Monday, April 2, 2012

Words of Comfort

Today I needed a card to comfort a family from our church that just lost a husband/son-in-law. I was very close to my grandmother, so when I was in my twenties and she was dying John 14:1-6 comforted Grandma and me. I stayed with her in the hospital one night so that my grandpa would go home. In her pain she whispered to me "I want him to take me home." I thought she meant Grandpa, since that night was the only night he had gone home to try to sleep. I told her that she needed to stay in the hospital so that the doctors could help her. She said, "No, I mean I want God to take me home." I had misunderstood, but the truth was so rich. Her home wasn't here on earth.  I had quoted it several times to my grandmother while she was ill and she believed that Christ did have a home for her. A couple of days later, she did go home. I miss her still, sometimes, but I know that she'll be one of the first ones I see whenever I go home. I hope the verse I chose for this card will be an encouragement for Lucille and her family like it was for me.

I made this card using the sketch and the Perfect Sentiments Challenge #25 "Uplifting Sketch" for a card of encouragement.


I chose the verse from  Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection #2. The Shining The Light Challenge #102 on their blog this week was to show our favorite Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set. I pondered this quite a while since I like them all, but I went back to this one that I purchased first. I'm passionate about all of the verses in this collection.

I started designing the card using this Lucy paper and some light gray dotted paper, but needed another color for contrast, so I was happy to see the CR84FN Challenge #51 color palette for this week. The light blue was just the thing.




I hope God will bless you with the comfort of this verse.

5" x ^.5" Sympathy Card Recipe:
Paper - CTMH "Lucy," "Dotty for You (gray),"White Daisy, Sky, Taffy cardstock
Stamp - ODBD "Scripture Collection 2"
Ink - CTMH Black, Dutch Blue, Taffy
Other - CTMH Pink lace, Just Blooms; My Mind's Eye sparkles

15 comments:

Pauline said...

A beautiful card for such a difficult time, this card will be appreciated for its thoughtfulness and beauty.
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Sam Pirkle said...

What a great verse to use to comfort someone in need of your thoughts and prayers. I like how you inked the pink flowers, really gives them some dimension. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

tweetybugshouse said...

love the sentiment and the colors thanks for playing along at the perfect sentiment this week.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful card Vickie. Surely to bring comfort to a loved one. Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Krista Quick said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with the Perfect Sentiment your.

Karen Conner said...

Great paper -calming & soothing for the sentiment. Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiment.
I'm also DT @ www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com we use scripture weekly. You might be interested.

Jennipher said...

Nothing is more encouraging than a scripture. Great job. Thanks for sharing at the Perfect Sentiment.

Margaret said...

What a great sentiment. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments.

Rosemary said...

i can see why you love this ODBD set.. the verse is wonderful! lovely card. thanks for joining the shining the light challenge this week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a pretty card!! I love the pastel colors and the butterfly is so pretty!!
Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
Hugs,
Chris

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Lovely card and so soft! I absolutely love that butterfly and sweet papers! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Sue Lelli said...

That is a very pretty and comforting card! LOVELY verse! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Deborah Frings said...

This is a beautiful and thoughtful card, and I am sure it will be very much appreciated by your friends. It is a lovely verse. Thank you for playing along with CR84FN!

Deb Hickman said...

A beautiful card, it is never easy having to make these cards but this is perfect.xxx