ODBD Heart and Soul Collection

Hello, my friends!  So glad you stopped by today to see my clean and simple card I made with the ODBD Heart and Soul Collection designer paper.  I created this card for Splitcoaststampers KelliJo’s Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS416, to create a sentiment-only card.  My card consists of designer paper, a sentiment, and crystal drops. I simply used a piece of designer paper that I stamped with a “You’re So Loved” sentiment using VersaMark Ink and White Embossing Powder.  I added crystal drops on two corners and adhered the paper to a white card base.

This is the Our Daily Bread’s Heart and Soul Collection Designer Paper that I used.  I’ve identified the design I used on the card in the picture.

This is the stamp set I used for the sentiment.

Now this is a very Clean and Simple card, don’t you agree?  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed week!


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MATTHEW 6:1-4

Jesus said:  “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them.  If you do you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.  So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men.  I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.  But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card

Happy Monday!  Did you have a nice weekend?  The weather was wonderful where I live in Florida!  During the weekend I made this gorgeous Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card.  I love the Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamp Set!

Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card

The Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamp Set is a multi-layering group of stamps.  They create a beautiful peony.  To create the three peonies on this beautiful card, I used three different pink inks for the five stamps that create a peony.  I did not like the way the ink appeared on the bottom center peony, so I stamped it again on separate card stock and fussy cut it out.  I have a matching die set for the peonies; however I did not what the white edges that a die cut typically leaves.  I used double-sided foam tape to pop up the flower.

Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card

The frame that the images are on was cut out using the Spellbinders Enchanted Labels.  I think it is a beautiful frame.  I used the Hero Arts Birthday Celebration Stamp Set for the Happy Birthday sentiment.

Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card

I hope I have inspired you with the beautiful card!  Have a wonderful day, and if you have feedback, I would love to hear it.  Leave a message in the comment section.


Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card  Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card  https://www.ellenhutson.com/a-cardstock-neenah-classic-crest-solar-white-25-pk/

 


MATTHEW 6:22-24

Jesus said:  “The eye is the lamp of the body.  If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.  If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”

You Are Loved

Good morning, crafters!  I have a valentine card for you today that features the retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set, You Are Loved.  The You Are Loved Stamp Set is part of “Shelli’s Signature Collection”.

I made this card for two challenges on Splitcoaststampers (SCS).  One challenge, Clean and Simple (CAS), hosted by Kia, was to look back (at least two years in the past) in our SCS galleries, pick a valentine card, and CASE it in our current card-making style.  I thought Kia’s challenge was a clever one.  I selected this CARD that is in my SCS gallery to case.  I would not consider this a CAS card; however, I do not have many valentine cards posted in my SCS gallery to case except for this and last year. I do not think that my style is any different, but I did modify the card somewhat.

The second challenge was Maura’s Color Challenge.  It was to create with black, white, and red.  Her “dessert” for the challenge was to include a heart. These colors are fantastic together, especially for a valentine card.

If you did not click on this above link, CARD that is in my SCS gallery, and are interested in how I made this card design, you may click on the link for a tutorial.  I created this card design in 2013 and had not seen the design before.  I see now that there are a lot of cards made with this, or variations of, same design on the internet.  Enjoy!


      

  

 


MATTHEW 6:19-21 (NIV)

Jesus said this in reference to treasures in heaven:  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not beak in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Card Making Tapestry Technique

Have you heard of the Card Making Tapestry Technique?  I had not until this week when I was responding to a Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge to create a project using the Card Making Tapestry Technique.  A video tutorial for the  Card Making Tapestry Technique was provided, and its instructions were basically as follows.

  • Sponge distress inks onto a piece of white card stock, blending the colors.
  • Before the ink dries, use a white pigment ink and stamp an image(s) over the colored card stock.
  • Cover the complete card stock panel with a clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • If the ink dries too quickly, stamp a VersaMark Ink Pad over the complete piece of card stock and heat set.

This is the card I created for the Card Making Tapestry Technique challenge.

That should be easy, right?  Now, the real story.  When I stamped my images in SU Whisper White Pigment Ink (or Craft) onto the distress inked panel, the images would not show up. I do not know why, but others had the same problem.  Thus, my first panel was introduced to my trash.

