There is so much conflict all around us. Conflict in politics, conflict in countries, conflict in communities, and even conflict in our personal relationships. We all long for peace, but it can seem so very far away.
In a talk by Marvin J. Ashton entitled "Peace--A Triumph of Principles" he says, "We plead for peace in our prayers and thoughts. Where is peace? Can we ever enjoy this great gift while wars, rumors of wars, discord, evil, and contention swirl all around use? ...True peace must not be dependent upon conditions or happenings. Peace must stem from an inward contentment built upon trust, faith, and goodwill toward God, fellowmen, and self. It must constantly be nurtured by the individual who is soundly anchored in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Only then can a person realize that the trials and tribulations of daily life are less important than God's total goodness."
I pray that each of us might find that profound measure of peace.
This card is simple. It is made with a layering poinsettia die cut from red cardstock and ink blended to add shadows and dimension. The flower center was cut from gold mirror cardstock and the leaves from green cardstock and ink blended with a darker green for shading. They were all adhered together with liquid glue. The sentiment was cut from red and gold cardstock and adhered together with liquid glue.
A scalloped rectangle was cut from white cardstock and a larger scalloped rectangle from red. They were adhered together with dotliner adhesive and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with the same adhesive.
The flower and sentiment dies were adhered in place with liquid glue and the card was done.
· Memory Box Peace Jotted Script
· Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia
· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Hot and Grass Green Cardstock
· Hammermill Premium Color White Cardstock
· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
· Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
· Gina K. Designs Cherry Red, Faded Brick, Dark Sage Inks
· Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
· Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive