Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spring is here!

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC200, Zinnia, The Lord Is Risen, Zinnia & Leaves Dies, Beautiful Borders Dies, ODBD Blooming Garden Collection Paper Pad, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This week's Shining the Light challenge is our 200th challenge! We want you to celebrate with us this week and create a card or project that uses spring colors and any ODBD image or sentiment. 

Living in South Florida is like spring much of the year (and summer the other half). We plant zinnias in the spring, so I used the Zinnia and stamped the smaller blossom five times, colored the layers, and fussy-cut each one (even though there is a wonderful die for this flower). I cut the petals apart, embossed them with a stylus and curled them up a bit, added some gold glitter, and layered them all together, popping the center. For the sentiment I used The Lord Has Risen in one of the Antique Labels & Border dies. I used paper from the Blooming Garden Collection, paper-pierced, and added one of the Beautiful Borders dies that I embossed with ink and threaded with some pearl cotton.   

Yes, spring is here, and flowers are appearing once again as the sun returns with its warmth after a long winter. Solomon's Song of Songs is a beautiful and poetic book in the Old Testament that is often used by pastors when speaking with married couples. But on a deeper level, it reminds us that the marriage covenant between a man and a woman is a "picture" for us of the relationship between Christ (the Groom) and His bride, the church -- we who believe in Jesus as Savior. What a beautiful book I encourage you to read. 

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until May 4 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have an opportunity to win a $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the SLC award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:

I have also entered this card for this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.  

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and leaving a comment or sharing a thought. 

May we remember that we are to point others to Christ and that our "gown" is the righteousness bought with His blood. I am so very grateful for the grace of God and what Christ has done for me.

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Zinnia and The Lord Has Risen (ODBD)
Paper: Blooming Garden Paper Collection (ODBD), Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), So Saffron (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Antique Labels & Border dies (ODBD), Zinnia & Leaves dies (ODBD), Beautiful Borders dies (ODBD), Pearl Cotton 3348 (DMC), Gold glitter pen (Spica), Perfect Layers tool, stylus, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing and sponging
Card Size:  A-6


Kathy Jones said...

Oh how beautiful! Love your happy yellow colour and beautiful zinnia! Like you, living in the tropics means we have flowers almost all year round - enjoy your Spring and abundance of flowers!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Cheryl!! I just love the sunshine yellow and your happy color choices!! The zinnia is colored to perfection and I adore your layout with the laced twine, coloring accents on the border and your designer paper!! Gorgeous my friend!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh Cheryl, your card is so pretty!!! I love the spring paper you used and Zinnia is one of my favorite flowers! I love how they are so colorful and attract butterflies! Love your layers my friend!!! Looks Gorgeous! Oh, and love the scripture!!

Unknown said...

Lo! the winter is past, rains are over and gone and here is a beautiful flower. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Abundant Blessings, Carole

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...your card just knocks my socks off!! love the flower, the colours are so rich and warm; just like your kind, sweet and warm heart mf.
I love that we are friends.

Dawn B. said...

Zinnias are my absolute favorite flower. I planted 10 packages this year in my garden. Hope all the rain doesn't wash them away. Your card is beautiful. I love those colors. All my favs. Great blog Cheryl. Sorry it took me so long to visit.

Becky said...

This card is beautiful. I love how you did the flowers, they are on my wish list :). I used to live in Fla. and I loved it there.

DJ Rants said...

So gorgeous!! Wonderful zinnia, your color choice is so pretty and the verse goes so beautifully!! Blessings!!

Stephanie said...

Amen, sweet Cheryl, for the wisdom concerning Jesus Christ and His church - yes, it is a picture :) Thank you for that.

Your card is lovely and probably one of my favorites so far. The color is very happy and cheerful and the flower is beautiful.

Enjoy the remainder of your week! Hugs

Grace said...

Oh this is so beautiful Cheryl! So springy and a wonderful verse! I always love reading your thoughts on God's Word as well! Your zinnia is colored to perfection and paired perfectly wit this dp! So so pretty my friend!

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl! Love the colours you've used and how you put that Zinnia together! Lovely verse to match your beautiful card!

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely Cheryl! Love the dimension of the zinnia along w/the scripture you chose! Also your details of twine in the border! Beautifully done my dear friend!

Greta said...

Oh my, Cheryl--this is a stunner! I adore how you used the border die cut! Hugs, Greta

Diana Nguyen said...

Such a rich and gorgeous card, my friend! Your layered zinnia is amazing!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Beautiful colors and design!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Cheryl, this is so pretty! I just love your use of color on this, and the twine threaded through the border die cut. Very deep rich coloring of the zinnia. Oddly enough, I have never grown zinnias. It sounds wonderful to have flowers year round, but then I'd probably spend all my time in the garden. I'm so enjoying our spring. Lots to do in the garden! Enjoy your day, sweet friend!

Kelley said...

Love this card and I thank you so very much for sending it to me!! Hugs, my friend!!

Katie Sims said...

All of your careful work really paid off on this one Cheryl....that bloom is gorgeous! Love your beautiful colors and layout! :)