Happy Wednesday! Today is the start of another challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We're focusing on Proverbs 11:25, "The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself." The first part of this verse reminds us that being a blessing to others will also bless us. This goes along with Proverbs 22:9 which teaches that those who are "bountiful" or generous will be blessed. Acts 20:35 reminds us that it is "more blessed to give than to receive." Meeting the needs or even wants of others just makes your heart happy. In a world where the motto seems to be "it's all about me," it's good to be reminded that in fact true happiness comes in meeting the needs of others. Look around you and see who you can bless today.
Our sponsor this week is Stamps of Life. I used their Gift Card Envelope Die with Border to show case the sentiment and to provide a pocket for a pull out tag. I cut the flap off the envelope and used a small circle punch to notch the top so that pulling out the tag would be a little easier. The background patterned paper was die cut usig Large Rectangle Dies - 2 Pack.
I used the stamping off technique for the butterfly on the tag and then stamped the verse in black ink. A scrap of ribbon and a brad provide the pull tab for the tag.
Some blue bling and Nuvo glitter drops embellish the centers of the motif on the background paper and add lots of sparkle.
Large Rectangle Dies - 2 Pack was used for the writing panel and the mat and the border from the Gift Card Envelope Die with Border set helps add some added decoration.
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavyweight (white-card base), Bazzill (Night Water, Cake Batter), Georgia Pacific (white)
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (Genevieve 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Proverbs 11:25), Layers of Color clear stamp set (Joyful Noise - retired), Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps clear stamp set (Our Refuge - retired)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Ranger Archival (Cobalt)
Tools/Embellishments: Stamps of Life Dies (Gift Card Envelope Die with Border and Large Rectangle Dies - 2 Pack), The Paper Studio gemstones, Making Memories (brad), Marvy circle punches (1/2" and 3/4"), The Paper Studio circle punch (1"), Nuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard), scrap of ribbon from stash
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sparkles Monthly Challenges Blog Challenge #115 - Flowers or Religious
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes but must use Dies
Daisy Chain Challenges - Make It Feminine
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must use Patterned Paper
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the projects by the rest of the Design Team and also visit our wonderful sponsor, Stamps of Life. Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll come back soon.