Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Paper Pieced Rosebud Frame {Galatians 6:14}

This week's focus verse at Word Art Wednesday is Galatians 6:14, "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world."  Our world is so ME-focused that the first half of this verse is so foreign to us.  To glory (brag) about possessions, accomplishments and status is second-nature to some of us.  However, this verse tells us that we are only to glory (brag) about what Christ did for us on the cross.  Just as the world is spiritually dead to us, we are to be dead to the world.  If we are blessed with possessions, accomplishments and/or status, let's remember Who allowed us to receive them.  To God be the glory, great things HE has done.

I've been wanting to give a twisted easel card a try.  This week was the week.  The card's fold is on the left side and the twist faces to the right.  Due to the way I decorated the interior, the message to the recipient will have to be written on the left side of the interior or the back of the card.  This card is definitely made to display and will either have to be hand-delivered or included in a package.

I have been wanting to use this digi frame by Deedee's Digis. You can find it free here.  I paper pieced the frame and fussy cut both the frame and the verse panel.  {I went around the edges of the frame with a black copic.  However, in real life, the black outline is not quite as prominent as it is in the pictured}  I then layered it with pop dots onto two die cuts. The frame includes rosebuds and leaves.  However, I used some paper roses over them and a glitter pen accents the frame and sentiment panel.

The background panel was embossed and then layered under a border punched strip, more cardstock and a shimmery ribbon.  The sentiment panel & frame were then popped up over it.  Some bling finishes off the front.

The interior cardstock was embossed with the same embossing folder.  Another die cut, some bling and a sentiment finish off the interior.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (white), The Paper Studio (pink)
Patterned Paper:  Recollections (floral), The Paper Studio (dark pink)
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Galatians 6:14), Deedee's Digis (Rosebud Frame), Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Jesus Cares clear stamp set)
Ink:  Stazon (Jet Black)
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders dies (Petite Scalloped Ovals Small, Floral Ovals, Fancy Tags 3), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Textile Texture), Fiskars border punch (Apron Lace), ribbon (Michael's), clear rhinestones (Recollections), pink rhinestones (The Paper Studio), Sakura Clear Star pen, Copic marker (100), paper flowers (The Paper Temptress)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club #4 - Twisted Easel Card
Craft Your Passion #185 - Think Pink
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge #115 - Paper Piecing
4 Crafty Chicks #164 - Multiple Layers
Cards Galore October Challenge - Flowers
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #243 - Fussy Cutting

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will visit the Word Art Wednesday blog and join us this week.  Don't forget to get your free digi, visit our fabulous sponsors' sites and see what the rest of the Design Team has made this week.


Debbie said...

What a beautiful card!!! Twisted easels are wonderful!

Thanks for the link for the frame!!

Jennyfer L said...

WOW! My jaw dropped off the floor when I saw your creation. It's gorgeous!!!

♥ ScrapBook Blessings Club DT ♥

♥ Jennyfer Creates ♥

NanaConnie said...

This is really gorgeous, Steph! I love the way you've framed out the scripture. So good to be visiting again, although I may not get here for every post. I still have a million boxes to unpack and lots to organize, but I'll visit as often as I can. :-D

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love all the pretty layers. So glad you joined us in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

MommyScraps said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!
Hugs, Adina

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful. A wonderful twisted easel design with lovely pink colouring and such inspirational wording.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Angelica Schmidt said...

Such a gorgeous rose bud frame! Love the sentiment! Have a Blessed day! God Bless You!

Shazza said...

this is such a beautiful card, love the dies you used. Thanks for joining us at Wags N Whiskers

Allison Israels said...

Stunning card Stephanie! I love all of your gorgeous die cut layers. I'd love to know what element of your card is fussy cut though. Thank for playing along with us at Flourishes for this week's "Timeless Tuesday Challenge"!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for all the kind comments everyone. Allison, I fussy cut the frame and the verse panel.

Thanks for stopping by!

Diane Noble said...

Oh, WOW! This is amazing. What a phenomenal card for your first easel! LOVE it, Stephanie!

Anonymous said...

This is such an amazing card, Stephanie! I love how you used the frame, adding your own beautiful touches like the rosebuds. The twisted easel is so fun, too -- this could sit on someone's mantel and be a precious reminder of faith. Thank you, too, for your insights into the Scripture verse -- I always appreciate those very much!

Sandy Hentzel said...

Oooo, this is one of my favorites! I love everything about this card!.


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