Thursday, November 14, 2013

Give Thanks to the LORD...

"Give thanks to the LORD for He is good." 
                                                   Psalm 136:1

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!

Challenges:
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/ - #127 Use Something Out on Your Desk
(the leaf die has been on my desk for weeks!)
http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/ - Nov. Challenge: Feathers or Leaves

10 comments:

L. D. said...

It looks like a wonderful card. You work is so great and the ones who receive them are really lucky.

Donna Maligno said...

Very elegant card, Sandie. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ November challenge!

Leslie Hanna said...

I love how you've used the leaf die to make a wreath. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the wreath!!

Desire Fourie said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant creation. This is so perfect for our THANKFULNESS theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! The colors are just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Sandi! I love everything about this card. I tried to find the Elegant leaves; but they were no longer listed. Everything is just fabulous on this card. So elegant! Love your creativity!

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Pat said...

Beautiful card-love that silhouette of the deer!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful!!! I LOVE this great design idea : )

mae said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge.
hugs,
Mae