Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Comfort, Strength, and Courage

I keep needing cards for people I care about who are fighting cancer or other difficult battles. I used a set of sentiments about courage and strength that can apply to a lot of serious trials someone might face. What I'm wondering about this card is whether it sounds final, like they're facing death. My feeling is that it's for the health battle someone is facing, but someone else might think it sounds like I believe they're dying. What do you think?

 I stippled the white panel with Sweet Leaf ink, then stamped the parsley with Juniper. For the Retro Rubber challenge, I've had the stamp set "Good Thymes" since December 2016.) The first part of the PTI sentiment was stamped with New England Ivy. I die cut three of the word "courage" with black cardstock and adhered them together.   I used CTMH Fresh Air papers plus this sketch from Sketch-Tanten (The Sketch-Aunts):

On the left side I used the stipple brush again with Sweet Leaf ink to help set off the white scripture die cut: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13" I think it was from Word Art Wednesday a couple of years ago.
 I used scraps to enhance the inside sentiment: "When you don't have the strength, may you find the courage."

Thank you for visiting! May you, too, have courage and strength for the battles you face!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #220 - use three of something (3 papers, 3 black enamel dots)
Crafty Calendar June Challenge - three of something (3 papers, 3 black enamel dots)
heARTful Stamping challenge - anything goes 
Retro Rubber challenge #88 - anything goes (CTMH Good Thymes purchased 12/16)
Word Art Wednesday #336-337 - anything uplifting

"You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing." Psalm 145:16 (WEB)
365 Promises (of God) - Promise #155:  When I open My hand, I provide for all that I have created.


Sue said...

Such a wonderful card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue J xx

Debbie Mageed said...

What a wonderful card to give to someone going through a difficult time! I love your layers and choice of designer papers!! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

Sherry said...

beautiful card! can you tell me who makes the stamps you used?

Maria Rodriguez. said...

The words on your card are beautiful and supportive, very meaningful to anyone facing a difficult time in their lives.
We all have those times when we need a kind word to help us through, this words are just the right ones, believe me.
Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.

Dreja said...

Ein sehr schönes Werk. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sketch-Tanten.
LG Dreja

Vanessa said...

Das ist eine klasse Karte geworden und Du hast den Sketch ganz bezaubernd umgesetzt. Hab ganz lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Sketchtanten
Liebe Grüße
Deine Vanessa

LeAnne said...

I think it's an appropriate card for someone going through a challenge of any sort, health or otherwise! I love the sentiment and the verse inside! So happy you shared this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

Rijacki Ledum said...
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Rijacki Ledum said...

Stunning card. I love all the inside details, too.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

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