Vintage Cream and layered with alternating layers of that and white. I used a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing folder, then a Lacy folder by Marianne. I also used a CB edge folder on the lower edge of the card. Everything is sponged with Latte. The corner die cut is Spellbinders. The verse is from the Our Daily Bread designs second anniversary DT set, Scripture Collection 4, and is the verse I submitted for the set. It's one I have to use often!!! It is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and cut with a Nellie's Multi- Frame Die Cut. The pearls are ZVA Creative, and I used a MS punch and Sizzix Leaf Die, to which I then added some veining before sponging.
This week's sponsor is Michelle Perkett (The Art of Michelle Perkett Etsy Shop)
Michelle is giving away a $15.00 Gift Certificate to her store! Thank you so much Michelle!
To see what the rest of the team has created for you this week, please visit:
To be entered in the drawing, your card must be linked to Mr. Linky by 12:00PM PDT (GMT-8) Saturday April 24h. The winner will be chosen by random and will be announced on Tues. April 27th.
Please be sure to make your link direct to your project, not just your blog or gallery, and please place a link to Stampin Sisters in Christ in your post! I can't wait to see your creations!
This week I have included several other challenges on this card and am entering this in the following:
Sentimental Sundays (a New Challenge so check it out!)
Creative Belli - Die Cuts (SB, Nellies and Cricut flower from Accent Essential Cartridge to make flowers)
Little Red Wagon - Dry Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - Movies and Dry Embossing (Sweet Magnolias and lots of dry embossing!)
Charisma - Monochromatic
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely Texture (Dry Embossing, pearls)
Stamp Something - Something Layered (Everything... each layer, and the flowers have many layers)
Sophisticat - Distressing (Distress Inks, flower edges are distressed)
Pile it on - no stamped images... sentiments ok
One more thing real quick! Stampin Sisters in Christ are hosting a Card Drive for a dear teacher who was in a terrible auto wreck! Please take a minute to read about it and if you can, send a card! It would mean so much!