Thursday, 19 January 2012

Perfect Love

I created this card using Week 1 of the January Viva la Verve sketches.  All the edges have been sponged with Ranger Distress inks and I stitched the panels onto the dp before attaching it to the card base.
I used a small square punch to make the fishtail effect on the sentiment banner.  This ribbon frays badly when it's cut at an angle so I sealed the ends with a lit match.  Yeah, I know, it's living dangerously, but I've gotten pretty good at holding it just in the right spot so it doesn't actually burn the ribbon!
My card is for a good friend who is trying to overcome a fear but feels it's nearly impossible.  Recently this Bible verse has become very meaningful to her and it's on the inside of the card, hence the two heart pins to represent God's love:
"Perfect love casts out fear..." I John 4:18
So with God's love and help I know she'll triumph over fear!
Supplies include:
Verve Words of Wisdom
Memory Box, Basic Gray dp
Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Button (October Afternoon)
Twine
Ribbon
Pins
Small square punch
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles

6 comments:

Dana Alley said...

This a beautiful card! just the perfect mix of bold and lively colors, with a wash of vintagy floral. You are such an artist. I love the verse also! I'm sure your friend will love this and feel inspired.

Just subscribed to your blog too!

Have a lovely day. :)

Wanda Cullen said...

This card is AMAZING!! Great combination of papers...great sentiments and love the heart pins! This will be such a blessing to your friend!

Lisa A. said...

This is so pretty, Bridget!! Love the greens and all your attention to the lovely details...the heart pins and stitching...lovely!!

Romayne said...

Hey Bridget - love the card :). On your ribbon ends - I've used Collall's All Purpose Glue to great effect for sealing - it dries clear & is relatively easy to get a tiny thin line of it along the ribbon ends.

BLessings, Romayne

joanieg said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the saying on it! Thank You so much for sharing and inspiring.

Susie said...

So beautiful crafted and stated. Sharing God's love with others in this form is wonderful isn't it? The dp and color is fabulous. I'm learning so much from your designs. Thank you Bridget.