I've actually got a card to share with you today...and I actually like how it turned out. (Falling on the floor fainting over here.) It's pretty simple in design, but uses one of my favorite things....rainbow colored watercolor.
How to create:
**Supplies will be linked below for your shopping convenience.**
- Trim & fold an A2 card from Cupid's Bow cardstock, set aside.
- Stamp & heat emboss the Origami Map to a piece of watercolor paper.
- Tape the paper block to a hard surface, then wet down the inside of the embossed map.
- Paint the inside of the map in a gradient rainbow using distress inks.
- Dry completely with a heat tool, then sprinkle some water droplets to the front.
- Let the droplets sit for a moment, then pick them up using a paper towel.
- Adhere the watercolor block to the Cupid's Bow card front.
- Diecut the word 'hello' from aqua glitter paper & adhere to the front with foam dots.
- Stamp & heat emboss the rest of the sentiment to black cardstock, and cut into a thin strip.
- Adhere the strip to the top of the 'hello' diecut word with foam dots.
- Accent with colored jewels to finish.
Here are a few more detail shots of the card:
Well, that is my first card of 2016. It took 25 days to get it done, but it is coming a bit easier to me now. And that is a good thing! I am sure my creativity will ebb & flow as I continue down this road of firsts, and learning how to live and grieve my daughter. As I was making this card, I kept thinking about how true the sentiment is in regards to Ellie. Though her death & absence has left me heartbroken, my world truly is better because of her existence.
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“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). When we think of this verse, we usually think about “good works” as ways we can help others, and that’s true. Remember though: In the beginning when God was getting creative and bringing everything into existence, He evaluated His creation and decided it was “good.” Creativity can minister to a person’s heart the same way a meal or a hug might.