Saturday, January 10, 2009

Valentine for Christ


I am technically back in school now because I have to take a mandatory course over the winter break (boooo!). I took a little break from my boring reading assignments to make a card with some of my new toys. I treated myself to some new stamps from Verve and paper from Papertrey Inc. Since the next card giving season coming is Valentine's Day I made a card with hearts. However I don't have any to give valentines to except for Sweepie, who will say "preetty, preetty" and kiss it then take it apart. There is also April Kitty, who at first would give me "what do you expect me to do with this?" look and then will bat around the floor until it gets stuck under a piece of furniture. So I gave some thought and realized I could make a card to express my love and gratitude to Jesus Christ! I used to the Proverbs 3:5 Plain Jane stamp from Verve on the heart. It is a reminder to me to always trust my Lord for everything and not make decisions just on my own perceptions. I experimented by embossing acetate with one of my cuttlebug heart folders and then cut it out with the heart die. I think it turned out well. The sketch is from Mojo 58.

I noticed that most bloggers include recipes for the cards they post and I haven't been doing that except on SCS. Please forgive my laziness! So, I will start now by including a recipie for my cards.

Recipe:
Paper: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet - PTI; Very Vanilla, Parisian Summer DP -SU
Stamps: Proverbs 3:5 and Grateful Elegance - Verve
Accessories: Cuttlebug, heart embossing folder and die, Vanilla HPH, Acetate, Heart Punches

8 comments:

Karen from PA said...

I can't think of anyone more deserving of a valentine than Christ himself. Your cards are beautiful!

Becky said...

Dont feel bad, I do not do recipes of my cards either :(. Love your card it came out beautiful. I do a lot of my cards with Christ in mind :). love the details of this heart it is gorgeous.

Brandi Parshley said...

Very cool! I love the embossing on the acetate!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

I love the look of the embossing on acetate. A lovely card!

Amy Johnson said...

What a wonderful idea to make a Valentine for Jesus. Its such a pretty card, and I love how you did the heart.

Tedfam said...

Great idea about acetate embossing! Your cards are wonderful! love the dp!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful card! Such pretty colors and design, wonderful testimony to Jesus!

Deb said...

I love anything with a heart. The heart is a symbol between my Dh and I; I think because right after we were married (3 weeks) he had a massive heart attack on me. Every since then. I am always getting a heart here or there where ever we mybe traveling.