Sunday, 21 June 2015

Blessed is the Man

It's been a while since I've posted due to family illness, but I couldn't let 
Father's Day go by without posting the card I made for my Dad using a fab
 new stencil I received for my birthday.  It's 
the large stripes are just perfect for masculine cards. It's an easy 
way to create a quick background which can end up being quite 
striking, depending on the colour used - here I used Ranger 
Distress Evergreen Bough for sponging.  The Bible verse is a
Verve Plain Jane and the "blessed" die-cut was created using a die 
The stars were cut using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Stars Dies.  
I don't often use sequins on a man's card but it just needed something 
to "lift" or give a hint of sparkle around the dark stars.
This verse is perfect for my Dad - he has been such an example to 
me, trusting in the Lord through both good times and bad times.
Blessed means happy in a deep foundational way, not a superficial 
happiness based on circumstances - my Dad's trust in His 
God has been a blessing to our entire family.
I know Father's Day can be a difficult holiday if you've lost your 
Dad through circumstances or death and my thoughts are 
with those who have. Thanks for stopping by my blog
 today - I hope I'll be able to post more regularly very soon!