Monday, March 6, 2017

Embossed Silhouette Thinking of You

Our weather today is too warm (again) for March 6th with an increased chance of severe weather and tornadoes by evening. Gusty winds are already up to 48 miles per hour. I was in a severe F4 tornado when I was seven years old so this weather always makes me nervous, not just for myself, but for all the people in the path of this severe weather. At lunch I found myself praying for everyone's safety. So the message I chose for this card could apply to a lot of us.

My inspiration was this sketch that I found at Freshly Made Sketches so I tried to keep my card CAS (Clean and Simple)..and the colors from the Daring Cardmakers inspiration photo...I decided to "play" with some of my "Old Stuff," 2009 CTMH Silhouette papers that are black, white, and bamboo. I combined the Bamboo floral pattern with a current black pattern from Some Kinda Wonderful collection.

 I saw some aqua books on the shelf so I added a few aqua sequins paired with the white.

I gold embossed the leafy shape from 2012 CTMH Flirty Workshop on the Go and white embossed the sentiment (current Happy to Be Friends) using Ranger Princess Gold and Recollections Snow Detail Embossing Powder and basic heat embossing after rubbing the surface with an anti-static Embossing Magic Powder Bag.

The inside verse says, "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save, He will take great delight in you,  He will quiet you with his love.  He will rejoice over you with singing.  Zephaniah 3:17" In tornado weather I need the part that says that He will quiet me with His love! (from Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Series #1)

Thank you for visiting! May God's love also quiet YOU during times of stress!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Cards 4 Galz #42 - Name your (embossing) powder
CCEE Stampers - Old Stuff - stamps or papers
Crafty Hazelnut's March Patterned Paper Challenge - anything with patterned paper
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Elemental Inspiration (mine were the colors)
Sweet Stampers Challenge #4 - add a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #272-273 - anything uplifting/family friendly


Sian said...

These are the type of cards that I always find difficult to make, and you have done a brilliant job. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.

meg said...

Love the colours and papers the black and white paper is perfect in the background and the embossing on the paper in the foreground is beautiful as is the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh-la-la.

Dreja said...

Ganz fabelhaft gemacht. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
LG Dreja

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely card, Vicki, with such elegant gold embossing on it! Wonderful design, and such amazing papers full of movement and fun! Always a delight for you to play with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. We love seeing your paper crafting projects, and are so happy you have joined us! Please check back to see if you have won a badge!
crafty hugs,
P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
{Creative Smiles}

Kuni said...
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Kuni said...

Your card is wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers challenge and a hope to see you again.

Miri said...

Your card is beautiful. I like the neutral colours with the splashes of aqua. Thanks for joining the Daring Cardmakers challenge.

Angelnorth said...

A very classy-looking card, love the heat embossing and the calming, muted colour palette. Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week, stay safe!

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card with lovely detail.
Thank you for joining us at OLLCB.
Hugs Julie xxx

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Beautiful card !
Thanks for joining us at Carz 4 Galz challenges blog and good luck !
Maryvonne DT Member

Marja B. said...

Wow, stunning and elegant card! I love the subtle colors! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Stampavie and More!

Hugs, Marja
Stampavie and More DT