Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thou Upholdest Me

Hello! It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week we're focusing on Psalms 41:12, "And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.," If you read the entire Psalm, you see that David has been talking about how his enemies are mistreating him and what they are saying about him. Yet in verse 12, David turns to the Lord for comfort. He knows the Lord is caring for him and that no matter what his enemies are saying, the Lord knows the truth. Oh, if I would just learn this lesson and not worry about the actions and comments of others! It's what the Lord knows about us that really matters. I would be a much happier person if I would learn this lesson.

Simon Says Stamp is our sponsor again this week. If you aren't familiar with them, they are truly a one-stop-shop! They have great customer service and speedy shipping. For my card today, I heat embossed four of the small flowers from the Always and Forever Stamp Set on watercolor paper. I used Distress inks to watercolor them. I usually use the large flower and leaves from this set so it was fun to use this smaller image this time. I cut each flower out with the smallest die in the Quadrangle Frames Wafer Dies set. I also cut out a black cardstock frame for each flower. For the card front, I inked up a piece of watercolor paper with Distress ink and then ran it through an embossing folder. After die cutting the sentiment and a coordinating mat, I popped it up with fun foam over the card front. This entire panel was matted with black cardstock. Small rhinestones finish off the card with some sparkle.

The fourth flower provides some interior decorating.

Supplies used that are not linked below: WORDart by Karen (Psalm 41:12), Recollections cardstock (black), Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large and Small

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

A couple weeks ago, I received some happy mail from Simon Says Stamp. It was a stamp that is being released today as part of their Reason to Smile release. I love this Gingham Background stamp and have so many ideas running through my head on how to use it! I had to ink it up right away and was thrilled with how well it stamped right out of the package. Here's a pic of that first stamped image:

I made a 4-bar card today using this pretty stamp. I stamped white cardstock with Memento ink and then used the A2 Curved Edge Die to cut the patterned paper and black cardstock mat. I die cut the Thanks Die four times and stacked them for dimension. 

A May Arts seam binding bow finishes off the front.

I just had to use the stamp again for some interior decorating!

Supplies used that are not linked below: May Arts seam binding, Recollections Black Cardstock

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the rest of the design team projects and to pick up your free digi WORDart. Also, don't forget to visit Simon Says Stamp to see the entire new Reason to Smile release and to purchase all your papercrafting needs.

The supplies I used on today's cards are linked below (affiliate links used where possible).


Blue Lily Design said...

I adore the texture of the background with the added sparkle of the gems. The flowers are so pretty and love how they accent the background. Very nice!


stempelfrida said...

Such a lovely card! Thank you very much for playing with us at ATSM. Creative regards from stempelfrida

Unknown said...

Stephanie, this is such a lovely post. I like the wee image and those dies are really cute. The layout is super. Blessings Carole

Patti said...

Really beautiful cards!! I especially love the texture of your first card and how you make the inside of yur cards look so sweet! : )



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