Therefore, I started over.  I cut a white card stock frame using the ODBD Lavish Layers Die.  I decided to try Catherine Pooler’s new inks to cover the frame.  They are great, luscious inks and it took very little to sponge the colors onto the frame.  Using the Whisper White ink, I stamped my images onto the colored frame.  The pigment ink showed and I covered the images with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  However, the inks dried too quickly for the rest of the frame and the embossing powder did not stick.

No big deal, right?  I covered the complete panel with VersaMark Ink, added clear embossing powder, and heat set it.  I finished the card by laying the colored frame into the negative of the frame and adhered this to a SU tempting turquoise card base.  I want to try this technique again with different colors.  Why don’t you try it!  Enjoy!

 


Stamps: ODBD You Bless Me

Paper: Neenah White Card Stock and SU Tempting Turquoise

Ink: SU Whisper White, Catherine Pooler Party Dress, Fiesta Blue, and Tiara

Accessories: ODBD Lavish Layers Dies, VersaMark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder

 


 

MATTHEW 6:25-27

Jesus said:  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body what you will wear.  Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

Taylored Expressions Floating Heart

Do you have a valentine die that you love?  I do!  It’s the Taylored Expressions Floating Heart Cutting Plate.  I am curious about the product being called a “plate” as it cuts out hearts from a piece of card stock and is used just like other dies.  For it to be a plate, I would think that it would be a thin, solid “plate”.  Regardless, the plate cuts card stock pieces that can be used four or more ways:

  • a frame that is the negative of hearts that can also be used as a stencil,
  • a frame with the hearts remaining within the frame,
  • hearts without the frame that can be used in various ways, and
  • an embossed heart frame.

I am sure that other crafters will come up with many ways to use it; however, for my card share today, I used the Taylored Expressions Floating Cutting Plate to cut a frame with negative hearts.

I created a shaker card with the floating hearts frame that I cut out using Silver Foil.  I had a piece of inspiration that influenced me in making this card.  This is my inspiration piece. It is a Pandora Charm and I love it.

I love the raspberry color of the charm; therefore, I wanted a raspberry color for my first panel (i.e., background) on the card.  I used SU Rose Red and Pixie Pink inks and sponged them on a piece of Solar White card stock.  I sponged and sponged the inks on the panel and still didn’t get the deep raspberry I wanted.  I guess I used the wrong colors.  Regardless, I’m happy with it.

I wanted three of the hearts to form the “shaker” portion of the card.  But I also wanted sequins for most of the hearts.  Therefore, I laid the foil panel over the raspberry panel and carefully adhered sequins to heart areas. Then I laid several sequins in the areas of the three hearts I chose for the “shaker” portion.

I cut a piece of a window sheet to the size of the silver hearts frame, and adhered it to the frame.

Now the fun part!  It was time to add the silver foil panel onto the raspberry panel. How exciting that was trying to get slivers of foam tape around the hearts!  But I managed.  I added “I love you” as the sentiment that is attached to a flag that was added at the bottom.

How did I do in representing the charm through a card?  Feedback is always welcomed!

  


Paper: Solar White Card Stock, Silver Foil, and Black Glitter Card Stock

Ink: SU Rose Red and Pixie Pink

Accessories: Taylored Expressions Floating Hearts Cutting Plate, CottageCutz I Love You Die, ODBD Double-Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, Sequins, Double-Sided Foam Tape, Double-Sided Adhesive, Window Sheet


2 CORINTHIANS 12:7-9

Apostle Paul’s Thorn In His Flesh:  “To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.  Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Whimsy Stamps Snowman String Of Hearts

Yesterday I shared with you that I would have another whimsical card for you today.  This card features the Whimsy Stamps Snowman String of Hearts stamp, another stamp designed by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps.  I made the card to submit to a Splitcoaststampers Free for All Challenge.   Shirley (Wannabcre8tive) hosted the Free for All Challenge, and she asked us to make a Valentine. This is my card for her challenge. I was thankful for her easy challenge.

I stamped the image onto Solar White Card Shock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I used Copic Sketch Markers to color the image.  I used a piece of water color paper, water, paint brush, and brushos to a create the greenish background panel.  I attempted to get the brusho colors close to the color of the snowman’s coat.  I then used one of the ODBD Snowflake Sky Dies to cut the water color paper into a frame. I used American Crafts Glitter Paper to cut out the white glitter snowflakes with the Taylored Expressions Snowflake Confetti Die and added them to the image frame. Lastly, I added a ribbon that is close in color to the snowman’s hat and scarf.

Enjoy!


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1 JOHN 4:1-3

“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God:  Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.  This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”