Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blessed is the Nation

It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  As usual, it's an anything goes challenge.  We'd love to have you play along with us.  You may link up to five family-friendly projects per week. Each week we have a free Scripture digi for you to download.  You are NOT required to use the freebie in your project.

This week's focus verse is Psalm 33:12.  The first part of this verse says, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."  America has been blessed because she was founded on Christian principles.  What a comfort to have the Creator of the universe watching out for you.  God can only continue to bless America as she follows His principles.  It makes me sad to see our country turning from the Lord and His Word.  That road is not a good one to follow.  May each of us do our part in following God's Word, bringing honor to Him and praying faithfully for our country.

This week I chose to use the MOJO Monday Sketch (MOJO300) for my card.  In celebration of our country's birthday, I chose to use a red, white and blue color scheme.  Here is a close up of all the layers.  I included lots of faux stitching around most of the layers.  The red circle is emobssing with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder.

I used lots of pop dots between the layers. As you can see in the picture below, it gives the card lots of dimension.

I even did a little interior decorating and included a little more faux stitching.  I think it adds a nice finishing touch when your project just needs a little "something."

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (blue, red)
Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants, Sassafras Lass
Scripture Digi - WordArt by Karen Murray
Tools/Embellishments:  Spellbinders (Deckled Rectangles Large & Small, Circles Large & Small), pens (Uni-ball Signo Broad White, SU Stampin' Write Night of Navy), baker's twine (The Twinery), ribbon (Offray), Best Occasions metal dots, button from stash

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
MOJO Monday (MOJO300) - sketch
Wags & Whiskers #107  - Cute as a Button
Sentimental Sunday #161 - Use digis
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #169 - Red, White & Blue
Digi Darla #69 (DDC#69) - Red, White & Blue

Chocolate Coffee Cards #42 - 4th of July
Inky Chicks #7 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #154 - Patriotic
Shopping Our Stash - Red, White & Blue
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
ODBD Shining Light Challenge #160 (ODBDSLC160) - Red, White & Blue
Simon Says Stamp - Patriotic

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll come back soon. 

Happy Birthday, America!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a red, white and blue and patriotic card!! Love your combo of patterns and verse!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Nonni said...

Great card! I love your layout and papers. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Jessi Fogan said...

I love the popped up layers, the embossing, and the faux stitching! Lots of fun stuff :) Thanks so much for coming to play with us at Shopping our Stash this week :)

Candy C said...

Stephanie...your card is gorgeous. I love the sentiment on the front. I love how you have stacked and matted the die cuts. I also like the papers you've chosen. Such clean lines and beautifully done. The interior is also lovely...very professional job! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Joanne said...

Very, very nice card! Love all the layers and stitching and your lovely sentiment. The inside looks super too, love the kitty! So happy you played along with us at CC&CC. Joanne

Dewi Lestari said...

It's awesome! Thanks for joining at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: 4th of July

lauren bergold said...

What a lovely card! So bright & beautiful! Thanks for Shopping Your (patriotic!) Stash with us this week! :)

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! All the faux stitching really finishes it off!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

NGCARDS said...

Lovely creation, thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Michelle said...

Your card is great. I like the lots of layers you used.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle

Denise Pustelniak said...

What a wonderful patriotic Card!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Kaylee Snyder said...

Lovely layout. I like the denim patterned paper. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again.

Melissa Bove said...

Such a beautiful card Stephanie! I love that Psalm and the pretty papers you used!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Lisa Walsh @ said...

Hi Stephanie,
Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Papertake Weekly:) I wanted to come & see your design, which btw is wonderful. Totally loving the colours, stitching & your interior decorating :) Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

P.S Would love for you to come, visit & like :) Feel free to enter my design giveaway on Facebook.

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