mixed media tutorial by Heather Greenwood creating faith greeting cards stamping objects found around the house | Philippians 4:8 Whatever Is Lovely Collection

Hi friends! I’ve decided to do a little something different today because I’m excited to be participating in the 30 days of happy mail challenge coming up in just a few days. While I’m making greeting cards, I want you to know that you could totally do this in your Bible too! One of my favorite things to do when I’m painting or Bible journaling is finding objects around the house to use to make fun patterns. We laugh in our house because I’m always telling everyone to check with me before they throw things away. I’m using mostly packing supplies today but you could totally use old toys, bottle caps, paper cups, etc… I’m thinking I might try sneaking a LEGO piece out of our bin, I’m pretty sure the kids won’t notice one missing, LOL.

This week’s feature collection is the Whatever Is Lovely collection. This collection has a special part in my heart since Philippians 4:8 was my mom’s favorite verse. My church is going through the Fruits of the Spirit and this past Sunday was on PEACE. This passage Philippians 4:4-9 was the main scripture for the message. My mom truly reflected the peace of God through her life and especially during her battle with cancer. That is one thing I want to learn from her and pass on to my children. While I reflect on this verse this week, I want to share that in this Happy Mail challenge. I want to share these cards with you, our readers, our tribe. I will be doing a drawing over on my Instagram and sending 20 of these homemade cards next month!!! You can find me at @heathergwdesigns. Look for the picture similar to the header and comment for your name to be put in the drawing.

Are you ready to make some faith greeting cards to send out to your tribe?

STEP ONE

gather objects around the house with texture and/or fun shapes.

mixed media tutorial by Heather Greenwood creating faith greeting cards stamping objects found around the house | Philippians 4:8 Whatever Is Lovely Collection

STEP TWO

cut letter sized cardstock in half so you have two 8.5″ X 5.5″ pieces of cardstock. Then fold them in half to create 4.25″ X 5.5″ cards.

mixed media tutorial by Heather Greenwood creating faith greeting cards stamping objects found around the house | Philippians 4:8 Whatever Is Lovely Collection

STEP THREE

scrape paint around the background… I used white first, then pink

mixed media tutorial by Heather Greenwood creating faith greeting cards stamping objects found around the house | Philippians 4:8 Whatever Is Lovely Collection

STEP FOUR

dip your object in paint and then stamp them onto your background… for the cupboard liner and bubble wrap I swiped paint on it using the paint it card.

mixed media tutorial by Heather Greenwood creating faith greeting cards stamping objects found around the house | Philippians 4:8 Whatever Is Lovely Collection

mixed media tutorial by Heather Greenwood creating faith greeting cards stamping objects found around the house | Philippians 4:8 Whatever Is Lovely Collection

mixed media tutorial by Heather Greenwood creating faith greeting cards stamping objects found around the house | Philippians 4:8 Whatever Is Lovely Collection

mixed media tutorial by Heather Greenwood creating faith greeting cards stamping objects found around the house | Philippians 4:8 Whatever Is Lovely Collection

STEP FIVE

add paper scraps, stickers, alphas, etc. to finish up the cards

mixed media tutorial by Heather Greenwood creating faith greeting cards stamping objects found around the house | Philippians 4:8 Whatever Is Lovely Collection

EASY PEASY!!!

Now, let’s go try this out in our Bibles too!!! I can’t wait to see your handmade greeting cards and Bibles using objects you find around the house!

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2 Comments
  1. kristin meyer 2 years ago

    These are amazing! I absolutely love how they turned out, thank you for sharing your beautiful work and reminding us that beautiful art doesn’t have to come from products we buy, but beauty can be found in everyday objects around us, too!

  2. Mollie Dirig 2 years ago

    Awesome idea! I especially like the bonus use of the YLEO tube! I have a plethora of those and was looking for an additional purpose for them. Thanks!!

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