Tuesday, December 29, 2015

White on White Sympathy Card

On Christmas Eve a dear friend of mine graduated to her eternal home with Jesus. She was a remarkable woman, full of faith, grace and courage, looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of her faith.

I put this insert into the card, sent to her sister, Joy:

A Picture of Robin

Joy, there is significance in the construction of this card made especially for you; it reflects some of the precious attributes that Robin carried.

·        White is for the purity of her heart, made clean by the shed blood of Jesus…

·        The embossed background represents the pressures of her life which made a lasting, beautiful impression on her soul of God’s handiwork in her life; there was no bitterness for the challenges she faced, but joy and forgiveness…

·        The lace represents her loveliness as a woman…

·        The glitter reminds me of God’s glory, which she always carried…

·        The flower is for the Secret Garden within her where she and Christ met for constant communion…

·        The butterflies are a reminder that Robin was a very, very free spirit, and that she has all freedom now…

·        And finally, the pearls represent Jesus, the Pearl of Great Price; she left everything she had to lay hold of Him (Matthew 13:45-46).

May this little card always remind you of Robin’s grace and courage.


These were used to make the card:

Darice Damask EF
Spellbinders Wonderful Wings; Ornamental Tgs One
String Pearls
Loose Iridescent Glitter
Sentiment printed from my computer

Here is the card:

This shot was an attempt to show the sparkle of the glitter, which my iPhone does not do very well.....

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Dec 29 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Dec 22 Crafty Gals Corner - AG 2E #2
Dec 30 Allsorts Challenge - Anything but Christmas 3E #2
Dec 31 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AG 3E #2
Jan 01 The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - AAG 2E #1
Jan 02 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Jan 03 Crafty Creations - AG 2E #2
Jan 03 Artistic Inspirations Challenge - AG UE
Jan 03 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3E #1
Jan 04 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1

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.  

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11If 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. Beautifully done! The embossing is nice! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. A beautiful card, thank you so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

  3. A very pretty card for a sad occasion, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

  4. Wow!!!! So beutiful !!! Everything about this is so great !!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci :))
    ciccividpennan {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  5. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week for our challenge with your gorgeous card.
    Lorraine DT

  6. Ginny, I so like it when there is a story. This is a wonderful tribute to your friend. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 214\215th- FF AG challenge! Christmas Blessings, Carole

  7. These are always so hard to make. You made this card beautifully and so very elegant!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  8. Great creation, colour and design Ginny. Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge

    Wishing you a Happy and Crafty New Year and hope you will join us again in 2016.

    B x

  9. Wow this is so beautiful thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
    lorraine x

  10. This is so beautiful. The die-cuts and embossing are all awesome! So delighted you blessed us with your project during our two-week Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week's Challenge is still ongoing and I hope you’ll join us again. Leaving you with God’s Word in 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 which says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:” Have an awesome New Year!

    JO ANN

  11. Simply beautiful, thank you for joining in at CCC, Claire xXx

  12. Very elegant card - love the white on white with the added glitter too. Thank you for joining in the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    The Paper Nest Dolls DT


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