Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Love Covereth All Sins

It's Wednesday so that means it's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This week our focus verse is Proverbs 10:12, "Hatred stirreth up strifes: but Love covereth all sins."  Last week we talked about how our actions are to be governed by love and how the world would be a different place if we were able to do so.  This week, our verse shows how our heart attitude towards someone changes the outcome.  If we approach someone with ill feelings or hatred, then we are looking for things that make us feel angry and negative towards that person.  It will be hard to find a positive in anything they do.  However, if we feel love in our heart for someone, we're going to be looking for the best in them and be willing to overlook a lot of hurtful and irritating things that they do.  Which attitude do you think will make us happier and which will cause a dark cloud to feel like it is hanging over our heads?  If someone irritates you, the best thing you can do is to pray for them.  It may be the hardest thing to do but it is the most them and to you.  It's hard to be angry with someone for whom you are consistently praying.  A second thing you can do is to LOOK for something positive.  Some days it might be hard to find and it might be something small but gradually, it will help your heart attitude to change.  I'm not suggesting that you have to be "best buddies" with everyone.  But as Romans 12:8 says, "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."

I have two cards to share with you today.  Word Art Wednesday has some fantastic sponsors and I was able to make a card using images from each of this week's sponsors.  My first card uses a clear stamp from Mark's Finest Papers.  I used the largest single flower from the Amaryllis Definition set for my resist background technique.

I stamped the flower multiple times in Versamark and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  Two colors of Distress Ink were used to create the ombre background.  The verse and background were matted with dark blue cardstock and the sentiment panel was backed with a die cut. I cut the die cut in half horizontally and attached each half behind the sentiment.  A ribbon and blue rhinestones finish off the card front.

I carried the ombre color to the inside but only used one color of distress ink this time.

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), dark blue cardstock is from my stash and is an unknown brand
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Proverbs 10:12), Mark's Finest Papers (Amaryllis Definition clear stamp set)
Ink:  Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Broken China), Versamark
Tools/Embellishments: ribbon (May Arts), embossing powder (Stampendous opaque white), Spellbinders dies (Fancy Tags 3), rhinestones (Studio G)

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Scrapbook Blessings Club February Challenge - Ombre Technique
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #214 - Embossing (heat or dry - on this card I used heat)

My second card using one of the flowers from a printable sheet by Crafty Secrets.  I used Flowers Printable Sheet (DPS-11.  This sheet has 9 beautiful vintage images.  It was easy to crop, re-size and then print just the image I wanted to use in Microsoft Word.  Vintage is not my usual style so it was a step out of my comfort zone.  I used a die to make a frame for the image.  Then the frame was dry embossed, spritzed with shimmer spray and embellished with pearls.  The edges of the frame were lightly inked as was the patterned paper panel. The background layer was also embossed and spritzed with shimmer spray. It was matted on a piece of Bazzill Vanilla cardstock that covers the entire 5"x7" card front.

The sentiment was printed on vellum and accented with more pearls.  If you click on this picture to enlarge it, you can see the shimmer spray a little better.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up (Primrose Petals - I think), Bazzill (Vanilla), Georgia Pacific (for the image), Recollections (cream card base - not visible in the pictures, The Paper Studio (vellum)
Patterned Paper:  My Minds Eye (All Dolled Up 6x6 pad)
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Proverbs 10:12), Crafty Secrets (Flowers Printable Sheet DPS-11)
Ink:  Distresss (Antique Linen)
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders die (Polka Dot Frame), Cuttlebug embossing Folders (Wicker Weave, Victoria), Tsukineko Shimmer Spray (Frost), Want 2Scrap (Pearl Strips), Prima Say It In Pearl (Siip Center Asst 1)

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Papertake Weekly - Hearts and/or Flowers (I just used flowers)
Crafty Secrets Challenge - All You Need Is Love (use Crafty Secrets image)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you'll have a chance to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the projects the rest of the Design Team made and to pick up your free digi.  I hope the rest of your week goes well.


Lisa Lara said...

Girly, such stunning creations Stephanie.

Diane said...

Beautifully the pretty details and all the shimmery goodness!! Thank you for joining us for our "Crafty Secrets February linky party!!
Diane CS DT

PS: Your first card is gorgeous as well!! How wonderful of you to use both sponsors products!!

Cindy said...

Fabulous cards! Love that shade of blue and how the white pops off of it :-) Thanks for joining us at SBC this month.

Darlene said...

WOW you've been busy Stephanie!! Your cards are fabulous and love how you've put the beautiful verse on the vellum for the CS card!
Thanks so much for playing along in our February Linky Party at Crafty Secrets! Good Luck!!

Crafty Secrets DT

Helen said...

Beautiful - love your resist background.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x


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