Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Psalm 30:5 Word Art Wednesday Guest Designer Card

I'm back as the Guest Designer on Word Art Wednesday today, and my card features the beautiful word art of Psalm 30:5: For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. This verse provides believers with wonderful hope regardless of the challenges we face. 

The sponsor for WAW this time is Penguin Palace, a Canadian company that sells stamps, dies, and stencils. They have an innovative product called Stencils 360 that allows circular stencils to be turned at precise angles to create amazing designs. I bought the starter kit and a few stencil sets awhile ago, and I was thrilled to use them to create this card. 

The front of the card was created using the Penguin Palace Abstract Blossom stencil in the Stencils 360 platform. There are a variety of designs that stencil can make, but I used it at 30 degree intervals for this card front. I trimmed it to 5 7/8 inches and mounted it to the front of my 6X6 card. I added a butterfly die cut with some blue gems and 3 clear dew drop embellishments to complete the card front. The stencil is the star here for sure! I printed the verse on transparent sticker paper so that the stenciled blossom could show through behind the sentiment. 

Close up of the verse:

For the inside panels and the back of the card, I used the Penguin Palace Mandala Bundle to create three different mandalas in a variety of colors. The way the stencils are created makes them easy to ink up with different colors without the need to mask them. I turned each of the mandalas at 45 degree intervals, but they can be inked at many different intervals to create a variety of designs. 

After creating the mandalas, I trimmed them down to 5 1/2 inches and mounted them to the card base. For the inside panels, I created a frame with a circle in the middle and added some acetate so the shaker bits would show through the window. I used foam tape to mount the frames after choosing several colors of micro beads to add inside the windows. I then added a flourish die to the left side and a dragonfly to the right side. I embellished the dragonfly with some blue gems on his body. 

Inside shaker elements:

Left side:

Right side:

A look at the beads when the card has been shaken:

The back of the card has a butterfly die cut with orange gems on its body to add a little decoration to the panel with the stenciled mandala. 

Back of the card:

Here's a look at the Stencils 360 platform:

If you are interested in more details about the Stencils 360 platform and stencils, be sure to check out Penguin Palace's website here: Stencils 360°™ - Penguin Palace ( Penguin Palace recently had a summer release with 5 gorgeous new Stencils 360 sets, and mine just arrived last week. I'm excited to try them out soon! 

Challenges I'm entering: Shimmer or shine (I used gems on my butterflies and sparkly beads in my shakers) (1/5; ends 7/19/23)

Butterfly Challenge ( ATG with a butterfly and flower(s) (1/3; ends 8/15/23)

A Place To Start ( ATG (ends at the end of the month)

Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges: Theme 4: Anything Flies with a dragonfly -- my dragonfly is on the top right of the inside panels (1/5; ends at the end of the month)

Crazy is our fame - STENCILS are our game! ( ATG with a stencil (optional theme of birthday) (3/3; ends at the end of the month)

Ellibelle's Corner: I spy with my little eye ( Sweet Treat or Summer Colors (2/5; ends 8/13/23)

The Crafty Addicts: ATG (2/3; ends 8/1/23)

Crafting Happiness Challenges: ATG (ends at the end of the month)

 613 Avenue Create ( ATG (7/8; ends at the end of the month)

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge: ATG with floral focal point (1/6; ends 8/15/23)

Classic Design Challenge Blog:ATG (ends at the end of the month)

Daisy Chain Challenges: Summertime (1/3; ends 8/5/23)

DL.ART ( ATG (ends at the end of the month)

Triple B ( ATG with birds, butterflies, and/or blossoms (2/3; ends at the end of the month)

The Crafting Challenge: Summer Time (2/3; ends at the end of the month)

Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog: Say it with flowers (1/3; ends 8/15/23)

Scribble Challenge ( ATG (4/5; ends at the end of the month)

Let's Craft and Create ( Add flowers (2/3; ends at the end of the month)


  1. Thanks, Diane! I’m loving the Stencils 360 platform!

  2. Congrats on your GDT -beautiful card inside and out,love the fabulous stencil.Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Adicts
    Carol DT x

    1. Thanks so miuch, Carol! That Stencils 360 platform is really amazing!

  3. Carrie, your WAW card is so pretty and inspirational. Thanks for playing along at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we hope you'll share again soon.
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge

    1. Thank you very much, Donna! I appreciate all your sweet comments on my blog!

  4. Not heard or seen this company before. How you have used their stencils is stunning. Loving this card. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me. Hugs Mrs A. .

    1. Thanks so much, Mrs. A! That Stencils 360 platform is so fun to play with!

  5. Me again, thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Triple B, Beautiful Blossoms and Four Seasons!
    Diane TB and FS Co-Owner and BB DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Triple B}
    {Simply Clean & Simple} NEW

    1. Thanks for all the sweet comments! I appreciate the time you spend encouraging card makers like me!

  6. BEAUTIFUL cards! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons and Triple B Challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

    Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

  7. Beautiful card. I love everything about it. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

  8. I love this card, Carrie. Thanks for being our Guest Designer and for showcasing these awesome products from our sponsor, Penguin Palace. Thank you also for playing along with us at The Four Seasons Challenge. We always appreciate having you share your wonderful art with us.

    1. Karen, it's been a pleasure to be the GD at WAW this month! Thanks so much for inviting me!

  9. This is a great projects!
    We always love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
    We really appreciate you joining in.
    Jackie DT

  10. Wow, brilliant mandalas! I really appreciate your effort!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    ~ DT Dagmara

  11. complimenti bel progetto. grazie per aver partecipato alla sfida di The Crafting Challenge. continua a giocare con noi... Dt Manuela

  12. Thank you for joining us at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge with your wonderful project! Val DT

  13. Another fabulous entry for I spy with my little eye, perfect for Pauline's theme of warm and sunny colors. Love how it turned out inside and out. Thanks so much for playing along again with us!

  14. Wow, such a lot of work has gone into this card. The front is pretty but gosh when you open it up, what a surprise awaits the recipient. Thankyou for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me. Hugs Mrs A.

    1. Thank you very much, Mrs. A! It was a fun card to make!