I found a new challenge I wanted to try at CardPatterns, (I think I got there from Lovely Linda's blog.....I think!), so I used this challenge as well as this week's Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #87 as the inspiration for this card.
Marilynn is the hostess at SSIC this week, and she chose the verse Romans 8:28:
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Marilynn's devotional and testimony are so amazing that I can't even begin to think of anything else to say.........so I won't. But please, click over to her blog and read beautiful, encouraging, inspiring words from a heart that serves the King of Kings. (There isn't a link available directly to her post so I've sent you to her blog. At this time the post is at the top, but if you don't find it there, look for the date 'May 1, 2011')
Marilynn's challenge was to use no DP. I chose white CS from my stash as my base, and then decided I wanted some color on this card. I still had this piece of Sage Shadow that was used for the test run through my Cuttlebug Ornamental Iron emboss folder. Although you can't see it in the picture, the half circle at the top of the card is bg stamped with a flower image in Blush Blossom and then I inked the edges with VersaMark and gold embossed.
The flower in the center was stamped in Sage Shadow and the 'love' was embossed in gold. I matted this on Blush Blossom and then popped it up on a dimensional inside the crocheted circle (no center to this) which was hand crocheted by......ME! =)The white ribbon is from my stash and has a little sparkly flower pattern to it. I thought that would be enough but then decided the gems from SU! were really necessary to finish this off. All supplies and materials not already noted are from SU!
CardPatterns - sketch
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - No DP
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