Sunday, April 17, 2016

To every thing there is a season... (CAS)

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:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
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)
Misc.: Dimensionals

Other Materials
Die: Spellbinders "Marvelous Squares"
Misc: Ink duster


  1. Lovey card, just lovely. I too like that dragonfly and the verse

  2. Wow, beautiful card and lovely verse. So you used the shaving brush on your card, very effective, but do me a favor and put it back in Bob's shaving supplies and won't he be

  3. What a bea8 card you have made Melanie. Our soft pastel colours at Just Us Girls is perfect for your layout. Love the scripture and now I have that Byrds song running through my head. So glad you shared with us this week and hope to see more from you again soon at JUGS. Thanks.

  4. How lucky to have found that wonderful stamp set at a garage sale. You have used that image beautifully here, and I especially love the DSP you chose with the challenge colors. Gorgeous design too, I really like that square die. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls. And good luck!!!

  5. I have always wanted this beautiful verse to come out in stamp format... What a gorgeous card! Love the colour choice and the softness of the card. Just lovely. You have been busy today :)

  6. Simply stunning Melanie! The colors are just perfect with your image and your die cut is beautiful. By the way, the stamp set is called Measure of a Life...and I agree it's fantastic! :)

  7. So gorgeous... that is quite a find at a garage sale... maybe now I'll have some time to do some garage saling of my own.. LOVE it!

  8. Congratulations on being chosen as the Chick of the Week and Just Us Girls. A well deserved honor!