Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SIWS23 - Psalm 32:11

This week we're focusing on Psalm 32:11 for the Say It With Scripture Challenge at The Sweet 'n Sassy Connection

In this season of Thanksgiving, our thoughts turn to gratitude and thankfulness.  We have all been blessed with so much!  This verse says, "Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice ye righteous and shout for joy all ye that are upright in heart." This verse tell us how to practice thanks-living.  "Be glad in the LORD..."  Count your blessings and be happy about all that the Lord has given you.  "Rejoice ye righteous..."  If we are living righteously, we'll have so much more to rejoice about.  "Shout for joy all ye that are upright in heart." When we know we are doing what pleases the Lord, it's so much easier to be joyful and to express that joy.  In this season of thankfulness, let's not forget the source of all of our blessings.

For my card this week, I chose to mimic a traditional stamping technique by layering my verse over one of the Autumn Leaves digital set images.  In PSE, I chose my leave and rotated it to be more "upright."  After recoloring it a burnt orange color, I ran the opacity down to about 55%.  Then I layered my digi Scripture verse on top and printed it out.  I was pleased with how the image turned out.

I used this week's Sweet Stop Sketch (SSS134) for my card design.  Several layers of the new Lacey Eyelet Border dies added the interest on the right side of my sketch. I really like how these dies are so easy to use and cut so cleanly.

Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - MME
Stamps - Sweet 'n Sassy (Autumn Leaves, Rejoice in the Lord)
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink (Tea Dye)
Embellishments/Tools - Pearls (Queen & Co.), Spellbinders Lacey Square dies, SNSS Lacey Eyelet Border Dies, Ribbon (Offray)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday #138 - Use punches or dies
Paper Sundae #95 - Use digital images
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #115 - Gratitude
Sentimental Sunday #81 - Thanksgiving/thankfulness

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to grab your free digi at the Say It With Scripture thread.  Have a good day!


Cathymac said...

Your card is beautiful, Stephanie! Love how your scripture verse is the main attraction, the lovely pearls around the frame, and the layered border trim! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Becky said...

This is just stunning Stephanie.. Gorgeous use of those pearls.Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an elegant card Steph. Love the lovely leaf image over the verse. The colors are so pretty... and the pearls look great! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

Julie P said...

Wonderful card, Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week for our Punch It Challenge
hugs Julie P

Jan Marie said...

What a sweet, sweet card, Stephanie. Love the way you combined the digital images and the rich brown! Blessings!

Stampalicious said...

this is beautiful! I love all the pearls around the square. thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Stephanie!! Your border, bow, pearl detail and over stamping is so beautifully done!! Thanks for joining SSIC this week!!

Traci M said...

Understated elegance, Stephanie! I love the look of overstamping...have never tried it with digital, though! Thanks so much for joining us at SSIC this week!!

Crystal said...

Beautiful card, love the gorgeous ribbon & dies you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Jenny said...

So simple and elegant! Thanks so much for joining in our Digi challenge at Paper Sundaes.

Tameko said...

Lovely card. Perfect scripture. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

Unknown said...

Wow, this is stunning. The pearls add such softness around the edges for the scalloped frame and the leaf is so pretty with the verse stamped over it. Very pretty.

Have a great day!


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