Wednesday, June 12, 2013

When a Man's Ways Please the Lord - Proverbs 16:7

It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  As usual, there's a free digi WordArt Scripture verse available on the Word Art Wednesday blog and the challenge is always anything goes (as long as it is family-friendly and has a positive/encouraging sentiment).  You do NOT have to use the free digi to play along in the challenge.

This week's Scripture digi is Proverbs 16:7, "When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him."  This verse assures us that when we live a life pleasing to the Lord, He can work in hearts so that we can even get along with our enemies.  That certainly is an encouragement when you are dealing with those some folks call "sandpaper people."  You know, those people that the Lord uses to rub off the rough edges in your life and make you more like Him.  There's nothing like someone a little difficult to get along with to make you realize how much of "self" is still in your life.

I recently won a gift certificate to Lili of the Valley Stamps.  I had long admired their stamps on the blogs of other crafters so I was quite excited to be able to choose a couple for myself.  The day they arrived in my mailbox, I just had to ink up and color the cutie below.  I thought it went great with our theme verse since the puppy and kitty are getting along.  :)

They were fun for even this novice Copic girl to color.  After coloring the image with copics, I hightlighted the animals' noses with a white pen.  I used N0, N1, and a colorless blender to add the highlights on the "table" in front of the girl and her pets.  I decided to showcase this cutie on a center-step card.  You can find an easy-to-follow tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers here.

I really like all the dimension that the center-step card gives and the fact that when open it's a 3D display. 

I also like that it gives plenty of space to keep the Scripture (the most important part of the card) in a prominent place.  I thought the side panels were looking a little plain so I added some punched hearts on thin pop dots.  The sentiment panel is popped up on thin pop dots and the image panel on thicker ones.

I did a bit of interior decorating this time.  I punched a row of hearts along bottom of the panel intended for the message to the recipient.  I then backed it with teal paper and outlined the hearts and the message panel with faux stitching.

Cardstock - Copic (image), Georgia Pacific (card base, sentiment)
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline (Dilly Dally 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps - Karen Murray for Word Art Wednesday (Scripture digi), Lili of the Valley (Milly Cuddle Time)
Ink - Memento (Tuxedo Black, Toffee Crunch)
Copics - Skin (E000, 00, 01, R20), Hair (Y000, E31, E33), Dog (E31, 33, 35,37, N7), Cat (N1, 3, 5, 7, E11), Shirt (BG000, 05, 09, YR21, Y21), Highlights (N0, N1)
Embellishments/Tools - Spellbinders (Circles Large, Lacey Circle), EK Success heart punch, button (Basic Grey), baker's twine (The Twinery), Signo Uni-Ball white pen, CM Fine Tip black pen, Fiskars border punch (Apron Lace)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Use a button
Digi Darla #66 (DDC66) - Fancy Fold or Not a Square
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday (FTTC224) - card that moves or opens in a non-traditional manner

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog and see how the rest of the Design Team have showcased this verse of Scripture and don't forget to pick up your free digi while you are there.


Natalie said...

Very sweet card, Stephanie!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a precious image!! And I love the hearts along the side. Darling card!! So glad you could join us for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge!!

Cathy said...

Your card is adorable inside and out. I love the image and all of the little hearts. Awesome card.

Emily Thubbron said...

Stephanie, this is so cute. I love the image and the sentiment is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla this week.

Emily T. DT for DD

Faye said...

Beautifully designed card, Steph. Lovely use of the scripture for the week at WAW. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I do appreciated your visit.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That is a sweet image, and it most certainly fits this week's scripture. Thank you for the link to the center step card tutorial, which you used masterfully. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

Allison Cope said...

Adorable Stephanie! Love how you decorated your card - beautiful quote too! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Open Sesame" Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes!


Denise Pustelniak said...

Love that fold and your coloring!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Your card is adorable, Stephanie. I love how you've designed it. You have a lovely blog with beautiful work. I especially love the Scripture that you use. It's a pleasure to meet you and stay in touch. xx Kathryne


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