Sunday, July 17, 2011

Birthday Pop-Up: 2 Samuel 6:14

Happy Sunday! I am so glad you could join us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ for another challenge based on scripture!

This week the creative and talented Kris is our hostess and the verse she chose this week is 2 Samuel 6:14.

"And David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod."
Okay, I admit it, I had to look up the word "ephod". In my bible (NAB) the verse reads, "Then David, girt with a linen apron, came dancing before the Lord with abandon,"  An ephod was traditionally worn by the priests and Levites, not by a king. David put aside his kingly robes to show that although he was a king - he is first a servant - a servant of God. Aha - now it makes sense. As with every verse in the bible it is always good (for me) to read the text before and after for the complete message. Just as it is important for everyone to put aside whatever "robes" they show to others - the robe of anger or regret - the robe of worry and concern - the robe of whatever it is that prevents us from dancing as God's servant - all for His glory!

This card was a challenge for me. I am not the best at the altered items and moving parts. But I did it! I followed a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers - it is here if you want to try your hand at it. The second image shows me lifting up the tab from the top and the image below is it laying down so that you can see the images and the words. I put some purple buttons on the corners with a red pearn in the center of them. I have to say I am not thrilled with the way it turned out, it took me a couple of days and that is a LONG time for a card. The good thing is - - my dear grand-daugher Ella will love it and that is the important thing! Her birthday is next week - 9 already. 
The challenge for this week is DANCING - Make a card that "moves" (ie. tilt card, slider, pop up, waterfall, etc."
Our sponsor this week is Designed to Delight with a $10 gift certificate to the store!

Be sure to stop by my SSIC design sisters (listed on the sidebar) to see what they have to share this week:

It is always great to see you, thanks for the comments!

Stamps: Cupcake Birthday by MFP. (this set is no longer available but there is another similar one)
Paper: SU: Barely Banana and Orchid Opulance
Designer Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Pixie-Licioous
Other: Scorepal - buttons - ribbon

Simon Says Challenges - Anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - birthday 
The Rubber Cafe - use Spellbinder die(s) 
Southern Girls - happy birthday
Fab 'n' Funky - food
Ruby's Rainbow - Happy Birthday (2nd wk)
Your Next Stamp Challenge -  buttons (2nd wk)


Lovely Linda said...

Awww Miesje - this is adorable!! I love your card - I am going to have to check this technique out! Great colours too - I love to see what you do! Thaanks for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}}

ahlers5 said...

Love the fold on this. Glad you posted a side view. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers.

Kristine said...

I think it turned out fabulous and she will LOVE it!! I love making things out-of-the-norm and SCS if full of inspiring tutes =) Great job! hope you have a blessed week!

Becky said...

You did a fabulous job on this challenge Miesje, I am not good at altered either, so this was really a challenge. :)

Crafty Lynz said...

This is lovely & delicate.

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Hugs, Lynsey xx

Christine from FL said...

Great job! You inspired me to try and make on. It was easier than I had thought it would be. Thanks for sharing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous pop up card!! I just love your colors and design!! Great job working out of the box!!
Have a great week!!

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! Oh I think this came out absolutely adorable!!! Ella will love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts today... so true and right to the heart of the Scripture! I hope youre week ahead is filled with lots of opportunities to praise Him!

Peggysuez said...

This is an adorable card, I think it turned out marvelously well! We are our own worst critics I believe. So glad you have an inquisitive mind and put it to work discerning God's word. Have a blessed week!

Lagene said...

Great card! Thanks for the link for the tutorial!

Becca Fabozzi said...

adorable and so clever. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp

Melanie said...

you did a great job on this card, it is one of those designs I am too lazy/chicken to try!

Viv said...

What a lovely pop-up design! Very sweet card.
Thanks for playing at Southern Girls.
Viv xx