Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trust in the Lord

This is going to be a quick post this week as I'm fighting an eye infection, feeling pretty lousy and am having trouble seeing very clearly.

This week's focus verse at Word Art Wednesday is Psalm 37:3, "Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed."  A New Testament parallel of this verse comes from the lips of our Savior Himself when He taught His disciples to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread." (Matthew 6:11). 

I used a die cut as the shape for this card and attached a plain card blank (approx 3.5 x 5) to the back.  I used my Score Buddy to emboss a piece of white cardstock for the front of the card.  The red "tablecloth" is a smaller stamp that I stamped twice and covered the join with the doily and sentiment die cuts.  The table cloth was fussy cut.  The strawberries were colored with copics and then fussy cut.  Please forgive the lack of shading and that some of the fussy-cutting on the strawberries isn't very close.  This eye infection makes seeing small details difficult.  Stickles were added to the strawberries and flowers for a little sparkle.  A few rhinestones and faux stitching finish things off.

Tip:  Whenever I get a new set of dies, I cut a sample of each size from scrap cardstock.  I label each sample with the name of the die and the size (I count the smallest die as #1).  If it's a decorative die and I have coordinating dies, I will also sometimes make notes of which one layers best on top of it.  I store these samples in the same CD case as the die.  When I'm designing a card, I can pull out the sample and have a better idea of what it will look like and which size I need to use.  This is also helpful when trying to decide if certain die cuts look well together.

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen, Flourishes (Berry Sweet Frame)
Ink:  Versafine - Crimson Red; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Copics:  R20, 27, 29; Y11; YG03, 05, 100, Colorless Blender
Tools/Embellishments:  Spellbinders dies (Timeless Rectangles, Classic Oval Small), My Favorite Things Doiley Die, Score Buddy, Stickles (Star Dust), rhinestones (Small - Recollections, Large - The Paper Studio)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenge #77- Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #113 - Seasons (I chose summer as my season)

Thanks for stopping by today.  I do appreciate your visit.  Don't forget to also visit the Word Art Wednesday blog in order to see what the rest of the Design Team have made and to pick up your free digi.


Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card! Love the fancy frame! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The card is just so full of life. The colors are vivid. Your die cuts and fussy cuts look good to the naked eye. Stephanie I pray your eye will heal up quickly. Blessings,

Diane Noble said...

This is so pretty, Stephanie! Love those sweet strawberry images. My DH grew up on a strawberry farm, so we all love anything strawberry. Another lovely creation!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh Gorgeous card Stephanie I LOVE summer too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Debbie said...

So pretty! I love the die cut base!!
Great tip for dies! Thanks!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the delicacy of your card design, in contrast to the strong reds. Thank you for the advice about the die samples, since it would certainly be helpful to do that. I'm praying that you feel better soon… Blessings!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card and love the base card!


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