Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Touches Your Heart...

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC197, Quote Collection 4, ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This week's Shining the Light challenge is to create a card or project that includes an image with water, uses a technique with water, or is primarily "aqua" in color.

One of my favorite sentiments is from Quote Collection 4, and I decided to use it with the beautiful new Vintage Flourish Pattern die. I chose to use a shade of aqua for this week's challenge, and I kept it simple by sponging around the sentiment, adding some ribbon and pearls in the corners, and popping it up on the card base with dimensionals. How nice that the die does the piercing!

I am blessed to have so many special friendships, and they truly do touch my heart! 

Jesus is the finest example of a true Christian friend who was never selfish and sacrificed His life for us to make us righteous before God when we accept Him as Savior. If we choose our friends based only on what they have to offer, we will rarely discover the blessings of a genuine friendship.  
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, 
but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Philippians 2:3

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until April 13 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. This week may we each think of ways to be better friends and be more like Christ...and touch a heart or two!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Quote Collection 4 (ODBD)
Paper:  White (PTI), Bermuda Bay (SU)
Ink: Black (Versafine), Bermuda Bay (SU)
Tools/Accessories: ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern dies, Bermuda Bay ribbon (SU), pearls (Martha Stewart), sponging, 3M dimensional tape
Card Size:  A-2


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl!! I just love your colors and the sheer elegance with the die. You know you and I share this color as one of our faves!! Gorgeous design and shading around that beautiful sentiment!! You've touched my heart dear friend!

Alshandra said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! So elegant and stunning :-) I love your beautiful shading around the quote and love the added touch of the pearls and bow :-)

Grace said...

Oh Cheryl this is soooo pretty!!! I love the aqua tones and the beautiful sponging around the sentiment! Popping up the frame makes it really stand out against the bg and is so elegant! Just beautiful!!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh my sweet friend, I so love your beautiful card!! Aqua is one of my very favorite colors (I have a closet full!) I just love the gorgeous new frame die from ODBD that you used! Love the inking and ribbon, everything is just my cup of tea!!

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful. The piercing is lovely as are the die cuts and color. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Diana Nguyen said...

Love your CAS card! It's just simply elegant!

Karen Dunbrook said... that is one beautiful card! Love the sentiment and how true is that. You are my special, special friend and when I see your cards they are like prayers to Heaven.

Stephanie said...

This is such a lovely card with a beautiful saying on it. And the color is so pretty :) Hugs to you!

Susie said...

Beautifully crafted and worded.

Diane said...

Beautiful die cut and colors.

Hugs Diane

DJ Rants said...

Oh, this turned out beautifully!! I love how the die makes it so elegant, gorgeous!! Blessings!!

Linda Carson said...

Such a beauty Cheryl! Love the aqua! The sentiment fits you to a reach out your hand yet touch a heart! I know this first hand and I love you for it! Blessings my friend!

Nicki Olsen said...

I love this Cheryl!! Your card is beautiful...the aqua bow matches perfectly with your background paper and I love your that sentiment!!

Katie Sims said...

Cheryl, you rocked this challenge, girl! I love cards that have the sentiment as the focal image and you certainly made this one shine. Absolutely stunning! :)

LaVon Hall said...

I really love this sentiment and so.... wonderfully displayed with the beautiful die framing.

Papercrafting Princess said...

Such a lovely card and heartwarming sentiment that's SO true!

Greta said...

That die is so gorgeous, Cheryl, & perfect to showcase the lovely quote! Gorgeous card!

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card Cheryl, I love this die and love this sentiment.
Sending you Hugs & blessings :)

Dorothy S said...

Your cards are stunning - what lovely coloring and shading. Thanks also for the message you include. I appreciate your visits on my blog - I am just not good at getting around to blogs!

Leslie Miller said...

More beautiful and perfectly matched colors! The die is gorgeous. I so love the pretty pattern over the white. An ideal setting for such a lovely sentiment!