Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sending You Prayers Card

Hi, Crafty Friends!
I'm back... This time with Team Xyron!!

Every now and then life has a way of reminding you how precious it really is. It's not all about the happy moments and joyous occasions. Sometimes we face hard times and loss.  Financial hardships, break-ups, or even death can bear down on us and plunge us into despair. And sometimes just we need gentle words to tell us we are not alone. Whether spoken out loud in person or silently and privately, a prayer can go a long way.

Today, I'll show you how I created this beautiful card. Some days you just got to let someone know... hey, I'm praying for ya!

Supplies Used
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Eileen Hull Flower & Leaf Stitchlits (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends- Leaf, Frog, Berry, Bay, Beach (Clearsnap)
Sunshine Stamp Set (Pink and Main)
White Cardstock (Recollections)
Cardstock- Pink, Green, Black (DCWV)
Big Shot (Sizzix)

I started with a standard A2 size (4.25"x 5.5"- folded) card base. 
I made the card using papers from the Lori Whitlock "I'd Rather Be Crafting" Collection. 

Orange Paper - 4.25"x 5.5"
Geometric Diamond Paper- 4" x 5.25"

I layered at attached them to my card base using my Xyron Mega Runner.

Then, using my Big Shot and Eileen Hull Heart Journaling card die, I die cut yellow striped paper by using the heart insert with the outer rectangle die. Next, I backed the heart cut out with pink polka dot paper by just using the outer rectangle die.

Again, attaching the pieces using my Xyron Mega Runner.

Next, I die cut stemmed leaves from light green paper using the Eileen Hull Flowers & Leaves Journaling Card and the Spring Leaves die.

I  added depth by inking the edges with Leaf, Frog, & Nutmeg Blends inks.

Then added tiny vein details with a fine-tipped pen.

I die cut flowers from using the Flower & Leaf stitchlits.

I misted the flower slightly with water, then crushed the petals upward. 

Once dried, I inked the edges of the flower petals using Berry ink.

While the ink was drying, I die cut the word prayer from white & black cardstock. 

I gave it a variegated look using Bay and Beach ink.

Then paired the die-cut with a "sending you" stamp from Pink & Main's Sunshine stamps set. I stamped the phrase onto plain white cardstock using Coal dye ink. 

I attached my leaves then my flowers onto my card. I wanted it to hang over like a swag over a doorway. I set down and attached the leaves first then added the flowers over the leaves.

Then added my sentiment below my floral arch.

And here is my finished card...

It's not always easy finding the right words...
 But we can hope words of encouragement, faith, and understanding will help lighten a hard load on a heavy heart.

I hope you all enjoyed today's card and I hope you are inspired to send your own paper prayers.

Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

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