Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Boy Hugs

It time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week we're focusing on a verse in the New Testament. Matthew 19:14, But Jesus said, suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Children were very important to Jesus. On more than one occasion the Bible talks about how He called the children to Him, held them, and blessed them. When He used the little boy's lunch to feed the 5,000, He let us know that even children can be greatly used by God. So often in our society children are treated as burdens or impediments to our doing our "important" work. We have it so backward. Our children are our important work. They are rewards and blessings from the Lord and we need to treat them that way.

Simon Says Stamp is our wonderful sponsor this week. I was able to use 3 of their dies and a background stamp on this week's card. I think this little boy is adorable and so I colored him with Copics and let him "hold" the sentiment panel. He reminds me a little of our grandson - I'm thinking this card will end up being sent to him. :)

 I used the SSS Gingham Background stamp on white cardstock and matted it with some blue cardstock I found in my stash. I'm not sure of the brand of the blue cardstock - maybe DCWV? I used the heart die from the Christmas Cats die set. Each heart was coated with a red glitter pen. Some were adhered straight to the base, some were stacked on other cardstock hearts and the easel stopper is on top of a die cut piece of fun foam. The finished size of the closed easel card is 5.5" square, however the boy's hat sticks out above the top edge of the card.

I cut the Painted Hugs die and the Praying for You die from blue cardstock and from fun foam. I saw a suggestion in a YouTube video (I can't remember who I was watching) that said to layer your cardstock on the fun foam die cut before you take the fun foam out of the negative. This was really helpful -- especially on the intricate Praying for You die cut.

Some doodling with a black fine tip marker around the verse panel and on the hearts adds a little definition to their edges. I felt like they were getting a little lost into the background.  I dotted the "i" with a hand drawn heart. I don't think the pen I used (Zig ball pen) is available anymore but you could easily use another fine tip red pen. The red pen in the Staedtler set that has the black pen I used for the other doodling would work well. A scattering of red and blue sequins finish it off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #295 - For a Child
Sweet Stamps May Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I've listed the products I used on this week's card below. I used affiliate links wherever possible. This means that if you make a purchase using one of my affiliate links (Simon Says Stamp and Amazon only), then I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

Thanks for visiting with me today. Please be sure to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the rest of the Design Team Projects and to pick up your free digi. Also check out Simon Says Stamp - they are my favorite place online to shop for craft supplies.


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a lovely card and great you had him holding the verse.

Caryn said...

Great card for a boy - love this design.
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Hugs, Caryn xxx

TRACEY MO said...

This s a fab colour great card shape, great colour combo & great layout!!!

Thanks for joining us at tuesday throwdown

Tracey dt

Susan M said...

A wonderful card . Love the stamps and die cuts .


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