Monday, July 16, 2018

Be Joyful in Hope

This weekend my stamping club met. One of my friends had fallen down an entire flight of stairs, spent Friday in the ER, and wasn't well enough to be with us. I stamped this card to encourage her. 
I wanted to let her know we were all praying for her pain and healing. (Ouch! I'd seen her huge black bruise!) It was miraculous that she didn't have any broken bones. I thought she'd appreciate the words from Romans 12:12, "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."  We all have different afflictions at varying times. We often ask others for prayer, but I loved the idea that the hope we have that God will ease our struggle should make us joyful!

I used to help my grandfather plant and pick his organic strawberries on his farm and I'd raised strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries myself, so this PTI stamp appealed to me. I had seen a similar card stamped on Kraft by Heather Nichols last month and wanted to try these berries and some white flowers on Kraft cardstock. CTMH White Daisy pigment ink worked perfectly. I used New England Ivy for the leaves and stamped each berry by inking it with Pomegranate and touching the tip of it with Eggplant, then stamp, aka "rock and roll" technique. Some CTMH ribbon and white enamel dots finished the front.

Thank you for visiting! May you also find joy in hope during times of affliction.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #137 - use your inks anyway you want ("rock and roll" and white on kraft)
Simply Create Too Challenge #140 - no patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #342-343 - anything goes/free scripture art

1 John 4:18 (WEB)
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, 
because fear has punishment. 
He who fears is not made perfect in love.

365 Promises of God - Promise #197: My perfect love will banish fear from your heart.


brenda said...

A very Summery creation with the strawberries for our 'In my Garden' theme at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

B x

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Shirley Chillman said...

Lovely make and the flowers are so pretty Vickie.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Inkyfingers said...

What pretty, summery card and I'm sure your friend loved it. I love kraft card and your stamping really pops on it.
Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope you will join us again soon.

Lynne K said...

A very pretty and thoughtful design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Caro´s kreative Welt said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Greetings Carola