Sunday, September 29, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs Fall Card

The weather news this week displayed maps of the U.S. showing where trees were changing colors. I noticed some of the sites were places we've gone on fall photo trips. My memory is full of scenes with the beauty of God's creation in the fall. He designed our world as the Master Artist. This was a fall photo I took in the Wyoming Tetons when the trees started to turn red and gold.

 This year, I chose to make cards with fall colors instead of taking photo trips.  This card uses a Scripture from Our Daily Bread Designs that is perfect for seasonal cards. It's from their Scripture Collection 1. I typed the beautiful verse here for easy translation for those who use translations to read my blog post.

"To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1

The current word for the challenge at Word Play Saturday is "Seasons." When I think of the way our four seasons are distinct where I live as well as "reliable," I think of the way God can be counted on to bring each of the four seasons, year after year. When I studied science in college I saw the beauty of God's design in the way our planets rotate around the sun to bring each season. Despite climatic variations, such as colder, warmer, drier, or wetter weather some years, we still get four different seasons, year after year. What a beautiful illustration of what some call the "immutability" or unchanging nature of God.  How great is the fact that God never changes! His love, His Word, and His nature never change. His promises never change. We can count on His love, mercy, and grace to be the same today as they were yesterday, to be the same for us as they were for the saints of old.

So here is my card representing "Seasons."

I embossed the background with Cuttlebug branch of leaves. A small strip of autumn leaves dp long retired from CTMH anchors the Spellbinders die cut, verse, organdy ribbon, leaves, and mocha pearls. I used a Martha Stewart leafy branch punch with New England Ivy cs and one leaf from Recollections. I sponged Cranberry ink on the embossed leaves and cocoa ink on the edges of the papers.

May God bless you  as you see the beauty in His creation and understand His unchangeable love for you!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Craftitude #49 - Anything Goes or Harvest
Crazy 4 Challenges #205 - use bows
Delightful Challenge - Happy Fall Y'all
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light #172 - Anything goes with Our Daily Bread Designs
Simply Create Too #47 - Autumn
Word Art Wednesday #99 - anything goes with Scripture or uplifting, encouraging verse
Word Play Saturday - "Season"


gwen said...

Love the rich fall colors of your lovely card and of coarse the scripture verse.

Erica said...

Beautiful use of colors and the embossing folder adds something extra.
Thank you for playing with the Simply Create Too in our challenge no. 47, Fall/Autumn. Come again soon.
Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

Berni Cuttino said...

This is one of my favorite verses. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Delightful Challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

Chris Hanselman said...

Love the Bible verse. Great card. Thanks for joining our Happy Fall Ya'll Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Vickie, this is gorgeous! Just love the rich, vibrant fall colors...and, yes, such a glorious reminder of the beauty of God's creation! And it's one of my favorite verses! So glad you joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs, Cheryl

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

: So glad you joined in our "Fall/Autumn" Challenge #47 and hope you enter often. Your card is so wonderful--love the fall colors. great bio!

Simply Create Too Team Member

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love this verse Vickie!! You framed it beautifully!! Your colors, the embossing and your ribbon detail is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!

Ellie said...

So beautiful! Loving the sentiment, beautiful sketch and colors!
Thanks so much for playing along in my "seasons" wordplay challenge at my creative moments.

maria f. said...

Gorgeous colors. The embossed BG is the perfect touch.