Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Birthday Blessings

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC209, Pennant Swag 1, Pennant Swag Die, My Friend, Daisy Chain Background Die, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week Two of our Shining the Light challenge to make a card or project that is Patriotic or Red, White and Blue

This is a birthday card for a friend who loves this color combination with the softer blue and also loves red-work (where just the outline of an image is embroidered). I stamped the rose from My Friend, matted it in blue, and paper pierced (yes, I can rarely resist!). Then I chose the word blessings from Pennant Swag 1 with the matching Pennant Swag Die and used the YouTube video that Lisa Somerville did showing how to line up the clear stamp image with the die. It worked perfectly. I die-cut the bows of the die in red and added them with a pearl. I used Daisy Chain Background Die for my background over the red and matted it with blue. I popped the center of the swag with some dimensionals. 

We often use the word "blessed" or "blessings." In His sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave us a list of nine "blessed are...," known as the Beatitudes. In His sermon, "blessed" refers to happy or blissful. Only as believers in Christ can we be truly happy internally regardless of our circumstances or environment. This gives the believer great confidence in trusting in God for our true happiness here on earth:

But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD,
whose confidence is in Him.
Jeremiah 17:7

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until July 20 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. 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 designs!

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 sharing a comment, thought, or prayer request, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Pennant Swag 1, My Friend (ODBD)
Paper: White (PTI), Brocade Blue and Rose Red (SU)
Ink: Brocade Blue and Rose Red (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Pennant Swag die (ODBD), Daisy Chain Background die (ODBD), Petite Ovals dies (Spellbinders), piercing tool, Perfect Layers tool, Seal 'n Glue adhesive, Glossy Accents (Ranger), 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing
Card Size:  A-2


Diana Nguyen said...

What a sweet card! And your rose does look like embroidery! I'm sure she will love such a card made especially for her.

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful card Cheryl!! I love that bg die, it looks so good behind your red rose! The blessings banner is awesome my friend! Anyone would love to get this card!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl!! I just love the daisy chain background with the red rose and banners!! The piercing around your rose does make it look like needlework!! Your friend will so appreciate your labor of love. Beautifully put together my sweet friend.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

What a great thought for today Cheryl
As believers ee are so blessed indeed and need to live daily in light of that blessing of the Lord... to keep looking up and not at the mud underneath.

Great images showcased on your card so well. Lovingy made thsnks for sharing.
Will check out video though dont have stsmp or die sets at all. Shaz in Oz x

DJ Rants said...

Awww, love this sweet card!! Love the detail the flower bg gives and the banner looks wonderful, well done!!

Jerri Kay said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl, I especially love the adorable bows and the swag. Your friend will be overjoyed to receive such a beautiful card!

Stephanie said...

Hello lovely lady! Your birthday card is a work of art and beauty - I love everything about it :)

Thank you, sweet Cheryl, for always leaving such kind, delightful comments on my blog - they truly make my day. You are a BLESSING to me :)

Love and hugs to you!

DebR said...

This is beautiful delicate looking.

Greta said...

Oh Cheryl, this is an amazingly beautiful card! I love every detail!

Leslie Miller said...

So beautiful, Cheryl! Love how the stamp lines up on the banner, which, by the way, is very cute, itself! The die cut panel background is lovely, and the rose and those little bows -- oh, my! I'm beside myself!

Angel said...

Sucha a gorgeous card, Cheryl! I love that flower stamped in rose and the background die with the red showing - WOW!

Linda Carson said...

Your friend will love this beautiful birthday card! Love the softer blues and your beautiful design! The rose and piercing do look like embroidery! Yep, quite beautiful!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Love this card! I think it's wonderful how you did the red, white, & blue color scheme without it screaming "4th of July." Nice soft colors. I'm sure your friend will love it!

Alshandra said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. Your stamping is beautiful and your piercing is perfect! Gorgeous!