Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Grow in Grace and Knowledge

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC205, Iris, Flourish Label Borders, Fancy Foliage Dies, Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies, Ornamental Crosses Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This week's Shining the Light challenge is to use White on White. Once again, it's out of my "comfort zone," but that's what challenges are for, right? It was fun to work with the beautiful dies that ODBD continues to design!

I started with this wonderful verse from one of the new June release sets called Iris and used the label die from Vintage Flourish Pattern dies and stamped a coordinating border using Flourish Label Borders. Next I used the larger die from Vintage Flourish Pattern dies and die-cut two and glued them together to give them more dimension on my card base. I used the leaves from Fancy Foliage dies and the small flower from Ornamental Crosses dies and added pearls for the centers and in the corners.

This verse reminds me of what God has done for me through Christ and how I can be more like Him:

Grow in the grace and knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now
and to the day of eternity.
2 Peter 3:18

Growing in grace does not mean we neemore grace but that we grow in our understanding and appreciation of His grace. God's grace is all-sufficient. And growing in our knowledge of Christ by reading God's Word draws us into a closer relationship with the Lord and is one of the means by which we are being transformed into the image of Christ through the Holy Spirit.

To see all the projects designed for ODBDSLC205 or to join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until June 8, 2014, at 8 p.m. EDT, to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have an opportunity to win a $15 ODBD gift certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the "stamps column" on the ODBD website or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award. We would love to see your projects!

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

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

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Iris, Flourish Label Borders (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Smoky Slate (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Fancy Foliage Dies (ODBD), Ornamental Crosses Dies (ODBD), Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies (ODBD), pearls (Recollections), Glue n' Seal adhesive, Zots glue dots
Card Size:  A-2


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Cheryl with such a wonderful message!!! We all have so much to be thankful for...for all God has done. I know I personally have felt His working in my life.

I just love the die cut background with the added foliage, flowers and verse. Gorgeous as always my friend!!

I so cherish you my friend and all your thoughtfulness and prayers!!


Robin Clendenning said...

I'm trying again.
I love your white on white card, it is so elegant and beautiful. It would make a great wedding card or graduation, anyone receiving this card would be thrilled!

Grace said...

Oh this is just beautiful Cheryl! I love the die cuts you used and how the white "greenery" surrounds the frame, bringing the eye to the wonderful Scripture. So elegant and full of texture! Love it my friend!!!

DebR said...

Your card is gorgeous, and so elegant looking!

DJ Rants said...

Oh Cheryl, love your elegant creation!! Gorgeous bg die and your sprigs and flowers frame the wonderful verse so beautifully!! Blessings!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...this is one stunning card. Such a visual impact! The elegance is just over the it.
Well done mf.

Kelley said...

What a gorgeous card to center on your beautiful verse!!! Love the framing you have created!!

Alshandra said...

Stunning card Cheryl. So beautiful!

Linda Carson said...

A delicate beauty enhanced by an encouraging scripture! Beautifully done!

Greta said...

Sure can't tell you were out of your comfort zone--this is gorgeous, Cheryl! Those dies are so beautiful & a perfect way to showcase that verse!

Becky said...

Your white on white is stunning!!

Stephanie said...

Thank you, sweet Cheryl, for the beautiful message you have given me to think upon. I always love visiting you because I know I will get to see an amazing card and be encouraged by God's Word - you are a blessing!

And your card is incredibly elegant! One of my favorite's from you :) Have a blessed Sunday! Hugs to you!

stampingbowd said...

I love your gorgeous all white card! Beautiful layers and great scripture!

ChristineCreations said...

Beautifully done white on white the texture gives it so much interest and beauty1

Jerri Jimenez said...

I've never made a white on white design Cheryl, your card is so very soft and beautiful and the verse is so wonderful!!