Thursday, September 3, 2015

Layerless Scripture Card

My husband writes to a friend, John, in prison.  Layered cards are not permitted; if sent, they are torn apart before being given to the recipient.  So, I've been trying to create cards with no layers or embellishments of any kind.

I forgot to retake the picture ... this one was taken in the evening in poor lighting, so looks a bit blue and washed out.  It actually turned out really well.  I stamped the background image in gray, then stamped the scripture.  I then put an oval mask over the verse, and restamped the background in black, and chalked it in.

Our Daily Bread Designs has an "Anything Goes with Scripture" challenge going right now. They have lovely designs that work well on layerless cards, so for  my husband's friend, I'm going to submit this and maybe another card or two in hopes of winning a $15 gift certificate that will go toward making the next card for him!

I hope this will inspire anyone who has a friend or relative in jail to get creative and be a blessing to someone who could truly use one!


Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Sarah. I love the gorgeous blue background. It looks like the sky, and it's the perfect compliment to the verse. I love your crafting style, and look forward to seeing more of your art. I would like to invite you to share your sweet cards with us at Word Art Wednesday. We have fun weekly challenges, a great group of Christian crafters, and we would really enjoy your fellowship. Come and play along with us for a chance to win some great prizes and meet other Christian crafters. It would be such a blessing to have you join us.
Karen Letchworth, Owner
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I just became your newest follower. I welcome you to stop by my blog to become a new follower there - that would be awesome!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card!! I love your soft stamping of the image in grey and your use of scripture!! Gorgeous framing and backdrop for your scripture!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

laughingstamper said...

What a wonderful card to send! It's so calming and perfect for the situation! I'm so glad you played along with the ODBD Challenge and hope to see more of your lovely work!!!!