Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Before the Throne of God Above (2)

Today's card has the same sentiment as yesterday's card because I cannot get this song out of my head. For all of the lyrics, a history of the song and a link to where you can hear it on YouTube, please click here. I do hope you will check out this song because it is so very powerful. This is another entry to the challenge at Joan's Touch featuring a die, the color black, some sort of embellishment and at least one item that may be purchased at Joan's Gardens.

I believe this is the very first time I have ever made a 6" x 6" card; usually every other time it has been an A2 card because they are so easy to make with 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock; but all the elements I wanted to use would not fit on an A2 card, so this one is bigger.  :o)

A two-layered black and gold frame were mounted around the sentiment and set on the gold and red background with pop dots. Two of the roses were cut from the background paper and one was cut from white cardstock which was spray painted gold. The Lorelai leaves were set in along with some gold leaf and berry embellishments in my stash drawer. A gold bow and ribbon are run across the bottom. The Monarch Butterfly die (got it from Terri at Joan's Gardens recently, and it is a big favorite of mine now!) is layered with red and gold paper with white Ranger Liquid Pearl dots on the body. 

Here is the card:

Double layered Monarch Butterfly:

All of these may be purchased at Joan's Gardens:
  • Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms; Spiral Blossom One
  • Memory Box Lorelai Leaf; Lorelai Outline Leaf
  • Frantic Stamper Monarch Butterfly
  • Bow Easy
  • eBosser Electric Embossing and Die Cutting Machine

I am also entering this card in the following challenges ending:

May 23 Sister Act Card Challenge - AG UE
May 25 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
May 26 Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Going Buggy UE
May 27 Hobbybook Designer Challenge - For a Special Lady 3E #1
May 27 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E
May 28 Dies R Us - May Flowers 3E #1
May 31 DL Art - AG 1 Entry per Day
May 31 Just Be Creative Crazy AG 1E per Day
May 31 Crafts Galore - AG UE
May 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Jun 03 Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly Bingo (Designer Paper, Butterfly, Die Cut) 3E #1
Jun 08 Deep Ocean Challenges - Wings UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


  1. Ginny, another pretty card,. I love all the embellishments and your butterfly looks great.
    Thanks for joining us again for this challenge.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Ginny! LOVE those flowers, your design and of course that fabulous double butterfly! AWESOME!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  3. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  4. Elegant and GORGEOUS!!! Love the gold butterfly and all the pretty flowers!!! Thank you for joining us at "Dies R Us" for the "May Flowers" challenge!!
    Diane DRU DT

  5. WOW this card is gorgeous. Tht red and gold is so rich looking. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  6. Ginny your card is so pretty with such a lot of gorgeous elements to look at. I love the differently made flowers. Welcome to my butterfly challenge. Thank you for fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

  7. beautiful creation. those colours are stunning together & your attention to detail is great. its no wonder you had to make the card larger to fit everything on!

  8. Ginny your card is amazing! I love the colors of red, gold, and black you used.

  9. Hey, I thought you’d like to know I gave you & your blog a “Shout Out” on my Feature Friday post today. Thanks for being a follower of all things beautiful. Take care. Amy A.

  10. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes challenge #5
    Gemma xx

  11. Beautiful! That is a wonderful sentiment.


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