Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Creating Art With Bible Verses

Because the Bible is just FILLED with such beautiful, encouraging, helpful words and verses, I absolutely LOVE creating card using Bible Verses as sentiments.  These cards with verses on them can be sent to ANYONE for ANY OCCASION, and are always so encouraging to the recipients.  God's Word just has that effect on people, and blesses and encourages our lives.  These two cards were created using two very different ways of adding scripture (one is digital and the other is a clear acrylic stamp), but they are both so sweet.  I look forward to sending these cards to friends needing encouragement.
This first card was created for the Verve July Diva Inspirations Blog Hop and Challenge.  I already completed the Blog Hop and there were so many AMAZING cards that they inspired me to create a card and enter the challenge as well.  I always LOVE using my Verve Stamps and this one is no exception.  I thought it went really well with the vibe these patterned papers were giving me.
Here's a closer look at the stamped sentiment and the sweet Mulberry Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon that I used.  I also added some Solid Wheat Baker's Twine and 30mm Green Paper Leaves.  I stamped my sentiment with Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink, and used several other colors of Tim Holtz Distress Inks to ink the edges of my patterned papers with coordinating colors.
My second card was created for this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This scripture verse is a digital file, and is available for free on the Word Art Wednesday Blog.  I printed the scripture onto an ivory Cosmo Cricket paper.  Then, I added small scraps of patterned paper strips (one that I hand-punched with a border punch).  I also added some pearl swirl accent stickers and several more of Really Reasonable Ribbon's sweet Mulberry Flowers and Green Paper Leaves.
Really Reasonable Ribbon is one of the sponsors for the new challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  There's a second prize (a lovely digital prize) which is from The Cutting Cafe, so this is another great week to play along for a chance to win.  You're all welcome to stop by and enter your projects (up to 5 per week) in our challenge there.  We LOVE having you play along with us.

I'm linking my cards in the following challenges (each in the appropriate challenges where they fit the theme), and I love playing along.  Come and check out these fun challenges:

Verve July Diva Inspirations Blog Hop & Challenge - Color/Photo Inspiration - I'm entering the first card (top of page) into this challenge.  I absolutely LOVE these bright colors, and so enjoyed creating this card using a sweet Verve scripture stamp.

Sweet Stamps Blog - July's Anything Goes Challenge - I used an older stamp from my stash (it's from Verve Stamps) on the first card.  I absolutely LOVE stamping on cards.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Fabulous Florals" - Both of my cards have lots of pretty flowers on them.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
Karen


12 comments:

  1. Oh Karen these are beautiful - love how you have let the scripture take centre stage on both your cards, and yet they are both beautifully embellished.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. You always create beautiful inspirational cards and I admire them...tfs

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  3. Your cards are really pretty. You inspired me to make a card using those colors for Verve. I needed to make a birthday card. Thanks for all your encouragement.
    Sierra

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  4. hello karen, thank you kindly for stopping by my blog and for your super sweet comment! I have been so very busy, I hardly have time to get posts loaded and the time it takes to link challenges and find them has been to much to bare...lol. I will link up in the near future..thank you so much!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  5. Sweet cards! I have that encouraging scripture from Verve and enjoy using it. Love how you interpreted the color choices with such pretty patterned papers!

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  6. Wonderful scripture choices! Beautiful creations! Thanks so much for playing along with Verve's Inspiration Challenge!

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  7. Powerful scriptures and lovely designed cards! I always leave your site with a smile. Be blessed my friend.

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  8. I love the pretty flowers & bow on yoru beautiful card. 2nd card is just stunning!! Wonderful scriptures!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  9. That first verse is a favorite of mine - isn't it an amazing comfort? Love your mix of papers and those sweet flowers! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, Karen!

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  10. Hi Karen I love your card they are both beautiful the 2nd one posted if very special and just gorgeous as always you are never a disappointment.
    God Bless
    Hugs
    Dottie
    ps. I will go over to crop stop and check it out.

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  11. Lovely creations, Karen! I adore the flowers and papers you chose. Thank you for your sweet comments on my card for the Verve Challenge. www.blissfullyscrappy.net

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  12. Oh, this is so pretty. Love your little trios of flowers. Thanks for joining us for our Diva Inspirations challenge!

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