Thursday, March 3, 2016

F4A315 Your Word is a Lamp To My Feet

Hi Friends!

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!  This card was designed for the Splitcoaststampers’ Free For All F4A315 “Reading Recommendations” Challenge (March is National Reading Month) and the challenge is to recommend a book...and I recommend the Bible!  

I also incorporated the Splitcoaststampers' SC581 Sketch along with the Word Art Wednesday #221 "Anything Goes" Challenge.

The verse on this card is one of my favorite verses- Psalm 119:105 "Your Word is a Lamp to my feet and a Light to my path".   God's Word is a Light to all those who seek Him and when you put your faith and trust in Him, He will Guide you along your path for sure!

My first version was a bit simpler in style:

Cut the banners using the Big Shot™ and the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Jumbo Stitched Fishtail Banner Dies from Early Espresso cardstock and the retired Wellworn Designer Paper and Library background paper (both Stampin’ Up!).

First version: Simpler in style :-)
Stamp the sentiment from the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Light of the World with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out the circle with the ODBD Double Stitched Circle Dies (also cutting a circle from Early Espresso cardstock with the same size die), ink the lighthouse image from Beyond The Sea (Artistic Outpost) with Smoky Slate Classic Ink (stamping off the lighthouse image before stamping onto the sentiment panel), cut the Early Espresso Double Stitched Circle Die in half and mount behind the sentiment (allowing parts of the Early Espresso circle frame the sentiment).

Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink over the edges of the sentiment to “antique” the paper a bit.

Emboss a piece of Well Worn DSP with the retired Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

Cut all of the banner pieces in half (closer to the bottom of the banners), layer the banners with the designer paper and mount onto the card front per the sketch.

Cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock with the MFT Horizontal Stitched Strip Dies, cut the die in half and mount onto the card front.

Wrap a piece of 1” Gray Satin Ribbon over the center of the Early Espresso Stitched Strip and adhere the ends behind the card panel.
Mount the entire card panel onto a card base (I used Whisper White but you could use any color since it will not show in the front) and mount the sentiment with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

After creating this card, I felt that it looked a bit stark so I decided to add knotted twine (upcycled from packaging) and a few buttons.... I tend to prefer this version versus the first one- which do you prefer?

Second version- addition of twines and buttons :-)
Stamp Sets: Light of the World (ODBD), Beyond the Sea (AO)

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink

Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, retired Well Worn DSP and Photo Library Paper ? (Stampin’ Up!- not sure of the actual name- paper circa 2000 or so)

Accessories: Big Shot™,  ODBD Double Stitched Circles Dies, MFT Jumbo Stitched Fishtail Banners, MFT Horizontal Stitched Strip Dies, retired Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, 1” Gray Satin Ribbon; 2nd version- Twine (upcycled from packaging), Wood Buttons (from my stash)

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!


Susan said...

Hi, Julie, Both your card are lovely, rich and full of truth. I like the first version. The eye immediately rests upon the scripture.

Thank you for the inspiration. I am now singing that my mind.

Unknown said...

There is such a wonderful richness in the DP and Word. Such wonderfully lovely art, a feast for the eye. Thank you so much for entering our 221st challenge. We are always delighted to see your entries.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
DT Member

Karen Letchworth said...

This is stunning, Julie. Thanks so much for sharnig it in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I'm so grateful to have you play along, and I hope that you will join us again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Ann said...

WOW! That's amazing card! Love the colors! :)

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