Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Twist of Faith #32 - Shaped Cards

This week at Twist of Faith our challenge is

(Not our normal square or rectangle cards please!)

Your creation should also include a scripture,
uplifting verse or positive words/quote

Pauline shared this verse on Twist of Faith for the idea of God "shaping" us:

"O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand" (Isaiah 64:8). 

Our sponsor is Digi Darla's Designs! Our random prize winner will receive their choice of  FIVE images! 

I used one of her darling images on my card, "Nature's Friend," because I wanted my card to express the joy God gives me when I'm outside in HIS created nature. Actually, I kept singing in a children's song in my head that came from Nehemiah.  It keeps repeating the words "The joy of the Lor-or-or-ord is my strength." So I had to look up the verse reference and use this one.

My shaped card was cut using Cricut Art Philosophy, which has lots of different shaped cards. This shape went best with my image. Although it has one side that is folded, I've found you can add ribbon or cut one of the complete shapes from that key and glue it over the folded one to hide the fold. I cut Square4 Card using the Fit to Page feature, which made it 5.5."Then I cut a decorative frame for that shape using the floral paper from Graphic45's "Once Upon a Springtime." Because I had already printed my image, I cut two different sizes of the yellow paper and traced the smallest one that fit on my image and cut it out with scissors. The pattern became my writing area for the inside of the card. The other larger one became the yellow mat for my image. None of my ovals fit my verse, but I've found I can trace the outer edge of the oval sometimes when it fits and cut it out with scissors. (Dies and Cricut cartridges have spoiled me and sometimes I forget I can trace and cut!)

I added Prima flowers, leaves, CTMH old Olive organdy ribbon and Mocha Opaque pearls, and two swirly leaf die cuts I made using a Spellbinder's die, "Foliage Two."

Thank you for visiting. Please check out the samples by the rest of the design team at Twist of Faith. I'd love to see your creations!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Card Mania #18 - Punches and/or Die Cuts
Hiding in My Craft Room #92 - Yellow, Green, and Pink
House of Gilli #51 - anything goes with Flowers and/or Ribbon
MilkCoffee Challenge - Anything but square
Stamps and Fun = Creativity #146 - Girl
The Squirrel and the Fox #41 - Inspired by a Song or Movie ("The joy of the Lord is my strength")
Whimsical Designs - Shaped cards
Word Art Wednesday #74 - anything goes with encouraging or uplifting verse



Judy said...

Very pretty card. I love the papers, and the sentiment is just lovely.


Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is a beautiful card. I like everything about it. There is a certain sweetness that makes it very appealing.
Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful work and we appreciate you taking time to join us.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really sweet! I love the verse, and the shape of your card is wonderful. I always seem to use the standard shape card, and don't tend to often think outside the box. You were very creative with this, and it turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge this week. I really do appreciate your participation and fellowship. May God bless your week, and thanks again for sharing!
Word Art Wednesday

Diana Martin said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for participating in the weekly challenge at Hiding in My Craft Room!



Kelli Acopan said...

Great job and super cute image! Thanks for playing along with us at Hiding in My Craft Room!

lovies =o) kel

Linda said...

What a lovely card.
Thanks so much for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox, hope we'll see you again next fortnight!
Linda xox

Zella said...

So pretty!! Love the shape and your use of papers and color. Lovely!

Laura said...

Gorgeous card design and beautiful coloring Vickie!

Hillary Harris said...

So cute Vickie! Love the shape and your color choices!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet, cute image! Thanks for playing along with the Whimsical Wednesday challenge at Whimsical Designs.

Vili M. said...

Very beatiful and cute! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!

Angela said...

Your card is really fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at SFC.
Many greetings

Мила said...

Lovely card! Really beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!
Hugs, Mila