Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Love in Deed and in Truth

This week's focus verse at Word Art Wednesday is 1 John 3:18, "My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."  This verse admonishes us to not just say we love others but to put our love into action.  When we get to do what we like to do, showing our love for others is easy to do.  However, when it costs us something, time, money, self-sacrifice, then it gets a bit harder.  However, that is the kind of "love in action" that the Apostle John is talking about.  For the perfect example of this principle, we need only look to what Christ did for us by dying on the cross.  Now THAT was love in action.

For my card this week, I chose to use the sunburst technique for my card design.  The trees were paper pieced.  I think the faux stitching gives it a sort of quilted look.  I masked the trees and inked the image panel with some distress and dye inks.  {Yes, I realize I could have done my inking before paper piecing the trees and then I wouldn't have needed a mask.  However, I didn't think that far ahead when planning out the card.}  I mounted the sunburst panel and verse panel on a square of dark brown cardstock before adhering it all to a white 5.5" square card base.



The verse is printed on patterned paper and a ribbon covers the seam between the sunburst panel and the verse panel. The image panel is popped up off the card and placed over the ribbon.  I also did a bit of interior decorating and included more faux stitching.



The verse panel is finished off with more faux stitching and some pearls.  The tree tops were given some stickles for a bit of shimmer.



Supplies:
Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific, Bazzill (Bitter Chocolate)
Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey (Out of Print 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (1 John 3:18), Stampabilities (3 Simple Trees)
Inks:  Memento (Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, New Sprout), Ranger Distress Inks (Broken China, Antique Linen, Peacock Feathers)
Tools/Embellishments:  ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Stickles (Star Dust), pearls (Queen & Co. - Grass Green), Spellbinders Classic Squares Large, Staedtler triplus Fineliner (brown)
Techniques:  Paper Piecing, Sunburst, Inking/Masking, Faux Stitching/Doodling

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #5:  Sunburst Technique
SCS Try a Technique #455 (TLC455) - Let's Revisit Paper Piecing
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Got Ink?
Craft Your Passion #188 - Add some doodling
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash #127 - Use something already out on your desk (I used white cardstock and some inks)
Twist of Faith #63 - Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll also visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see what the rest of the design team have made this week and to pick up your free digi.  I hope the rest of your week goes well.

15 comments:

Leovi said...

Beautiful, exquisite design! Beautiful photos!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is an absolutely charming card! The patterned papers you used work so well together and you truly have an artistic eye to position them the way you did. I also adore the sunburst pattern in the background that you created. This card makes me feel happy and hopeful and I enjoyed both the sentiment and the beauty of the imagery. Wonderful creation and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

Jennyfer L said...

Love you did the faux stitching and the papers are gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us over at The Scrapbooking Blessings Club this week and hope to see you again soon!
Jennyfer, SBC DT

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Teresa said...

Great card! and love the verse on your card...also love the faux stitching...I always forget to do that! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Scrapbook Blessings Club!

Teresa
SBC~Design Team

Fresh and Renewed
Scrapbook Blessings Club

Chana said...

Beautiful patchwork! Love the American Country feel and look of this design! Very nice sentiment panel! Very cohesive, well balanced design! Thanks for playing along with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Bonnie Irvine said...

The sun rays pattern looks amazing with these papers and the faux stitching completes the quilted look. Love the paper pieces tree, too. Thanks for joining our Add Some Doodling challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

Natalie said...

Beautiful card, Stephanie! The faux stitching and paper piecing is a great touch! Have a wonderful weekend, God bless!

Cindy said...

Love the papers and the stitching! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at SBC.

Jessi Fogan said...

Just gorgeous! Love the sunburst & the patterns you chose. Thanks so much for coming to play at Shopping our Stash this week!

vicki said...

This is beautiful you have decorated the outside and inside so lovely :) very pretty ;)

Vic x

Papercrafting Princess said...

Love all the patterns. Thank you for joining us at Twist of Faith card challenges. Princess DT member

Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful design with a wonderful sentiment. Love the sun ray effect.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Zella said...

Stephanie, I love the starburst/sun ray - so creative!!! Your choices of papers are perfect - they all go together so well. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Twist of Faith this week. We hope to see you week after week!
Blessings,
Zella
Twist of Faith DT member

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful rays of sun made from pattern paper. Love the cute trees. Adorable scene. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Anne Fenton said...

BEautiful card, thank you for joiing TTCRD this week.

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