Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jeremiah Heart and a Freebie!

There are two challenges this week that call for hearts. The Shabby Tea Room week #12 challenge is "Dear to My Heart" and any kind of heart goes - stamps, patterned paper, embellishments; anything as long as it is a heart.


The Bible verse from Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge #41 is Hebrews 11:6. Their challenge is to use a heart on your card; it can be in your designer paper, an image or an embellishment.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
 This made me think of one of my all time favorite verses from Jeremiah 29:11-13:
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
I computer generated the text of verse 13, arranging it into a loose heart shape. I printed it on my B&W laser, then sponged with pink and red to create a heart shape behind the text, and around the edges in burgundy. I matted it on a punched white cardstock panel, also distressed with sponging.

The background was stamped with white pigment ink in a damask design, and sponged around the edges with the same ink. I cut the center out of a round doily and straightened the lace edging flat across the bottom, which caused it to ruffle. I distressed that with sponging as well.  Rose satin ribbon was adhered and ruched at the bottom, ending with button with a twine bow.

The heart panel and mat were stuck together with pop-dots for dimension and mounted to the background panel with the same.


As a gift to my wonderful readers, I have created a PDF of the Jeremiah text I set for this card. You can open this up in Adobe Acrobat and print the page, then trim out the size you want. There are three different sizes on the one page - one large, two medium and two small. I used the small size on my card today.  Please use the digi-sentiments freely, but DO NOT distribute. Instead, link back to this blog post where people are free to download their own copy.  Also, please play fair and give credit to me when you post a project using this on your gallery or blog!
Download Jeremiah 29:13 Digi Sentiments PDF File

Stamps: Savvy Sisters Studio Digi Sentiment (freebie, linked above); Papertrey Ink - Damask Designs.
Paper: Georgia Pacific - white cardstock; HP - color laser printer paper; burgundy cardstock (unknown).
Ink: Colorbox - white pigment ink; Ranger Distress - Old Paper, Mahogany; Memento - Angel Pink, Rose Red.
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon; Button; May Arts - Jute string; Small paper doily.



  1. Pretty card! Beautiful verse and lovely heart! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  2. Absolutly beautiful design for us here in the Tea Room this week! I simply adore the scrunched satin ribbon and the ruffled paper doilie ... and your damask background stamp is one of my favorites from PTI! Just wonderful :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us all!

    Quick question - I see you were able to resize your TSTR blinkie ... can you tell me how to do that? I've had a bunch of gals ask, and I didn't know what to tell them!

  3. I love the riffled ribbon and sponged heart! beautiful!

  4. How very pretty. I love that soft background heart behind your verse, and the ribbon treatment is fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

  5. You are one savvy sister - this is elegant and how generous of you to share the beautiful verse. Thanks.

  6. Lynne, another fantastic creation! LOVE this card.
    Hugs and smiles

  7. Oh my goodness Lynne this is just gorgeous!!! I love your verse! Everyone knows Jer. 29:11 but the following verses are even better and I love how you arranged them in a heart! Thanks so much for offering them to your readers!! You are so talented to be able to do this!!! Do you know what mine would look like if I tried this? Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! God bless!

  8. Oh my this is one gorgeous card. Where do I begin? the ribbon? the verse? the BG? I love it all! Thank you for sharing your art with us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

  9. Love it - really stunning xx

  10. This is Beautiful Lynne! I love everything about it, all your details - the background, the verse, the sponged heart, the ribbon scrunched, the doily at the bottom, WOW!


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