Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Washi Tape Checkerboard

It's time for another challenge at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog.  Our theme verse this week is Isaiah 12:3.  I looked up this verse in an online Matthew Henry commentary.  He says that Isaiah 12:1-3 is part of a hymn of praise.  I found what he had to say about verse 3 so encouraging, I'm including just a little bit here.  [source:  Bible Gateway]

They are taught to derive comfort to themselves from the love of God and all the tokens of that love (Isa. 12:3): “Therefore, because the Lord Jehovah is your strength and song and will be your salvation, you shall draw water with joy.” Note, The assurances God has given us of his love, and the experiences we have had of the benefit and comfort of his grace, should greatly encourage our faith in him and our expectations from him: “Out of the wells of salvation in God, who is the fountain of all good to his people, you shall draw water with joy. God’s favour shall flow forth to you, and you shall have the comfort of it and make use of the blessed fruits of it.”

This week's sponsor is Freckled Fawn.  Among other embellishments, they sell all kinds of washi tape.  I was privileged to win a prize sponsored by them a few months ago.  I got some washi tape but then didn't know what to do with it.  LOL  When I saw they were the sponsors this week, I challenged myself to use it.  I came up with using it to make a checkerboard pattern to use as the background for this week's verse panel.  I first adhered alternating strips the width of a piece of cardstock.  I then cut it lengthwise in strips the width of the tape.  Then I glued these strips to another piece of cardstock in the checkerboard pattern and cut it to size.  {clear as mud right?  I am at the end of a migraine so what makes sense in my head might not translate to what I type.  :(  }

The white background was embossed and then matted on black cardstock.  The checkerboard was also matted on black cardstock. The verse was printed and matted with a black lacey circle.  The bottom of the circle was cut off even with the bottom of the checkerboard.  A black lattice border die cut was added and then the card was finished off with a few pink rhinestones. 

I am entering this card in another of the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Second Birthday Bash Card Challenges (challenge #2).  This time the challenge was a sketch.  In my version, the lattice border replaces then pennant border. I really enjoyed this sketch and can see myself using it again.  :)  Another part of the challenge was that the card was to be a Birthday, Thinking of You, or Thank You card.  For me, cards with Scripture on the front are Thinking of You cards.  I like to send cards to let people know I'm thinking of them and I try to match the Scripture with the recipient.  I try to send something that will encourage them in their current situation.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific, The Paper Studio
Stamp:  WordArt by Karen (Isaiah 12:3)
Tools/Embellishments:  Spellbinders (Circles Small, Lacey Circles, Lattice Accents), CuttleBug embossing folder (Swiss Dots), Freckled Fawn washi tape, The Paper Studio rhinestones (pink)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #156 - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs #62 - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge #152 - Make it Sparkle
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge #267 (PWC267) - Tongue Tied (Make the sentiment the focus)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #136 - Use black somewhere on your project

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are having a good week and will come back soon.


Unknown said...

Stephanie, this is lovely hun, and has lifted my spirits for the day, thank you for joining in with us at LEJ Designs, this week, good luck xxx

Sarah said...

This is so pretty! I'm impressed with your washi creation! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

What a gorgeous card ... i LOVE how you have used the wahi tape ... very clever ( I think I will be borrwing that one off you xx)
Many thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG

Good Luck

Tina DT x

Chris said...

Nicely done!, I love your color combo, the weaving looks cool and that lattice die is to die for.
Great card! thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use black somewhere on your project” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)


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