Friday, April 12, 2019

According to His Abundant Mercy

Happy Friday! I'm a couple days late posting my Word Art Wednesday card. We rolled out the first phases of a 4 month project this week and it's been a bit crazy! I'm so thankful for weekends off work! This week our focus verse at Word Art Wednesday is 1 Peter 1:3, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." Let's look at one of the phrases of this verse, "according to his abundant mercy." "According to" carries the idea of proportion. The example is given that if a billionaire gives you $10, he's giving you out of his riches. However, if he gives you $1,000,000, he's giving you according to his riches. The first is a portion, the second is a proportion. God is infinite, therefore so are all of His attributes. So using the word "abundant" to describe His mercy toward us is a vast understatement. Mercy is an outward demonstration of pity and assumes need on the part of the one who receives it and sufficient resources on the part of the one that shows it. So if we put all of this together, God gives us mercy, which we most certainly don't deserve, from His vast storehouse. This wonderful treasure of mercy is ready to meet our every need and forgive our every sin.


Our wonderful sponsor this week is Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. They carry MUCH more than ribbon. I really like how their stamps provide such a crisp impression right out of the package. I didn't use any of their dies on today's card, but they are also fantastic. They provided me with the Get Well Tulip stamp set to use. I heat embossed the tulip image with Liquid Platinum embossing powder and matted this panel with a purple cardstock. I heat embossed a scrap of white cardstock with more of the Liquid Platinum embossing powder and used it to punch the 3 circle embellishments. The dry embossed background panel was highlighted with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. The verse panel and background panel were also matted with purple cardstock. Some sequins provide the final embellishment.

Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio heavyweight (white card base), Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (Boysenberry Delight)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (1 Peter 1:3), Stamp Simply Ribbon Store clear stamp (Get Well Tulip)
Ink: VersaMark (embossing ink)
Tools/Embellishments: Ranger embossing powder (Liquid Platinum), Simon Says Stamp Sequins (Assorted Moonshine), Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush marker (Clear), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Victoria), Divinity Designs dies (Double Stitched Rectangles)

This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Paper
Addicted to Stamps and More! - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #249 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting with me today. I hope you have a relaxing weekend. Please visit again soon!!
 

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