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

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

ODBDSLC197 - Rain or Water

It's April already - and nearly Easter!! A wonderful time of year when we can remember what our Saviour has done for us!

The challenge this week at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBDSLC197) is rain or water - use an image with water, use a technique with water or have your main colour as aqua.

I have used aqua (Distress Ink Peacock Feathers) as my main colour and I have also added some splashes of water to my background. Here is my card:

Elizabeth Whisson, Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies, ODBD Beautiful Borders, Footprints in the Sand

For my background I covered a white piece of card with Distress Ink Peacock Feathers and then added a few splashes of water with my fingers to create the splotches. I then stamped the image from the Our Daily Bread Designs Footprints in the Sand set with Distress Ink Salty Ocean in the bottom right corner and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then spritzed some glimmer mist over the top for some sparkle :-)

I've added a piece of white card die cut with one of the ODBD Beautiful Borders dies on the left side and then layered with some white ribbon from my stash. The verse is from the same set as the image, Footprints in the Sand, and I have diecut it with ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies (new in the April release!) and layered with the next largest die from the same set.

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, 13 April EST (or 8 am Monday, 14 April AWST) to join us. For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps we would love to see you use them! 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 (the Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).
We would love to see your creations!!

The verse I've used is Psalm 77:19, which is part of a larger section, Psalm 77:16-19, that describes the majesty of God and how it was displayed in the parting of the Red Sea (you can read about this in Exodus 14). The whole section reads:

"The waters saw You, O God;
The waters saw You, they were in anguish;
The deeps also trembled.
The clouds poured out water;
The skies gave forth a sound;
Your arrows flashed here and there.
The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;
The lightnings lit up the world;
The earth trembled and shook.
Your way was in the sea
And your paths in the mighty waters,
And your footprints may not be known."

The psalmist is declaring that it was the God of the thunderstorm and earthquake who parted the mighty waters to bring His people out of bondage. For us as Christians today, the display of God's power extends to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And this is exactly what Easter is all about! Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but it does not end there. Jesus conquered death and rose again! The power of the cross - our sins are forgiven and we can have eternal life with Him!

These are the Our Daily Bread Designs sets that I've used:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Materials List:
Copics: None
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean
Cardstock: X-Press It blending card and Bazzill textured Cajun
Other: white ribbon (from my stash), water, Tattered Angels glimmer mist - Turquoise blue, clear embossing powder.


  1. Oh, Elizabeth, your card is stunning for this week's challenge using one of my favorite colors and how you've created such a watery background! And I love this verse from Psalms highlighted by the beautiful frame and border die with ribbon! I love it all, sweet friend! Hugs!

  2. Stunning Elizabeth!! I just love the watery background you created and your use of Footprints to create!! Your colors and design is absolutely stunning and it frames the beautiful verse to perfection!!

  3. Elizabeth your card is just gorgeous! I love the bg you've created and the overstamping of the footprints image is just perfect, as is your placement of the verse and border! I enjoyed reading the Scripture you shared and can't help but wonder at the majesty and power of our God, and be thankful for all He's done for me!!!

  4. Beautiful! Love this color and really love it with the pure clean white!!! I love that poem and love the water splatters you added! Gorgeous card my sweet friend!!

  5. Gorgeous! I love the "under the sea effect that you created. Thank you also for sharing the rest of the Scripture!

  6. Beautiful colors and design.

    Hugs Diane

  7. Oh, this is so lovey!! What a wonderful verse with the beautiful footprint paper and your gorgeous die with the ribbon is fabulous!!

  8. I absolutely adore this beauty! Love your creative water scene complete with bubbles! Of course the aqua and white combo look fabulous! It has to be even more stunning in real life using embossing and glimmer mist!

  9. What a beautiful card. The colors and the white ribbon are striking. Thanks for linking up with us at the SIster Act Challenge Blog. Cathy xx

  10. Elizabeth, this is simply gorgeous!! I love, love, love your homemade background paper and using the image from footprints was so clever!! So crisp and clean looking with the white satin bow too!


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