Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bling Sparkle Shine Birthday Card

I'm making cards using a CTMH Kaleidoscope paper pack and when I opened a pack of Complements that go with the paper I saw that there were some jewel shapes in the stickers, chipboard pieces, and transparent stickers. I'm not really into jewel shapes for cards, but they seem to be popular. They made me think about a verse I memorized as a teenager: Proverbs 31:10, "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies."

It was the first verse in an amazing list of attributes of the ideal godly woman I always strive to become.  You can read them here. A few qualities, like rising while it is still night to prepare food for her household, isn't as easy as having my candle not going out by night. If you read the list, the qualities definitely made this ideal woman an ambitious, successful crafter, listing all the things she made! As for me, despite having 50 years to practice, I know I'll always need His help living these qualities in such a way to honor Him.

My daughter suggested to me that jewels would be perfect for little girls' birthdays, so here's the birthday card I made for "her little jewel" who will turn eight next week.

I used this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #333:


I changed the angle of the lighting so you could see a little more of the sparkle.

 I traced the lines on the gem stickers and the white vertical lines on the top and bottom (which aren't showing) with a Sakura Gelly Roll clear glitter pen.  I also added little lines on the yellow circle. Both of the pink Cricut cuts were made out of CTMH Fundamentals cardstock using the glossy pattern side that slightly show here with tiny circles. The large gem, words, and circles were cut using Cricut Artistry.

I used a verse from Word Art Wednesday (from May 8, 2013) on the inside ("Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16) along with a birthday verse I made that includes "leave a little sparkle where ever you go." I adorned them with tiny strips of glitter cardstock and three of the jewel transparency stickers from the Complements.

Thank you for visiting and letting me share. May you seek to be a Proverbs 31 woman and may God bless your crafting as He did hers.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys #38 - Birthday
Fantabulous Cricut #267 - Something new (birthday, paper and embellishments)
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #169 - anything goes
Ooh-la-la Creations Challenge #195 - Girlie
 Quirky Crafts Challenge #1 - Let's Quirky Celebrate
The Crafty Addicts #6 - Celebrations
The Crazy Challenge #213 - Celebrations
Tuesday Morning Sketches #333 
 Word Art Wednesday #217 - anything uplifting


Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Vickie! This is SO awesome. I love the pink and the awesome sentiments. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. It means so much to me, and I hope that you will join us again soon.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Shelia said...

Your granddaughter will love this sparkly card, specially those jewels! They are perfect for her. Great verse to share with her on her special day too.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! (I have 3 girls and only one likes the pink/glittery stuff!) The front is so pretty, bit I really love your verse inside!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Tracey C - Unicorncrafter said...

Brilliant creation and thank you for entering the Glitter N Sparkle challenge blog this week, Wishing you lots of luck, Hugs Tracey C - Dt member

Elina P. said...

Awesome card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge blog!! :)

Mari said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

Jeannie said...

Hi Vickie! This is sooo fun! The colors and of course the bling all come together perfectly.
Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

Dragonfly Journeys

Jessi Fogan said...

This is just lovely for a little girl! I love the sparkle :) Thanks for coming to play with us at TMS this week!

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

CheerDown said...

Really striking design so effective. Thanks for entering our 'Girlie' challenge at Ooh La La creations.
Alli xx

Natalie said...

Super cute and blingy! Fun card. Thanks for sharing at Word Art Wednesday with us!

Bimba said...

Very interesting card! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Crazy Challenge!

Karla Yungwirth said...

This is so pretty! What a lovely birthday card! Thanks so much for joining us for the FCCB challenge this week! Hugs, DT Karla