Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Psalm 48:14 WORDart

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I apologize for my lack of blog activity. My aunt passed away unexpectedly and we went to spend some time with my family for a few days.

For my WORDart this week, I chose to use one of my aunt’s favorite verses. My uncle read this scripture to her on their wedding day and it was their mission statement so to speak in their home. “Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following. For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.” Psalm 48:12-14 My aunt lived this verse and it became her testimony. I was so inspired by her story and this verse, I wanted to use it in memory of her. She left behind a great legacy and I feel so blessed to have been a part of her life.

The card~

I started with a card base of spring rain. The patterned paper is from All Dressed Up and Green Boutique. After printing the WORDart, I stamped a flourish from Fancy Flourishes in Spring Rain ink and die cut it with a Labels One die. I then stamped the border from Vintage Labels in Versamagic Tea Leaves ink. I added some New Leaf satin ribbon behind the WORDart before adhering it with foam tape, then added some spring rain buttons tied with twine on either side. The strip of paper from Green Boutique is punched with the Apron Lace border punch and is under a strip of spring rain cardstock embossed with the swirl embossing folder and cut with the small scalloped border die. I added some gems to each scallop.

You can download the WORDart HERE.

Stamps WORDart by Karen, Vintage Labels, Fancy Flourishes (PTI)
Ink PTI Spring Rain, Versamagic Tea Leaves
Paper All Dressed Up(DCWV), Green Boutique (PTI), spring rain, new leaf (PTI)
Embellishments new leaf satin ribbon, spring rain buttons, twine, gems (MS)
Tools Labels One die (Spellbinders), small scalloped border die (PTI), Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars)

Have a blessed day!

19 comments:

Anneke klerks said...

beautyful card Karen, thanks for the wordart

greetings anneke

Michelle said...

That's really unfortunate about your aunt...especially the unexpected part. Not that death is ever easy, but....

This is a pretty card - love the dry embossing and your little bits of bling at the bottom.

Janis said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt, Karen. Your card is a beautiful tribute to her.

Lorraine said...

Wow, another striking card! Love the color combos you used and all of the detailing (stamping, embossing, scallops & bling). Beautiful!

Sara said...

Karen, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your card is gorgeous, I love those papers!

Christi said...

so sorry for your loss, Karen.
Your card is just lovely.

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Jill said...

I love this card, Karen! Even before I saw your very special inspiration, which makes me love it even more. I will be honored to use this WORDart!

Michelle VP said...

What a great way to honor your aunt's memory and a perfect life verse. I like how you stamped the flourish over the words and the fonts you chose to use. :)

Cindy said...

Aww Karen, so sorry four yours and your family's loss. Your word art of the psalm is beautiful and really does it justce. I wish you all peace.

Cindy said...

Karen, very nice card! I love the layout and colors. There are a lot of details you put into it.

Karen said...

The colors you chose are just beautiful. I've never seen the paper from All Dressed Up, but it's gorgeous as is your card.

Danielle said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt. How lovely to make a card using her favorite verse. Very sweet.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

So sorry to hear about your aunt!

Your card is lovely! I love the flourishes stamped under your sentiment. Gorgeous work, Karen!

Dru said...

Lovely card Karen, so sorry to hear about your Aunt, she sounds like a wonderful woman. Hugs, Dru

Maggie said...

Karen--I'm sorry to hear about your aunt's passing. I lost an uncle unexpectedly about a week ago too, so I know how it feels. Your card is beautiful and I hope it gives your uncle strength.

Teresa said...

This is beautiful, Karen!!!

Karen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. Your card is simply wonderful. The colors, word art, and design are just beautiful.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. The card is stunning. Thanks for sharing it, and for more of your great WORD art.

Abby