Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hope Shines Through

I wrote to an old friend today that so much has happened in the world since I wrote her last month. There have been hurricanes, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions as well as terrorist acts all over the world. I have a friend who beat lung cancer, then had to go back for more surgery when it produced a brain tumor. Friends from church have been in and out of the hospital. The one constant through it all has been the knowledge that God loves us and wants us to turn to him during trials. That gives us a ray of hope that can shine through all natural or man-made disasters.  I wanted to make a couple of cards for breast cancer awareness that uses one of my new stamp sets, Inspired Words. I used this sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

I used two shades of pink (with a little Glacier for contrast), Bashful and Smoothie. Both of the papers, the smoothie ribbon  and the flowers are retired.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Silver embossing powder. The shiny sentiment inspired me to mat the sentiment, ribbon, and the Artistry Cricut cut ribbon with Bashful Glitter Paper.

The first one I made with a different Cricut cut ribbon and flower. I decided to use it so you could see the ribbon type from the Flower Market cartridge.

Inside each card I put this verse of encouragement about Hope from Romans 15:13a:

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Atlantic Hearts Challenge # 232 - sketch
CCCDigi Creations Challenge #82 - Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Heartful Stamping Challenge - anything goes with stamping


ann van dijk said...

Beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck.Have a nice day
Anneke DT

Annette Clark said...

Beautiful card, Vickie, I love all the love that went into it and behind it!

Christine said...

Love your pretty card and its message of hope. It's sure to be a blessing. Thanks for playing along at AHSC!
DT Member

Ine Swinkels said...

Thanks for joining us at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Patty Albertson said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along this week with The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! - Patty A, DT Member

Patty said...

What a good idea to emboss your sentiment and make it shine. Thank you for joining AHSC this week.

Juliet A said...

I appreciate your efforts to showcase different diecut ribbons, I don't know which card I like better! Thank you for playing in the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

Sue Reynolds said...

Beautiful cards...recipients will love them. Pretty pastel colors and CAS. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC this past week.

Annette Clark said...

A card - or two, actually - after my own heart! Great choice of colors, patterns and cuts as well as embellishments - I love seeing a bit of sparkle and/or shine. Great job, Vickie, and thanks for sharing with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Lisa said...

Beautiful and perfect for October! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts!

Brandi said...

Love it! I love sentiment, it would be very inspiring for someone going through a tough time to get a card like this. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC