This is for last weeks scripture challenge on Patter Cross's blog 'Triple the Scraps'. The weeks challenge word was "Light". The first bible verse that came to my mind when reading the word 'Light' was Jesus words to His followers "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men ,that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." I love this verse. I find it so humbling that God sees me, and all believers, as 'The Light of the World'. What an awesome responsibility too! How many times have I 'hid' what I really thought or felt because it was 'politically incorrect'. We are called to be a light to truth, and also a light for hope in a dark world. So Christians, let your light shine for all to see!
To make the card I used my computer to create the sentiment. I then created a mask and used ink create the sunbeams. I basically just cut two angled strips of paper out of cardstock, and sponged Stampin Up! ink 'More Mustard' and 'Really Rust' inbetween them. Melanie has a great tutorial on how to do this on her blog 'Hands, Head, and Heart'. Just click on the link on my blog list on the right hand side of this page to find it. The 'arch' is designer paper. The bottom panel was run thru my cuttlebug using an embossing folder. The card base background is a sunset designer paper. All the mats are Stampin Up! 'Really Rust'. The Layout is yesterdays sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I was thrilled to see it, because I knew it would be perfect for my card.
God's blessings to you all. Amy