Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Word Art Wednesday: Only the Cross

Word Art Wednesday is here and I know you will love the DT samples on our challenge blog.  You'll want to play along this week by creating your own uplifting, encouraging project to link on WAW.  It's so simple...always anything goes as long as it is wholesome and uplifting.  Just a quick reminder...nothing dark (like some Halloween images).

Our Scripture Verse:
Karen M. (Papercraft Memories) has created a straightforward, simple, but beautifully profound graphic for our verse.  God's Word brings the believer's heartfelt cry into one succinct verse in this passage.  It simply conveys that everything in us should bring glory and honor to what Christ did on the cross.  Because of what He did, taking my sin, reconciling me to God, I crucify all other things that might become gods to me.  I die to the things of this world, and take up new life in Christ.  It is an amazing truth, nearly incomprehensible were it not for faith. 

My Card Sample:

Because the scripture graphic is simple in design I wanted to keep my card simple.  I used some new Stampin' Up! designer paper, recolored the sentiment to brown, and used a cross that's in a brand new set, Irish Blessings.

I did quite a bit of inking and distressing....not heavy, but on every element.  I generally ink the edges of anything I cut out, like the cross, so I don't have the white "cut edges" showing.  The cross and sentiment are popped up on foam dots.

I cannot even tell you how long I've had this metal filigree embellishment.  I don't think it would be much of an exaggeration to say I've had it forever! LOL.  But I thought it offered the perfect finishing touch to the cross.  The scripture is on Naturals Ivory cardstock and is sponged with SU So Saffron and Tim Holtz's Distress ink in Vintage Photo (my favorite distressing color).

The month is not over, so it's not too late to offer encouragement to your pastor since October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  I really can't tell you how much that means to a pastor and his family.  It doesn't have to be elaborate, and any gift is like a balm to their spirit.  Pastor and their families are fighting a raging battle out there.  They are accessible to their congregations 24/7, and I can tell you from personal experience as a former pastor's wife that many, many church members require help at times that call for personal sacrifice.  We used to always get calls in the middle of the night, just when sitting down to watch a movie or have dinner.  But pastors give unselfishly because they've been called to shepherd a flock.  So send your pastor a little encouragement today if you haven't already!

Our scripture represents a challenge to live sacrificially too, casting off all the world offers and living to please God, to make our lives something that brings Him...and what He did on the cross....GLORY!

Daydream Designs Set(s) Used:

13 color images / JPEG and PNG / resizable 

11 images / JPEG and PNG / resizable

17 color sentiments / 12 black sentiments / JPEG and PNG

8 solids sheets (some textured)
14 print sheets (2 distressed versions not shown)
12 x 12 / 300 ppi / resizable

Be sure to stop by Word Art Wednesday
get some inspiration and details on the challenge, then head to your craft space to make something to link to our site. 

Thanks for blessing my day!


  1. This is beautiful, Diane!! I love the rich brown color and that filigree is wonderful!!!

  2. such a beautiful, beautiful card! that filigree adds the perfect accent!

  3. What a gorgeous card, Diane! I really like that embellishment in the middle of the cross. It's the perfect touch. You are totally right about pastors too. Thanks for the encouragement.

  4. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! It is simple, but yet so beautiful. And guess what...I have two round metal elements that just might need to be used for this purpose LOL!


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