Wednesday 21 September 2011

Inspirational Card

Well my card today started with having my lunch hour in my car yesterday, I went to have a quiet moment and turned on the radio and listened to Jeremy Vine on Radio 2, he has a chat show and yesterdays theme was favourite Hymns, I’m not overly religious but I do prayer from time to time and I like to think there is someone out there for us all.

I have to say I found myself singing along and then I heard Onward Christian Soldiers, this Hymn has such memories for me as my Dad would sing it at the top of his voice mainly on a Sunday Morning because my Mam would listen to Mantovani Orchestra on her record player whilst baking and making the Sunday Roast.

So you could say that I was inspired  by the radio.

Prayer card1

I simply love this sentiment, it is perfect for letting a friend or family know you care and this one is headed for a very dear friend of mine.

Prayer card2

I distressed the background card in a sage coloured ink the used the same ink to stamp some sprigs on top. I used a Marianne Frame die for the sage frame then stamped the sentiment in a moss green ink and used a Spellbinders  Nestabilities label die to cut it out.

Prayer card3

I finished with a couple of pearls and a green satin ribbon making a double bow from my Double Ribbon Bow Tutorial

The rubber stamp I used is called Stampendous M107 Prayer I have had mine quite some while so hopefully you can still get it.

Jak Signature


mfc.melissamade2 said...

Wow Beautiful!! Sentiment is so super fabulous!

Mad Mary said...

Absolutely stunning card Jak, in my favourite colour too!!! Lovely sentiment and just love the whole card.

Mary xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful, peaceful card! This should lift anyone's spirit!

Tammy said...

Lovely card to go along with your lovely memories.

Mary Roberson said...

Beautiful card and sentiment. The green is such a soothing colour...

Glenys Haig said...

Jak truly inspirational.

I love absolutely everything about it. I often make cards to send to people who for various reasons, age, ill health etc., are no longer able to attend church. Please can I ask where you got the stamp from because I would be interested in getting it.

Thank you

Dawn Frost said...

Wow Jak, just gorgeous! I'm sure your friend will really appreciate it!

Pamela said...

Beautiful Jak, love the soft colouring and the sentiment.

Pam x

Christine Harrop said...

Like Glenys, I was going to ask where the stamp is from. This card is really elegant, and would be ideal for so many situations. Beautiful Jak.

Dawn said...

Dawn xx

Ruth said...

A stunningly beautiful card in every way. The verse is lovely and the way you've presented it on the card is the diecuts and bow! Ruth x

Anonymous said...

Oh Jak this is absolutely beautiful!
Thank you so much for sharing this!

My'scardcorner said...

Just beautiful Jak and your dear friend will treasure it Im sure. Fab bow.

Barbara said...

Thank you for showing us this is beautiful and so versatile. Hugs Barbara.

Rita said...

What a beautiful card Jak, and the verse is lovely. Hugs Rita xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

WOW! This is stunning Jak! Love those greens too.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

That's my kinda card Jak! Really beautiful and something to be gazed upon and treasured - a keepsake.
(Oh I don't mean I make cards like that but I love that style). Your bow is PERFECT, your entire card is PERFECT, thank you for sharing it with us.

Mary Mac

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, each new card, fabulous and your round scallop easel card is stunning.

Love the prayer sentiment it reminds me of our grandson, he loves to say grace before eating now.

He's just starting to talk so it's short and sweet, "Oh God, Amen"!

Beautiful work, hugs, Lori m

sallysbitz2 said...

Another beauty Jak x

hugs sally x said...

awwwww.... I love all of them!