Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hello, My Friend!

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC210, Iris, Pennants Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This Week One of our Shining the Light challenge is to make a card or project using Sponging or Stencils. 

A dear friend loves purple irises, so I really enjoyed coloring this with her in mind. I used the image from the Iris stamp set and sponged and pierced around the oval. The sentiment is also from the Iris stamp set, and I used the fish-tail tag from the Pennants die set and fussy cut a mat. I used a stencil and sponged over it for the background and matted it with purple. I used a Copic marker to color both the seam binding and the pearls to match. It's a fairly easy card, and I enjoyed making it.

Having good friends is such a blessing. A good friend is someone who encourages you, loves you, and -- most importantly -- prays for you. Now that's special! And yet, we have a friend Who is always there for us, no matter what. I'm reminded of an old hymn, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus." I especially love the second verse. I trust you will be encouraged by this verse today and take all your cares to Him, the Friend Who is always with us and will never forsake us.

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged--
Take it to the LORD in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the LORD in prayer.

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until August 3 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!

To help you get a head start on your Christmas card, this week ODBD is having a "Christmas in July Sale" this week through Saturday, July 26, 11 p.m. EDT.

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

Perhaps there is a friend you might call or email and say, "Hey, I was thinking about you today and prayed for you. Is there some special way I can pray for you?"

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 (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Perfect Plum (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Pale Plum (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Petite Oval dies and Petite Scalloped Oval dies (Spellbinders), Pennants dies (ODBD), Dot Fade stencil (Tim Holtz), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, pearls (colored with V15), seam binding (dyed with V15), Glossy Accents (Ranger), 3M dimensional tape
Techniques: Paper-piercing, fussy cutting, sponging, and stenciling
Card Size:  A-2


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous card Cheryl!! I just love your purple iris, your stenciled background, your coloring and the added piercing. Your friend will love it!!

I loved reading your words and seeing you and I were on the same page today as for encouraging others. LOL! No my words of encouragement for you...thanks for being such a dear friend and sharing the Light. You are not only inspiration in your crafting but also in your walk in life.


Linda Carson said...

Love the soft elegance of this monochromatic beauty! Your friend will love it too! Praying for you my friend! Hope you have a pain free day!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh Cheryl, What a beautiful iris (you KNOW I LOVE those colors!!!) and I just love your stenciled background!! So beautifully done my sweet friend! Love the piercing too. Your pearls and ribbon add just the right touch for embellishing your card as well! What a lovely hymn to share with us all too!

Irish Cherokee said...

I love Irises. This card is stunning and beautiful. I like your message on prayer and praying for others. I keep a book called " One Day At A Time" where prayer requests are recorded and prayed for every day.


DJ Rants said...

Wow, gorgeous card!! Love your wonderful coloring and exquisite layout, beautiful!! Hugs!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Cheryl and I know your friend will cherish it. What a beautiful hymn, it's one of my favorites! Hugs!!!

Stephanie said...

Amen - what a Friend we have In Jesus :)

Your card is very elegant and classy, dear friend, and the rich purple is lovely. Thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful remainder of your week.

Sending hugs your way!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Cheryl adore this card, love irises ... fab background and iris image... just superb! !! Well done. Shaz in Oz x

DebR said...

This is beautiful the softness of it, and the colors.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl!

Katie Sims said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Cheryl! I love iris....I actually have purple ones in my back yard and they are so pretty every Spring. Your coloring looks amazing and I really like your stenciled and sponged background....I really must get me some stencils to try! Your friend is sure to love this card. Hope all is well with you. :)

ChristineCreations said...

Cheryl this is simply gorgeous. So elegant, and the stencil sponging is such a gorgeous addition!

Greta said...

What a gorgeous background, Cheryl! I love this card, my friend!

Alshandra said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. Your colouring is beautiful and I love the stenciling you've done on the background. Beautiful colours and layout!

Allison Cope said...

Oh wow Cheryl! It's so soft and inviting! Love the soft and subtle dotty back drop and your iris image is coloured beautifully! A stunning beauty my friend!

TLady said...

Beautiful Job Cheryl! I am really just getting into stencils! They are such fun! What a wonderful job you've done! :D Love that purple too!

Bonnie said...

You have done such a wonderful job of stenciling and coloring that beautiful iris! I see that set will have to go on my wish list!

Leslie Miller said...

Mmmm, all that beautiful purple to set off the gorgeous iris -- fabulous! The stenciling makes a lovely soft background, and the ribbon makes a perfect match with your coloring. I've only Copic colored my ribbon once and it turned out stiff. Maybe I used the wrong ribbon. It was taffeta. Anyway, Cheryl, you make the most beautiful cards and its always a joy to see them!