Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Pastor Appreciation


Hi Friends!

Did you know that October is Pastor Appreciation Month?  My hubby and I appreciate our pastors all year long, but I decided to create a special card in honor of Pastor Appreciation using stamps, dies and designer paper from Stamp Simply

Stamp Simply has a wonderful Pastor and Ministry Appreciation Bundle – perfect for appreciation for anyone in ministry as well as fabulous Scriptures that can be used all year long!


Plus, I saw the Featured Designer Betty’s #132 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and wanted to create a card using the elements on the board. 

Once I was finished, I realized I had used ALL of the board elements- Die Cuts, Masculine, Wood, Orange/Rust, Free, Layers, Embossing, Patterned Paper, Fall/Halloween Theme (fall theme with leaves).  Woohoo!!

I am also joining the Double D “Leaves” Mood Board Challenge and the WWC325 Heidi’s Challenge: “All Things Masculine” at Watercooler Wednesday.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the leaves from Harvest and Give Thanks with Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamp onto white cardstock and heat set with a heat tool.

Watercolor the leaves with water-based markers- I used a combination of orange, rust and browns.  Once you are satisfied with the coloring, die cut using the coordinated Harvest and Give Thanks dies.

Die cut additional shapes from white cardstock to adhere behind the stamped/colored images (this helps to give the die cut additional strength).

Trim a piece of the woodgrain designer paper from the Craft Consortium Aood Textures 6x6 paper pad to approx. 3 ¾” x 5”.  Mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge, mount onto a piece of rust cardstock, again, trimming close to the edge.

Adhere the background panel to a white card base.

Ink the verse sentiment from the Pastor & Ministry Appreciation Scripture Sentiments stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamp onto a prepared piece of cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, die cut with the tag die (again die cut another tag from white cardstock to mount behind the sentiment tag).

Add the strip of black baker’s twine and mount the tag onto the card front using dimensional foam.

Mount the die cut/colored leaves with dimensional foam (stacking the foam for additional height in areas as needed).

Finish off the card by applying a bit of shimmer to the leaves with a clear glitter marker.

Stamp Sets: Pastor & Ministry Appreciation Scripture Sentiments, Give Thanks, Harvest (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Really Rust, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso; Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

Cardstock/Paper:  White, Black, Rust; Craft Consortium Wood Textures 6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Dies- Harvest, Give Thanks; Sizzix Thinlit Dies by Tim Holtz- Tag Collection, Divine Twine Baker’s Twine- Black, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit! I hope you have a fabulous week, sweet friends!


Betty said...

what a fantastic card for your pastor and for our TicTacToe challenge - and all the elements in one card - WOW!! so pleased you entered our TicTacToe Challenge this week!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a gorgeous fall card! Lovely leaves, great scripture!

Darlene said...

Oh Julie this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! LOVE your overall design ... the leaves really POP. I'm sure your pastor will LOVE this card ... sure to bring a big smile! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Leaves’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Tristan said...

Lovely fall card Julie. Great colouring on your leaves and design of your card. Thanks for joining us at the WWC. Tristan DT.

Kim S said...

Gorgeous leaves!! And such a beautiful way to "frame" that verse.

Kathy said...

This card is simply beautiful, love the verse and the leaves and background are just perfect!

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