Good morning to you all! I haven't been around lately on the blog as I was away on holiday AND I've been having a major craft room clearout and rearranging of my 'stuff', but today I'm back with a card that I made for an upcoming wedding. I really love the look of embossed vellum which has then been coloured on the back. I think it is a really soft and gentle look, just right for a wedding. I always love to add a few pearls to a card like this as they give it a classy look too. I don't think you can see it too well from the photo but I have also embossed two flourishes in white onto white.
I am entering this card into the challenge over at The Card Concept #16, which is to make a 'wedding card'. I would say my style for this card is Clean and Layered. The challenge closes on Monday 18th August so I'm just in on good time.
I am also entering it into Word Art Wednesday #145 where the team there share a Scripture verse which you can use (though you don't have to). My Thought for the Day ties in with the verse as it talks about the mystery of salvation for the Gentiles.
All supplies are Stampin' Up!.
Thought for the Week
Matthew 22:3. This is the story that the Lord Jesus Christ told about a king who had arranged a wonderful wedding for his son and then sent out his servants to invite certain people he would like to come. When we are invited to a wedding, it's always kind of the people to invite us because weddings are an expensive affair and people have to choose carefully who they would like to be there. Unfortunately, sometimes people are not invited and they can be offended, as they expected an invite.
However in this case, it is actually the king, the parent of the son getting married, who is offended because those who were kindly invited "would not come". It's not that they couldn't come, but that they wouldn't come.
The Lord Jesus Christ is explaining here that, whenever the gospel is preached or people witness to the unsaved and tell them that God the Father is inviting them to come and join with Christ His Son, many times people will say "No, I'm not coming to Christ for salvation". To hear the gospel preached is such a privilege, yet people despise it and think it's not worth their time or consideration. If God the Father speaks to your heart and warmly welcomes you to salvation in his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, grasp this opportunity with all your heart because it might not come your way again. In this passage in Matthew 22, the king was angry and turned his invitation away from the people who wouldn't come and invited other people who were more than happy to come. The Spirit of God will not always knock at your heart's door and you could say "No" to God's offer for the final time. Accept His offer of mercy when He calls...you won't regret it!
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good weekend.