Thursday, September 20, 2012

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge, DP by ME, and MORE!

Happy Thursday!  I finally got a chance to play in my craft room this afternoon.  I have been busy this week doing some fall cleaning.  My card today is for this week's ODBD Shining the Light Challenge(ODBDSLC123).  We are to stamp our background with either a background stamp or use one stamp repeatedly.  I chose to do both for my background design.

I am using ODBD newly released Scripture Series 3 stamp set along with God's Love, God's Hands, and Randi's Song.   

I combined some kraft, ivory, and wisteria card stocks.  I stamped using a fine linen ink the grunge butterfly image from God's Love all over the back.  This shade gave a more tonal look on the kraft and is hard to capture on camera.  I also stamped the wisteria with some lavender Memento ink, but ended up covering up most of that panel with an ivory panel stamped in the same linen ink.  This panel shows a little better, but the other elements on the card sort of cover it up, too.  LOL!  Trust me when I say all panels were stamped.  The wisteria fishtail was stamped with the script stamp from Randi's song with lavender ink.  Again, since it is so tonal hard to capture on camera, but all looks great in real life. 

I am using Deconstructed Sketch No. 69. I layered the focal image with the God's Hand image stamped in  linen onto ivory.  I then stamped the scripture over with Memento black.  I ink distressed all the panels, added some stitching, a coffee dyed seam binding bow, button, and two corsage pins to finish the card.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Playing along with a few challenges
Make it Monday  Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet  Kraft card stock + Lavishly Layer
Stamp and Create Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner  Anything Goes
Pile It On  It`s a Stitch Up
Simply Create Too Anything Goes


  1. Your card is beautiful Betty. I love the layout and those colors together. It all makes the perfect backdrop for God's Hands and that wonderful scripture!

  2. Fabulous use of the sketch and you even followed it LOL ;) Love the hand on the sentiment panel. Such a powerful image! Lovely loopy bow too. Great card :)

  3. So beautiful Betty! Love all the layers and gorgeous bow! Your fancy stitching looks awesome!

  4. So stunning! I can't stop looking at it :)
    Hugs xx

  5. Such a beautiful card! I love all the soft colours you used. They fit beautiful together.

    (Mama)Marjolein (MIM #238)

  6. what a striking and noble card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  7. Glorious card you've designed here. I had the best time admiring all the different stitch work you've employed on this. The layout is just divine and the verse, lovely! :)
    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  8. This is gorgeous Betty!! I adore your soft colors with your lightly stamped background, the lush bow, and your gorgeous stitching. Very elegant layout and design!! Thanks for supporting the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  9. Beautiful card. Love the colours and the gorgeous bow. Saw this on MIM

  10. Love the subtleness of God's hand underneath that encouraging scripture. Good job.

  11. Swoon!! This is so beautiful. . .the luscious colors, that seam binding bow, the stitching. . and then the scripture and subtle background image reminder about the Lord's watchcare over those who are His. So, so beautiful!!

  12. I am so thankful you entered our Challenge. I so love your inspiration creation. I wish you well in the this week's Challenge. We hope to see you back next week.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  13. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #23, #109, and #213.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



  14. Gorgeous, Betty! Beautifully crafted. Thanks so much for joining us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you playing in our next challenge, too.
    NanaConnie DT

  15. Betty, I absolutely love this gorgeous and lavishly layered card...and that stitching is so totally yummy! I plan to showcase your creation on the Feature Me Friday segment of The Kraft Journal blog on Friday September 28, be sure to stop by the blog on that day or any day thereafter to pick up your Featured Artist button and thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal too!

  16. Wozers Betty!! What a beauty you created here.....all your elements are spot right on Beautiful!! I love how you stamps the hand of Jesus so subtly! Perfect verse to go with that!!

  17. Found your blog through feature the Feature Me Fridays spotlight!
    Beautiful card! i don't usually love lilac but this is a stunning colour combo with the kraft.

  18. Forgot to mention that I am your latest follower.

  19. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #23, #109, and #213. I would love to have you visit my blogs:  Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia  and  Me and Myself on the Dark… Hugs, Julia


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