Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Challenge from SSCC, Lessons from the Eagle

Hello! I guess I'm on a roll this week with the cards! Tonight I'm posting a card from the challenge blog of the Stampin' Sister's in Christ.
I haven't joined in one of their challenges in awhile (I'm sorry to say!) they have a terrifice DT and some incredible inspiration over their so be sure and check them out. This week Kristine has the challenge duties and here is what she wrote:

"SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

As I reflect on this verse, I find it very comforting. We all are hit at one time or another by sickness, disappointment, failure, and tragedy... but this verse assures us that if we put our faith and hope in Jesus Christ, He will give us the strength we need to go on and ride out the storm. I read once that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it hits. The eagle will fly to a high spot and wait for the winds to come, and when they do, the eagle sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. The eagle does not escape the storm, it simply uses the storm to lift it higher and soar above it. We too can rise above the storms that life brings by setting our hearts on God. He has bigger plans for us than we can see for ourselves, so put your hope in Him--He will take you to new heights!

CHALLENGE: and so my challenge is for you to "mount up" parts of your image, aka. Paper Tole technique. This is not simply paper piecing an image, but rather restamping your image 2 or more times and cutting out parts of that image to pop it up and make it 3-dimensional. There are good tutorials here and here and here."

Our Daily Bread Designs is the sponsor this month and a $15 gift certificate is the prize to be won!! Love their stamps!

( SSCC32)

Here is a view of how the card is 3-dimensional.

Here are the ingredients to the card:
Paper: DCWV (The Cafe Mediterranean); Paper Accents, cardstock
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs, (sentiment); Hero Arts (butterfly)
Ink: Palette, black; Archival, coffee; Copics (B12, B18, YG11, YG67, E37)
Embellishments: Ribbon (dollar store find in the wedding supplies!); Adirondack, Dimensional pearls-color: bottle; Ranger, Stickles - icicle; Perfect Pearls, pearl.
Tools: Nestabilities, Label One
Thanks for looking and God bless you!!


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