Sunday, June 8, 2014

White on White Wedding Blessing

I was inspired by Our Daily Bread Designs to create a "white on white" card. I think of white representing something pure, clean, fresh, and new. The first verse that always comes to my mind is "Create in me a clean heart, O Lord..." from Psalm 51. But I think of that verse in relation to my own life, my own prayer. I don't usually think of it as a card sentiment that I want to give to someone else. I don't want someone to think that I'm telling her she needs to pray for God to clean up the sin in her life, especially since it's not my place to judge.

My next thought about a white card was the making a baby or wedding card. The simple elegance of just white made me decide on making a wedding card. This verse from 1 Thes. 3:12 in ODBD Scripture Collection 5 seemed perfect for a new couple. It's a beautiful blessing to give them:

"May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you."

I embossed the background with the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder "Reverence/Adoration" embossing folder. I loved the crosses in the flourished design. I added a Wilton doily, a heart border using the Martha Stewart punch, white satin ribbon, Recollections roses and a Prima flower.

I love the part of the verse that hopes their love will not only abound for each other, but for everyone else, too. Love is such an amazing thing that it can fill to overflowing and multiply! May you also share that kind of love with all those around you! Thank you for visiting!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Crafting at the Weekend #2 - anything goes 
My Time to Craft #250 - No Designer Paper
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #205 - white on white
Paper Creator's Crafts #25 - wedding/anniversary
Sentimental Sundays #210 - anything goes with sentiment
Totally Gorjuss #239 - embossing
Word Art Wednesday #135 - anything uplifting


Colette said...

Beautiful card and sentiment, thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, hugs, Colette xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning Vickie!! I love the embossing, flower, and ribbon!!Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Vickie, this is gorgeous! I so loved reading about your inspiration for the white-on-white card, and I so love the verse that came to your mind. The verse you chose for this wedding card is perfect and will surely encourage the couple. I just love your embossing, the beautiful layout, the borders, and the flowers! Realaly stunning! So glad you've joined us once again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge, sweet friend! Hugs!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creation hun, love the verse & the embossing looks great!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft this fortnight, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creation hun, love the verse & the embossing looks great!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft this fortnight, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful verse. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator. x

Lisa Winnard said...

Absolutely stunning. Beautiful embossing, beautiful verse.
Thanks for playing along @ Totally Gorjuss this week.
Lisa DT.

Lau W said...

Superb card with a nice sentiment !
Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge !

dragonllew said...

Fantastic card love White on white thanks for joing us at Totally Gorjuss this week.
Jenny x

Rachael Evans said...

such an elegant card, gorgeous embossing! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays. x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, such an elegant design.
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator.

Erin Stephenson said...

What a lovely project! Great colors. Perfect for our challenge at Crafting At the weekend. We hope to see you next time. Good luck!