Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Red Floral Trio

It's time for another Word Art Wednesday challenge. This time we're looking at 2 Corinthians 3:17, "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty." Earlier in the 3rd chapter of 2 Corinthians, Paul was talking to the Corinthian believers and telling them that they are epistles (letters) of God. Their lives would show those around them how the Lord can work in people's hearts. The Spirit of the Lord lives in each believer.  When they are walking in fellowship with him, they can feel the liberty and boldness to share the Gospel with others. They can feel His prompting to do wrong or how to avoid temptation. There's a song that talks about how our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. So how are we doing? Are we good ambassadors for the Lord and do our lives point others to Him?

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp (SSS). Be sure to link up this week for a chance to win some shopping money at SSS. You can enter up to 5 of your family-friendly projects that have a positive sentiment. We'd love to see what you have made. This week I pulled out my Always and Forever stamp set {it has retired - I'll like some good substitutes down below}. I stamped 3 of the large flowers and 5 of the leaves with Memento ink and then Copic colored them. The flowers were accented with a white gel pen and some yellow stickles. The flowers and leaves were fussy-cut and a black marker was run around the cut edge.

The sentiment was cut using the A2 Curved Edge Die.  Some navy Recollections cardstock borders each side of the panel and some faux stitching finishes off the edges. After adding a strip of patterned paper to the bottom of a navy cardstock panel, the sentiment panel was layered over it. The flowers and leaves were arranged at the top with two of the flowers being given some dimension with the use of some 3D pop dots. To finish off the card some holographic gold star sequins and some dark blue sequins in 3 different sizes were scattered on the card front and topped with Star Dust Stickles. The finished size is an A2 top-folding card.

Simon Says Stamp strives to be a one stop shop. I think they do a fantastic job and they are my favorite online crafty store. Their shipping and customer service are fantastic!! Here are some new items they have in the store:

A beautiful floral stamp set with coordinating dies. These look so fun to color!
Simon Says Stamps And Dies FLORAL SHAPES Set259FS

These happy stamps are sure to brighten anyone's day. They also have coordinating dies.
Simon Says Stamps And Dies HAPPY DAYS Set258HD

Waffle Flower have such pretty colors in these stamp pads!
Waffle Flower UP AND RUNNING Dye Ink Pad SET 121000

I have heard lots of great things about these Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. They are on my "want to try" list.

 Crafter's Companion VINTAGE HOME Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens SPECNSPAVINH3

For those who like Pocket Letters, Project Life Scrapbooking or are just looking for a a little variety for the front of their cards, these Pocket Pages Cards are such a great idea!

Me And My Big Ideas PEONY LOVE Pocket Pages Themed Cards TPC36

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add Shimmer (I used Stickles)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Mod Squad Challenge - All that Glitters (I used 2 colors of Stickles)

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll check out all that Simon Says Stamp has to offer. Also be sure to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to pick up your free digi and see what the rest of the Design Team have made. Supplies used for my card are listed below. This post uses affiliate links. Shopping via these links earns me a small commission at no extra cost to you.


Virginia L. said...

Fabulous design! Love the colors and shimmer, Stephanie! Thanks for the message in your post, too! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add Some Shimmer” Challenge! Super work!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a lovely creation! I really like the layout and how the flowers are so vibrant and full of life. I thought the white dots on the flowers were a particularly clever touch and the patterned paper at the base is just perfect! I adore the bright colors and cute little blingy embellishments you added. I also like how the scripture tied into liberty and how those patriotic tones of red, white and blue are subtly woven throughout the card. Excellent work and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Natalie said...

Your card is so pretty! Love that curved die and they way you've used it to die cut the Scripture art! Beautiful!

Kath Stewart said...

such a striking card your coloured flowers which match perfectly with the paper you chose...thank you so much for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy what's left of the weekend...hugs kath xxx

Peggy T. said...

Beautiful inspirational card. Love the scripture. Thank you for joining the All That Glitters Challenge at Mod Squad Challenge Blog.

Peggy T.
DT Member

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! I love the bright and warm colors on here! And those flowers are stunning! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, your comment truly made my day!


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