Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Joy of the Lord WORDart















The joy of the Lord is my strength!  It just doesn’t get more simple than that, does it?  My joy is in Christ Jesus who not only gives me strength but provides joy in life’s situations.  It’s amazing what we can find to be joyful about if we just take the time to slow down and reflect.  There is something to be joyous about in every situation if we only acknowledge it.  If nothing else we can find joy in the love of an awesome Savior who loves us so much He died for us.  I am so thankful for His love for me.

I had the hardest time getting started with this card.  I just couldn’t come up with any ideas at all. I was cutting all this paper and trying to make something come together but nothing was striking my fancy.  Amazingly, it all worked itself out eventually and I ended up with a card I love.  Does that ever happen to anyone else?  It’s so frustrating for me when that happens, especially because I don’t have much time lately to make cards and I seem to spend so much time in limbo.

I started with a card base of Hawaiian Shores stamped with polka dots in Fresh Snow.  Then I stamped the flourish images in Pure Poppy.  The WORDart was printed onto Stampers Select White cardstock, cut with an oval nestie and run through my Cuttlebug with the linen impression plate.  I then matted it onto some Beautiful Blooms patterned paper that I cut with a scalloped oval nestie.  The flowers were cut with Beautiful Blooms dies in Hawaiian Shores and Beautiful Blooms paper.  The leaves are cut from Ripe Avocado cardstock with the Dahlia leaf dies and run through my Cuttlebug with the canvas impression plate. 

You can download the WORDart for free HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by.


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors you used together (never tried that combo), the patterns and the textures.

Jill said...

Oh, this is SO pretty, Karen! The flourish stamps echoing the flourishes in the font--just lovely. The color combo is wonderful too. Thanks for sharing more WORDart, Karen!

Payne Holler Cards said...

hi there, this card speaks to me! and yes, seems like the card isnt working and then..pop..it all comes together!
so sorry have been MIA - just have a little too much on my plate right now and not much time, but its all good!

Maria Matter said...

this is such a lovely card Karen and a wonderful word! PTL!!

Veronica Z said...

Wow, for starting out with a blank slate your card turned out beautifully! I love the paper flowers!

Anonymous said...

You may have struggled to get it going but you ended up with a beautiful card. I like everything about it.

Veronica Z said...

Your card turned out beautifully!