This is for the Crafters of Faith Monthly Challenge hosted by Kelly. The February guest hostess is Tracie; she selected the theme of love from I Corinthians 13 and lovingly dedicated it to her mom. I started out with the idea of using an elegant style with the I Cor 13 love verse, but I didn’t need any wedding or anniversary cards. Then, I saw the new reversible ribbon on my desk and decided to try this color combo with one of my favorite scripture stamps about love. I tried a collage look, which I am not accustomed to doing. However, I know the only way to get comfortable with a style or technique is to practice it. Now I see things I wish I could change, but it’s all part of the learning process and stepping out of the comfort zone, so to speak.
The embossing folder is a favorite from Paper Studios. After I embossed the Granny Apple Green and turned it over to add glue, I liked the debossed pattern, so I used that side. I was inspired by a card Dawn/Dawnmercedes had sent to me on which she used washi tape & cancelled postage stamps. Ever since I have been diligently collecting stamps from envelopes I have received. The Love postage stamp fit the theme and the colors. I used a strip of washi tape, too. Scattered some light green & light blue mini rhinestones. I like these mini ones as they are just enough to catch the light to add some a sparkle, but don’t make the card more difficult to mail.
I learned more about the collage style while creating my card; most of all, I enjoyed the theme of love. Thanks Tracie and Dawn for inspiring my card. TFL
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 GMT Views: 354
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Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 6:56 PM
Diane, your card with all of its elements is just beautiful. The two-color ribbon and your stamp really add to the collage look. Well done!
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Sat, Feb 09, 2019 @ 12:34 PM
Brilliant card, Diane! I like how your collage turned out - it's not something I've attempted to do! I especially like that you used the debossed side of your green panel and mimicked the stamp border with your 'faith hope love' square.
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Sat, Feb 09, 2019 @ 12:47 PM
Well gee, Diane, now I'm going to have to start collecting cancelled postage stamps. I'm off to dig through my recycling now. I just got a card today from Snietje and I have the urge to use her French postage stamp on a card now. LOL! This is such fun and I just love the color combo! I think I have that same ribbon, but in pink and orange.