Wednesday, August 16, 2017

God Delights in Mercy

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday! This week we're focusing on a verse from one of the minor prophets, Micah. Micah 7:18 says, Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy." The Israelites were in bondage because of their sin and it was because of God's incredible pardoning that they would come out of bondage. God is always ready and waiting to extend pardon and mercy whenever His children turn to Him in repentance. While we still have to face the consequences of our sin, He will always forgive. Why? Because He loves us and delights in showing us mercy. What a wonderful God we serve.

Our sponsor this week is the fantastic one-stop-shop, Simon Says Stamp. I used their Soft Navy Cardstock for the frame of my quilt as well as the blue cardstock matting. The hearts from the Texting stamp set were stamped on patterned paper with Versamark ink and embossed with SSS Fine Detail Embossing Powder in white. The hearts were fussy cut and accent the verse panel. The finished card is just under 5" x 7". Small pearls accent the quilt top.

When I stamped and cut the hearts, I had enough to do a little interior decorating.

As usual when using a quilt die, I had enough pieces to make multiple quilts. I also made these two A2 cards and used the Simon Says Stamp Many Thanks stamp set for the sentiment. I kept these cards flat for easy mailing.

To do the paper piecing, I found a product I love to use for the adhesive. I purchase this pack of adhesive sheets at my local Hobby Lobby in the fun foam aisle. The package comes with three sheets of double sided adhesive and costs just over $2. I was able to cover all three of the quilts in today's cards with just one sheet of adhesive and without any waste.

This past weekend, a good friend and I attended the StampAway show in Cincinnati. While there I was able to stock up on some Gina Marie Dies. This Quilt Die #4- Circle Die is my favorite of all her quilt dies. It cuts so easily and is so fun to paper piece. I purchased a metal cutting plate at the Our Daily Bread Designs booth and when I used it with this die I was amazed at how easily all the little pieces came out of the die. If you haven't checked out Gina Marie Dies, I'd highly recommend them. I love to support small businesses and I was thrilled to see her booth busy all day long.

Supplies from our Sponsor Simon Says Stamp:

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (white for A2 card bases), Georgia Pacific (white),
Tools/Embellishments: Gina Marie Designs (Quilt Die #4 - Circle Die, Ivory Pearls), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Mini Scallop Edge - retired), Silly Winks Adhesive Sheets

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #356 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must Use Patterned Paper
Crop Stop Linky Party #31 - Use items/brands from the Crop Stop Store (I used Fiskar's trimmer, Tsukineko, Cuttlebug, and Ranger)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Thanks for visiting with me today. Please be sure to pick up your free digi at the Word Art Wednesday blog and check out the projects from the rest of the Design Team while you're there. Also please come back later and I'll have a new project featuring one of the stamp/die duos from the Our Daily Bread Designs August Release.


Esther Asbury said...

What beautiful quilt themed cards! I love that you also dressed up the insides of your card! Thanks for linking these lovely cards up to the Cropstop blog this month!

Virginia L. said...

Love the pleasing colors and balance! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add a Sentiment” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x


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