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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ODBDSLC238-Sketch Challenge

Good morning!

ODBD stamps used: Spread Your Wings
ODBD Papers used: Shabby Rose Collection
I started this card with the Flourish Star pattern die on the Shabby Rose Collection paper (blue), it gives a nice pierced edge. I then mounted to a tan piece of stock and sewed around the edge with a straight stitch.  I die cut two Layered Lacey squares (the largest one) and cut apart the second one to use inside the first.  I sponged all the edges with Tea Dye.  I cut the second size Layered Lacey Square die in blue and then embossed it with a folder.  Before attaching to my card front, I ran the 1" tan satin ribbon under the top of the card and laid it over the large lacey square.  I then attached my blue embossed panel.  I stamped and die cut the birds, nest and sentiment and die cut the little flowers that come with the bird and nest die set.  I formed the flowers a bit , sponged them with a darker pink and added them to my card with pearls and gauze.  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card and on a white piece of scrap.  I die cut the white with the Antique Labels and foam taped over the sentiment on the card.  I added some pearls. Finally I attached my card front to a white base, added a dot bow, my birds and more pearls.  That's it!
For more inspiration, please visit my design team sisters:
Robin (you are here)PaulaDianaElizabethGracieChris
and our special guest Amy!

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC238 or to join the challenge click here. You have until May 17, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance 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 on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Well, I know I've used this verse before but with a card like this how can I not use it? Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap no gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?
Yes, our heavenly Father takes care of us.  He loves us beyond measure.  He forgives our blackness of heart, our stumbling and faltering and blindness.  He has mercy on us and in fact His word says His mercies are new every morning! He is gracious and compassionate and He has a plan for each life.  We can live in His plan if we will just trust Him and give our life to Him.  He blesses us with every blessing, what's not to trust?
Blessings to you!
Robin

9 comments:

Graciellie Design said...

Elegant, stunning, beautiful! Love your use of the sketch, dies and stamps. As always your coloring is lovely. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Gracie / Graciellie Design

laughingstamper said...

Robin, that is so cool how you added the inside border to the square frame!!! This is just a lovely card and perfect for the sketch challenge!!!

Amarilys said...

so elegant! love the texture and pretty birds!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your card is beautiful, Robin!! I just love your birds colored like robins (no pun intended, LOL!). The textured square behind is a beautiful touch! Gorgeous take on the sketch my friend!!
HUGS!

Alshandra said...

Such a gorgeous card Robin! I love the colouring on your birds and eggs. Your inside border on the frame is awesome! Love your flowers and the embossing is gorgeous too. Beautiful card!

Angie said...

So beautiful!!!!! I love the design with all the layers, the ribbon banner behind the image. The stamped Sing on the card layer as well as popped up base looks fabulous! Great card!

Kelley said...

Love your robins, Robin!! Beautiful coloring!

CherylQuilts said...

Robin, this is beautiful, and I especially love your frame! It's stunning, and I love the flowers you've made (they are gorgeous), along with the bitty ones you've colored with the nest! Gorgeous card, sweet friend! (And happy birthday!!) Hugs and love!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - so elegant! Love the frame and banner and your images are gorgeous! Hugz