Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Key To My Heart

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC202, Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies, Vintage Label Dies, Angel Wings Dies, Ornate Hearts Dies, Flourish Label Borders, Bless Your Heart, Key to Heaven, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This week's Shining the Light challenge is our F-L-O-W-E-R Recipe. We want to see you create a card or project that uses any four of the letters in the word "flower" for a recipe.  My recipe is L (label/layer), W (words/white), E (embossing, both wet and dry), and R (red and rectangle).

Red means true love, so I started with the Vintage Flourish Pattern die, sponged it, and layered it on red card stock.  Then I stamped a frame from Flourish Label Borders, stamped the sweet sentiment from Key to Heaven, and die cut it using one of the matching Vintage Label dies. I just love the little key from Angel Wings and embossed it in gold, and then I used Ornate Hearts dies to make my hearts with the sentiment inside from Bless Your Heart. I had fun with the key, since I had to use a tweezer (and pin) to hold it when I heat embossed it (it wanted to fly away...LOL!). It was definitely fun to make.

I chose to make a special card for this week, since my husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, and he certainly holds the key to my heart! God has blessed our marriage by showering us with His overwhelming love and how He continues to draw us closer to Himself. Picture a triangle where God is at the top and we are at each corner; the closer we draw to God, the closer we get to each other. So remember that God is the real "Key" to a good marriage - and for all our relationships.

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until May 18 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. Have a wonderful week, and remember to use the triangle analogy the next time someone asks you about marriage!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White and Poppy Red (PTI)
Ink: Black (Versafine), Barn Red Distress Ink (Ranger)
Tools/Accessories: Vintage Flourish Pattern dies (ODBD), Vintage Label dies (ODBD), Angel Wings dies (ODBD), Ornate Hearts dies (ODBD), Perfect Layers tool, gold embossing powder, Glue n' Seal adhesive, stylus, Glue Dots, red tape
Techniques: Sponging and embossing (wet and dry)
Card Size:  A-2


Grace said...

Oh your card is so beautiful my friend! I love the red framing and the embossed key! The added I love you sentiment is perfect! I know your hubby loved this card... and what a blessing a good marriage is! You are right... when God is the center of the marriage... as we grow closer to Him we grow closer to each other! It isn't just a cliche... it's true!

Diana Nguyen said...

Love how clean and vibrant this card is! And your key is wonderful - it looks like a real key!

Becky said...

Congratulations on 25 years, how blessed you two are.. Your card is gorgeous! Love the key and heart.

Robin Clendenning said...

Ah Cheryl, Love your red!! wow! such a great love card and I love the key! looks like you used a real one!! What a lovely job you did on the stitching too. Did you leave the die on to do it? well anyway, gorgeous, gorgeous card my sweet friend!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a clean and beautiful card Cheryl! I just love the red highlights against the deep darker red and the white. The gold key is a gorgeous touch!! Stunning card my friend!!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Double beautiful. Thank you for taking time to share with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Many Blessings, Carole

DJ Rants said...

Congratulations on your 25th anniversary!! My husband and I celebrated our 25th last year and it sure does go by quick, doesn't it? It sure helps when God gives us a best friend, as well as the love of our lives! Gorgeous card, I love the red and white together, so bright and cheerful and it really brings out the detail of the beautiful background die! Blessings to you!

Greta said...

Happy 25th, Cheryl! That's a big deal & you made such a special card for your sweetie--I know he loved it! Congratulations!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS, and so lovely in all the details. Happy Anniversary! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us, and please stop by again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Linda Carson said...

This beauty just reeks love! Beautiful rich red color and golden key makes it a very special anniversary card! Happy 25th Anniversary to you and Walt!

Stephanie said...

This is so beautiful! I have a little story about someone holding the key to my heart. . . when I was a younger teen I gave my dear dad a tie clip chain that had a key and a heart hanging from it - I told him he had the key to my heart. Well, the day I wed my darling husband my dad gave him the tie clip and said that he was entrusting my heart to my husband. Your card reminded me of that.

Have a lovely rest of your week, sweet friend. Hugs!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Cheryl.... wonderful post. Love the way the Lord is lifted up here for then He will draw all men to Him... great analogy and God bless you on you silver anniversary with many more. Love tye card classically beautiful. ... great combo and choices.
You need to have a follow by email link on sidebar as wanted to get your posts that way but you dont seem to have one.
Every blessing. Shaz in Oz.x

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card, Cheryl! Congratulations on 25 blessed years! God is so good! :o)
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet words of encouragement on my entry! :o)

Alshandra said...

Sorry I'm so late in commenting! Happy 25th Anniversary! Definitely a love filled card - love the layout the stunning elegance of the card! Beautiful!

Angie said...

This is sooooo gorgeous! Beautiful Die cut frame and I love the key! Love the red color peeping from beneath the die cut. The key is so fun with the sentiment and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY a tiny bit late!!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! The white on red is a beautiful contrast. Gorgeous card with the filigree die cut. Happy anniversary!

Katie Sims said...

What a strikingly beautiful card, Cheryl! I hope you and your sweet hubs and a wonderful anniversary! We are about to celebrate ours soon....I am very familiar with the triangle symbolism and think about it often! :) Hope you are doing well, sweet friend!