Friday, August 15, 2014

Quote from St. Patrick and a Bow Tutorial Video

Today's card has a sentiment taken from a writing by St. Patrick. Also included is a video I found on YouTube that explains very simply how to make a beautiful two-looped bow using only your fingers!

The verse, from an ancient peom by St. Patrick, was set to music and a friend of mine played it for a group of us. We thought it was so beautiful--the melody is very lovely in a way that so many Irish melodies are, with clear, pure tones. It is called Deer's Cry, and you may listen to it in the video posted at the bottom of this post. I don't think I have ever posted two embedded videos in the same blogpost before, but wanted to make it easy for you to listen to this amazing song. It has stunning graphics and all the words to the song are displayed on the screen. I think you will be blessed to click on it and listen to it. :o)

The background paper is actually shelf liner that I found at the Dollar Store. (TEE-HEE!!!) The portion of the song on the card was printed from my computer using a nice Old English font, then die cut with a Spellbinders Our Daily Bread Designs CSBD56 frame. Also used are Stampin' Up Papillon Potpourri Stamp; Elegant Butterfly Punch; Flower Shop Stamp; Pansy Punch. Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Die; Lorelai Leaf Outline Die. Die Namics Prima Donna Petals Die (first time I have used this die!). Viva Liquid Pearls, Ribbon, Glue, Glitter, Pop Dots and Vellum.

Here is a great video showing how to make a very nice double-looped bow using only your fingers:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug ?? Joan's Touch - AG Just for Fun
Aug 16 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Aug 17 Fantastic Tuesday - Square or Rectangle 4E #1 PP
Aug 19 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2 PP
Aug 20 Cut It Up Challenges - Inspired by a Song 1E PP
Aug 21 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #1
Aug 31 Craft for the Craic - Use a Craft Item You've Never Used Before (Prima Donna Petals) 5E #1 PP
Aug 31 DLArt August Challenge - AG 1 Entry per Day

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT


  1. Wow, that's gorgeous!! Thanks for the bow tutorial and the beautiful song.

    and -- Thank you for joining us in our Inspired by a Song challenge at Cut it Up!


  2. Beautifully done Ginny! Great colors and you always come up with something so creative using different things.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Joan's Touch.

  3. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  4. The music video touched my very heart. The card is a beauty. We are always so happy when you take time to post with us.
    God Bless you,
    Carole, Word Art Wednesday

  5. Simply beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  6. Great job and thanks for the ribbon tut and thanks for linking up at Fan-tastic Tuesday hugs Judith x

  7. Beautiful Project! Thank you for taking part in Craft For The Craic challenge. Warm Hugs. Sylwia DT


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