Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thinking of You

I apologize for being late getting this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge post up on my blog. My husband and I have been sick and I've been struggling to keep up. I think we are finally on the mend but it's been a long two weeks. For this week's challenge our focus verse is John 14:27, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be trouble, neither let it be afraid." In this verse, Jesus is talking with His disciples and trying to prepare them for His departure after the Resurrection. He was telling them that He would leave them with a Comforter and give them peace. Not the type of transient peace that the world tries to offer but the deep, solid, lasting peace that comes from knowing that God is in control and is taking care of things. Because they would have the Lord's peace, they had not need of fear or worry. Wow! Sounds like what we need today doesn't it. Every day when you turn on the radio or TV or open your newspaper or web browser you find some new calamity, drama-filled situation or catastrophe. However, when we accept the Lord's peace we can go through life without fear or worry. God is in control. When we read our Bibles we can know the ending ahead of time. God wins!!!

One of our sponsors this week is Imagine That Digistamps. I used one of their FREE "try before you buy" sets called You Are My World. Since I was not feeling well, I chose to use one of the pre-colored images in the set. I printed out the boy and the globe and then fussy cut him out. I went around the edges of this panel with a 100 Copic marker. I saw this Fancy Fold Box Card by Deb Valder on YouTube. It carries a nice WOW factor but is still very easy to put together. I thought it would be great for this week's card. I embossed the panel behind the boy and the Scripture with a Cuttlebug Spots and Dots embossing folder. Some "nail head" embellishments finish off the front.

I used a sentiment from Dare 2B Artzy and a border stamp from Dylusions to decorate the other rectangular panel. The Dylusions stamps were new so I prepped them using some Versamark Ink according to a suggestion by Jennifer McGuire in this blog post. There is a spot inside the card for a message and another message could be written next to the stamped sentiment if you wish. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiment and border stamping. The base panel of the card was stamped with the Simon Says Stamp Gingham Background Stamp with Versamark Ink. I really like the subtle texture this stamp adds to the otherwise plain card base. Crop Stop is our other sponsor this week and they carry both the Memento ink and Versamark ink. Crop Stop has a lot of your favorite brands. Be sure to check them out.

I really like the way the card stands up by itself for display. This is a quick and easy fancy fold card. I hope you'll give it a try.

I used several retired items and items from my stash that had no manufacturer label. For that reason, I won't be listing my supplies with photos this time. However, I will give a supply list below.

Supplies:Recollections (kraft), Georgia Pacific (white)
Patterned paper: RAK from my stash
Stamps: Digi Stamps: WORDart by Karen, Imagine That! (You Mean the World to Me) - Clear Stamps: Dylusions (Clearly Borders), Dare 2B Artzy (Prayers 4 You) -- Rubber Stamp: Simon Says Stamp (Gingham Background Stamp)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Embellishments: The Paper Studio Nail Heads, Cuttlebug Embossing folder (Spots and Dots)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Creative Playground Challenge #6 - Fancy Folds
Addicted to Stamps and More Challege #201 - Anything Goes

I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the rest of the Design Team projects and to link up your own projects for an opportunity to win one of two great prizes. Thanks for visiting with me today.


Linda Anderson said...

WOW is right!! Love your card design and sweet image. Sure glad to hear you are on the mend. No fun being sick. Thanks for joining our Fancy Folds/Shaped Cards challenge at the Creative Playground.


Imagine That Digistamp said...

WOW Stephanie, I have a thing for fancy fold cards and this is one I've never tried but now I REEALLY want to :) This digi goes perfectly with this verse - LOVE your card so much. I am happy I had this to offer FREE for just the right card. Glad you and hubby are feeling better. Thanks for playing with us at Imagine That Creative Playground *Ü*

~Kris, owner
Imagine That Digistamp

Monika Reeck said...

oh what a cute little boy
and love your coloring
the shape of your card is wonderful
love this shape
many thanks for joining us this time at ATSM

Deedee said...

I tell you, Steph, I truly don't know where I'd ben without the peace that this faith brings me, given how scary of a place the world has become! Your card is a beautiful reminder and celebration of Christ's gift to us, all in one. That is a very fun fold to the card, and the digi is adorable! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I have just finally got a blog back up and running and am delving back into card making. I can't wait to join the challenges over at WAW again. Hope you and Tim are both feeling MUCH better! Hugs!

Unknown said...

Hi Stephanie what a wonderful card and your design is gorgeous thank you for joining us at Imagine that and good luck in the draw.

Debs DT Member xxx
{Debs Cards}


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