Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cricut Art Philosophy "Praying for You" Card Tutorial

Life is made of times of joy and times of problems. No one is exempt. Hopefully, the joys outweigh the problems and we find solutions for the problems as we mature. However, many times the problems can be overwhelming and we struggle to make it through. God wants us to lean on Him and seek Him for the answers. I made several of this card to encourage friends that I will be praying for them in their times of difficulty. Even Scripture reminds us that we will always have problems, but I cling to the promise in this verse that the Lord will help us when difficulties arise:

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Here are the steps I used to make this card that was cut using Cricut Art Philosophy, page 54, Card, Shift <vase.> I set the size at 5.5" which made the finished width 4.25." 

I used 3 thin strips of paper from the CTMH "Jubilee" paper pack. I embossed the red and cut the yellow with a scalloped punch. I wanted to use three colors behind the cut-out design, so I tried something new. First I adhered a small rectangle of the yellow pattern behind the vase. The back side of that paper was green so I decided to paperclip a long strip of the two-sided paper on the opposite inside page that would show through the stems. The back yellow side would look nice in the card.

I held small squares of red cardstock behind the flowers. They already had adhesive on the back. I pressed them down in the right place on the paperclipped green paper one at a time.

Last, I added adhesive along the edges of green patterned paper inside, removed the paperclips, and pressed the front down over it. The final photo shows the finished inside with a lovely strip of paper on the left. The final touches on front were some brown pearls and a small knot of red baker's twine.

Here are the main supplies used:
Jubilee Paper Pack:                                              

I hope this brief explaination helped you if you use this Cricut cart to make cards! May God bless you as you share your crafts to bless others!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Allways Something Creative #71 - Anything goes
Crafts and Me Challenge #146 - Anything goes
Creating in Faith, Hope, and Love #3 - Anything Goes with Scripture
Everybody Art Challenge #270 - Non-cute
Love to Create #107 - CAS
Scribble and Scrap #14 - Anything Goes
The Crafting Café March Challenge - CAS
Word Art Wednesday #124 - anything goes with uplifting verse


Heather said...

What a wonderful card, a fabulous design and gorgeous papers. I love the face and flower die cut and wonderful sentiment!!

Thanks for joining Everybody Art Challenge

Lalia H. said...

I love your card. The long strip of paper that hides all the pieces is a wonderful and beautiful way of covering things up!

Dawn Lancaster said...

A fab CAS card! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafting Cafe this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

maureenjscott said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week! Mo xxx
Why not link up at the Anything Goes challenge at Left of Center this month for a chance to lots of prizes from some amazing sponsors!

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful, love your design!
Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create with our CAS or Classy & Elegant challenge!
Jackie - LTC

Ruza Rebel said...

Beautiful CAS card! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Tracey Murphy said...

Gorgeous CAS card - so very elegant!
Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and we hope to see you back again soon!

Jen said...

Hey Vickie!!! Thank you for joining my challenge, sister!! GREAT to see your beautiful creation posted here!!! :) I hope you have time to play along with me this week!!!!