Hello there, Crafty Guys and Gals...Today, I will be featuring a card that I made for a friend who celebrated his birthday just recently. He underwent trials in his life that confined him in a wheelchair, unable to walk . The Lord Jesus had been blessing his family and though still waiting for the manifestation of the healing in the physical realm (it's already won in the spiritual as the Bible says: By the stripes of Jesus, we are healed...1 Peter 2:24), we are all fully convinced we'll see him walking again. So, what better message to give him on his birthday but the one's in this card? BTW, I was pretty challenged again on how to come up with a "manly" card. I always think it should be a combination of subdued colors, simple with some type of metals...LOL So here, I used a stamp from Studio 112 for both the image and the sentiment on the outside of the card. I used black embossing powder to get that crisp black, raised images. The base is a Kraft CS and I dry embossed the top panel with Tim Holtz Alterations. Hmm, quite dramatic! Love the crisp embossing. I added a nice ribbon and attached black eyelets for added dimension. And finally I printed the inside message (taken from no other than the Bible) and voila...a birthday, encouragement, and simple manly card with an attitude. I am pretty happy with this and so as my friend. This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
FAITH--IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE CARD:
FAITH--IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE CARD LAYERS:
FAITH--IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE CARD INSIDE:
FAITH--IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE CARD WITH ENVELOPE:
I always believe that I am making cards not just for the fun of it but to know the main purpose of why I spend my time (many sleepless nights, even) doing what I do. My desire is to share God's word...a message of hope, reconciliation, joy, friendship, love and laughter to anyone whose going to receive it/them. Nothing beats the joy I feel when someone receives my card, appreciates the design and effort but most importantly, receives spiritual encouragement that feeds their spirit. Oh yes, that's why I do what I do! Oh Father God, thanks for your continuous inspiration. I just love you with all my heart...