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

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

ODBDSLC216 - Scripture Inspiration

This fortnights challenge, ODBDSLC216, at Our Daily Bread Designs is a Scripture Inspired challenge. Be inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:1 "There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven" (NASB).

Here is my card:
Elizabeth Whisson, Christmas card, Copics, Our Daily Bread Designs, Holly Wreath, Circle Ornaments, Matting Circles, Christmas Paper Collection 2013, Recipe Card and Tags Dies, Country Tree, handmade card

If you keep reading in Ecclesiastes 3 it talks about a time for .... nearly everything! For my card I thought about the second half of verse 2 - "a time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted". The image (Country Tree) on my card is a tree that has been uprooted and temporarily planted in a pot for decoration at Christmas - a time where we celebrate our Saviour's birth (the TRUE meaning of Christmas)!

For my card I have stamped the image, Our Daily Bread Designs Country Tree Single, onto X-Press It blending card and coloured with Copic markers. 

Copic markers used:
Tree: G21, G24, G28, BG78
Red bows and ribbon: R22, R24, R29
Yellow stars: Y06
Purple baubles: V01, V04, V09
Pot: E42, E44, E47, E49

I've then diecut around the Country Tree using ODBD Circle Ornament Dies but I have left the very top of the tree uncut. I have done this by placing my ODBD Circle Ornament Die over all of the tree (making sure it is aligned around the base of the tree where I want it. I then used a sticky post-it note to hold the die in place. I use a Sizzix Big Shot - and instead of placing my top cutting pad over the whole of the die and image, I have aligned it with the part of the tree where I want the die to stop cutting. I.e. the top cutting pad should cover the area of the die and image you WANT to be cut, and the part of the image that you DO NOT want cut should have no top cutting pad over it. Once you've run it through the Big Shot (or other diecutting machine) your image will still be attached to your piece of card/paper. This is where you get some scissors and trim around the remainding part of the image. I hope that makes sense - it's a little hard to explain without pictures!

My image is backed using a diecut made from using ODBD Matting Circles Dies. The DP that I've used is ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2013. The other card I have used is Bazzill textured.

I've also diecut some leaves and a bow (both from ODBD Circle Ornaments Dies). For the leaves I have inked them with some Distress Ink Pine Needles before removing from the die. I've then turned the leaves over and ran a stylus down the middle of each to make them bend a little in the middle. Each leaf is then attached to the card using Scrap Dots (or you could use foam tape). 

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs Holly Wreath and has been stamped on a leftover piece of X-Press It blending card and diecut using ODBD Recipe Card and Tags Dies

Lastly I've added some Inkssentials Glossy Accents to the baubles to make them look a little more 3D (see photo below).

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

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC216 or to join the challenge click here. You have until 8 pm Sunday, 2 November 2014 EDT to join us (or 8 am Monday, 3 November 2014 AWST). By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a $15 ODBD Gift Certificate that can be used towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” in the ODBD store; or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge! The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post.

And remember, Our Daily Bread Designs is offering pre-orders for the November New Release bundles! The pre-order period for the November bundles will run until Friday, 31 October 2014 (retail customers only). Click on the image to visit the ODBD Store to pre-order or visit the ODBD blog for more information.
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Thanks for looking!


  1. Guess you didn't get my email about us using the Autumn Tree this week! Oh well, looks like this beautiful Christmas card will have to do! :). Love the out of the box tree and especially the glossy accents babbles! Beautifully done Elizabeth!

  2. Love how the tree is out of the circle and with all those lovely details! The ornaments on the tree look especially great!

  3. Your take on the verse with the tree and Christmas theme is perfect Elizabeth!! I just love your coloring of the tree with all the purple and red ornaments and your out of the box design!!

  4. The little baubles on the tree are a perfect little accent. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 154th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson

  5. So lovely, I like that Christmas tree...I don't even remember seeing it before! Lovely papers too!!

  6. Oh how beautiful Elizabeth! I love this tree image and you have colored it to perfection! Great take on the part of the verse you focused on!!!

  7. How beautiful, Alshandra! Thanks so much for playing along with us. It's always so greatly appreciated.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Wow, this is so gorgeous!! Love this beautifully decorated tree, it goes so great with this dp, couldn't be any prettier!!

  9. Oh, Elizabeth! This is GORGEOUS! I love this tree and your coloring! It's beautiful with the depth you've achieved in it! And your tree ornaments (thanks for the close-up photo) are amazing! Brilliant idea, and how beautiful this is with the ODBD Christmas papers and the wonderful out-of-the-box technique! Truly a beautiful challenge card, sweet friend! Hugs!

  10. Oh wow!!! Elizabeth this is so pretty! Love the color combo and the out of the box technique you used! Gorgeous card!


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