Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ and this week our lovely blog founder Kris is the hostess who has selected this verse from 2 Samuel 6:14 "And David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod."
Her challenge is to make a card that 'moves' (i.e. tilt card, slider, pop up, waterfall, etc.) You can check on splitcoast stampers for lots of great resources on cards that move; the reason I have two shots of my card is to show the motion, I made a tilt card, first time for me, and the lowest sunflower blossom moves.
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In this verse of 2 Samuel, we're actually picking up part two of a short story about David; this is his second attempt to bring the ark back to its rightful place. The reason the first try failed is a story for another day, because in his second attempt, David finally got it right and this scene focuses on David's whole-hearted devotion to praising the Lord as he returns the ark to Jerusalem. As king and ruler of the entire army, he might have considered himself too dignified to dance before the ark, but not so.
One of his wives, Michal, daughter of Saul, chastises David for his behavior, but his response to her shows where his heart is; in verse 21 and 22 he tells Michal, "I will celebrate before the LORD. 22 I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes."
All of creation praises the Lord, as it says in Isaiah 55:12b "the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands."
The king of Israel danced, the trees of the fields even clap their hands, how have you worshipped and praised the Lord lately?
We invite you to create a card that moves for this week's challenge, looking forward to seeing your projects in the gallery!
For my card I chose to use the tilt card tutorial from splitcoast, you will find directions to their resource section here. I like the image on this stamp because it reminds me of illustrations from some old story books my mom had when she was a small child, dating back to the 1930s, so I chose retro style papers and colors for this card. Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers "Planted with Love"
Ink: black archival
Paper: kraft, blue, green and don't know the manufacturer of the DP
Other: prismacolor pencils, PTI button, Fiskars edge punches, velvet ribbon