Thursday, February 15, 2018

Loved Beyond Measure!

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  My card for today actually might've worked as a Valentine, but it was made as a card of encouragement with my Bible study ladies in mind.  

Stamp Simply is excited to be the sponsor for the current Word Art Wednesday challenge.  This challenge blog is about sharing the love of the Lord, so our Stamp Simply clear stamps are a perfect fit!  I hope you'll join us!  I am still having a blast playing with our new Farmhouse Signage series, and since this Miss Betty designer paper arrived along with my order of new colors of distress oxide inks (you'll be seeing those on a project soon!), I simply had to use it.  I love how these papers and this sentiment go so well together!

Here's a closer look at the bow so that you can see the die cut pierced hearttulle, silk ribbon, burlap stringpretty pink flowers and just a glimpse of the light pink rhinestones.  This card really is kind of a juxtaposition of masculine and feminine elements...the contrast of the dark woodgrain paper behind the bright colors is rather refreshing, especially since the last several days here have been grey and dreary.

There's more of the measuring tape designer paper inside, along with another die-cut heart.  

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Walk by Faith

Masculine cards can be such a challenge!  I've have been looking at this "flannel" print in this masculine paper pad for a while and decided to try a masculine card of encouragement with it.  The compass motif in the punch-out elements seemed to go with a "walk by faith" sentiment, and so I combined those, adding the tags, ribbon/cording and colored pearls to the card front to tie all the colors together.

Going along with the idea that God's Word is the compass for our journey and that nature allows us to hear Him more clearly, I used a woodgrain stencil with distress oxides and inks on the inside, accented by more of the designer paper, another compass punch-out element and colored pearl.  

Here are the Stamp Simply supplies I used for today's project:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Be Still and Know!

I love this passage of scripture!  On the day that I made this card, I needed to be reminded of it, to seek the peace and comfort of knowing that He is indeed sovereign.  

The sights and sounds of the ocean are awe-inspiring and help to usher in that sense of majesty and serenity, so even though we (yes, even in Florida!) are in the throes of winter it seemed appropriate to pair this sentiment with these beautiful shells.  

Here are the supplies I used for today's card, all from Stamp Simply: