Tuesday, July 30, 2013

You Are Inscribed on the Palm of His Hand

I am entering another card for this week's challenge at Joan's Gardens, and also at Word Art Wednesday.

The guidelines for Joan's challenge this week are:

  •  Use a doily
  •  Have three dimensional flowers with greenery
  •  Use a Floral Design Paper

  • This time it is a birthday card for a precious friend who was on the worship team when I was WL at my former church.  She is amazing beyond words, and this card was made while I thought of all the reasons she is so special to me.

    Here is the card:

    I started out with white cardstock, then added a blue and white floral background paper. The sentiment is from a stamp I got at Joann's, which is Isaiah 49:16, "You are inscribed on the palm of His hand..." Isn't it amazing to know that we are that special to God? I used silver heat embossed powder to make the writing pop. Blue ink is dabbed around the edge of the sentiment to make it stand out more, and an EK Success edge punch is used on one side of the sentiment to add interest.

    Just like in the last card post, I did not have a doily die, so improvisation was in order. Taking a die from a Spellbinder's  die set, I cut out three of the same one that looked like this:

    Then I stacked them and glued them together and sprayed them with silver glitter spray to look like this:

    Then I used another Spellbinder's die to make the flower with three graduated sizes. The first die is cut from several layers of aluminum foil. The other two layers are cut from vellum and dabbed with blue ink to coordinate with the blue flowers on the floral background. Some greenery was added along with a super giant rhinestone in the middle of the flower. The parts were lifted and manipulated to give the flower more dimension. Last, I added a glittery white bow at the bottom right to complete the card.

    I will need to mail this card to her with one of the special clear box envelopes I got from Joan. I practiced just to see if they work and sent myself a card from the post office to my home address, and they work great.  This is a great solution for mailing those cards that are ultra dimensional.

    These are the tools used to make the card:

    Spellbinder's:  S5-128; S5-102 Aster Flower Topper
    Cheery Lynn:  Fanciful Flourish
    EK Success: Border Punch
    Sentiment Stamp
    Floral Paper
    White Glittery Bow

    Items in blue may be purchased from Joan.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

    Many rich blessings,

    Ginny B.

    Romans 10:9-11
    If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT  


    1. Another beautiful card. In response to your question about what I used for the bottom of my card, I love using the Couture Creation Embossing Timeless embossing folder for a number of my cards. This embossing folder has three embosses on one 5x7 folder.

    2. Ginny, beautiful card and I love the verse. Great idea in making your doily, it looks beautiful.

      Thanks for joining us again at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.


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