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!