Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Scripture Series V’s been a long time since I’ve been able to post cards from my Scripture Series! I’ve found this to be a hectic Winter and Spring.  I think it was getting behind having pneumonia for a month, and then renos at our house, and I feel like I’ve never been able to catch up!  Maybe today some of you are feeling like that too.  

But I’m finally back today with another pair of cards showcasing Scripture that means so much to me.  

Yesterday we put on a celebration for all our Administrative Staff at Church.  Once a year we Pastors make a special lunch for all our staff that faithfully fill so many significant support roles.  

And, because I like to, and they let me, (smile), one of my jobs is to make the cards for each of them that go with a gift.  

This first design is for one of our friends who served as a ministry assistant to one of our Pastors, in just a few weeks he’s graduating from Seminary and will be looking for a new role as a full-time pastor.  We’ll miss him greatly, but also really believe in him.  So for his card I wanted to also have an encouraging theme for his next phase of life.  I love lighthouses.  This pretty set from ODBD is called Light of the World

I stamped the lighthouse on XPress It Blending cardstock and coloured it up with Copics.  I really wanted to get that pop of red in there so I created stripes on the lighthouse design.  I added a frame with some MFT pierced oval dies to give it a porthole feel, even though I’m pretty sure portholes are circles.  

I wrapped some baker’s twine around the frame, added some brads and kept it in that masculine feel.  

I just barely fit the sentiment on the centre fishtale section (which is also almost not a fishtale as I had to keep the cut quite shallow.  I left off the reference for space, but it’s from Matthew 5:14 - 16.  

Next up is another masculine design.  It's not one I used for our Adminstrative staff, but one I created to send to my Sister-In-Law.  

The one drawback to this card that I regret is that the polka-dots do camouflage the sentiment a little, but I do love how the overall design worked out.  Its stamped with Verves set Scripture Medley 2.   I framed the sentiment with a scalloped die, added a bracket symbol cut with my Silhouette Cameo, and accented with some brads, black velvet ribbon and a ribbon slide.  

On the close-up you can see the verse a little better.  With such a powerful verse, you really want to see the message!

Thanks for stopping by friends.  Catch up with you soon!  


KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very beautiful Christine
Gr Karin

Nancy Thomas said...

Both cards are meaningful and beautiful.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the scriptures. I happen to have the lighthouse stamp set and love it. I like how you have used it. Thanks for the inspiration.

CherylQuilts said...

Christine, these are both so beautiful, and I really love the lighthouse card. This set was the very first set I got from ODBD, and it's been a favorite for years. You've made a handsome card with it, and I really love the twine around the "portal" for the card...along with the great DP. He's going to really love it. And your sister will love her card as well with this great design. IRL the Scripture is surely perfect to read, and I love how you added the ribbon with the ribbon side. I've really enjoyed seeing your Scripture Series cards. Hugs! xoxo

Helen Budz said...

These cards are so lovely. I am particularly fond of the scripture passage on your first card. Thanks so much for sharing these.

Conniecrafter said...

Great coloring and neat framing with the first card, I like the added twine to it all too!
Neat design on the second card and combo of papers, I love the round tab at the top with the brads!