Saturday, November 22, 2008

Scripture Challenge 45 'Cross'

The Scripture Challenge word on Patter Cross's Blog 'Triple the Scraps' was cross. Well, how could I do a card based on this word without using an image of a cross? The cross means so many different things to so many different people. Just seeing its image causes a flood of emotions. Some people tear up, being reminded of the price that was paid for their redemption, other people are inspired and have renewed hope when they see its image or when they gently touch it as it drapes across their neck. Yet other people look at its image and are filled with hate and anger because they cannot accept the truth that lies behind the image. My own feelings differ when I look at a cross, depending on my mood that day or what I am going thru at the time. Most of the time, when I see a cross, I am filled with hope, and the thought the trials of this life will soon be over and I will one day live in Paradise where there will be no more tears. But somedays I look at the cross and feel ashamed for all I have done or not done for the One who suffered for me. But no matter what I am going through, or whether or not one is a Believer or not, no one can look upon this image and not feel SOMETHING.
I made my card using the colors for the Treehouse Stamps Color Challenge on Paper Craft Planet. The colors are Stampin Up! 'Certainly Celery', 'Old Olive', 'Very Vanilla', and 'White'. The Certainly Celery background is embossed with the 'Rough Diamonds' Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The main image is mounted up. It is from the retired Stampin Up! Set 'Symbols of Salvation'. The Very Vanilla Panel was cut using the "Label Two" Nestabilities Die. Ribbon and adhesive pearls were used for embellishment. I left off the sentiment because I want to have options for using this card, I will add a sentiment inside the card as the need arises. I think it could be used as a Sympathy Card, a baptism card, or a Hopeful card for a believer who is going thru a crisis.
This week's Scripture Challenge Word is 'Path'. Come and grow in your faith, and play along with us.
Till Tomorrow, Amy

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