I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the talent He has bestowed on all of us!
I have been artistic all of my life and love experimenting with different mediums and techniques. This blog is my creative outlet to share my passion for cardmaking and papercrafting!
I am so excited to
the Guest Designer for the Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers for the month
of October!! I love participating in the
Splitcoaststampers weekly challenges and am honored to be part of this fabulous Design
Team for October!
This Mixed Media card
was created for this week’s CC551 Color Challenge (dessert option to use
florals)- actually this was a panel that I thought I would have to trash but
saved by adding a few layers of paint and distress ink.
I just love this Scripture and it has meant so much to me over the years and especially this past year.
As many of you know, my husband is undergoing chemo for a rare non-Hodgkins lymphoma and this past week, his test results came back favorable! We know that this is due to the prayers of many on our behalf and the Lord has answered us! No, his cancer is not gone and no, there is not a cure but yes, the Lord has allowed my husband to be on target and his blood numbers to be where the doctor would like them to be at this stage of the chemo- Praise the Lord!!
Again, I hope you
will take the time to visit the CC551 gallery to check out the rest of the fabulous
Design Team creations as well as wonderful entries in the challenge gallery- great
inspiration from all!
create this card:
Gesso® using the serrated edge of a plastic knife to create texture on a piece
of cardstock, and once the Gesso® dries, apply a few drops of Soft White along
with Light Village Green Folk Art® Acrylic Paint over the panel. Spread with a paint brush and allow to dry (I
use a Heat Tool to speed up the drying process).
the panel is dry, apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Peeled Paint Distress Stain, lightly
spritz with water, spread a bit with your fingers and dry with the Heat Tool.
the honeycomb stencil over
Another view to show dimension
the background panel and apply Wendy Vecchi®
Crackled Texture Paste with a palette knife- carefully heat with the Heat Tool
dried, apply more Ranger® Tim Holtz® Peeled Paint Distress Stain along with
Victorian Velvet Distress Stain over the stenciled area, dry with the Heat
this layer is dry, ink the retired Script background stamp from Stampin’ Up!
using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and randomly stamp onto the background panel.
the panel and stitch onto a piece of So Saffron cardstock.
the piece of retired Afternoon Tea DSP to the lower part of the card front and
stitch to the card front.
the crochet lace and 1” So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon strip and mount the panel
onto the card base.
the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) verse from Scripture Collection 2 onto a
piece of Whisper White cardstock.
out using the Big Shot™ with the ODBD Stitched Ovals Die and add a bit of
distressing with the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous
Close-up to show some of the texture :-)
Grunge using Ranger®
Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink as well as a bit of Victorian Velvet Distress
the sentiment oval onto the card front using dimensional foam.
the roses from Blushing Bride and So Saffron cardstock using My Favorite Things™
(MFT) Royal and Mini Royal Rose Dies, use the Crimper Tool to add distressing, roll
the flowers up and adhere the centers with adhesive (I prefer Hot Glue).
the leaves from Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
and add the roses with the leaves to the card front using Hot Glue.
finish off the card, add a few Pearls to the corner as well as to the oval Scripture
Shot™, ODBD Stitched Ovals Dies, MFT Royal and Mini Royal Rose Dies, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Gesso®, Palette Knife, Folk Art®
Acrylic Paint- Soft White and Light Village Green, Crackle Texture Paste, 1” So
Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Crochet Lace, Pearls
I hope all of you have
a fantastic week and I will be sharing quite a few cards within the next few
days- thanks again for taking the time to visit! You are all such an
encouragement to me!