Oil of Joy

Happy Thursday everyone! Thursday means it's time for a new Meet the Verve Divas challenge and I'm bowing my hot seat throne to Michelle Woerner. Michelle's our newest Diva and also a current Dirty Girl with talent galore, so be sure to go chat with her and find out all the details of her challenge --> over at the Verve forum <--. And as usual, there's a prize involved!

Her challenge is to find some "unloved" stamping stuff in your stash and put it to good use. Well, I must confess, I've been a bad stamp designer and I still haven't had a chance to stamp with some of the Plain Jane scripture stamps that just released. So I picked the Isaiah 61:3 stamp to use for this challenge. This is one of my favorite verses that has gotten me through a lot of dark times in my life. It says, "Give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, a garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness."

Rounding out my collection of unused stuff is: 1. Ambrosia BasicGrey DP that I have picked up and lovingly "petted" every day for 2 weeks and then put down because it's too pretty to part with. LOL! 2. These Creating Keepsake flowers that have been in the drawer for at LEAST 2 years, if not longer and still unopened. 3. The scallop embossing border from Cuttlebug Frills that I got about a month ago with a bunch of other Cuttlebug folders and just haven't gotten around to using. 4. This yellow-orange cardstock I bought probably 3 years ago from my LSS, back before I switched to SU!

Okay, on with the deets on the card. I first embossed the border on the yellow-orange cardstock and then stamped the large solid Serenity flower three times across the top of the card in Summer Sun. Next I cut a piece of the Ambrosia paper and a BasicGrey mat and glued it to the card. I inked up the Isaiah 61:3 with Tangerine Tango and then inked over the top and bottom portions with Versafine Smokey Gray, leaving just "the oil of joy for mourning" in Tangerine before stamping on an embossed Classic Nestabilities rectangle. I matted this with a Basic Gray scalloped rectangle and then added the CK flowers with a pewter deco brad. To add that hint of sparkle I love, I added some Stardust Stickles to the top flower and then painted a light coat of Beeswax Shimmerz on the background Serenity flowers.

12 comments

  1. soooo pretty! I need to go through my stash today to see what unused stuff I can come up with!

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  2. very pretty card... I wondered if all stampers were like me, just hoarding "stuff"... if you use it then you won't have it!

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  3. I love the colors on this beauty, Julee!

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  4. Oh Julie, this is just gorgeous! I LOVE your colour choices...the card is so rich with texture and warmth!

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  5. This is one of my favorite scriptures too :). Your card is so beautiful, rich in so many ways.

    ~Barb

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  6. Beautiful and rich, wonderful wonderful colors.

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  7. WOW Julee, your card is so pretty card and I LOVE the fun colors too!

    Jennifer :)

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  8. Another Great card Julee, Ireally need to stop stalking and talk part in your challenges. I love your work!!

    I have something for you on my blog today, hope you don't mind :)
    C

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  9. Julee, this is beautiful! Love these colors and wonderful scripture!
    Blesssings, Maria

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  10. You did so well using lots of unused goodies! Love it, so vibrant and really joyful!

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  11. Beautiful Julee! The colours are gorgeous!

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  12. This is a warm and beautiful card. I love your comment about not wanting to use the paper! I have TONS of paper I have not used because it's too pretty to cut! LOL. I'm going to try some of the techniques in your card. Thanks Julee.

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