Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Blessings Card

The Monday Greetings Challenge at The Outlawz this time has a theme of "Good Luck," but the DT graciously said I could use "blessings" or "prayers" in place of that phrase, so I designed a birthday card for a friend using an Our Daily Bread stamp saying, "Wishing you a year filled with His richest blessings." I really prefer to avoid saying "Good luck" because it implies things happen by chance instead of through God's providence. If you're not familiar with the term "God's providence," here's a definition I like:  The providence of God is the working of God's sovereignty to continually uphold, guide, and care for His creation. (The definition comes from: Providence of God - The Gospel Coalition). If you'd like to delve deeper into the topic of God's providence, this is a more thorough resource: Providence of God Definition and Meaning - Bible Dictionary ( It's comforting to know my loving Father is in control of every aspect of my life, and He is always at work for the good of His people and for His glory. 

I recently purchased the Enchantment set of layering dies from Birch Press Designs and have loved using them! I think the depth of the three layers is really lovely, and the pattern on this particular layering set (they have many to choose from) is so elegant. The card base is a top-fold A2 card. I adhered the three die cut layers to a layer of black card stock and then adhered all 4 layers to my base card. I die cut the sentiment (from Our Daily Bread Stamps) using a Spellbinders die. I added a few pearls to the centers of four of the flower groupings in a half circle that mimics the way the die has a half circle element on the right. It looked clearer before I added the sentiment, so I think I may try a thinner sentiment and adhere it to the top corner next time. I've just begun playing with this set and have lots more ideas in mind for it! Although there are only 3 layering plates, all three plates cut out three different elements (notice the half circles on the right? The inner and outer half circles there are separate elements), so you can change up the patterns. I've changed the order of the three colors I used so you can see what I mean. 

Close up:

Side view:

A look at the three dies and examples of the half circles:

Challenges I'm entering: 

Monday Greetings Challenge ( Good luck (but the DT is graciously allowing alternatives like "Praying for you" or "blessings," etc.). (1/3; ends 10/9)

Outlawz Challenges: Monthly linky

613 Avenue Create ( (1/8; ends at the end of the month)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (2/5 for this week; 7/10 for the challenge period; ends October 12)

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