Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Be the best of whatever you are!

This card is going to be my absolute favorite now onwards. Made it for the CASology's cue card - shine, a masculine card for sure. Used the words from my favorite poem, titled - "Be the best of whatever you are".
Masked a circle and then added my homemade sunburst stencil to ink the sun, using 2 different shades of yellow. Added a tiny star.  Yes , the placement of star might be a question to some ;-), but this is how exactly where I wanted the star to be, so that both the elements are right in front of the eyes at once. The sun and star are appropriately sized as per my sentiment! My interpretation of shine is pretty simple, no matter who you are, and where you are,  do your best and you will SHINE.

Linking up with CASology

I first heard this poem in 2012, during my son's grade 6 graduation ceremony, and fell in love with the words, since it is a masculine card for any men in your lives, I thought of adding it here at Fab 'n' Funky too.

Lastly I though of adding it to the Card Concept too, since I have all the four colors mentioned in their challenge, not very vividly, but certainly a touch of the 4 colors is there.
Yellow sun, black sentiment, white card base, and silvery grey star.

Editing it , to add to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

The poem I chose my sentiment from - the last 3 lines

If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley – but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.
If you can’t be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can’t be a muskie then just be a bass -
But the liveliest bass in the lake!
We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew,
There’s something for all of us here.
There’s big work to do, and there’s lesser to do,
And the task you must do is the near.
If you can’t be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can’t be the sun be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail -
Be the best of whatever you are!
–Douglas Malloch

Hope you like the poem, its one of my favorites from my collection!

Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your feedback, if you are not in a hurry :) Have a great day!


  1. This is a truly inspirational card in more ways than one. Love the design. Thank you for sharing the poem.

  2. Love the card Rahmat..Beautiful sentiment and love that tiny star :)

  3. Perfection, Rahmat! :) I think that sweet little star is perfectly placed on your card! It really draws the eye to the focal image! The sentiment is a perfect match too!
    LOVE the poem! I am going to print it out and keep it, I like it so much! THANK YOU!
    I'm so happy you joined us over at CASology this week! :)

  4. Hi Rahmat, your design of the card is so pretty and the poem you have chosen is wonderful!

  5. Wow! Beautiful card plus the poem is awesome as well! Wonderfully done!

  6. So creative! So glad you joined us at CASology and the Card Concept!

  7. Rahmat, this is a lovely card! I can see why it's your favourite! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  8. Rahmat, love this, super CAS and LOVE the message too!!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology

    -----Would also love it if you liked up to Paper Crafting Challenges, the challenge is STENCIL, and there is a prize for a free online class of your choice, would love for you to have the chance to win there!!!! I hope to see you there, and good luck!!

  9. This is gorgeous, Rahmat! I love the tiny star charm nd the way the rays fade out. Really lovely! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  10. Fabulous card Rahmat, I love how you've created the sun.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx