I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the talent He has bestowed on all of us!
I have been artistic all of my life and love experimenting with different mediums and techniques. This blog is my creative outlet to share my passion for cardmaking and papercrafting!
I wanted to create a card using green
for St. Patrick’s Day (after all. I do have Irish in my blood :-)) and decided to give myself a real challenge and create a
one layer card.
That’s right- just fold
a piece of cardstock in half and stamp onto the card front for a one layer
card. I know that this should sound easy
enough to do but for a gal that loves vintage, shabby, layers, textures and
embellishments, it is easier said than done :-)
Shhh...here's a secret- this card also has a sneak peek with the sentiments from the upcoming Creative Worship Choose Faith clear stamp set (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps) :-) I combined the sentiments from Choose Faith to create the hope, faith, joy along the stems as well as the main sentiment "count it all JOY".
This is from James 1:2 "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials"...and it continues in verse 3 "knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience"...
Joy in all things is something that I have to continually remind myself as well as remember that the trials are for testing of my faith and helping to produce patience... something that I know I need to work on in my life- how about you?
I am looking forward to the release of the Choose Faith stamp set- I know you will love all of the sentiments and fonts! It is perfect for Bible Art Journaling as well as card making and
I paired it with two other clear stamp sets from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
(SNSS)- Precious Poppies and Grunge Elements.
I hope you will have a chance to
check out the galleries at the above challenge sites- tremendous inspiration
To create this card:
See- it really is only one layer :-)
Using a MISTI® tool, position the poppy
image from Precious Poppies (I cut this image apart from the largest group of
poppies in the set) along with the sentiments and words from Choose Faith, ink
with the Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad™ and stamp onto retired Naturals
White cardstock (I scored the card panel and stamped directly onto the folded
Create a mask for the poppy flowers
using scrap paper (or sticky note/masking paper) and position over the petals
Using Sponge Daubers, ink Pear
Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi and retired Gumball Green Classic Ink over the Heartwood
Stencil by Memory Box®.
Remove the stencil and the masks,
color the stems with the Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker, add dots between
the hope, faith and joy sentiment along the stems using a Faber-Castell® Black
Bold Pitt Pen marker and color the petals with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write
Hard to see but the sentiment is glittery :-)
Use an AquaPainter™ to soften the
coloring on the petals and add Clear Wink of Stella® to the petals as well as
the large “JOY” in the sentiment.
Ink one of the inkblot images from
Grunge Elements with Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink and stamp a few times onto the
card front to finish off the card.