Thursday, 19 January 2012

Pyramid of Prayer


Still, trying to catch up on myself!  So here is another thoughtful & prayerful project and I managed not to colour an image on this one too!  LOL.  Don't worry, my Promarkers aren't being made redundant. LOL.  Instead I went for shape & die cuts - as well as the sentiment needless to say, to convey my message.

A tepee card, it has of course got 3 sides - and with the symbolism of 3 in Christianity (Holy Trinity or even different aspects of creation as in birth, life & death or mind, body & soul or even past, present & future), not to mention the point going ever heaven-ward like a spire on a Gothic church,  this seemed perfect shape for a condolence card - one to hopefully be more uplifting than sad.


The card base, Spellbinders' crosses & fleur de lis borders were all cut from pearlescent card stock which I think does actually show up on the photos for once. I made a paper template for myself to make sure that each of the 3 design papers were cut to exactly the same size and I popped a matt, silver peel-off down the longest side of each of the panels. Why did I chose blue patterned paper? Well, I have to admit it is my favourite colour, especially when teamed with white (I'd say just like the clouds in the sky but our clouds are usually grey! LOL). There is another reason I used blue though, I thought this most appropriate too for the message of the card. A 'soft' blue is thought to be the colour of the spirit with calming & restful qualities.

I then added the Shapabilities fleur de lis borders to the lower edges and matted & layered the sentiment from Digi Doodle Shop which I had cut into a circle & embellished with 2 more fleur de lis die cuts.  The sentiment which I hope will prove of help in time of sorrow says, 'For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believeth in Him shalt not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16'.


I used all but one of the Spellbinders' crosses in the set, layering each up using glue gel for dimension but I then added to this further by cutting two of the fleur de lis 'circles' & used gel glue again to attach them behind my cross. I then found a large pearl for the centre. Attached to the second of the triangle's sides, the third side is for the 'to' & 'from'.



Tine :)

Challenges:
Our Daily Bread - W-I-N-T-E-R (W-white ,T-triangle & E-edging)
Stamping Sisters in Christ - new something (this was the first time that I had made a pyramid card)
Mark's Finest Paper - use border punches
Lothian Crafts - die cuts
Pink Elephant - favourite colour/s (blue & white)
My Mum's Craft Shop - favourite colour combo
Little Darlings - favourite colour/s (blue & white)
Secret Crafter - anything goes with blue
Crazy4 - blue
Crafty Bloggers Network - monochrome
Inky Impressions - shaped card
I Brake For Challenges - shaped card
Simply Create Too - layers (the cross itself has 5, LOL)
Card and Scrap - clean & simple
Craft-room - clean & simple (logo on sidebar)
Crafty Cardmakers - no floral embellishment
Die Cut Dreams - sympathy.


25 comments:

  1. Great card hun, love it. Thanks for entering the CBN challenge, good luck xx

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  2. Awww Christine what a beautiful touching "SYMPATHY" creation love all the die & punch work
    thanks for sharing with us at DCD chall this time

    smiles Christine DT DCD

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  3. gorgeous and a great take on this weeks theme at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

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  4. Wow, your card looks stunning. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.
    Yvonne

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  5. WOW Christine!! What a pretty and creative design and a great use of the ODBD stamps!Beautiful job!
    Thanks for joining us at Our Daily Bread Shining the Light challenge!!
    Hugs,
    Chris

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  6. WOW Christine!! What a creative pretty way to display the beautiful images and verses!!
    Thanks for joining us at Our Daily Bread Shining the Light challenge!!
    Hugs,
    Chris

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  7. Very elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

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  8. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our No Floral Embellies challenge.
    Fiona x

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  9. FABULOUS - this is just stunning :-) Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too :-) xxxxxx

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  10. Thanks for joining our "Anything goes with blue" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  11. Christine this is truly beautiful, gorgeous dimension, thanks for sharing with us at inky impressions. Joey x

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  12. Your project is simply beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us for our “Shape It Up” Challenge over at Inky Impressions Challenges. I hope you have a wonderful week and good luck.

    Hugs
    Shannin

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  13. Gorgeous card. I love this Tee Pee Card. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

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  14. Awesome card and fold. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  15. Beautiful display of the cross! So glad you could join us at Stampin Sisters in Christ. Hope to see you again next week.

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  16. I love your card, it's beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  17. What a simply stunning elegant sympathy card. Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams in our sympathy challenge this time.
    Hugs
    Dawn xxxx

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  18. Beautiful card and the cross is just absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at MMCS

    Shelby

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  19. This is wonderful. I spent quite a bit of time just in awe! Thanks so much for joining us this week in our "Shape Up" challenge at Inky Impressions!

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  20. This is beautiful. The diecuts and all the details on this are gorgeous. Thanks for joining the Inky Impressions challenge this week. I hope to see you back again soon.
    Sharon, II-DT

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  21. what a beautifully elegant card, Thanks for playing at Inky impressions xx

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  22. What a great shaped card...thanks for getting inky with Inky Impressions!

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  23. oh wow Tine this is stunning, I love the shape, the design well everything really...beautiful
    Mina xxx

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  24. Your work is simply beautiful.It is simple but fantastic Christmas card.

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Cards

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