Monday, January 17, 2011

Prayers Go Up...Blessings Come Down


Hi there! What better way to start your week than with a new Shabby Tea Room challenge!!! This week our theme is called "White and Bright" which means you can use white plus one other color for your creation! Our sponsor this week is Webster's Pages.

I made this card with a very special purpose in mind. Recently, a close friend of ours, who was very healthy and only 44 years old, moved to Florida for his job leaving his family here in PA until they were able to sell their home and move down there with him. He suddenly became very ill after the holidays and has been on life support for the last two weeks with his wife and parents at his side. We have been praying for his recovery and our community has come together to help care for their children and many have donated money in order to send the two teenage children to see their father on the weekends. We received some great news this past Friday that he is doing much better and although he is still on life support for his lungs, they are planning on him not needing it very soon. The message on this card takes on a special meaning and I plan to give this card to them when they return home with him.

Now, back to the card...I used the JustRite Kaleidoscope set and stamped it with Memento ink and cut it out using Spellbinders dies. The center is popped up to give it some dimension and I added a large gem in the center. I used my Heartfelt Creations flower dies to cut out several layers of my flower and then crinkled them and inked the edges for a little distressed look. A clear gem brad holds it together. The flourishes are also cut using Spellbinders dies. This all sits atop a piece of white cardstock that was scored with the Scor-Buddy in a diamond pattern. A pretty satin double bow gives it the finishing touch!

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Challenges:
JustRite Friday Challenge 046: Technique - Scoring
4 Craft Chicks - Metal (brad)
Let's Ink It Up #8 - Anything Goes (no digi)

13 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful and for such a beautiful reason!

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  2. What a gorgeous card!! The sentiment is so fitting for this family!

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  3. Beautiful, Pattie ... so much texture and lovely layers!!!

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  4. Love your layers and the blue is awesome! The brads in the middle of your flowers are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  5. Oh wow gorgeous. Great stamping. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

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  6. Stunning card I love the flower and the beautiful sentiment.
    Hugs Gillian

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  7. What a precious card along with prayers for your friend...I'm sure that they will so very appreciate them!

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  8. Pattie, this is absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous in every way and you are such a kind soul. XOXO

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  9. This is just beautiful and elegant! I love your recent cards also.

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  10. What a gorgeous card! I hope your friend makes a good recovery, your beautiful card will certainly brighten his day
    Thanks for joining us at LIIU
    Claire xx

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  11. Very pretty card, Pattie! Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

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  12. Great scoring details and beautiful card, Pattie! Thanks for playing in JustRite's challenge!

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