Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blessed Is The Nation

This week at Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog, we are celebrating our great nation's Independence Day with a beautiful scripture/word art file from Psalm 33:12, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for his own inheritance".  This is a wonderful scripture that talks about how God alone can bless our nation.  And He WANTS to bless us if we, as a nation, will turn our hearts back to Him and place our complete trust in Him.  I hope that you will help celebrate the 4th of July this year by stopping by to play along in our challenge this week.  We would really LOVE to have you join us!
My card was made using a base made from a Lunch Bag Kraft Notecard from The Kraft Outlet.  Next, there are several strips of wide white and red rick rack sewn down to the base to create the stripes of the USA flag.  The blue corner of the flag is made from strips of vintage navy blue seam binding, and everything is machine stitched and glittered.  The hearts are cut from white wool felt, and the word art/scripture was printed on Lunch Bag Cardstock and is also inked and machine stitched.
 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Twist of Faith Card Challenges - Challenge #44 - Make Your Own Backgrounds - I made my background out of vintage seam binding, vintage rick rack, and machine stitching.

Our Daily Bread Challenge Blog - Challenge #160 - Patriotic/Red, White & Blue - I loved making this flag card and using a Bible scripture

Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog - Challenge #127 - Patriotic Cards

Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog - Pride In Our Country/Celebrations - I am celebrating the independence of our great country with this American flag card

Simon Says Stamp - Patriotic Challenge

Creative Card Crew Challenges - Challenge #39 - No Designer Papers - I used none at all; just a kraft base and the rick-rack to create my background.
 
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful 4th of July!  And, my prayer for our country is truly that we will.....TURN BACK TO GOD, AMERICA!!

God Bless America!
Karen

25 comments:

  1. Karen, What an absolutely gorgeous card. I love the look and idea of the ricrac to make your background. Simply gorgeous. Thank you for jumping in the fun at Twist of Faith.

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  2. I love, love, LOVE your card! The rick rack, the whole fabric look of the card is amazing!

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  3. Karen, I LOVE your card. What a wonderful idea to sew the ric rac on. You are so clever. I truly have not seen anything you've made that didn't "wow" me. Thanks for encouraging the use of scripture on cards through your Word Art Wednesday link up. You are a blessing. ~ Abby

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  4. This is a truly special card! What a clever idea to use rick rack as you did and to have the skills to create such a nice-looking product. I love the shimmer of the felt and the dimension that your card contains. Scripture is always true, and I,too, pray that America will seek God and repent.

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  5. Love all the cute details! Creative idea!

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  6. That is a wow card! The layers and sewing of them are great. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you next week. Sandy =0)

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  7. Fabulous card! The ric-rac is absolutely adorable. Very clever idea! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

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  8. This is the cutest patriotic card I've ever seen -- hands down! I think I'd have a very hard time giving it away -- have to be to someone super special!

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  9. Wow, Karen, this is remarkable! I love the flag and the way the scripture is placed. This is so clever.

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  10. superbe ton drapeau, magnifique idée, biz

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  11. Hello Karen! I absolutely love, love,love your gorgeous card! This is truly a work of art! It would be lovely framed to bring out every year or leave out all the time! I so loved the beautiful comments you made on my blog and am blessed to have such a wonderful friend as you.
    Have a wonderful evening!
    Hugs,
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh Karen, this is beautiful!! I love the texture and your flag with the placement of the sentiment!! The ric rac is the perfect touch!! Thanks for sharing your talent and verse with ODBD this week!!
    hugs and blessings,
    Chris

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  13. Karen,
    This is beyond gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful 4th Of July holiday!

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  14. that rick rack flag is amazing. So clever.

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  15. This is so pretty, Karen!! I love the ric rac!!

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  16. Another stunning card Karen! The rickrack flag is such a creative idea! And your verse is perfect - and one that we, as Americans, need to take to heart. I fear where our country is heading and wonder sometimes if how far it can go before God will remove his blessing from her. We are so blessed to live in this great nation...and I pray that our nation will come back to the Lord. Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith.
    Blessings,
    Zella
    Twist of Faith DT

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  17. LOVE, LOVE, L♥VE all the textures and colors! That verse is one of my faves!! Great work!

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  18. WOWZERS!! Look at all that amazing stitching! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at ODBD for the Shining the Light Challenge!

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  19. Fabulous design. Love the stitches.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew

    Huggsss,Angelique
    EngelDesignsScrap
    DT Call at Creative Fingers

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  20. Great card and I love the background!

    Thanks for joining us at the Twist of Faith Challenge--good luck this week. Barb--DT

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  21. Love this! So creative! Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith!

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  22. What an amazing background you made with the ricrac. The felt stars are a nice accompaniment for that style. I was really glad that Word Art Wednesday chose that Psalm. I had been thinking about that one for a week. Of course, your comments are perfect for any nation. I've been praying for our nation specifically to turn to the Lord. Thanks for sharing with us at Twist of Faith.

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  23. Hi Karen... this is fabulous! A perfect celebration, and what a background! Betsy Ross would be proud! Thanks for sharing with us at Twist of Faith!
    hugs and blessings,
    Pauline

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  24. Wonderful card Karen, I love how you've used the ric rac ribbon, so creative and lovely, just perfect for our challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our Patriotic challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  25. Congrats, Karen. Sometimes you make a card that just seems to appeal to everyone. This is such a card! I am so happy you shared it with us all!

    Come and see what I've done lately!
    kren@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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