Wednesday, April 8, 2020

By His Own Power

Hello! I hope you are all staying safe and well. It's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Our focus verse this week is 1 Corinthians 6:14, "And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power." I asked my husband for some thoughts on this verse so credit for the following goes to him. 

What a marvelous power it took to raise up our Lord and Savior, Jesus! We look forward first to our being raised from the dead and being given bodies like unto His glorious body. But prior to that promised resurrection, we need His power to live the daily Christian Life. Philippians 3:10 states, "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death." In this verse, Paul desires the power of His resurrection that he might live the Christian life under the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. So resurrection power is not just for our one day glorious resurrection but for the here and now that we might live as He would have us to live.

Gina K Designs is our sponsor this week. I love her products but don't own any of her current stamps/dies. I reached for an oldie but goodie retired red rubber stamp for my card. I am guessing it's about 10-11 years old. I bought it in a grab bag of stamps I bought from Gina K.  I used another oldie but goodie favorite from that time period, chalk ink, to stamp the green frame and leafy branches. This is actually all one stamp that I think is so versatile. Since it's such a big stamp, I used my Misti stamping tool to help me get a good image. The card front has several layers but is actually a pretty simple design. It's hard to see in the pictures, but Nuvo glitter drops were used in random spots around the leafy stamped image, for the center of the flowers around the verse and for centers on some of the larger flowers in the dark floral border.

I like to save paper when I can. The leafy patterned paper shown here on the interior of the card was actually cut from the panel used on the front. This meant I only had to use one sheet of 6 x 6 paper in this pattern. The blue floral paper was a scrap that I used to die cut the flowers used around the verse and to make the strip on the interior.

Cardstock: Recollections #110 white for card base, Darice Minty Fresh cardstock pack, Pen and Gear white for sentiment and interior panel
Patterned Paper: Pebbles (Family Ties 6 x 6)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (1 Corinthians6:14), Gina K Designs (Leafy frame die - not the real name, it's so old I have no clue what the real name is)
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink (Olive Pastel)
Tools/Embellishments: MFT Blueprints 29 dies, MFT Die-Namics (Mini Scallop Edge - retired), Gina Marie Designs Die set (Large Pierced Flower), Divinity Designs Dies (Double Stitched Rectangle), Spellbinders dies (Classic Squares Large and Small), Nuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard), Sharpie blue marker

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use Patterned Paper
Retro Rubber Challenge #132: Must use squares and a stamp that is at least 1 year old. My stamp is at least 10-11 years old.
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit today. I hope you'll be able to stop by our Word Art Wednesday Blog to see the rest of the Design Team projects. Also, be sure to visit our sponsor's website, Gina K Designs. I hope you are all able to stay safe and healthy.


Jan Clothier said...

The leafy details and embellishments at the corner of your stitched square draw the eye to the sentiment. Pretty colours, too. Thank you for joining in with us at Retro Rubber challenge.

Maria Nicotra Tinyworks said...

Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Sentiments Designs DT Maria

Claire Grantham said...

I love the layers and layers of pretty papers. They all go so well together, it has a really lovely spring feel. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Neva Cole said...

So many pretty papers, and a great verse to think about during these times. Thanks so much for playing along with our Be Square Challenge at Retro Rubber!

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Helen x


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