This weekend I am away from home enjoying the beauty of watching my oldest graduate from college. :) I also have enjoyed watching the landscape turn ever more green as we traveled south from our home. That is a beautiful color after all the white of winter! But the last part of that verse, that he has made "everything beautiful in its time" is a wonderful reminder of the beauty that each season holds. We cannot rush the seasons, no man can no matter how hard he might try. And how much complaining we hear about the weather! Its too rainy or too sunny or lately in my world, too wintery! This verse is a great reminder that if it is still wintery where I live, God has ordained it to be so and created it with its own special beauty.
I needed a sympathy card this week and this didn't start as a sympathy card, but ended up as one. I started with a new stamp set being introduced by Mark's Finest Papers this coming week, stamping the magnolias in gold and coloring them with prismacolor pencils. I don't own the larger sized nestabilities, so I took the labels one nestabilities that I do own and traced around the curves and point in the center to create a shaped card. Added a bit of DP, a verse from Verve and a bit of gray ribbon.
It is difficult to see but I outlined the designer paper in gold pen to match the magnolias stamped in gold, and then put a touch of glitter around the edges of the card.
Thank you for looking and we hope you have time to play along this week.
This card also suits the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges #86: Use lots of flowers
For Fun Challenges: Use lots of flowers
Tuesday Taggers: Something old, something new (the stamps are new, not yet released in fact, and the brad is older than two years . . .the bling is a sparkly brad)