Saturday, October 10, 2009

SSCC #7 -- Rejoicing

I made this card for the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #7. The challenge was to make a card to show the earth rejoicing based on the scripture "The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the oceans be glad." Psalm 97:1. I chose to use butterflies because whenever I see a butterfly there is just something about it that makes me think of life and joy. The way they fly and flap their wings, they appear to be rejoicing. I always feel so inspired when I see a butterfly.

I used paper that I have been hoarding for so long. I so love this paper and it was really comical how scared I was to cut it. Afterall, it is only paper. I was so careful to cut every piece so as not to waste any of it. The paper is Jolie Chocolat by SEI. Isn't it just beautiful? I layered it on top of Dark Chocolate cardstock. I stamped a Background Basics: Retro pattern that I thought mimiced the pattern on the butterfly in Versamark onto another strip of Dark Chocolate. It's hard to see in the picture, but if you click on it the picture enlarges. I then tied some pink sheer ribbon that I found in my stash around it. I used a tag that I think is a Sizzix die cut that was cut from white chipboard. I used a Versamagic Pixie Dust ink pad to color it pink and then stamped the sentiment "Joy" from Mega Mixed Messages with Burnt Umber. I put a pink brad into the hole and taped the prongs to the back and tied it with floss to the bow. I made the stick pin with a corsage pin and some beads. I punched the butterflies from coordinating paper and then added some adhesive pearls. The larger butterfly has glitter added around the edges.

Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to take time to notice the earth rejoicing around you today. Have a blessed day!

Stamps-Background Basics: Retro, Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper-Dark Chocolate (PTI), Jolie Chocolat (SEI)
Ink-Versamark, Burnt Umber Palette, Pixie Dust Versamagic
Other-butterfly punched (MS & EKSuccess), ribbon, adhesive pearls


Pamela said...

Beautiful card!

JazzyH said...

I love the butterflies and all the different paper you used.

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous!!! Elegant!!

Vicki said...

So beautiful Karen! You have certainly captured the rejoicing!! I agree that a butterfly makes the world a happier place. We are so blessed with things to be joyful about! TFS! Blessings to you!

Yvette said...

Very beautiful Karen! I too have this paper but have been to scared to cut into; it's just SO pretty. :)

Kristine said...

Oh wow!! This is gorgeous and I just love butterflies and all they resemble. Fabulous job on this!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at SSCC today :)

Kathy W. said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous. I love the butterflies. This definately shows how even the little things can rejoice:)
Thanks for playing with us at SSCC.

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this card is so very elegant and lovely, just beautiful....have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Kirstin said...

how beautiful!! this is such a gorgeous card!

Candace said...

This is so pretty! I love the butterflies and the way you used the pin. Thanks for playing with us at SSCC! :)

peggysue said...

This is such a lovely card, the ribbon is gorgeous and I like the stick pin embellishment. So very pretty!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Karen!
this is so beautiful!
I finally had a chance to play along with this challenge too!

I'm loving this season, I can definitely see the earth rejoicing!!!
take care
Blessings, Maria

Dru said...

Absolutely beautiful card Karen - love it all!

Scrapping Julie said...

oh my goodness gracious. this is gorgeous karen!!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a beautiful card for this challenge! love all of the pink and the gorgeous butterflies! :)
this was such a neat week over there, and sadly I didn't get to play.