I started with a 5X7 inch Kraft card base because I like the look of snow on Kraft cardstock. I used some Close to My Heart snowflake stamps to cover the card front and embossed them with white embossing powder.
I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up the digi and the sentiment and drew a rectangle cut file around them at 2x3 inches. I used the print and cut feature of my Silhouette Portrait. I distressed the image to give the idea of a hard life apart from Jesus. Then I die cut a cross out of silver cardstock using a die from the Spellbinders Crosses 2 set. I used a Krylon silver leafing pen on the sides of my sentiment to make it look more "finished," and adhered the image and sentiment with glue tape. I used foam squares to pop up the cross since it's the focal point here. It's Jesus' work on the cross that provides the hope of forgiveness and redemption.
For the inside of the card, I chose this wonderful verse from 2 Corinthians:
Well, I hope this card has encouraged you! If you are already a believer, maybe you have some "scrolls" left to burn from your previous life apart from Christ. Are there some practices in your life that aren't glorifying God? If you don't yet belong to the Lord, I pray that these verses will inspire you to reflect on what is holding you back from the forgiveness and cleansing now freely offered to you. I welcome you to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about how to receive Christ into your heart and experience the new life only He can give.
This card will be entered in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Monthly Freebie Progressive Challenge
A Snowflakes Promise 2W, E3, Must be Christmas/winter themed #10 - Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme (Week 1)
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #117 White plus one other color
Papertake Weekly W - Let It Snow
Mod Squad Challenge: Pattern Your Paper
CropStop Linky Party M, 2nd Wednesday of M, E5, SIR(see blog for details) #10 Anything Goes (Week 2 of 4)
Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Let It Snow
The Crazy Challenge - 2W, 4E - (Week 1) Everything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - W, 5E - Tic Tac Toe* Kraft, free space, distressed image
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - 2W - No.99 - (W1 of 2) - Snow/ Use Mostly White
Allsorts W,3E at least 3 diecuts
My Time to Craft 2W (W1 ) Let it snow
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 1) Use a Digi
613 Avenue Create - W - #151 Anything goes with optional twist: Create Your Own Challenge*
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Left of Center Creative Challenges - W - No.105 - Use a Sentiment
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #60 Always Anything Goes