Hello! I truly didn't fall off the face of the earth. I just have been down the the viral stuff that has been running rampant in our area. I still have some residual coughing but am a lot better. It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday and this week we're going to Matthew 11:28, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." This verse reminds me of how a child goes to its mother or father for comfort when life gets too overwhelming. The Lord wants us to do the same for us. When we go to Him for comfort, He will not only provide comfort but will take the burdens and give us rest. He knows just what we need and the best way to give us the rest we need. I love that about Him.
When I read this verse and thought about the rest that the Lord gives us, a quilt came to mind. What is more comforting on a cold day or during times of illness or stress than a cozy quilt. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp and I thought their Gingham Background stamp would be perfect for making my own paper quilt. I used various shades of Memento ink to stamp the background on scraps of white cardstock. I then cut these stamped scraps into 1.25" squares. I adhered them to a piece of black cardstock and then ran the entire panel through my Cuttlebug with a The Paper Studio Caning embossing folder.
The rest of the card came together pretty easily. I matted the verse on another piece of black cardstock and used fun foam to pop it up over the quilt. I used the direct to paper technique to ink up some white cardstock with 3 of the colors in the quilt. I used the heart stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cats to stamp black hearts on these ink swatches. I adhered two layers of black cardstock to the inked white cardstock and then used the coordinating die to cut out the hearts. After adhering them to the card front, they were coated with Glossy Accents. Glossy Accents was also added to some of the bold black lines in the sentiment for a little extra texture.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #305 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by to visit with me today. I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog and see the rest of the projects made by the Design Team and pick up your free digi.