Friday, January 15, 2016

Loving Hands Anniversary Card

One of my dear friends is celebrating her anniversary this week. She deserves a lovely card to let her know how special the day is and, even more, to know that I pray for God's blessings in their relationship.

Here's the inside that I typed and printed before adding my handwritten best wishes. The top verse about love from the digi set, John 15:12, commands us to love one another the way Christ has love us. It's simply stated, but it's a tall order when you think of the sacrifice He made for each and every one of us when He died to atone for our own sins. The longer I think about that, the more I'd like to be like Him with His gentleness, kindness, love and encouragement that builds up others and strives to meet their needs.  I see that kind of love in my friend who is getting this card.  She's such a dear!

The main sentiment was inspired from some I found on a free website for card verses. I adapted the verse with a few changes of my own.

The image of hands came from a set of images and verses by Dee Dee Anderson from both her retired web store and that of retired Clear Dollar Stamps.  It was called Loving Hands in case you have that one. I printed it on peach colored cardstock. The background paper is CTMH Kaleidoscope. The chipboard Hearts are from CTMH Charlotte Complements and the banner was a Cricut set that I inked, I think from Cricut Artistry. The embossing folder for the white heart panel was also from CTMH. The stitched oval was cut using an MFT die and a Cricut scallopedoval was reproportioned and sized to fit behind it.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenge #6 - Happy Anything
Crafty Girls Creations #12 - anything goes
In the Pink #85 - anything goes (with lots of pink)
Little Miss Muffett #129 - anything goes
Simply Papercraft #21 - anything goes
The Crafty Addicts #6 - Anything goes/Celebrations
Through the Purple Haze #93 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #217 - anything uplifting


Stampsnob. said...

So romantic Lovely..... TFS Craft Rocket Challenges lis DT

Theresa Burnham said...

Beautiful card, made with love.
Thanks for joining in the Through The Purple Haze ATG challenge
DT Theresa

karenlotty said...

A really heartfelt card Thank you for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges Karen DT

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is so heartwarming, the image and words. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

Vannessa said...

Lovely card. Hope your friend liked it. Thank you for joining in the In The Pink challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
In The Pink DT

Helen said...

Great card - love the embossed hearts.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x