Friday, March 6, 2009

You are my Refuge

Refuge and strength, two wonderful words. This card is for someone who has been having a very hard year and is leaning on the Lord for their strength, just a little pick me up to hopefully brighten their day.
  I started with this gorgeous DP, it always makes it easier to create a card when you have the right DP in mind, don't you think? I only have some scraps of it left, it is called Florentine Venetian and I think I bought it long ago at Michael's. 
  The gold on the background paper is carried into the accent stamps I used on the sentiment. For the scalloped border I used a pretty, shimmery vellum. I pierced just part of the way around the oval for two reasons, one, so that the holes would not interfere with the sentiment and two, that way I have a good place to put my Stampin' Up dimensionals to hold the piece on place, since it overlays the vellum. The sentiment is from a Christian sympathy set by Clear Dollar Stamps, but I think it works for encouragement as well. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Christian sympathy, SU Belle Toile (behind the sentiment)
Cardstock: vanilla, Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet, vellum
Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance Graphite Black, SU Pink Pirouette, gold craft
Accessories: spare piece of ribbon, Martha Stewart scallop edge punch, paper piercing tool and guide, fine detail gold EP, oval nestability

18 comments:

Chef Mama said...

Simply beautiful!

Tracey said...

Peggysue - this is STUNNING! Love everything about it - the sentiment - that paper (OMWord!) it's just wonderful :) TFS~

Elizabeth said...

You are right Peggysue... the paper is beautiful. You worked in the sentiment beautifully. Love how you pierced just parts of the sentiment. Nice job.

Michelle said...

This is just gorgeous, PeggySue. I love that paper; it definitely has the Florentine feel.

Gina said...

Such a beautiful card! That paper is gorgeous.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is fabulous paper! What a perfect sentiment to pair it with as well!

Kay said...

You make such beautiful cards, Peggysue! This one is no exception - so elegant. I love the way you used the DP to set the tone of the whole card, it just looks so pulled together. i'm sure the love that went in to making it will be apparent to your friend and help make her days a little brighter.

laos348 said...

Wow - this is so elegant and beautiful. I really like how you selectively pierced around the oval.

Kim said...

This is beautiful! The paper is gorgeous and you did a wonderful job with it. The paper piercing is a great touch too. I am sure it will mean a lot to the person who will receive it!

Holly said...

This card just radiates peace and comfort to me. You're right, that DP is simply stunning and works so well for this card. You've done a gorgeous job and I know your friend will so appreciate the time and love you put into this. It truly is a visually stunning reminder of God's love!

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

this is just beautiful! i'll leave it at that - no other words can describe it.

Diane said...

Oh, this is stunning. So very beautiful. And I have that stamp set. Must use it soon. Love your work...always an inspiration. You inspire in so many ways. You are a blessing!

Mary said...

That paper is stunning! Very nice card!

Stephanie said...

What pretty DP!! Gorgeous card :)

kat9 said...

Very beautiful card. The paper is wonderful and you are right it was a great place to start your card.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

This is a beautiful card!

Dell said...

What a stunning card! Your sentiment fits perfectly.

JazzyH said...

Beautiful!