And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ODBDSLC151 Cherish God's Nature

Hello friends!  Hope you are having a good week!  All of my major commitments have been completed, so I'm looking forward to slowing down a little bit this week, and getting several stamping projects finished.  I hope you'll be able to do the same, because it's Tuesday and time for another Shining the Light Challenge at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog!

This week's challenge is:
Cherish God's Nature
Create a card or project with nature and scripture/spiritual quote.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a PRIZE, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs Store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Sunday, April 28 at 8 p.m. EST.  One random winner will be chosen and announced before the next challenge.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.  As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing three or more of our participants for the Shining the Light Award.  In order to qualify for this award, you must use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, April 28 at 8 p.m. EST.  If you upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC151.  When creating your posts on blogs, please include a link to the challenge.  Thank you! 

I have had the Simple Things stamp set for a while, but have never used it or the matching Clover Die.  This challenge provided the perfect opportunity to bring them both off the shelf!

Creative Nugget:  Basic Grey papers from the Lemonade collection were used to create the card front.  A Tim Holtz embossing folder was used on the yellow DP to make the honeycomb pattern.  Both of the coordinating papers were stitched to True Black card stock and mounted to a Vintage Cream card base. The scripture verse from the Faith stamp set was stamped, cut with a classic circle Nestie, and pierced before mounting it to a Lemonade classic circle, and then to a True Black Exquisite Circle Die.  The clover image from the Simple Things stamp set was stamped twice on Solar crest card stock, colored with Copic markers, and cut with the matching Clover Die.  Some Spring Mix Flower Soft was added to the clover flowers.  The bees and a pearl trail were added as well as a seam binding bow to finish the card.  

The stamp sets used and the matching clover die is available at the Our Daily Bread Designs Store.

As always, my Sister Sticks have some amazing creations to share to inspire you!  Check them out and join the Shining the Light Challenge this week at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog!

~~and our April Guest Designer, Gloria Stengel~~

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Faith, Simple Things (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, True Black (PTI), Solar Crest (Neenah), Lemonade DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Clover Die (ODBD), Clasic Circle Nesties, Exquisite Circles Die (Spellbinders), Sew Mini (Janome), Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Spring Mix Flower Soft, Kaiser Pearls, Piercing Tool and Template, Seam Binding, Copic Markers YG00, YG21, YG25, YG67, R81, R85, R89


Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh, Cathy, I love this card! Love the layout, love the gorgeous papers, love the clover die cuts, love all of your little details!!! Beautiful!!! HUGS!!

TLady said...

HOW ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! PERFECTLY EXECUTED!!!!!!!! I TOTALLY see what you were doing with the lower half... & the upper half of your card!!!!!!!! THIS IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOOVE EVERYTHING you've done with this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Cards By Jan said...

Wow cathy...what a pretty card...Love your DSP BG and the gorgeous shamrocks!!

Diana Nguyen said...

WOW! I want to learn to sew on cards like you! And I love your bow and colors!

JD said...

Really lovely card! The colors that you chose are so spring like and cheery!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!!! I was so impressed with all your fussy cutting until I reread and saw it was a die! :) Still wonderful!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Since blogger ate my first comment, let me try this again.

Stunning card Cathy!! I just love your bright cheery colors, the stitching, the coloring and placement of the clover and your layout with the verse as the focal point.

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous collection of papers, colors, embellishments, Cathy! You've placed it all together so beautifully! Blessings! Kathy

merrymstamper said...

This is beautiful Cathy!!! I am inspired to pull my set out and use it :)

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, like how you have combined the stamps, very pretty!

Audrey Ann said...

So beautiful Cathy!! I have this stamp and die and have been wanting to use it, and your card is such an inspiration to me right now with your beautiful design and amazing coloring!! And the verse makes it even more special. Love it!