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Stand Firm - Sink Your Roots Deep

In keeping with preparing cards before our move, I decided to make my monthly message card to the missionaries serving from our ward. These are such amazing young people, who give 18 months to two years of their life to spreading the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is not an easy thing to do and they are buffeted by many outside forces. There is so much unrest in the world and from my perspective the further we move away from the anchor of Jesus Christ the easier it is adopt the philosophy of the world and become uncertain of our direction and unable to find a sure foundation. The only way to withstand the whirlwinds of all the many voice out there is to Stand Firm and Sink our Roots Deep in the teaching of our Savior. This card was designs to express that message.

I first laid out the Simon Says Stamp Birch Column die on a quarter sheet of cardstock to determine where I wanted my printed sentiment. Once I knew where I wanted it to be I created a file in Microsoft Word that would print it four times on Gina K. Designs Whisper Cardstock with brown ink. When the printing was completed I cut the cardstock into four different card fronts and cut the birch trees on the left of the sentiment. I used Copic Markers to color the edges of the trees and the leaves.

I ink blended an A2 white cardbase behind the trees with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass to give a soft sky look. The birch tree panel was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

I created the secondary sentiment in Word as well, printed it on white cardstock, and cut it into a sentiment label with the Pink & Main Sentiment Label die and adhered it under the main sentiment with a little Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

I really like the way it turned out.


· Simon Says Stamp Birch Column

· Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink

· Copic Markers: E53, G21, G20

· Printed Sentiments with Bangle Font

· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Whisper Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

· Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

· Pink & Main Sentiment Strip

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