"The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

ODBDSLC196 - Any ODBD Stamps

This the last challenge in our series of 4 challenges where we are celebrating the 6th Anniversary of Our Daily Bread Designs being open for business! To finish off the celebrations we want to see your creations using your favourite Our Daily Bread Designs stamp. This challenge will run for 2 weeks!

 I have so many favourites it was hard to choose! Here is what I came up with:

Elizabeth Whisson, Our Daily Bread Designs, Missing You, Don't Worry, Scripture Series 1, Large Bird Background, ODBD Fancy Foliage Dies, ODBD Elegant Oval Dies, ODBD Decorative Corner Dies, ODBD Ornate Borders and Flowers Dies, ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies, ODBD Blooming Garden Paper Collection, handmade card, copic

For more inspiration for this challenge please visit my talented design team sisters:

To see all the creations from the designers in one place or to join the challenge, click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 6 April EST (or 8 am Monday, 7 April AWST) to join us. For this anniversary challenge you may only use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps. If you participate you have the chance to win a $15 gift certificate toward ODBD stamps at their store or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award.
 We would love to see your creations!! 
(Please remember - for this challenge - ODBD stamps only!)

Some more pictures of my card:
Elizabeth Whisson, Green Tara, flowers, embellishments, handmade card, copic markers

I've used Green Tara flowers (both 2 cm and 3 cm) and used E70 and YR01 Copic markers to colour in the very edge of each petal. I then dripped some Copic colourless blender various ink from the edge of each petal which pushes the colour a little further down each petal. I have sprayed some Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Down the Rabbit Hole over each flower then, once dry, added some Stickles Star Dust.

Elizabeth Whisson, Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBD, Missing You, butterfly, reverse stamping, mirror stamping, copic markers, copics

The butterfly stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs' Don't Worry set actually faces the other way, but I have mirror stamped it. I did this by placing a large clear stamp face down on one of my acrylic stamping blocks and then stamped the butterfly onto the back of this clear stamp. I then took the clear stamp with the butterfly stamped on it and stamped that onto my cardstock - which gives the mirror (or reverse) image of your stamp.

You may have noticed that I have Our Daily Bread Designs' Large Bird Background in brackets in my list of products used at the top of my blog post. Well that's because I did use it - but you can hardly see it once I finished my card! I used Perfect Medium to stamp the background on the Blooming Garden DP and then added Perfect Pearls Pewter. It does give a little more "interest" to the background - but I really did cover it up in the end!

Isaiah 40:8 is my favourite Bible verse (you can see it at the top of my blog) and even though I didn't use it on the cover of my mini album - I did write about it in my post. I've just copied and pasted what I wrote back then about why this verse is my favourite:
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever!"

I love this verse simply because it reminds me that God is eternal and His Word is everlasting. God's creations are so beautiful and breathtaking - magnificent sunsets, stunning flowers, breathtaking scenery - but God is so much more than all of this. All of these eventually disappear - sunsets are fleeting, flowers wither and die and landscapes change in many ways. But God is our rock and never changing. It's so comforting to know He is always there for us - solid as a rock.

The verse also speaks about God's plans (in the wider context of the book of Isaiah (and the Bible)). While man's plans and purposes can change constantly (and we may think we're fine without God), God's plans will prevail over all. Ultimately, no matter how "good" we think we are or "mighty" or "strong" we are nothing compared to God and cannot help ourselves. The book of Isaiah is about God's judgement and salvation. In Isaiah, God punishes His rebellious people but also has compassion and rescues them. It talks about an ideal King (the Messiah) that will come to save them, and save us. We are all sinners and deserve God's wrath; however, Jesus has already paid the price for our sins and if we believe in the suffering and rising again of the Messiah (Jesus) we will become "oaks of righteousness" to glorify God (Isaiah 61:3), having everlasting life with Him.

I am entering my card in Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #124 - Anything Goes.

Materials List:
Copics: E50, E53, E55, E57, E59, B000, B00, B02, B05, Y13, Y17, YR01, YR04, YR09, E30, E31, E33, W3, G24, G20, G28, G46, G14, G03, YR01, B02, B05, E70 and colourless blender. (Also used colourless blender various ink.)
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Missing You, Large Bird Background, Don't Worry and Scripture Series 1.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Old Paper, Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters.
Cardstock: Bazzill textured Bitter Chocolate, X-Press It blending card, ODBD Blooming Garden Paper Collection, Kaisercraft Precious Moments
Dies: ODBD Fancy Foliage Dies, ODBD Elegant Oval Dies, ODBD Decorative Corners Dies, ODBD Ornate Borders and Flowers Dies, ODBD Beautiful Borders Dies and Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Ovals.
Other: Green Tara 2 cm and 3 cm white mini roses, Stickles Star Dust, Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Down the Rabbit Hole, Inkssentials Glossy Accents, X-Press It clear gel glue, Ranger Perfect Medium, Ranger Perfect Pearls Pewter, Copic Opaque White, X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape, X-Press It double sided tape.


  1. Gorgeous card with so many beautiful and eyecatching details, Elizabeth from the die cuts to the stunning coloring, layout and flower embellishments. Beautiful my friend!! Have a great day sweet friend!

  2. This is beautiful Elizabeth. Love the warm colors.

  3. The oval with that beautiful image with your amazing butterfly atop is just a perfect centrepiece. The corner filigree die cut adds another element of class. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  4. Oh, Elizabeth, what a GORGEOUS card with all the wonderful stamps and dies! I so love the rich, earthy colors and the wonderful verse from Isaiah is perfect for this card! I love your devotional sharing and so agree that God's Word will last forever...on into heaven when we see Him and stand in awe of His glory! Thank you for sharing your creative gifts in cards and in word! Hugs, sweet friend!

  5. Just beautiful Elizabeth!!! I love all the stamps and dies you used! I love the dp corner die against the bg dp! Your coloring is wonderful and I loved reading your thoughts today! It's such a blessing to be able to share God's word in our posts and you've blessed my heart today!

  6. Beautiful verse and I can't believe that I am not familiar with this ODBD image! I love it! I'm so glad you highlighted it. Your card is sheer gorgeousness in all its details.

  7. Gorgeous!! Love all of the beautiful ODB elements you've added as well as the embellished flowers, so wonderful!!

  8. Love your beautiful card and gorgeous colors!!! I love peach and blue together!! You did a great job on your roses too! I love your scripture! Everything about it is lovely my friend!!

  9. Stunning artwork Elizabeth! There are so many beautiful details to feast our eyes upon! Love your coloring, your favorite verse and reversing that beautiful butterfly! Excellent!

  10. I had to come back over to see your reversed image...how funny! That IS amazing!! Of course, we do have great minds...heehee! Love it dear friend!!

  11. This is stunning! Love everything about it. Awesome details and scripture sentiment.

  12. This is amazingly gorgeous. Every bit of detail adds to the beauty of your card. Love the verse too. Fabulous creation, for sure! We are so blessed with your wonderful project and hope you join us again in this week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share this verse with you in Luke 1:37 which says, "For no word from God will ever fail." God bless, always!

    JO ANN


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