Saturday, August 8, 2015

We live by faith, not by sight!

Hello friends!   I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful August!  I was in TN this past week, where my daughter lives,  and the kids there are already back to school!  What happened to summer vacation??? 

Well today I did manage to get a card made for a couple challenges on Splitcoast Stampers, so I'm sharing it with you here.  I made this one by stamping the newly released ODBD Boho Faith image a few times, using ColorBox Pigment Ink in two shades of pink.  I heat embossed them all with clear embossing powder.  I cut two of them for my background, using the ODBD Vintage Labels Die.  I did the same technique for the sentiment from the same set and cut it with a smaller Vintage Labels die.  One of the stampings I did with a lighter shade of pink, and I hand cut the flowers from that pattern.  I also used the same technique to stamp my butterflies from the Butterfly and Bugs Set, but I did them on vellum, and heat embossed.  They are cut with the matching Butterfly and Bug's Die.  I also cut a Layered Lacey Square from vellum, as well as several leaves from the Fancy Foliage Die set, which I stenciled with ColorBox White ink. I embossed a background with a Cuttlebug folder and mounted that on my 5.25" square base.  I just layered up the rest, some with dimensionals, and kept it simple this time. 

Here's a closer view of the embossing.  For some reason, I'm not getting great photos today so it's hard to see.  The colors on this close up are closer to the true colors as well.  Not sure why that photo above makes the pink background look more rasberryish than it is in real life.

This is such a wonderful verse and can be used for so many card needs.  We all go through seasons in our lives when we don't always see the answers to our questions right away, but our faith, if it's kept strong, will carry us through those tough times, because we have great assurance that no matter what happens in this life, God is still in control.  There's great comfort in that knowledge.  So keep looking up! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  It's such a blessing knowing you were here!


CherylQuilts said...

Grace, what a gorgeous card, and I so love the beautiful pinks you've used and the wonderful texture! I love the sweet butterflies and the flowers, and this is indeed a precious verse, especially for me right now. We do live by faith in Christ alone, knowing that our Father is in control of all things and works His master plan in a way that helps us grow closer to Him and become more and more like Christ. I love this verse, and I love your card. And I'm delighted you were able to make it for my Dare To Get Dirty challenge, sweet friend! It looks beautiful in the gallery! So glad you had a wonderful time with the kids...and yes, what happened to summer? Hugs, sweet friend!

kiwimeskreations said...

Grace this is gorgeous - love the embossing and die cuts. That verse is certainly a fabulous one!

Kathy B said...

What embossing folder was used? I love it.

Grace said...

Kathy the embossing folder is a Cuttlebug folder but I don't remember the name of it. I've had it a while and am not sure if it's still available or not but you'd have to just check stores for it. It kind of looks like a quilt but not sure at all what the name of it is. Sorry.