Tuesday, May 06, 2014

God's Great Love

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC201, God’s Love, 2 Step Butterfly, Chalkboard Vine Background, Grunge Butterfly Die, Elegant Oval Dies, Beautiful Borders Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This week's Shining the Light challenge is called "Wing It." We want you to wings on your card or project. 

I have seen so many beautiful butterflies lately and decided to use the 2 Step Butterfly with the Grunge Butterfly die to accent my focal sentiment from God's Love using the Elegant Oval dies. I used Chalkboard Vine Background for my designer paper, paper-pierced, and added one of the Beautiful Borders dies that I once again threaded with some DMC pearl cotton and added some pearls. I just had to paper-pierce around the edges and added a few more pearls in the upper corner for balance.

I love this sentiment by one of my favorite Christian recording artists, Michael Card. My husband and I had the privilege of meeting him when he was at our church for a concert, and he is a humble and godly man, whose songs are rich in theology (and he always reviews the lyrics with his pastor).

Michael's quote reminds me of the depth of God's love for us. He cannot love us more and will not love us less. It brings to mind an old hymn that you may remember. Here's the chorus:

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure

The saints' and angels' song.

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until May 11 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 always remember God's great love for us and the great price He paid for us (with no regret) because of that love. 

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Brocade Blue (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Brocade Blue (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Grunge Butterfly Die (ODBD), Elegant Oval Dies (ODBD), Beautiful Borders dies (ODBD), Pearl Cotton #799 (DMC), Pearls (Kaiser), Gold glitter pen (Spica), Perfect Layers tool, stylus, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing and sponging
Card Size:  A-6


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful and stunning card, Cheryl!! I just love your blue background, the beautiful punch detail along the bottom, your stunning and cheerful butterfly in flight and that inspirational quote of Michael Cards!! Gorgeous card!! It is so true...that there is no greater love and that quote does show the depth of His love. What a comfort that He would love a sinner like me!!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I always enjoy reading your thoughts and posts. Your Love for Him shows in all you do my friend! You are such an inspiration!!

Have a good day!!


Diana Nguyen said...

Oh, my goodness, I didn't know we had a Michael Card quote in the ODBD store. I love his songs and you are so right - his lyrics are profound and deep - set in music just makes it even more moving. Love your card (butterly, yes!) and your paper piercing is perfect.

Leslie Miller said...

You have made another beauty, Cheryl! Lovely colors and border, and such a pretty butterfly!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Cheryl, The blue and white combo's are perfect for that wonderful butterfly and sentiment. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

DJ Rants said...

So lovely, Cheryl!! Wonderful verse and I love this beautiful shade of blue, so fresh and pretty!!

Robin Clendenning said...

So pretty dear friend! I love the yellow and orange butterfly on the beautiful blue background!! Love your border with the pretty blue in it too! Your sentiment is perfect!!

Greta said...

I really love your card this week, Cheryl! That background paper is amazing--may need that stamp even though I don't do chalkboard. I really love the beautiful border--just the right element for this wonderful card! Hugs, Greta

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely Ms. Cheryl! Love the blue w/the yellow butterfly! The piercing, pearls and border add the perfect touches! Awesome sentiment too!

Grace said...

Oh Cheryl... this is sooooo beautiful!!! I love your chalkboard bg in blue!!! It's so serene and the perfect complement to the gorgeous butterfly! I love how you lace the beautiful borders and this quote is wonderful! God cannot love us more because He IS love...and His love is all encompassing! How amazing, how divine, that He would love a sinner such as I!
Your card is such a testimony to His love!!!

Alshandra said...

Such a beautiful card Cheryl! Stunning and elegant! Love your yellow/orange butterfly against the blue and love what you've done with the beautiful borders at the bottom!

Stephanie said...

The scalloped edges are stunning! And the hymn you shared is a favorite of mine :)

Happy weekend, my friend. Hugs to you!

Jo Ann said...

Hello there, Cheryl---This project as all your other creations is so pretty...Love the blues as well as that butterfly. Your lay-out is awesome and the sentiment is perfect. Also, I want to thank you for the wonderful comment on my latest card. I am blessed that God is using you to bring souls to His Kingdom by making yourself available at a moment's notice. As a vessel of God, we are to be ready anytime the Lord needs us to be His hands and feet. I am glad you represent the Lord Jesus in public setting. We carry the light of God and in a darkened world, it will be hard to ignore. Continue to shine His light every chance you get. Hugs and blessings always!


JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card...I really like how you did the border!

Katie Sims said...

OH, your color combo is gorgeous really makes your beautifully colored butterfly pop! I think this is my favorite (or one of my favorite) cards you have done! Absolutely stunning! :)