Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Inpsirational Scripture Card

I love this scripture verse from Romans 8:28.  It's the perfect inspiration to send to a friend or loved one who needs a little encouragement.
For the verse, I used a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs from their Scripture Collection 1 set.  I embossed it onto some vellum and attached it to the background.  

I created the background with the Anna Griffin Poppy embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  It's one of my favorites.  I inked the folder with Tim Holtz distress inks in pinks, oranges, and yellows/greens, then spritzed it ever so lightly, and pressed it together onto watercolor paper.  I have to admit, I did a little happy dance when I opened the folder!

I decided that the background really needed to show, so I chose to do the verse on vellum.  I refreined from embellishing any further, as the background is quite busy, and I didn't want to take away from it or the verse.  

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Word Art Wednesday  - Use scripture verse

The Flower Challenge - Background

Simon Says Stamp Work-It-Wednesday - What you're working on

Sunday Stamps Challenge  - Use colors
Thanks so much for stopping by.



Monday, August 21, 2017

A Simple Rose Card

Hello, and welcome!  Today I took another stab at a CAS card...
For me, this is difficult.  I like to add pretty embellishments, background interest, yadda, yadda.  It is difficult for me to leave so much space.  Having said that, I kind of like the look.
I started with an A2 top folded light gray card.  I stamped the rose (from my unmounted stash, so I don't know who it is.  I believe it may be Me and Carrie Lou), and wishing you well (Hero Arts from one of their old wood sets).  I colored the rose with Polychromos colored pencils.  I added one tiny embellishment...on one of the leaves, a sparkling crystal by Studio Katia.

I masked the rose, and added the green misty background with a Clarity brush and Tim Holtz distress ink.  The dotted borders along the left side are from an Impression-Obsession clear set (WP-31 Borders).  I added the dots with one of my Micron fine point Zentangle pens.

That's it.  Really clean, really simple (for me).   I am adding my card to these challenges:

AAA Cards Challenge - Masking

Casology Challenge - Prickly

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Flower

The Paper Players  - CAS coloring

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your last few days of August!