Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Two Hearts become One


Hello everyone! This card was made for several challenges!  Hope I remembered everything!  I used the Midnight Madness Sketch 40 and the recipe from  Stampin Sisters in Christ 25, which was based on Mark 10:7-9  " 7. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife.  8. and the two will become one flesh.  So they are no longer two but one.  9. Therefore what God has joined together , let no man separate." NASB

The challenge was that whatever we used, we had to use two of... like if we used designer paper, we were to use two... ribbons?  Use two.  Not as easy as it sounds!

I used 2 designer papers, 2 ribbons, 2 embossing folders, 2 mats, 2 hearts in my image, 2 kinds of stitches... the only thing I used 1 of is the silver heart brad at the top, and that represents the ONE that the 2 have become.  After almost 39 years of marriage I must say you do even start to think as one!  Even when we go to a restaurant we usually end up ordering the same thing!  :)  It is my hope that you can enjoy this kind of union... there's nothing much better!

Anyway... my card is on a base of very vanilla, layered with My Mind's Eye Bella Rose and topped with K&Co Madeline.  My image and matting is all VV and I used 2 Sizzix embossing folders.  The edges of all layers are sponged with Creamy Caramel, and there is zig zag stitching around 3 sides, and straight stitching across the top.  I used a Fiskar punch to create the holes to thread my first ribbon through.  I topped it with a sheer satin edged vanilla ribbon bow.  My image is from Our Daily Bread designs and is called Love One Another.  It is colored with Prisma Pencils and then Shimmerz.  I can't get a good photo of the shimmer but it's there!

I am also entering this in to the following challenges:
Crazy4Challenges - Valentines
Pile It On -  To the one you love..Valentines
Double Dutch Challenge -Be My Valentine
 Raise the Bar: hearts
Creative Belli: Ribbon
CCEE stampers - Heart
Fussy and Fancy - Hearts
Pixie Dust -Decorative Border
Crafty Calendar - Love/Friendship with option of Hearts
ABC Challenges-New- paper, image, brad and embossing folders
C.R.A.F.T - Love
Paperplay - Love notes
Penny's - Valentine
Charisma cardz - I love you
Delightful sketches - Love
Stampin for the weekend - Love is in the air
Stamp something - Love
Creative Card Crew- Valentine

Thanks so much for stopping and your comments sure do lift my spirits!!!


Crystal said...

Oh my word Grace you just continue to make the most beautiful cards...I LOVE how you did the top of your card with that gorgeous ribbon!!!! This is soooo elegant and the nesties are fabulous!!! Stunning work!!! WOW!

joy said...

This is a beautiful work of art. Your soft colors and beautiful ribbon made me smile. Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge. Bless you.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh - Ahhhhh - Love your embossed paper and your ribbon is a lovely addition! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge! Join us again next Wednesday!!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Grace this is so wonderful! I love the heart charm along the top and the pretty entwining hearts are perfectly dreamy. :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Grace - your card is fabulous - do youever make one you don't like!! I think NOT!! Love the image and all of the 'two's you have used heer, they work beautifully with this sketch! Your embossing and ribbon are gorgeous and I LOVE the wau you have used the one heart - great symbolism Grace! It is great to have you playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, you know we love to see your cards and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Anonymous said...

Grace, this card is peaceful and lovely. I love your colors. The heart is a very special accent. Thanks for taking the Pixie Challenge!

MaxineD said...

Absolutely Stunning, Grace - this is beautiful, and I love the testimony you gave of a blessed marriage.

Twenty challenges though - that must seriously be a record!!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is just stunning, as usual! Love the background behind the idea of the card as well.

LOL And I thought finding a few (count 3) challenges to play in last week was have a ton here!! You should get an award for that alone! Good work!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Beautiful Grace!! LOVE your ribbon and awning above the ODB hearts!! Thanks so much for joining us in our CCEE challenge this week!! :o)

scrapperjulia said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the silver ribbon and heart with the pinks, really beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Grace!! I love your use of the doubles, the colors, and the gorgeous hearts. So elegant! Gorgeous take on the MMSC sketch my friend. You rock!!

Lori said...

Hi Grace ~ First of all, I want to say that I love your name :D God's grace is truly amazing!!! None of us deserve it, but He gives it so freely! You've got a wonderful gift for which I am thankful. Your testimony and your artwork is divine.. Your card is so beautiful, Grace. Thanks for sharing it with us and for entering our Fussy and Fancy Challenge!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Carol said...

