Friday, November 4, 2011

No Greater Joy

I love this passage of scripture as John so succinctly portrays the heart of all believers... that we are joyful and content in the knowledge that our earthly children and our spiritual children are walking in the path of truth.  I also realize with sadness that not all of us have children currently walking in the truth.  However, do not be weary in well doing, while there is life there is hope. Continue in the faith as a role model to those around you.   I am reminded of my uncle who strayed away from the faith for many years.  He fell so far.......and during that time his faithful praying parents passed away.  They did not live to see in earthly time the glorious moment when their son was saved.  He became such a solid and devout believer.  All those years of faithful yet seemingly unfruitful teaching revealed themselves in his new life in Jesus years after the passing of his parents. I can only imagine the great rejoicing when they all finally met on the day of his passing.  So, be encouraged parents and pray in faith believing for God knows what future glorious reunions await you and your earthly and spiritual families.

The oval die cut used to frame the picture of the children is from Cheery Lynn.

This die is a twofer....meaning you get two cuts with one die.  This circle is cut from the middle of the die.  You can see the intracacy of the die with the embossed lines and small dotted details.

I used the outside of the cut as a template to fussy cut a background for the die cut piece.  This was Copic airbrushed to match the piece.

These are the rubber stamps used to create the picture.  The upper three are from Stampscapes.  The tree lined hill is Stampa Rosa.

Here are the Stampscape details.  Many Stampscapes are also sold unmounted.  I bought mine before those were available.

Copic Markers were used for coloring the picture of the children.  The sky and grass were airbrushed.  Airbrushing is soooo much fun!  The lace is leftover from my son's wedding invitation.  It was originally white, but I airbrushed it also using Green 82.

The sentiment stamp is from Purple Daisy.  I used the Deckled Nestabilties rectangles to mat the sentiement.


Sheri said...

Bob, your card is just amazing...but your words so obviously come from your heart..that I just had to let you know how much you have touched have touched mine.

Sharon said...

Stunning Card, Love those dies, I will have to check those out.


Bobbkat said...

Thank you Sharon and Sheri, so nice to know that my words connected with you. Thanks for letting me know.