Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Shalom . . . for my friends


Some friends of mine have said it would be great to have new ideas for Hanukkah cards. I had a lot of fun sitting down to make these and enjoyed the soothing color palette. I read again the accounts of David collecting gold and jewels from the people so his son Solomon could build the temple and read the first and second book of Maccabees and I have a few other ideas in mind with different color schemes, for another day. They collected a lot of gold along with the silver and other metals and jewels, so there are lots of other colors you could use, but tempus fugit.

I used my copic markers starting with the lightest shade, Boooo moving up to Bo5. In the first card I did a gradient from the first letter to the last, in the second card I made the gradient slowly move its way down from the top of the letters to the bottom.

For the top card I then colored the rhinestones atop the letters with the same coordinating markers, they don't match exactly, but they're close. And I used a great twinkle embossing powder so the star of David, embossed in silver, really shines. In my opinion Outlines Rubber stamps has among the most beautiful stars and menorah stamps I have yet to see. The star I bought was encased in a frame, but I cut the frame away so it could stand in place of a letter, similar to a card I made about a month ago with a little duck.

Anyone who studies the bible knows that God's covenant with Abraham still stands, "I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you." God bless the nation of Israel.

And please pray for me, I have to go in for a repeat of my mammogram on Monday. The radiologist quote 'didn't like what he saw.' . . . . yay, just a second photo session, turned out all right they say, and now they don't need to see me for six months! I am relieved. . . .

I lift my eyes up, up to the heavens, where does my help come from?
My help comes from you, maker of heavens, maker of all the earth.

I have peace in my heart and the joy of the Lord, but prayer is always welcome. Shalom, peace out.

15 comments:

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Beautiful cards and post, Ps. Very soothing indeed.

It's scary to go back for a second look, but I've had to do that a couple of times... they're just being extra careful. I pray it's no more than that.

Hugs,
Lisa

The Mama Monkey said...

Gorgeous cards! I know this may be shocking, but I think I love the button best! What has come over me?!

Best of luck with the mammo...prayers for you.

Karen Lynn said...

Okay, Dorky moment here. I am looking at your cards thinking, "Wow, I just saw those in person, but I haven't seen PS" then it dawned on me that we skyped last night. Geesh!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! Hope the second pictures are super OK!

BethH said...

Oh, they are just beautiful and you do such a great job with your copics!!! And, sweetie, I missed the 'second look' issue! Glad it all came out okay!!!

Terri said...

Love them! Hope everything turns out okay!

Cammie said...

Lovely peaceful cards.
Senging hugs and prayers to you,

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow...what fabulous cards....I always struggle with these for my Jewish friends....you nailed this CAS and very effective style

my thoughts and prayers are with you.....

Gina said...

Very nice cards, I love the gradient of colors.

You are definitely in my prayers.

Kristii said...

So very pretty!!!!
So glad it all came out ok and I am so happy that you have Peace in your heart and the Joy of the Lord! God is Good all the time! My prayers will continue to be with you for the 6 month check!

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Laurie said...

Sending prayers your way for sure! Your card is gorgeous! I love the way you colored the letters!

Wendy M said...

Glad you received good news :D

Nerina said...

These are beautiful cards Peggysue! I LOVE the Star Of David - it looks absolutely gorgeous in that embossing powder! It shows up so well in the photo - I can only imagine how amazing the shine is IRL! Your thoughts are also always such a pleasure to read! Loved this!

Aimes said...

Beautiful cards, PeggySue! Love the layout and super touches of bling!
Sending you my biggest hugs and positive vibes from across the pond!
Hugs,
Aimes
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