The inspiration was free flowing this morning. I even wrote a poem to go with this card. I know, right?! But there are several items on this card that symbolize something and I wanted to explain them in a way that's just as creative as the card itself. So I'll talk about the card first, then the poem will follow.
My little Janome Sew Mini machine was acting up this morning! Not only did it sound terrible, the stitch length was all over the place. YIKES! And you would think since I gave Janome her 15 minutes of fame yesterday by mentioning her as one of my top 3 favorite tools I use in card making, that she would cooperate with me more! Sheesh! I suppose it's not that bad really, but it's enough to annoy me, lol. Wonder what's wrong with her...
I used my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch for the red border.
I stamped the image with Brillance Graphite Black ink, then embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. I stamped Versamagic Cornucopia ink around the image while the Nestabilities Curved Rectangle was still in place and added three black brads.
I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder for the background on both the front and the inside. Another use of brads here is a red rhinestone brad on each end of the white ribbon.
The sentiment on the inside is another new stamp from CDS.
“The Cross Paid It All” Card
The red drips are for the blood He shed,
for the suffering was only His to be had.
The white ribbon tied up with a bow
is for our sins, washed white as snow.
The yellow sponged ink of course tells me
my light should shine for all to see.
That background full of dots right there
is for salt of the earth, no flavor to spare.
The three black brads in their own row
are for the third day on which He arose.
The two red brads, last but certainly not least,
are our sins cast far like the west is from the east.
And on the inside you’ll find, for my family in one accord,
“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
~ by Vicki Hook ~
I hope that touches your heart in some way today!
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