Thursday, August 4, 2022

John 1:16 Floating Gap Card

I've really been enjoying the Iced Images videos featuring unique and fun card folds, and this week I decided to create a Silhouette Studio file for the Floating Gap Card featured here: Floating Gap Card - Bing video. The two "L" shaped sides are held together by a center focal point that I adhered using foam tape. Most of the card was created using my Silhouette Cameo, but I die cut the center pieces from Spellbinders dies I haven't used in an age. The word "Grace" is also a die cut from a Papertrey Ink  die I purchased recently after winning a $25 gift card to Simon Says Stamp on the SSS Monday challenge blog. The die and coordinating stamp set can be found here: Papertrey Ink INSPIRED GRACE Clear Stamps 3219 at Simon Says STAMP! and Papertrey Ink INSPIRED GRACE Die PTD 1060 at Simon Says STAMP! I broke out my stencil collection to add a little background behind the sentiment. I need to do that more often as I like how it adds a bit of color and depth. 

The verse I chose for this card (from the Papertry Ink stamp set linked above) is such a great reminder to be grateful for the "grace upon grace" I have received from God. Have you heard the definition of grace as "God's Riches At Christ's Expense"? It's such a beautiful way to think of grace. I hope each of you reading this post can think of many examples of God's grace in your own life and will join me in thanking Him for the riches of His grace. I pray the shut ins I send these cards to will be as encouraged by this verse as I am. 

The Floating Gap Card can be made in multiple sizes (see the video for 4 different sizes Iced Images showcases). I chose the 4X7 size. It folds flat to fit in an A7 envelope. 

Front view: 


A view of the side flaps: 

Back view: 

Challenges I'm entering: 

Word Art Wednesday: ATG

The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG with optional twist of friendship 

Through The Craft Room Door ( ATG

Unicorn Challenge Blog: Summer Time (I hope flowers count)

A Place To Start ( with optional twist "by the book"

Path of Positivity Challenge: ATG Positive or make something special to celebrate yourself Top Pick 9/13/22;  Voted Most Inspirational 9/26/22

International Art & Soul ( Happiness (For me, God's grace is the source of true happiness)

Art Impressions Blog ( Pretty in Pink

2 Sisters on the blog: Text as the focal point 

Creations in Pink:ATG mostly in pink

Dies R Us Challenge: Summer and use die cuts (I used dies from Spellbinders and Papertrey Ink)

Girlz Rebel Challenge: Color challenge

The Crafting Challenge: My favorite color: pink

fourseasons ( summer mood board (I chose the flowers for inspiration)


  1. Thank you for sharing your blessed card, Carrie! I appreciate you playing along with Jan's DIgi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  2. So pleased to see your entry here at Creations in Pink.
    This is a lovely project.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Jackie DT @ Creations in Pink

  3. What a wonderful design and beautiful papers to highlight your uplifting verse. So lovely of you to share with shut-ins and us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  4. Nice card!
    Thank you for joining our challenge this month.
    Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

  5. What a fabulous design and so beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

    1. I'm back to say thank you for sharing your wonderful creation at Four Seasons challenge as well!

  6. This is gorgeous, Carrie. Thanks for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog. Your art is always a blessing.
    Also, thanks for sharing this lovely scripture card with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm delighted to have you play along there as well. I hope you're having a BLESSED week and that you will join us again soon at both of these FUN challenges.
    Karen L, DT

  7. Beautiful card! Love that floral paper! Thank you so much for playing at Not 2 Shabby.

  8. A beautiful card for our Happiness challenge at INTAAS, thank you for joining us. Hazel x

  9. Very pretty and very nicely crafted! Thanks for sharing at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  10. This looks great and a bit different too. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Funday.

  11. Wow! Terrific unusual layout! Thanks for including MIUCB in your long list of links! --Becca/DT

  12. Fabulous card and great fun fold! So glad you shared with us at Jan's Digital Stamp Challenge! Donna DT

  13. Great card. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our "by the Book" (anything book related) challenge

  14. Great design. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC patterned Paper challenge

  15. Nice card design Carrie. Thank you for entering the Create Something Special for your Creative Self Challenge at Path of Positivity.

  16. Oh wow - you have been busy. I love your gap card design. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” August Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  17. These floating cards always look super special and are super fun. Yours is perfect Carrie! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Love to Craft Challenge.