Saturday, May 26, 2018

Vellum Butterfly Card

Have you ever made a card for yourself? I often find when I'm sick I feel better if I make encouragement cards. It helps me to revisit my stamps with sentiments that help me put my focus on what God can do rather than how horrible I feel or how much I'm going through.  I'm having a reaction to contrast dye for a CAT scan and decided the only thing that will make me feel better is to create something and get my mind off how I feel. The good news is that the growths in my lung have stopped growing and I won't need additional scans. I'm praising God for this answer to prayer! To find that out was worth having the iodine contrast, reaction or not. I always thought that as a nonsmoker I wouldn't have to face things like lung disease.

I gold embossed the sentiment for this card, "He who kneels before God can stand before anything." This was my reminder to keep praying for the reaction to subside and trust God to do it. I also gold embossed the butterflies and flowers on vellum and colored the backs with Copic markers.

I cut a large oval out of the center of the kraft cardstock die cut and popped up a smaller stitched oval with the sentiment. Here you can see the gold embossing better:

Thank you for visiting today! May you be blessed by the Lord as you bless others with your cards!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

All Sorts Challenge #469 - Insects, bugs, bees, butterflies
Challenge Up Your Life #92 - Gold
Cuttlebug Mania - butterflies and birds
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #212 - favorite florals
Heart 2 Heart May Challenges - Get Creative with Vellum
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #336-337 - anything goes, uplifting

Stamps and dies - CTMH "Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking" stamps and dies (butterflies and flowers), Stitched Ovals Thin Cuts;Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps "The Future,"  Spellbinders "Classic Ovals,"  "Tranquil Moments" Card Creator (background)

365 Promises - Promise #146:   I will show you the mysteries of My kingdom.


Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Jannie said...

Crafting is good therapy and I love your card!!

Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Norma said...

Beautiful card. You've got some gorgeous diecuts. Terrific job on the gold embossing.
Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Helene E said...

Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts with your creation.

Manuela said...

Such an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!

Sue Reynolds said...

So glad you had good results on your CAT scan. Your card is gorgeous, and the kraft almost looks like leather and the embossed gold vellum flowers and butterfly are beautiful against it. Stunning card and thank you for sharing with us at Heart2Heart.

Brandi said...

Stunning! I love the gold butterflies on the cool! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

Brandi R.
DT member H2H