Both of these cards are for the C4C19---Crazy 4 Challenges #19 found HERE. The challenge was to make a birthday card. I made 2 birthday cards that aren't traditional in their look but have a traditional flair. These both use the Flower of the Month from Clear Dollar Stamps for January, Carnation. If you look on the background dp I stamped the word "Carnation" (the birth flower for January) and on one I one I stamped the word January on the background. On the other the word January is an extra detail added on the bottom.
I'm not one for believing legends, especially the "religious" ones about "luck" and such. However, as I was trying to find what COLOR carnation is the birth flower for January (I never found that) I ran across a legend about pink carnations that was sweet, though holds no historical fact. Here is the rendition from this website
There is an interesting legend associated with pink carnations. According to Christian legend, carnations first appeared on Earth as Jesus carried the Cross. The Virgin Mary shed tears at Jesus' plight, and pink carnations sprang up from where her tears fell. Thus the pink carnation became the symbol of a mother's undying love, and in 1907 was chosen by Ann Jarvis as the emblem of Mother's Day, now observed in the United States and Canada on the second Sunday in May.Since the women who will be getting these cards are moms, I thought it would be nice to use pink as I know these moms have undying love for their children.
The first card is also for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge # 21. The verse for this week is:
Hosea 6:1 "Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds."
I tore the picture apart, then put it back together. In true dork form, I had trouble figuring out this part. LOL! Then, I decided to copy, um, I mean CASE, my dork sister Peggysue and try the broken glass technique. I did not have any of the ultra thick embossing powder, so I kept layering versamark & clear regular embossing powder and heating them. Did you know hot melted embossing powder hurts your fingers? Just sayin'.
This card ALSO is for the CPS challenge 149. I turned the layout sideways to work with this image.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Flower of the Month, January (Carnation)
Ink: memento black & brown, versamark
Paper: Forest Foliage (I think) and a pink from Hobby Lobby, K& Co. "Classic" dp pad
Etc.: nesties, copics, dew drops (from my friend Kathy), ep
Next I used the same image, but used the layout for MMSC 36. I love this Spellbinders Pendant!
The details are the same except no dew drops or versamark with clear ep.
Phew, 2 cards finished and challenges done ON TIME! Amazing!
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