Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Things We Follow

This week's focus verse at Word Art Wednesday is so appropriate for today's world.  So often in conversations, "jokes," and on social media we see things that do not promote encouragement and peace.  It seems some people thrive on discord and tearing someone else down makes them feel better about themselves.  However, this week's verse, Romans 14:19 says, "Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another."  What a contrast!!  To edify someone means to encourage or build them up.  According to this verse, we're to look for ways to encourage and build up others.  We're to follow after things that promote peace.  On social media we "follow" a lot of different things and people.  I will ask you what I'm asking myself: Are the things/people you are following things that make for peace and that encourage others.  If not, maybe we need to do some early "spring cleaning" and clean out our list of those things and replace them with things that will help us fulfill the guidelines in this verse.

One of our sponsors this week is DigiDarla Designs.  I really enjoy using their images and this time was no exception.  I used One Cup a Daisies for my focal image.  I took some creative liberties and made my daisies pink.  I colored the image with Copics and then die cut it and matted it with some Spellbinders dies (circle and scalloped circle).  An embossed strip of cardstock edged with a border die cuts, some faux stitching,  and some pearl flourishes complete the front of the card.

I made an 6" square easel card this week and used the Scripture verse on the inside.  I cut it and double-matted it with more Spellbinders dies (Labels Four, Gold Labels Four), embellished it with some pearls and popped it up so that it would act as the stopper for the card front.  A message to the recipient can be written above the Scripture panel and will be hidden by the front of the card when it is propped open.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (card base, Scripture panel), Neenah Solar White (image panel), Bazzill (pink, black)
Patterned Paper:  The Paper Studio
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Romans 14:19), Digi Darla (One Cup a Daisies)
Copics: R81, 83, 85; YG03, 05; C0, 1; Colorless Blender
Tools/Embellishments:  Spellbinders Dies (Circles Small, Scalloped Circles Small, Gold Labels Four, Labels Four Large and Small), Sweet 'n Sassy Border Die (Lacey Eyelet), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Swiss Dot), Staedtler triplus fine point pen (black), pearl flourishes (Recollections), pearls (The Paper Studio)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #13 - Funky, Fancy & Fabulous Card Folds
Papertake Weekly - Lovely Layers
Fan-tastic Tuesday #24 - Happy & Bright (must be square)
Sweet Stamps Monthly Technique Challenge - Fun Folds
Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because (anything goes) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please, don't forget to go by the Word Art Wednesday blog to pick up your free digi and to see what the rest of the Design Team have made.


vic said...

This is beautiful steph wow!!! Such pretty colours too!
Vic x

Crafty Judith said...

great card hun thanks so much for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday very good luck x

Joddie Rae Samuelson said...

Awesome card...great job :-)

Karen Letchworth said...

Your art is a blessing to me, and I'm so blessed to have you on the Design Team at Word Art Wednesday. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design, love the happy bright colour tones, just what we need on these gloomy weather day's we have been having, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love the pleasure of your company in next week's challenge.....
Suzy B~Owner Fan-Tatic Tuesday Challenge

Unknown said...

Beautiful easel card Stephanie! Love the color combo. Thanks for playing with SBC this week.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful card! Love the background paper and the pearl flourishes really add a nice tough! Thanks for playing along with us at SBC.

Joddie Rae Samuelson said...

Love the colors, beautiful card! Thank you for playing with us in challenge at SBC :-)

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

I love your card and your words of wisdom. Thank you for both and for joining us at SBC! ~ Marilyn

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Thanks so much for thinking to link up this wonderful card to our Big Bang Challenge as we say farewell to Digi Darla's. The card you chose to link is simply lovely. Great colour scheme and beautiful layout.

Lisa D.


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