Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Strength of a Verse

I participate in a monthly challenge called Divine Design 2008 Bible Verse Challenge where every month we create a card or project with a Bible Verse on it - the intention being that we will memorize these verses to broaden our knowledge and appreciation of the strength we can gain from such an exercise.

This is the project I created for May. On Split Coast we are often asked to send out a card to someone who could use a boost and more often than not - the person is suffering from cancer. It is so hard to know how to comfort that person in a card. I felt this verse would do just that.

This also qualifies for today's Ways to Use It Challenge - to use chipboard on a card/project. I used 2 coasters and my nestabilities to create this pretty frame that I covered with Basic Grey Archaic DP. You use your corner punch on the DP so it fits on the chipboard and sponge the edges to match the DP. The cuttlebug will cut through this THIN coaster (you can't use med or thick as that will not cut). It takes a couple of passes through the machine but it works well.

I found a wonderful tutorial for making this frame here on Amy Rysavy's blog.

I stamped over the computer generated verse with the vine stamp from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Winterland clear set. I inked the stamp - off stamped it on a piece of paper - then stamped over the sentiment so that the ink was light and didn't obscure the verse. There is a kickstand piece on the back so that it stands up or you could put a magnet on the back to attach it to your fridge or file cabinet. I cut a 2.5 inch square inside the large Scalloped square so I had enough room for the verse.

Here you see the kickstand on the back - which is made from the square piece that was left when you cut the frame. You trim the sides and then score one end and attach it to the back as shown. I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to attach the papers, the sentiment and the kickstand. The buttons are attached using glue dots.

Here is a side view showing the kickstand.

You can see my other Bible Verse Cards on this post.

Thanks for coming by to see my offering today. Tomorrow night we're going to see a play so I won't be back here until Saturday - hopefully I'll be posting my origami flower place cards - wait till you see how cute they are!

Todays thought from Poor Richard's Almanac by Ben Franklin: "All would live long, but none would be old."
Stamps: Vine: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Winterland clear stamps, courage: Rubber Soul - a day at the zoo
Paper: Basic Grey Archaic
Ink: Onyx Black versafine, garden green CTMH, Old Olive
Accessories: sponge, nestability squares, buttons, twine, twill, glue dots, score pal, twill, exacto knife, corner rounder, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive


Deb said...

This is fabulous, love the colors and the buttons an the fact that it stands up is sooo cool! Would make a great gift.

~amy~ said...

GREAT coaster the kickstand back and the twill too!

Deb Neerman said...

Sooooo kewl!! Love your take on this project!

TFS; and thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog too!!

LeAnne said...

I saw this tutorial, but my coasters are too thick! This came out wonderfully--I love that BG paper! So nice that you are able to send it to someone in need.

Allison said...

This is lovely...great color palette!

Lovetostamp6 said...

This is just beautiful Julia. Thanks for the beautiful verse and inspiration. Jennifer :)

Linsey said...

OH, how very beautiful and uplifting, Julia! Very comforting indeed! I love that it's not really a card, but something that sits out at a piece of art, which it is! Neat project for using up those coasters! What a super group too--I am loving the concept! Have a fabulous time at the play and give us all the deets on Sunday! :) hugs!

palparis said...

This is no nice. Do you think they would make a nice project for the fair table?