Sunday, May 6, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #138

If you're looking for my Christmas Card Challenges post, please scroll down a bit. :)

Hi there!! Happy Sunday! I have exciting news today! I have been asked to join the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Design Team! This challenge site is very close to my heart. It was the first design team I was ever on, and it meant so much to me that they liked my work enough to give me a spot on their team. I am so very happy to be back on this team with such a great group of ladies who all have hearts for God! 

Come join us for card challenges inspired by Scripture, and a new sponsor each Sunday!!

Now, onto the challenge! Miesje is our challenge hostess this week. Our sponsor is Our Daily Bread Designs. One lucky player this week will win a $15 gift certificate to the ODBD store!!

The scripture is: 
"He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked."  1 John 2: 4-6

The challenge is to create a card that has something real or natural on it, such as twine, burlap, shells, sand, etc. 

I made this card not only for this week's SSIC challenge, but also for the Sweet n Sassy Stamps May Release Party Challenge #1, which was to make a masculine card, and the SNSS May Release Party Challenge #2, which was to not do any coloring on your card. As if those aren't enough challenges, I used Split Coast Stampers Sketch Challenge #383 for the layout. 

I used the Our Refuge stamp set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps and stamped the scripture in Memento Rich Cocoa. I sponged around the edges with Antique Linen distress ink. I really struggle with masculine cards, so to add a little extra "something" to this card, I dug out my edge distresser and roughed up the edges a little. All of the papers are from the Echo Park This and That Charming of my favorite paper pads for masculine cards these days. I used some MFT Dienamics - the leafy flourish and the monarch border - to embellish my card and added a button, some twine, and a couple of brads in the top corners. 

We'd love to have you join us this week at SSIC! Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to check out what the other SSIC ladies have to share with you!

Diane Noble

Helen Phelps

Jerusha Borden  Jerusha 

Kris Breach Kris

Linda Lucas

Marilynn DeGroot

Michelle Coon

Miesje Flach

Peggysue Turner  Peggysue

Sandie Lobbezoo

Traci Major


Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park This and That Charming
Stamps: Our Refuge by Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Antique Linen distress ink
Embellishments: wooden button, twine, brads, foam tape
Tools: edge distresser, MFT Stamps Monarch Border Dienamics, MFT Stamps Leafy Flourish Dienamics, Classic Rectangle Nestabilities


  1. This is beautiful Candace! Looking forward to your posts and DT inspiration on SSIC! Congrats!

  2. Candice, this card is fabulous!! that wood button is great with the die cut and twine! Love the way you put your brad placement!

  3. I love this card! I really like the layers and the embellishments are perfect. I am so happy that you are part of the SSIC Sisterhood! Have a peace-filled week!

  4. Beautiful card Candace! I love that Scripture, and your color scheme is perfect as they are "nature-inspired" -- love the twine and flourish too! So happy to have you back on the team and hope your week is a blessed one.

  5. Beautiful job and such a gorgeous setting to highlight that great scripture verse! The sponging and design elements work together so well. We're pleased as punch to have you return, thank you!

  6. Gorgeous card! Congrats on being back on the SSIC team. I wanted to try out but just can't write those beautiful devotionals like you ladies do. Have a blessed day.

  7. Candace, this is so pretty. I like how you distressed the edges. Great scripture. Have a blessed week!

  8. This is so lovely. What a wonderful verse. Loving the colours and the layout. This is awesome! :)

  9. This is just stunning, Candace. I love the way you showcased your scripture with so many tasteful elements...nothing overshadows the verse, but totally adds to it. Gorgeous! So fun to be crafting with you, sister!

  10. Your masculine card is great, the twine and colors on that paper!! So glad to be on the DT with you~have a blessed week!

  11. Hi Candace! Such a lovely card! It is SO classy looking! I love all the layers with distressed edges...and you've chosen so many beautiful DP's that blend perfectly together. Wonderful verse!The wooden button and twine are the perfect finishing "natural" touches! Blessings to you, sister!

  12. This is fabulous Candace - love the colours and the natural elements!! Divine! It is great having you back on the SSIC DT! {{{hugs}}}

  13. Beautiful card! I love those papers, too, they are great for masculine cards! That verse really spoke to me this morning. Thank you for allowing God to work through your cards to minister to others hearts. :)

  14. Beautiful and rustic! Wonderful card, Candace.


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