"Give thanks to the LORD for He is good."
Here is the next card I made especially for SweetStamps as a November Guest Designer.
And that is the verse I used on the front of my card for the new weekly challenge: "Thanks".
It is a SweetStamps stamp and the two dies I used are also theirs! They are "Elegant Leaves" and "Classy Deer".
There is a song in the 'Psalter Hymnal' called "Give Thanks to God, for Good is He" that is based on Psalm 136. It is one of my favorites. It goes on to say "His mercy faileth never...His grace abideth ever". So wonderfully true.
I am using this as a Thanksgiving card which I plan to mail to my family in Wisconsin. I have not finished the inside yet so we shall see if I get this mailed on time. Sad to say I am notorious for getting cards in the mail one day late...very consistently!
This was a fun card to make. I made a stencil of heavy card stock and inked the bottom layer of the leafy wreath with an orangish ink (Studio G "Spice") then die cut 3 more colors of the leaves to arrange in the wreath shape. For delicate die cuts like this I use spray adhesive. Some of the leaves have Stickles added in gold and crystal.
The deer is one of my newest dies and I've used it with glitter card stock from the Paper Studio. The very first time I visited the SweetStamps online store I knew I wanted that die...and I finally got it! I'm looking forward to making some elegant Christmas cards with it.
The Bible verse is stamped in "Walnut Stain", a TH Distress ink.
The cream color background print is from the "Vintage Moon" set by Pink Paislee.
I hope you have time to stop by the SweetStamps blog to see all of the wonderful creations made by the Design Team. And once you are inspired, we'd love to have you join the challenge with YOUR creation! Each week they give a generous prize of a $20 shopping spree for SweetStamps merchadise at their online store!
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ - Thanks/Thanksgiving
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ - #248 Dies & Punches
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/ - #127 Use Something Out on Your Desk
(the leaf die has been on my desk for weeks!)
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com/2013/11/november-challenge.html - Nov/Anthing Goes
http://pathofpositivitychallenge.blogspot.com/ - #8 Thankfulness
http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/ - Nov. Challenge: Feathers or Leaves