Thursday, March 17, 2016

Choose Faith- Count It All Joy

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Friends!

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 :-)'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 found that this month’s One LayerSimplicity “Let Green March In” Challenge to be very inspiring for my one layer card and am also participating in the Splitcoaststampers’ CAS366 “GlitterySentiments” Challenge (hard to see in the photo but the large JOY has Clear Wink of Stella® over the letters) as well as the Two Paper Diva’s March Tic-Tac-Toe Monthly Challenge (Green, Stamps, Flowers).

I hope you will have a chance to check out the galleries at the above challenge sites- tremendous inspiration from all!

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 card).

Create a mask for the poppy flowers using scrap paper (or sticky note/masking paper) and position over the petals and stems.
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 marker.

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.

Quick and easy...I will count it all joy :-) !

Stamp Sets:  Choose Faith, Precious Poppies, Grunge Elements (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)

Ink: Basic Black Archival Stampin’  Pad™, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, retired Gumball Green, Stampin’ Write Markers- Wild Wasabi, Smoky Slate; Faber-Castell® Black Pitt Pen Marker, Clear Wink of Stella®

Paper: Naturals White (retired)

Accessories:  Sponge Daubers, Memory Box® Heartwood Stencil, MISTI®

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!


Shirl said...

Okay, stop enabling me, lol..........I love this card in the lime green!


Pati said...

Very pretty! I love your stenciled background and one layer design layout. Both stamp sets are now on my wish list!

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining us! Love the background. Melissa

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Love the detail. Thanks so much for joining the challenge!

Waving My Wand said...

This is fabulous! Perfect choice for the card challenge at Two Paper Divas. Thanks for linking up! Terri ~ TPD Design Team

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