Saturday, October 3, 2015

God Leads Us All the Way!

Reading scripture in context is always a good thing.  The scripture on this card comes as part of an exhortation from God to the Israelites when they have reached the promised land. The verse reads in its entirety: "Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands." Leading us that we would be humbled and tested?  That can be enough to run from the Lord's leading!  And yet, reflecting on the parting of the waters, the provision of manna, and the provision of the law that would one day lead us to the knowledge of our need for grace in Christ, we see that his leading involves beautiful, wonderful things, that he is faithful to provide for us even as he teaches us.  What a wonderful God we serve!

I love taking a single stamp or embossing folder and see how many ways I can work with it.  This background was made with a Darice leaf folder and Tim Holtz' Craft Core paper.  I accidentally embossed it on the wrong side.  (Actually, to my disgust, I embossed several sheets of it backwards, ugh!!!).  Hmmm... what to do?  The other side looked nice, but of course I couldn't sand it down to reveal the paper underneath.   So I used a roller to ink the "correct" side, then ran it through my Cuttlebug underneath the folder to flatten it just a bit, then put it into the embossing folder on the correct side.  I then ran it through the cuttlebug again, and then rolled green ink over the newly embossed panel.  I tried various other ideas on the other goofed pieces; it was so much fun!  Alas, I ran out of time to make any more cards with those panels!

I am entering this into the Our Daily Bread Designs Background Challenge and Word Art Wednesday's Anything Goes Challenge, and Verve Autumn Lovelies Challenge.


Julie Gearinger said...

Oh, I love how you created your textured panel and to think that it was a "good"- you would never know!! The colors look fabulous together and this card is perfect for an encouragement to someone who may be struggling! Thanks for sharing the rest of the verse as a reminder that we should remain humble and keep His Commandments:-) So thrilled that you joined in with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge- hugs and God Bless!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

It looks lovely and who knew you could flatten and re-emboss? Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 203rd AG challenge!
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an encouraging and beautiful card!! I love how you created the background!! The verse is such a wonderful reminder. Thanks for sharing the entire verse. Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so elegant. Such a great verse to think on and that textured background is sensational.

Karen Letchworth said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks so much for sharing with us, and I really hope that you will join us again this week.
Word Art Wednesday