Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ODBDSLC216 - Scripture Inspiration

The Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs this week is a scripture inspiration challenge.  Join us here for all of the details.

Our scripture verse inspiration is Ecclesiastes 3:1

For every thing there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven. 

Obviously, I chose Christmas as my season, but I also used this wonderful verse from Isaiah for the front of my card which goes with verse 2 of Ecc. 3 which says, 'A time to be born, a time to die', and nothing illustrates that more beautifully than the birth of Jesus, who was born to die for our salvation! Wow, the precious gift of Jesus, who came as a sacrifice so that we can have eternal life!!

 I chose the lovely new image by Our Daily Bread Designs, Mother and Child Ornament layered on the ODBD doily die,  and added the new poinsettia dies, and beautiful paper from the ODBD Blushing Rose Collection.  The wonderful verse is from the ODBD Joy to the World stamp set.

ODBD Dies Used: Peaceful Poinsettia DiesDoily Dies
ODBD Paper Used: Blushing Rose Collection

Other Supplies: Foam tape, glitter glue, embossing folder, heat embossing, re inkers, water pen.

Check out the blogs of my talented friends for more inspiration.


  1. I could stare at this card for hours! It just has a peaceful yet powerful effect of Christ's birth! Love the doily behind the ornament and your beautiful poinsettias! Quite lovely!

  2. Your poinsettias look so velvety! Beautiful card depicting the true reason for the season.

  3. This is absolutely stunning DJ!! I so love your choice of colors and coloring of the image depicting the true meaning of Christmas!! Your addition of the doily and bright and beautiful poinsettias is a gorgeous touch!! Beautiful design!

  4. DJ, what a lovely scene you've created with your mother and child and the poinsettias. I love EF you used too! Wow, everything is so gorgeous!

  5. Just beautiful DJ! Love your layout, and your beautifully colored image. The poinsettias are just beautiful and I loved reading your thoughts on the verse! So true.... the greatest gift of all!

  6. Oh, DJ, what a beautiful Christmas card! I love your vibrant colors with such wonderful texture! The embossing is wonderful along with the doily die (I love that so), but your poinsettias steal the show for texture!! Wow, they are beautiful! And what lovely elements for this precious ornament with Mary and the babe Jesus with the verse from Isaiah prophesying the coming of the Messiah...to die for us! That's what Christmas is all about! Beautiful card for this challenge, sweet friend! Hugs!

  7. Beautiful card DJ - love your colouring of the Mother and Child and your poinsettias are stunning! Gorgeous card!

  8. DJ this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color combo! The pop of black is stunning!