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Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Good morning!
We have a sketch challenge starting today!
I've turned mine sideways because I wanted to use this beautiful scripture for today!

ODBD stamps used: Good Man
ODBD dies used: Beautiful Borders, Fancy Foliage, Birds and Nest
ODBD paper used: Vintage Ephemera Collection

Who doesn't want to know that God has a plan for their future, a good plan. This scripture has always been a comfort to me through the years!  That is why I wanted to use it today.  This  stamped scripture is just right for this sketch panel if done vertically, so...
I used the Beautiful Border twice, one brown on top of black because it just "needed" that extra. I also used black for trimming on all the panels.  It gives a more finished look I think in this case.  The Vintage Ephemera paper panels were distressed with my handy dandy distressing tool from Ranger.
I added the larger leaves from the Birds and Nest set to the Fancy Foliage flourish.  I wanted the flourish to be more of a framing accent than a flourish under/with flowers.  The bigger leaves provided that extra for me.  The three black brads are added for embellishment as well as the four corner decorative brads.  I don't usually use brads for attaching anything so I cut off the prongs and hammered down the back to make it flatter.  No holes and better for mailing that way. Use a heavy duty glue to attach, or glue dots.  I find that glue dots eventually dry up and things tend to fall off, so glue is a better option in my opinion.
I hope you like this masculine card, just in time for Father's Day!!!  Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:

Robin Clendenning (you are here)

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC242 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 14, 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.

It IS comforting to know that you can put your life in God's hands and He will take care of you, provide for you, shield and defend you.  He wants you to live life fully blessed! 
He loves you more than anyone ever could.  He sent His son, His one and only son to trade places with you, to pay the penalty for your sin so that YOU could live eternally with Him after this VERY short life is over.  All you have to do to receive eternal life is to accept this free gift. Romans 10:9 says "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Verse 10 "For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." 
Can you even imagine letting your own son (only child) die for someone else's wrong doing? No, our love for humanity is not so great as God's love. Who would not trust their life to a God who gave ALL for them! Yes, I trust Him.  


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful take on the sketch Robin!! I love your use of the dp and all the details and distressed edges to frame the verse!! Another beautifully written post!! How comforting to have God's love and know it is even greater than our earthly fathers!!

Graciellie Design said...

I love the elements and different patterns you used to create your elegant card. I really like how it turned out! It's always to see the beautiful designs you can come up with. Beautiful conclusion to your post too, may everyone be blessed by reading it! Hugs.

Diana Nguyen said...

Great card! Love the leaves curling over the edges and the colors are so warm!

Unknown said...

You do vintage so well, Robin!! I like how you have used the foliage in a dark color to accent this piece!!! It really adda a lot and make the card so much more interesting!!!!

Unknown said...

I love the way you turned the sketch, the browns make it so rich and good for men, the scroll die is exquiset. This is beautiful

CherylQuilts said...

What a wonderful card for a guy with the masculine feel to it, Robin. And I love this Scripture verse! Beautiful sketch card, my friend, and I love the foliage around the verse! Hugs, sweet friend!

Kelley said...

Very nice! Love the different shades of browns.

Alshandra said...

Oooh... I love it Robin! Love the distressed edges and all the layers. Awesome verse you've used too!