Saturday, February 6, 2010

Shining the Light Challenge


I was excited to see there is a new weekly challenge on the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and this is the first challenge: to use hearts somewhere on our card. I knew right away I wanted to use an old stencil trick I learned many years ago and that's to hand tear a heart shape in a scrap piece of copy paper, then sponge the outline as the background. I thought a couple of hearts would be a perfect backdrop for an all-time fave verse from John 3:16. I stamped the sentiment in black on vellum then adhered it to the white BG w/hearts panel using brads. The corner flourish is a Spellbinder's die from the Doodle Parts Nestabilities set. The leaves and the lace heart border are Martha Stewart punches and the flower is a stamp from Verve. It's still snowing in VA...guessing 1 1/2 feet already and more to come! Thanks for stopping by...

STAMPS: ODBD 'He is Risen!', Verve 'Because of You'
PAPER: Neenah Solar White, Real Red, Black, Mambi Color Basics DP by Me & My Big Ideas, Vellum
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
ACCESSORIES: MS lace heart border & fern punches, Sponge, Brads, CB, Doodle Parts Nesties

9 comments:

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Wanda! Love the way you created the background hearts! Wonderful heart border! Beautifully done!

Marisa said...

Lovely card, Wanda. Never hear that verse enough and you have framed it wonderfully with the hearts in the BG and the flourishes on the white panel. Great use do the MS punch too. Wonderfully done!

I am having severe flashbacks from our Christmas last year where we got dumped on! Have never shoveled so much in my entire life and hope to never have to do it again LOL! Wish we could get some of that snow because we had a all time record for a WARM January!! NOT good when you have the Olympics coming in two weeks! They are actually trucking snow in to the local mountain because it is melting away in the warm temps. May have a strip of white for the event's run and green grass everywhere else - Murphy's Law.

dougnat said...

beautiful card! love that border punch! so glad you played along with the ODBD challenge team so I could find your amazing blog!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so beautiful Wanda!! love the border punch your subtle stamping of the image over the sentiment and the design!! Thanks for joining the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Oh, how pretty. Love those hearts along the edge.

Grace said...

Wanda this is soooo pretty and clever!!! I love how you did the bg with the torn hearts!!! Your verse looks so wonderful stamped over the hearts and the punched edging is fantastic!!! I'm so glad you see you join in the ODBD weekly challenge!!! Please come back and play often! I'm thrilled to see you blogging and will try to pop by and hope you'll do the same with mine! :) Your snow photos are gorgeous!!!! Hugs,
Grace

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love the stenciled hearts....what an awesome design! thanks so much for participating in the ODBD challenge!!! God Bless!!

Patter Cross said...

Love how you used the vellum and pops of red. This is just stunning! Thanks for playing along with the challenge!

Kelley said...

Wanda, I love your card! Your heart border is so cute and I love the black, white and red color scheme!!