Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Deuteronomy 16:17 - WAW #57

I was so excited & honored to be asked to be the Guest Designer this month for Word Art Wednesday.  I love using Scripture on my cards so this has been one of my favorite challenge blogs ever since a friend introduced it to me shortly after it got started.  I am thrilled to get a 2nd chance to be a Guest Designer for them (May 2012 was my first time guest designing for WAW).

Word Art Wednesday is always an "Anything Goes" challenge as long as it has a positive, uplifting sentiment.  Each week a digi freebie is made available.  It's usually a Scripture digi but sometimes it's an encouraging quote.  You are free to use the freebie or just link up whatever you are working on at the time.

This week's free digi is Deuteronomy 16:17.  I chose to make it the focal point of my card and not use any other images with it.  The Lord has given each of us something that we can share with others.  It's not always a monetary thing.  Sometimes, it's our time or talents.  When we share what we have with others, God can receive the glory.  I thought this verse would be great used on a card thanking someone for giving of themselves in some sort of ministry to others.

After die-cutting and matting the verse, I arranged part of a pearl flourish around it before layering it on a floral oval die-cut with dimensionals.  Some individual pearls were added to the floral oval as accents.  Another part of a pearl flourish was attached under the flower.  A button and pearl were added to the center of the flower.  Some faux stitching was added to the patterned paper background and to the ovals.  A die cut strip and some ribbon add the finished touches.

Sketch:  Papertake Weekly sketch #74 (designed by Dawny P)
Cardstock:  Recollections, Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up
Stamp:  Digi Scripture from Word Art Wednesday
Embellishments & Tools:  Spellbinders (Classic Ovals Small & Large, Floral Ovals, Classic Decorative Inserts 5, Classic Edges 2), Sharpie Fine Tip Pen (brown), pearls (Recollections, Paper Studio), pearl flourish (Prima Say It in Pearls), ribbon (May Arts), flower (Studio G), button from my stash

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad #199 - Stitching (real or faux)
Pile It On #49 - Embellishments
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge #68 (PPMC68) - Use ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Add a flower
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #4 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll play along with us at Word Art Wednesday.


Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Stephanie - this is a lovely card. I love the rich colours and variety of DPs, and your bling flourishes and flower are fab. Thanks for sharing your card at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Stitching" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

Debbie said...

Oh Stephanie, this is gorgeous!! The die cuts, the DP, and all your embellies are wonderful!!

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Stephanie. I just love your layout. Truly gorgeous.

Diane Noble said...

Stephanie, this is absolutely gorgeous! The die-cut frame is perfect and your layering accents the frame without taking away from the verse. Love the bling and embellies. A work of art!!!

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Wendy Swenne said...

Stephanie, this is just a gorgeous card. Love everything about it.

And sorry for not welcome you earlier as our Demcember Guest DT on WAW.
So here it is: Thanks so much for joining us at WAW as a guest designer. Love to have you on board with us :D

Have a blessed day!


Unknown said...

Such a beautiful showcase for the Word of God. The crispness of the die cuts is impressive. It is a most beautiful card, all the little details and that flower is perfect.
Stay Blessed


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