"A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." Proverbs 27:9
I was a teacher for 30 years. Eight of those years was spent teaching in Christian schools in the midwest. I was so amazed by the character of my elementary students. Christian up-bringing, Scripture and prayer had an obvious effect on their young lives. The Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs this week reminded me that even young children respond to the positive message of simple Scripture.
I chose to make a card about friendship for one of my granddaughters. The stamp used is part of the Our Daily Bread Design's "Special Blend" set. I didn't have any of their stamps with children, so I fussy cut two little girls out of some Graphic 45 paper I have and colored them with alcohol inks.
I used this week's sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Instead of having a trio of flowers in the lower corner, I made my trio with the sentiment, bow, and heart. The hearts were embossed using a tiny hearts embossing folder. The background for the girls uses the Swirly Vines and Hearts. All of the embossed pieces were inked with a blush chalk ink pad.
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Ch.#139 - For a Child
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #190 - sketch
Crafts and Me #117 - Vintage (especially the Graphic 45 papers and image)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Hearts (die cuts and embossed)
Creative Card Crew #28 - Girly
Word Art Wednesday #64 - Anything Goes with Scripture or encouraging sentiment
5.5" Square Valentine Card Recipe:
Paper - Graphic 45 "Little Darlings" collection; CTMH retired Shell Pink, Colonial White, Sweet Leaf, and Kraft cardstock
Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs "Special Blend"
Ink - CTMH New England Ivy and Brown Bag (on Kraft); CTMH Blush chalk ink (on embossing)
Markers - Copics E13, E33, E35, E00, R32; CTMH alcohol: Sweet Leaf, Smoothie, Cotton Candy
Accents - CTMH retired blush ribbon
Tools - Cricut Art Philosophy, Sizzix and The Paper Studio embossing folders