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)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dare to Get Dirty

Hello friends!  One of the favorite weeks of the year at Splitcoaststampers is going on right now…"Dare to Get Dirty 2015."  If you are a Fan Club Member at Splitcoaststampers, you can participate in the many challenges for a chance to win some awesome prizes.  If you are not a Fan Club Member, check HERE for details on how to join.  I'm never quite able to complete all of the challenges, but this year I'll give it my best shot…and I'll be sharing some of my challenge cards here.

The following card was made for Cheryl's challenge.  Cheryl has a gallery full of gorgeous floral cards so I decided to feature the beautiful Fragrance stamp set by Our Daily Bread Designs for her challenge.

Creative Nugget:  The background was made by white embossing the Belles Vignes corner stamp, then sponging distress inks over the embossing, but leaving the upper right corner white.  Texture was added with the new Boho Background Dies and the panel stitched to Smokey Shadow card stock and attached to a Neenah Solar Crest card base.  The roses from the Fragrance stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and arranged around the oval frame made with the new Ovals and Stitched Ovals Dies. The sentiment is from the Scripture Series 3 stamp set.  A bow and pearls finish the card.

Inspirational Nugget:  Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father].  And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.  (Ephesians 5: 1-2) AMP

Oh, if we would all follow this example, we could say good-bye to the hatred, division, and strife which characterizes our world today.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:
Splitcoaststampers - DTGD15CherylQuilts  (SCS Fan Club Members Only)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #156 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge #96 - A Flower in Your Image
Crafting From the Heart #71 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #195 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by…have a wonderful Wednesday!



Judy V said...

Beautiful card! Your flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is a STUNNING card, Cathy. WOW! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I am delighted to see this beautiful creation, and can't thank you enough for linking it up in our challenge this week. Best of luck in the random draw.
Word Art Wednesday

Julie B said...

Love your background to those fab flowers.
So pleased you linked up at ATSM this week. :)

Contagiously Crafty said...

Stunning nine card, but not so wonderful as your inspiration verse. So glad to have found you through Word Art Wednesday's challenge.

TLady said...

This is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

CherylQuilts said...

Cathy, what a beautiful card, and thank you so much for making it for my DTGD challenge! It's stunning in every way, and I so love these beautiful flowers, your background, and the precious Scripture from 1 Peter. And I love the creative and inspiration nuggets you've shared. Oh, that we would strive to shine the light of Christ as believers. Hugs, sweet friend and thanks again! I'm so honored!

JoAnn said...

Simply gorgeous. Love the background, the colors and beautiful flowers.

Neets B said...

So many great techniques and they work so well together. The pink blooms look wonderful against your background.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM, Anita x

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart,

Helen x

Charity Chamberlain said...

This is a gorgeous card! I really love those flowers! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)