Tuesday, August 05, 2014

My Anchor

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC211, Anchor the Soul, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This is Week One of our Shining the Light Sketch Challenge.

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC211

My card is wide, so I "stretched" the sketch. After all, a sketch is a starting point, right? My focal image is from one of the new August release sets called Anchor the Soul, and I used the Scripture verse from there as well. I stamped the small anchor to add some interest to my background designer paper, and I used it for a little tag on the ribbon tied with twine. I sponged and pierced it, and that's it - a fairly simple masculine card with a nautical theme.

This wonderful passage reminds me that Jesus is the anchor of our souls. He intercedes with the Father in our behalf. And hope does not mean "wish," but certainty. He is the solid Anchor.

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, 
a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 
where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf,
having become a high priest forever 
after the order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews 6:19-20

To see all the designs in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until August 17 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:  Anchor the Soul (ODBD)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Riding Hood Red (SU), Anchor Collection (Authentique)
Ink: Buckaroo Blue (SU)
Tools/Accessories: Circles and Oval dies (Spellbinders), Riding Hood Red grosgrain ribbon (SU), linen twine (PTI), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, 3M dimensional tape, red tape
Techniques: Sponging, paper-piercing
Card Size:  A-6


Alshandra said...

Wonderful card Cheryl. Love the colour combination and your perfect paper piercing! Awesome masculine card!

Diana Nguyen said...

Wonderful masculine card! I love your take on the sketch but that little bow and ribbon is the best!

Becky said...

Lovely card Cheryl. Wonderful colors.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful masculine card Cheryl!! I love the stamped anchors in the background with the sailboat paper!! Perfect way to show case the anchor. It is so nautical and a PERFECT take on the sketch!! I often struggle with masculine and you aced it my friend!! I enjoyed reading your take on the verse and your added words. What a blessing to have Jesus as our Anchor!!

Robin Clendenning said...

I love the anchor set!!! Your card is beautiful my friend!
I love that ribbon and the way you tied the little tag to it and stamped those little anchors in the bg.
Love the papers as well!!!

DJ Rants said...

Such a beautiful card!! I love the wonderful simplicity but yet exquisite detail!! Thank you for the wonderful verse from Hebrews, such a delight!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hullo Cheryl wonderful card and great layout too thanks for haring the precious words .. how great it is to have the true anchor in life!! Shaz in oz.x

Stephanie said...

Good morning, sweet friend! Your card is simply beautiful! I love the colors you used and the words are perfect!

There is a hymn about the Anchor and now I am humming it. . .the name of the song has escaped me so I will have to go look in the hymnal to see what it is.

I hope you are doing well and having a lovely week. Thinking of you! Hugs and blessings.

DebR said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. He is our Anchor...such a comfort.

Linda Carson said...

Quite a classy masculine card Cheryl!! It's just beautiful eye candy from piercing to your ribbon and twine! Love your use of the additional anchors on the background! Excellent my sweet friend!

Greta said...

Oh Cheryl! I love everything about this card! Wonderful use of the sketch, my friend!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I just love this stamped in the blues...what a classy design!