Saturday, October 17, 2015

Shining the Light Encouragement Card

I'm working on a set of cards for a fundraiser auction in November. In our community there are no Christian stores where you can find a card like this. I chose a verse from Our Daily Bread Designs that means a lot to me. I'm often in need of physical strength that I no longer enjoy and entreat the Lord to help. I also seem to misplace things more often and pray desparately at times for God to help me find them. How thankful I am that He hears our prayers and shows us His love by providing the strength we need, whether physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional. The verse I chose from ODBD Scripture Collection 2, Psalm 138:3 says, "When I pray you answer me! You encourage me by giving me the strength I need."

I used the sketch from Our Daily Bread Design's Shining the Light Challenge this week:

There were some light blue dots on the top of the patterned paper, so I used a CTMH embossing folder called Confetti that has more dots on top and fewer on the bottom. I changed the angle of the lighting in this next photo so you could see the texture:

All of the materials used are older CTMH except for the ribbon from Hobby Lobby. I cut the background leaves and leaf border using Cricut Artistry and the darker leafy branch in the foreground was cut using Cricut Art Philosophy.  I honestly don't remember which cartridge helped me cut the sentiment shapes. Being able to save images on Cricut Design Space has advantages that I love, but makes it difficult to remember which cartridge was used. Even so, The Cricut Explore is my favorite cutting tool.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - R for Ribbon
Crafting-with-Friends Challenge #8 - anything goes
Hiding in My Craft Room #221 - favorite cutting tool - mine is the Cricut Explore!
MyTime to Craft #306 - Autumnal Colors
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #258 - Sketch
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #102 - anything goes with twist-autumn colors
Word Art Wednesday #205 - anything uplifting


Amy Cohen said...

Beautiful card- you added wonderful details here. From the embossing to the sentiment. just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Crafting With friends.

Julie Gearinger said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the fall colors, all of your fabulous details and the Scripture verse is one of my favorites!! Thanks for playing along with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!! Hugs and have a blessed week :-)

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous fall card love it Judith DT Suzy Bee's x

Ema M said...

Gorgeous and I just love the verse you've used! Thanks for joining us at My Time to Craft Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
DT Member

Cazro said...

A lovely card with the autumn theme. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT.

Jenscrapstoo said...

Such a great card, Love the image!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM