Sunday, July 29, 2012

Challenge #150 at Stampin' Sisters in Christ

This week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ our new challenge (#150) is quite simple:

Use torn paper somewhere somehow in your design!

Our creative hostess this week is PeggySue!

The theme verse from the Bible that she chose is
"The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom." Matthew 27:51

And our very generous sponsor, Inspired Stamps, is offering a prize of a $15 store credit to one randomly drawn winner, chosen from all of our participants this week.

 For my card this week I made a birthday card for one of my son-in-laws. Now that its done I'm thinking it looks just a bit too Christmas-y....what do you think? I think the gold cord is what does it for me!
But using the torn paper was really fun...and really easy! What a nice surprise!

And I  am really looking forward to reading what PeggySue has to say in her devotional about that Bible verse! The veil being torn like that...from top to very significant. It meant so many things, here's just a few I can think of: 1) God Himself performed the act of tearing the veil apart, indicating He was completely satisfied with Christ's perfect sacrifice;  2) the way to the Holy of Holies (and to God Himself) was now open to all believers because of Christ's finished work;  3) the old ceremonial laws of the temple have been replaced by the new law of love and faith in Jesus Christ. Scholars have written much about this amazing happening! If you want to read what our very own resident "scholar" has to say please hop over to our main blog, SSiC, or visit her blog (PeggySue's)...just click on her name in my sidebar.

So, won't you join us for our easy challenge this week?
Remember, for this challenge you must simply use the torn paper technique (just tear paper with your fingers and use it somehow on your card, but it must be torn, not cut).
Thanks for stopping by today! And thanks PeggySue for a fun and interesting challenge!


L. D. Burgus said...

It really is a beautiful card. The dimensional effects that are created by torn paper looks good.

Jerusha said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. The torn paper really adds to the beauty of this and the embossed gold and copper and different tones - wow. Stunning. Have a wonderful week!

Michelle said...

Sandie - Those trees certainly could be used for a Christmas card but when I first saw it I thought "what a great masculine card!" The different color trees are great and I love how you tore the bottom of the panels. Such a great card!

Diane said...

Amazing depth to your thoughts here, Sandie, and in your card. Love the artistic perspective achieved with the layered trees. A great masculine card. He'll appreciate it I have no doubt. Have a blessed week.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Sandie - I love what you have done with the trees - gorgeous! Your tearung is perfect too! Thank you for your insight on this passage - inspiring! {{{hugs}}}

Peggysuez said...

Sandie such great insight into that passage. You are right, there was so much to say about just that one line, I ran out of space! And the torn paper technique is perfect for the scene you've created!

Traci M said...

What a beayputiful challenge card, Sandie!! I love your design and multi colored trees! Have a blessed week!