Sunday, May 22, 2016

God's Most Beautiful Thoughts....

Hi, Friends......

Everyone at church is so excited that our pastor and his wife are expecting their first baby!  I wanted to make a special congratulatory card for them.  I used a sweet thrift store stamp that says:
"God's most beautiful thoughts bloom into children."
I stamped it on vellum with Versamark and heat embossed with WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular.   I colored on the non-embossed side with Spectrum Noir markers. 

I wanted to use this adorable teddy bear confetti, so a shaker seemed the way to go.  :) 

I also did a little bit of dressing up the inside, but nothing too fancy.  I discovered with these last two cards that decorating the inside of my cards is a great way to use more scraps!!!  Yay!!

Other supplies used include:
Sizzix - Circles, Scallop
Congratulations stamp from my stash
Ranger - Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi Designer Series) in Forget-Me-Not
Scraps from my stash

Hope you enjoyed this card.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Your comments make my day!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Wow! Embossing Powder May Challenge - Anything Goes with Heat Embossing or Wow! Product
2.  Penny Black at All Sorts May Challenge - Anything Goes (must stamp focal, no digis)
3.  DL.Art May Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
4.  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #230-231- Anything Goes Family Friendly 

5.  Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge #57 - Congratulations


  1. A beautiful card, Janis. Lovely design and the sentiment is perfect for the occasion. xx

  2. A really pretty card you've made Janis and what a lovely sentiment. It's perfect. Barbxx

  3. Aaaah absolutely delightful and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, luv Sam x

  4. What a gorgeous front for your shaker!! Love the embossing & coloring on vellum!

  5. This card is so gentle :-) thanks for sharing at Crafting with dragonflies. Jarka

  6. Wow! What an awesome card! I love the roses on the vellum and those teddy bear confetti is perfect for your card! Love that sentiment too! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART May Linky Challenge!

  7. How lovely and for such a joyful occassion too. I'm sure your pastor will treasure it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

  8. Oooh, Janis. What a gorgeous card, with the perfect sentiment. I love the effect of vellum colored on the back and that teddy bear confetti couldn't be more perfect. That strip of plaid patterned paper adds a sweet touch!


  9. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.

  10. hahaha! That picture cracked me up! LOVE the beautiful coloring on the vellum!


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