Service to the Lord

Finally back to making card!  It was a busy couple of weeks for me as I had both a large order from Etsy and my first invitation order!!  I was very excited to have so much to do, but missed just sitting down and making a card.  Repeating the same design over and over again can get a little stale, but still loved it :)
For todays card, my stepmom had asked me to make some "Thank you" cards focusing on their work for the Lord.  I wasn't totally sure what to do when she asked for these, but then as I was scanning through the stamps at Our Daily Bread, found the perfect sentiment!
It's a 4 x 4 card, which was a new size for me to make.  I typed up the sentiment, printed it off and then cut out all the frames from the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge.  I thought the shape of this frame matched perfectly with the patterned paper that I had chosen!
There is a panel along the side that has been embossed with a dots folder and then layered on black cardstock.  I cut out a scalloped border from the Holiday Cakes cartridge and put a small piece of ribbon across the top of it.
Pulled a couple of my quilled roses from my stash to place over top of the bow, then added the butterfly.  I found these butterflies at the dollar store!    I thought they were so cute, I bought several packs of them!  They came on long picks but I cut that off and then adjusted the wire frame so it was straighter and not so crunched.
I'm very happy with this card!  The black and white color scheme looks so good together and everything just flows!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Pixie Dust Studio #118-Sketch
    Celebrate the Occasion #54-Any Occasion, Use Metal (my butterfly)
    Deep Ocean #21-Butterflies
    Sentimental Sundays #94-Use Metal + Sentiment (my butterfly)
    Ladybug Crafts-Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely monochromatic card, gorgeous butterfly!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

  2. What a pretty and elegant card! Thanks for playing at CTO this week!
    Amy's Crafting Space
    Celebrate The Occasion Design Team Member

  3. Love the Black & White to showcase your wonderful sentiment, beautiful card! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our "Any Occasion (must use metal)" challenge :)

  4. Lovely, elegant card. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight.

  5. Such a gorgeous elegant card, I love this Emily! Thx for joining us at Take The Pixie challenge!!

    Mary J x

  6. Congrats on your large Etsy order!! This is a great card. Thanks for sharing at Sentimental Sundays!

  7. Emily, I love the intensity of the black and white! Just gorgeous. Smiles, Samara DT - SENTIMENTALS

  8. Thank you so much for joining the Ladybugs in the Anything goes challenge. I hope we see you again next time,Julie.x

  9. I'm sorry I'm so late with my comment this week!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with the Ladybugs and I hope you will join us again soon
    Laurie x