Saturday, April 21, 2012

Trust the Creator of heaven and earth

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, 
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
 Psalm 20:7

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #105 ~ Go Green

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  
Genesis 1:1

O Lord, how manifold 
are your works!
    In wisdom have you 
made them all;
    the earth is full 
of your creatures. 
Psalm 104:24

ODBDSLC105 Go Green- Either use mostly green on your card/ project or recycle something on your card/project in celebration of the Lord’s creation of heaven and earth (and everything else!)
To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, April 27 at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing one to two creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, April 27 at 8 a.m. EST.  If you upload your creations to ODBD, Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC.  If linking to one of your blog posts, please include a link back to the challenge.
 If you upload your creations to ODBD, Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge. Complete details are available on the ODBD blog.
Please take a bit of time to visit  my fellow challenge team members blogs, you'll be blessed!

   Project Details

This card is the "he" version of the "she" card made a few weeks ago using the same stamp set. It's quite obvious that it's not green! But it does use a repurposed item: and old cracker box. . the color and weight are perfect for the faux leather look. . .embossed and then distressed by rubbing a Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink in faux burlap over the embossing.

RECYCLED ITEM: Akmak Cracker Box
Ink: Versa Fine Onyx, Ranger Distress Frayer Burlap, Color Box Silver
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Metallic Silver and recycled cracker box
Accessories: Sizzix Damask Embossing Folder; chipboard “buckle” covered in silver pigment ink and embossed with SU Glassy Glaze, faux rivets (colored black with markers); Stampendous clear embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing accent, piercing.
Notes: The background, belt and accent layer are all part of the recycled cracker box.

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. How creative and beautiful Jan Marie!! Love your recycling of the cracker jack box and all the embossing and sponging. Gorgeous take on the challenge. Have a great weekend!!

  2. I love the "he" version! The technique is so beautiful (in a guy sort of way) on this! You are so creative...why didn't I think of that! Have a wonderful weekend! Praying for Monday! Blessings! Kathy

  3. Jan Marie, this is seriously thinking outside the box!! I love the way the color choices and embossing make this card look like leather!! I remember having a belt growing up that was similar in color and design......thanks for bringing back that memory and sharing this masterpiece with us! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  4. Your card is so ELEGANT Jan, I love your awesome embossing, and how you recycled the box!! Wow is all I can the colours too!!
    Blessings & Hugs

  5. This is a "Wow" card. You made that technique look fabulous. I have to look that one up...thanks for sharing.

  6. This is beautiful Jan Marie! I just love the embossing and how it mimics leather... Handsome! Thanks for brightening my day!

  7. What a fabulous card - love all the re-cycling on it, and the embossing is amazing.

  8. WOW Jan, I really like the he version of this card. Who knew a cracker box could be transformed into something so beautiful. Thanks for the reminder this verse gives us, not to trust in things of this world. Thanks so much for linking this beauty to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

  9. your card is just amazing, jan marie! the embossed cracker box looks just like tooled leather... so cool!! enjoy the rest of your weekend... hugs!!

  10. Cute card.
    Thanks for playing along with WAW.

  11. Wonderfully creative, and such a beautiful verse! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card (and techniques) with us again at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you have a great week!
    Karen L

  12. Girlie, you won my blog prize! Come collect it!

  13. Jan, I'm so glad you stopped by to see me today. I miss you a lot. You are always so full of joy and always kept me grounded. You have so many gifts given to you by the Lord and you use them all to glorify Him. God bless you!

  14. Incredible card! I love your faux leather look and the wonderful scripture you've chosen! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  15. LOVELY, VINTAGEY looking card!!!!!!!!! :)

  16. Beautiful style, Jan! I just love that leather look that you share on some of your cards. So masculine with the "silver" belt buckle. LOVE your card and btw, still enjoying the book you sent, what a delight to read!!!! The main character has me giggling and yet is so thought provoking too!!

  17. Beautiful, elegant and masculine you have a gift with that combination! Always a pleasure to read your post and see your work :0)

  18. Oh, wow! I LOVE love that technique and look! Wonderful!! I'll have to try that out..soon! Thank you for the inspiration!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!