Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Lord Will Give Strength....


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Hi, Friends......

Here's the next one up in my cards waiting to be blogged. I have been making a flurry of cards in the last few days and am tryyyyyying to get caught up with blogging them. This one is a Thinking of You card for an elderly gentleman who has been attending our church. He's had some recent health issues keeping him at home.

I love that a bold piece of fabulous patterned paper paired up with a sentiment panel can make a nice masculine card.  No frills...just the way most of them like it. I was able to use a scrap of DCWV cardstock and a sentiment panel that had been in my stash for ages. Yay!

Products used include: SCRAPS....I used up a few more scraps! :)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (for pierced rectangle background piece)
DCWV patterned cardstock scrap
Clear Dollar Stamps - Scriptures of Peace (discontinued) (for sentiment)
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Clear embossing powder
Core'dinations Kraft Cardstock

Thank you for stopping by! I still have more of my flurry of cards to I will see you soon!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Die Challenge with Lydia
2. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Use Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
3. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (I used 4 simple layers, including the card base.)
4.Word Art Wednesday Weeks #322-#323 - Anything Goes
5. House That Stamps Built DCC27 - A Way With Words (focal must be sentiment)
6. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge
7. HeARTful Stamping Challenge Feb. 11-18 - Anything Goes + a Stamp
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Die Cut
9. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #34

10. Simon Says Stamp - Send a Card to a Friend Day


  1. This is a fabulous masculine card! Love that sentiment; perfect for a bit of encouragement! And that background paper is beautiful without being too much for a man card. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  2. What a great sentiment and I love the butterfly in the background! Thanks for linking up to The House That Stamps Built!

  3. Great scripture sentiment. Thanks very much for joining in the fun @ Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Gayatri xx

  4. Hi Janis! You are so right, no frills and dark colors makes for a wonderful masculine card. Sure hope your friend from church appreciated his card, as it’s quite a fabulous one!

  5. that paper goes perfectly with your embossed sentiment!

  6. Great masculine card! Thanks for your entry to CraftyHazelnut’s February Patterned Paper challenge!
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

  7. You're right about this not needing anything beyond a great sentiment and some dramatic patterned paper for a card base. This is spectacular!

  8. Oh, and that poor lion, who forgot Valentines day...ha!


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