The Cross Paid It All card and a poem

I've had my eye on this stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps for a couple months and finally bought it (along with a few others sets ::wink::). And actually, I am entering this in the CDS CIC4 (Clearly Inspired Challenge 4) which is "Let's Get Bradilicious". Yep, Katie challenged us to dust off our brads and USE them.

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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Cassie said...

Wow, Vicki, this card is AWESOME! I love everything about it. . .it's gorgeous! Very inspiring ;D

Sharon said...

LOVE the whole thing, esp. the poem . . . . WOW!!! Just a blessing and strong witness. Keep going girlie! Hugs, Sharon D. NJ

StampinCarol said...

Absolutely an awesome card! WOW!

Bridgett said...

You are ON YOUR WAY girlie! Keep letting God use you! This is a fabulous poem and I love how it coordinates with this amazing card! The MS punch in red is a GREAT touch and all of the details just come alive after reading your poem! You blessed me!
Angel Hugs,

Sherrie Conner said...

Fantastic card and poem!! Very creative and inspirational!

mclaughfam said...

I love this card! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Katie Renz said...

Geeze Vicki, not just a gorgeous card but poetry too... You shine girl.

Tricia said...

Wow! What wonderful details! And I love the square brads you used. Congrats on being in the top five of the Clearly Inspired Challenge!!

Rona said...

This is so beautiful! Love the poem that goes along with it.

Shawna said...

Congratulations on being in the Top Five. Totally deserved, your card is wonderful!

Tina Joergens said...

A little late, but wanted you to know your card and poem are truly inspirational! You're amazing.

KellyRae said...

Gosh Vicki, your card and poem are wonderful. Congrats on being a Top 5!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card! Love all of the detail and texture. Congrats on being a Top 5! rita w

Anonymous said...

This is so lovely and so inspirational - great work!


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