Monday, May 28, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs Get Well

This week the challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs for Shining the Light is a color challenge. Pink and black/gray can be such an elegant color combination, maybe too elegant for my get well card, but maybe not if it's also a wish that God bless you. I've become a firm believer that we should bless our children and family members as well as our friends. Great men of the Bible blessed others which serves as an example for us. Here's a great article from Focus on the Family about blessing your children.

I think it's like a prayer for God's blessing for them.  I like to handwrite blessings inside my cards when I give them. I don't worry about the fact that I hate my handwriting. I've finally come to the conclusion that it's part of me so that makes it even more personal. (Of course I never told my students that messy was OK when I was teaching handwriting!)

I used the elegant sketch from the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge 67

I used the stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs in the Get Well set. I stamped the butterfly corner swirls/flourishes twice, in opposite corners.  I stamped again on a scrap of the Baby Pink cardstock in black to cut out a butterfly to put on the corner flower embellishment. The fun part was tracing over the dotted swirls and end point dots with a glitter gel pen and adding bitty pearls to the bodies of the butterflies. The white background was embossed to go with the black patterned paper.

May God bless you as you bless others with words of encouragement!

Here are the challenges I used for this card:
Crafty Calender Challenge - Things with Wings
Deep Ocean Challenge #26 - Swirls
Divas By Design #36 - Flourishes
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #110 - colors pink, black and/or grey and white/vanilla
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #67 - Sketch

6.5" x 5" Get Well Card Recipe:
Paper - Bo Bunny "Enchanted Collection;" Close To My Heart Baby Pink, Cotton Candy, White Daisy, Black cardstock
Stamps - Our Daily Bread "Get Well"
Inks - Close To My Heart Cotton Candy, Black
Accents - Cuttlebug embossing folder "Kassie's Brocade;" Close To My Heart Bitty Pearls; Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels Ten; Martha Stewart boder punch; Recollections floral embellishments, Sakura Jelly Roll glitter gel pen



Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Vickie!! I just love your added butterflies, the pink, and your layout!! Beautiful design!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge this week!!

PS Love your blog background!!

CherylAnn Robinson said...

I love the texture you have created with this card. Very chic looking. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

Chrizette said...

What beautiful embossing! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog this time!

DT Member
Celestial Things

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... lovely take on the sketch! thanks for joining the shining the light challenge this week!

Karen M. Roth said...

Very beautiful...I wish someone would send me a card so beautiful full of healing prayers :o) I suffer from Fibromyalgia and here lately the pain has been increasing towards unbearable.

I have joined your blog as you are an inspiration and I hope that one day I can make beautiful cards like you :o) {{{hugz}}}

My crafting blog is

I would dearly love for you to visit sometime :o)

May God shine His face upon you and bless you richly!