4/21/2016 Update: This card was selected for the "Chic of the Week" Award!
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
This scripture inspired Pete Seeger to compose the music, "Turn, Turn, Turn," recorded by the Byrds in the mid-1960s. Seeger put the scripture into song as a protest to war but I just love the scripture. I admit when I read the scripture, I have the tune in my head for a few days.
I recently found an old rubber stamp set at a garage sale and was initially attracted to the dragonfly. I have no idea what the name of the stamp set is but the stamps were labeled as Stampin' Up! I am very pleased with them - not only because the stamps were in pristine condition but also because of the verse from Ecclesiastes 3.1.
I purposely wanted the card to be CAS and the colors to be soft. Two panels of DSP were adhered to a card base. The image was stamped, dusted with peach ink and die cut. It was adhered to a panel and backed with foam tape for dimension. The inside was also stamped and dusted.
The colors for this card were in keeping with Just Us Girls Color Challenge #339. Visit their blog to see the creativity!
Techniques: Stamping, ink dusting or stippling, die cutting, CAS
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamps: Measure of a Life (Thanks to AmyK for the info.)
Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Peach Parfait (retired)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder
DSP: SU! stack in Peach Parfait and Concord Crush (all retired)
Die: Spellbinders "Marvelous Squares"
Misc: Ink duster