Grace I am enthralled with the scripture verse this card has incorporated. It touches my heart as my DH and I will be celebrating our 20th year Anniversary on Valentine's Day. What a spectacular presentation. Simply stunning. Thank you for playing along with us at Midnight Madness this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Great Card, Really beautiful :)

Thank you for joining us at Raise the Bar.


KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh Grace this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love your soft, delicate colours, gorgeous image and fantastic bow!!! What a truly gorgeous card!!

chercroppin said...

Good morning Grace! This is just absolutely GORGEOUS!! A favorite for sure hun! Beautiful papers, awesome embossing too! Love the Nesties you used with that gorgeous intertwined heart image : )

Your panel with that pretty ribbon and heart is the perfect touch!

I'm so happy you played along with us this week at Midnight Madness AND Penny's Challenges....we all hope you'll join us again next week too...we'd LOVE to see what you come up with! : )

MM February Guest Design Diva
Penny's Challenges DT

theneon said...

Hi Grace, when I first looked at this card, I thought "Laura Ashley" -- then I thought, "No, better than Laura Ashley." Beautiful!

~*Joni said...

Grace this is just beautiful! I love the layers and use of nesties, such perfect colors for this combination and so pretty in a very vintage way. Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Grace my friend, you continue to inspire me!! This is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE that ribbon treatment ... awesome idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar & Penny's Challege ... we do hope you'll join us again next challenge!!

peggysue said...

Grace you always have such a way with layering and color, that little envelope style closure at the top is wonderful. And wow, did you find a lot of challenges to enter into with that card! The more people to enjoy the eye candy you present with all your creations. Thanks for participating in the SSIC this week.

Katie said...

A stunning beautiful card!
Simply gorgeous.
Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges and Pile It On this week!

Jane said...

WOW! love what you've done with the ribbon, absolutely gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge! hugs, Jane xx

Priscilla said...

WOW Grace way to cover those challenges. I would just hate to put this card in an envelope..that bow would get smashed :) It is just too pretty and would need to be hand delieverd IMO :) Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Oh no, Valentines Day must coming…wait for it… I “LOVE” that you are around to share with us and your work fills my heart with joy. Be sure to check the sneak peek tomorrow and have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love and of course crafting ;)
Sending LOVE your way <3 <3 <3
MMSC Hostess

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Grace,i love your image and colours.
so gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Andrea M said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! Love the fabulous ribbon, the main image, the stitching and distressing. Wow so many gorgeous details! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On!

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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card--I love the ribbon detail! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card.
Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
Cathy xx


Great card hunny well done on combining so many challenges, thank you for joining in with the CCC challenge this week Linda x

Dell said...

What a gorgeous intricate card! I love the colors, embossing and ribbon. I had to look at this one several times because I saw something different each time I looked.

Grace, you a so very talented. It is an honor to be able to see your fantastic work!

Jennifer said...

What a pretty card Grace!


crafty amy said...

This is such a beautiful acrd and I love the idea of the one silver heart that is so sweet :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Cindy said...

Wonderful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.

Stephanie said...

what a fun challenge, Grace! and I just love the results :) especially the way you added the bow, the tails look fantastic!

Georgia said...

Wow, such a stunning card! I love the image and lovely colours! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Stempeltiger said...

WOW! Such a stunning card Grace!
I love the colours and the sweet details. The ribbon is fabulous.
Swantje x

Betty Wright said...

Grace, your card is stunning! Beautiful colors and details! I love how you did the ribbon at the top! Lovely card! WOW! You totally worked all those challenges! Amazing work!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches!!

Julie said...

This is stunning, that ribbon looks fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.
Julie x

Anonymous said...

Grace what a thoughtfully made card. I love that you stayed with the challenge and it is beautiful.

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Grace! This is beyond beautiful! I adore every single detail! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges! :)

Maria Matter said...

incredibly gorgeous Grace!

Thank you for playing along at Creative Belli & Creative Card Crew!
Blessings, Maria

Gunn (Merete) said...

Ohh, I love this one. Great layout and fab papers and colors.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn :-D

Kelley said...

Hey you Challenge Queen! This is one of my favorite sets and I LOVE this card!! It is sooooo pretty!