Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ariana Vintage Love Card

I feel so fortunate to have had amazing friends all throughout my life. Each one has blessed my life in many ways. I was reading 1 Thessalonians 3 last night and found this thought in verse 12:

and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you;

This has become my prayer, that my love for others would increase, not just for my friends and family, but for all people, even the unlovable.  Valentines Day is a great way to let others know how much we love them. In fact, we should be ready to share messages of love any day of the year. Can you imagine what an amazing place this world would be if everyone loved the way Christ loves us?

Here's one of my cards made with Ariana paper that has a vintage feel.  My favorite part of this card is the message of this Skylark stamp set.

I used black pearls, instead of the usual white ones,  and a black sparkle flourish for contrast. The baker's twine bow on top of the lace bow has a metallic gold thread which adds a little more sparkle but doesn't show up in this photo.

Thank you for visiting. May God bless you with friends who share their love with you and may you find more ways to show love for others!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes/Valentines Day
Bearly Mine monthly challenge #119 - Vintage Romance
Card Mania #40 - Love is all around
Eclectic Ellapu - From the heart - have a heart on it
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Valentines Day
Papertake Weekly - with a heart
Scrapping Everyday Miracles - Love is in the air
Shopping Our Stash #130 - use something shiny (pearls, sparkle flourish, gold thread in twine)
Stamp and Create February Challenge - Love is in the Air
That Craft Place - Valentine Love


Rene said...

What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
Rene :D

Chana said...

Very lovely vintage creation with lots of fun details! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!

Nolene Burnett said...

Wow! I love your card. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

This is gorgeous, I love all the embellishments and the colors you have used. Thank you for sharing your card at Bearly Mine Challenge. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

Christy Butters said...

Whata beautiful card you created. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SEM

Simko said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us this month at Bearly-Mine Designs for the Vintage Romance challenge and good luck in the draw.
Simona (DT)

Andria said...

Gorgeous work, lovely details. Thankyou for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Taniaj Scott said...

Lovely card ,very classy thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu with out die cut heart challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Robin said...

What a beautiful card! The world would be an amazing place if we loved others as Christ loves us! Thank you for sharing your talent but also your prayer with us at SEM!

Kay Dalton said...

a beautiful vintage card love it,thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge x

Cara G said...

What a pretty card the dragonfly! So glad you linked up with us this month at SEM!

Leah Burgett said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at SEM!!

Crafty Humphreys said...

Such a lovely card!Thanks so much for joining in with the Artistic Inspirations Challenge. Suz xxx

Paula Jennings said...

beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous card! Love the lace and the heart stamping! The shabby-chic style is pretty!
Thank You for sharing with us at SEM this month :) Hope to see you again next month challenge at

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Fabulous card. I love the many elements used. Thanks for playing with SEM!!

Jessica said...

Very pretty, great layers! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

Tracey Manderson said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.