This week's cards for the shut ins at my church was designed with a Stampin' Up ("Mountain Air") set I won in a recent Creative Creases Challenge. This set appealed to me for several reasons. First, these are amazing stamps for creating nature scenes. Second, I had never tried reversible stamps before, and the idea intrigued me. Third, there are a lot of scriptures that speak about mountains, so I should be able to use this set to design several different Christian cards. I think it will be a versatile addition to my stamp collection. If you are interested in this set or other lovely Stampin' Up items, click here to shop the catalog under Debbie Mageed's name: Shop For Stamps, Paper, Project Kits, & Other Incredible Products (stampinup.com) Thank you so much for the beautiful set, Debbie!
To make the most of these stamps, I wanted to create a scene with some depth to it, so I decided to go with a tri-fold card. My first attempt was based on a card that used letter-sized paper. The disadvantage of that design was that the back panel of the card just flopped down. I wanted it to stand up, so I added a hinged panel to the back of the card. I ended up with a base that was 11 inches in length and 5 1/2 inches in width. I scored it at the 1 1/2 inch mark, the 3 inch mark, the 5 1/2 inch mark, and the 8 inch mark. Then I cut another piece of paper for the hinge that measured 5 1/2 by 3 1/2. I scored it at the half inch mark and folded that over to adhere to the back panel of the base card. The hinge is covered by the blue sky panel once the card is assembled.
The verse I chose for these cards comes from the passage where Jesus told His disciples: "Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you" (Matthew 17:20-21). I like how Alyssa Roat summed up this passage: "The Lord has the power to move mountains. Our faith is in Him to do so. Nothing will be impossible for us because 'nothing will be impossible with God'" (Luke 1:37). Here's the link to the article I took the quote from if you'd like to read the rest of Alyssa's commentary: https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/true-ways-your-faith-can-move-mountains.html
Here's a look at the card from the front and from the side. You can see how I folded it accordion style.
Here's a close up of the clouds so you can see what the reverse side of the cloud stamp looks like when I used Versamark ink and then white embossing powder (they would normally be solid white, but the original paper I chose had texture to it):
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