Happy Wednesday!! It's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week we are focusing on Isaiah 43:25, "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins." We read in 1John 1:9 that, "if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." When we sin, and we all do, God has promised that if we will confess those sins, He will forgive us. Our focus verse this week says that He will blot them out and not remember them. WOW!! What a loving and merciful God we have. Some would say this gives us a license to do whatever we want. Not so. For one thing, while God does forgive us of our sins, we still must bear the consequences of those sins. (If I am arrested for stealing, the Lord will forgive me of the theft but I must still serve my time in jail.) But even more importantly, when I think about all the things the Lord has done for me, why would I want to hurt Him by doing things that I know are displeasing to Him? Our verse this week is a great comfort for those times when I fail.
We have such wonderful sponsors at Word Art Wednesday! This week our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. Truly one-stop-shopping!! For my card this week I used their A2 Card Curved Edge Die to make the curved panel and mat on my card. There is a sample card in the die's gallery that gave me inspiration for the card design. However, when I turned the card sideways, to better fit the verse, it reminded me of a clutch purse. So, I added the bling as the clasp on my purse. An embossing folder used on the solid purple panel adds texture and interest. The sheer dotted swiss ribbon under the verse adds a subtle touch as does the vellum mat under the matted verse panel.
Cardstock: Bazzill (yellow), Georgia Pacific (white verse panel), The Paper Studio Heavyweight (card base)
Patterned Paper: Our Daily Bread Designs (Plum Pizzazz and Whimsical Wildflowers Paper Pads)
Stamp: WORDart by Karen
Tools/Embellishments: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dot), Our Daily Bread Designs dies (Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles), Simon Says Stamp Die (A2 Card Curved Edge Die), Blue Moon Beads rhinestone, Ribbon FX (Lavender sheer ribbon)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge - Use embossing (I used dry) and at least one patterned paper (I used 2)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Use patterned paper
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #193 - Lots of Layers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
I hope you will have the time to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the project from the rest of the design team and to pick up your free digi. Also, please visit our wonderful sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, for all your online crafty shopping needs and to tell them thank you for their generosity in sponsoring Word Art Wednesday every month. Please check back later today for my next Guest Designer post for Our Daily Bread Designs. You can scroll up one post or click here. Thanks for visiting with me today.