Sunday, January 21, 2018

As long as I have breath...

A dear friend lost her husband this week several decades too soon, so I've been frequently praying for her. Another family at our church lost a sister/daughter/aunt this week.  I seem to need sympathy-type cards frequently. Here is the first. It simply started with this blue and kraft colored image from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea, which I've nearly used up. I had wanted to make it for this week's Color Throwdown challenge using light blue, kraft, and white, but of course mine also has the neutral cream color so much a part of Graphic 45. I added white glitter tape, white sequins, and white for the sentiment and card base.

I  chose two Psalms about prayer for this card from Verve's Scripture Medley Five: "Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath." Psalm 116:2 and "Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you." Psalm 55:22. The truths in these verses will be needed for life's challenges to come. I'm so glad the Lord listens, cares, and is always near to help those who take their cares to Him. 

I embossed the Sky blue cardstock with the CTMH Rose embossing folder. I used a PTI border die to cut the kraft border and added the leftover inside. Some burlap twine seemed to go with all the kraft.

Thank you for visiting. May you, too, take your cares to the Lord who wants to sustain you if you'll only ask.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #386 - with Sympathy
Color Throwdown Challenge #476 - kraft, light blue, white
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Birds of a feather
Word Art Wednesday 318-319 -  anything goes.


Catherine said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the design and sentiment. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Ginny Maxam said...

I love your card, so elegant, beautiful color palette and design! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Such a lovely design and Psalm! Very pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Lori Turner said...

Oh Vickie, your card is so beautiful...I am sure your friend loved it. Thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo