Friday, May 28, 2010

America's Call to the Lord

I decided to make a patriotic design in accordance to this week's Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime141) to use the colors of the country we belong to...mine are red, white and blue, representing the United States. I've also uploaded this design to this week's Splitcoaststampers Free 4 All challenge: Inspired by a Collection.

I thought this sentiment from Our Daily Bread design's May release "God's Hands" would be perfect for this patriotic design, as we should be calling to the Lord daily for guidance for our country and world.

I used a Spellbinder Petite Oval die (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) to die cut the sentiment panel.
I wanted to go in a different direction this week, creating somewhat of a 3D design. This card does not lay flat, due to the Stampin' Up Sizzix 5 Point 3D star die cuts.

The actual card does flip up with a top fold score.

The decorator papers used here are both from October Afternoon: the blue star paper from the "Report Card" pad, and the mini red polka dot from the "Fly a Kite" pad. Both pads measure 8 X 8," and are available at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I've also included a Close to My Heart Independence Level 2 square sticker (mounted right behind the sentiment panel) that I've had in my stash for ages...time to start purging items before my move into my new craft room!

Be certain to check out the rest of the Stamp Simply Challenge team's designs:

Sharon Johnson: No Time to Stamp? and The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine - April and May's Guest Designer
Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat
Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty
AJ Otto: The Willow Garden
Barb Schram: Explore.Dream. Discover (Barb is off this week)

If you play with us this week, please link to Mr. Linky on Sharon's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful Friday!


Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Deb! Love those fabulous OA papers and that wonderful stamp.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Grace said...

Wow Deb! This is great and the verse is perfect!!!! THanks for the inspiration!!!

Barbara said...

Just stunning, Deb! And that verse is perfect.

Janine said...

Nicely done!!

Cassie_lu said...

sweet star and saying.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv stars, especially polka dotted a fabulous weekend and thank you for the kindness you have shown the last two months!

enjoy *~*

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Your sentiment is absolutely perfect--an inspiration to be faithful.

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful star shaped creation Deb! and what a lovely Psalm verse to use!

Nerina said...

This is SUCH a beautiful card! I love the way you used the star as the base, created the quilted effect on the card front and chose such a beautiful verse to highlight. This is wonderful!

Jenny Gropp said...

Wonderful card --- everything fits perfectly!