Sunday, June 24, 2018

Our Refuge

I have some friends who are a little older than me who had given their lives to the mission field and to evangelism. I enjoy writing them long cards of encouragement and appreciation for their service. Twice they served on tropical islands and some of their family still does, so I made them a card using more of the tropical CTMH Postcard Perfect and one of the flower stamps that coordinated with the paper. I chose this sketch from Sketch Saturday:

I used two small scraps of the two flowered papers. To make my tag larger, I matted it first on Kraft cardstock and then on leafy vellum that came with the paper pack. I topped it with the burlap ribbon and flower that I stamped first with Blossom ink then the edges sponged with Tangerine ink. I dotted the inside of the flower with Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bubblegum Blush) and added more on the panels.

I used one of the scripture stamps from Verve, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1"  Julie Tilman's sketches from Mojo Monday were the ones that taught me how to make cards. If you hadn't heard, she is closing the Verve store in a few days and devoting her life to her busy twin boys. The truth is, life doesn't stay the same, people change, circumstances change. The one constant is the assurance that God never changes. He always cares and is always there for us, no matter what.

Thank you for visiting! May you be blessed as you bless others with your card creations!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #206 - anything goes with a sentiment
Crafty Catz Challenge #422 - anything goes with option of beautiful blooms
Creatalicious Challenge #141 - anything goes with option of flowers
heARTful stamping challenge - anything goes with stamping
Time Out Challenge #112 - Warm - mine is warm tropical flowers and paper

Psalm 103:6 (WEB)Yahweh executes righteous acts, and justice for all who are oppressed.
365 Promises of God - Promise #175: I will provide justice for everyone who is mistreated.


rachel taylor said...

Lovely card thanks for taking the time to share with Creatalicious Rachel DT

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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sandie said...

This is a beautiful card, such gorgeous tropical paper and your colours combine wonderfully. These are lovely words of encouragement. We are so pleased to see you at Time Out

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your tropical theme for this wonderful card exudes warmth. What a wonderful way to use your art to encourage and express gratitude for the service of your friends. Thanks so much for joining us at Time Out.

carol said...

Hello ..sweet card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x Carol

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz this week and good luck

Lynn said...

I love the sentiment. Your card is so soft and soothing!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Creative world said...

Fabulous card,great coloring and awesome design...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge this week,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…