Wednesday, November 8, 2017

O Give Thanks

Happy Wednesday!! It's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week our focus verse is from 1 Chronicles 16:34, "O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever." We could camp out on the first half of this verse for a long time thinking about all the wonderful things the Lord has done for us. He has given us so much! Then when we get to the second part of this verse, "his mercy endureth for ever" we could spend another lengthy time span. When we think of the wrong we've done and the consequences we deserve and yet the Lord offers us salvation, we can't help but thank Him and praise Him. He deserves our praise, thanksgiving and adoration.

For my card this week I chose to make a Thanksgiving card. One of the good things the Lord provides for us is people to love and encourage us. This card will go to one of these people the Lord has put in my life. I started with a Half-Shutter Card base from Our Daily Bread Designs. Our daughter gave me three paper pads by Playing With Color 2 with fall colors and patterns. One of the pads was kraft cardstock with orange-gold foiling. Three of the patterns in the pack made their way onto this card as did strips of the solid orange-gold foiled sheet. These solid foil strips add a little extra interest to the sentiment panels.

This card design gives several spots for sentiments and/or places to write a message. This card has the free digi WORDart on the front and a stamped and heat embossed sentiment on the inside. I used fine detail embossing powder from this week's sponsor, Simon Says Stamp for the heat embossing. I love the smooth finish this powder gives even when only using one layer of embossing powder.

Somewhat hidden when the card is on display is a third panel where I'll write a short message to the recipient. An alternate choice of location for a message is on the back of the card. Since the finished size of this card is 4" x 5.5", the back provides plenty of space for a personal message. For cards that are meant to be displayed, I usually like to put my message in an "out of the way" spot.

Card Base: Our Daily Bread Designs - Half Shutter Card
Cardstock: Bazzill (Avacado), REollections (cream)
Patterned Cardstock: Playing with Color 2
Stamps: WORDart by Karen digi (1 Chronicles 16:34), Jillibean Soup clear stamp set (Handwritten Sentiments)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black)
Other: Simon Says Stamp fine detail embossing powder (Clear), My Favorite Things Blueprints 1 Die set

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #199 - Thankful
Dare 2B Artzy November Challenge - Gratitude
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Outlawz Color Challenge  - Inspiration Photo for colors + Thankful or Thanksgiving

Thanks so much for visiting with me today. I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to pick up your free digi and see the inspirational projects from the rest of the Design Team.


Maikreations said...

I really love the card design! The colours are beautiful especially for a fall / thank you card and that playful element with the folds of the card are fabulous! Thank you for joining our "Thankful" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card Steph, love the verse and the colours with great design too.

Judy McKay said...

Nicely designed Thankful card. Lovely verse and colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Josephine said...

Beautiful design!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Theresa said...

lovely thanksgiving card and great card design. a warm autumnal feel overall. thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx.


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