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!
What a wonderful weekend so far!! Yesterday we held our Ladies Ministry Card
Making class and had a fabulous time- I will post the cards and instructions
later this evening or early Monday (depending on my internet connection during our stormy or threatening of stormy weather :-)).
In the meantime, I wanted
to create a card using this week’s PPA164 sketch at Pals Paper Arts (love their
sketches) but once I started, I ended up creating three separate cards with the
same sketch- I love it when that happens!!!
Again, if you have not
already visited the Pals Paper Arts site, I urge you to take the time to do so-
not only are the Design Team samples fabulous but they also have a wonderful
gallery of the entries using this sketch.
To create card #1-
Stamp the Sunflower
background stamp using So Saffron Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and
cut into strips for the sketch.
Carefully cut part of the Whisper White cardstock away from the petals
on the ends of the strips and bend the ends upwards.
Use the Big Shot™ to emboss
a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Pretty Print Textured Impressions™
Embossing Folder. Layer the trimmed Sunflower
strips, cut to size and mount onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock.
Stamp the sentiment from
Love & Sympathy onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punch out with
the 1 3/8” Circle Punch. Layer two 1 3/8”
Circles from Basic Gray cardstock behind the sentiment to create a frame.
Layer the So Saffron
cardstock to the card base, add the Basic Gray cardstock layer, the Designer
Series Paper (from the Eastern Elegance series) and add the focal image layer
along with the sentiment.
Add the Pearls to the
corner and sentiment to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Sunflower
(background), Love & Sympathy
Ink: So Saffron,
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, So Saffron,
Eastern Elegance DSP
Shot™, Pretty Prints Textured
Impressions™ Embossing Folder, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Pearls
To create the second
card- Masculine Thank You (already gave this card to a man who does so much for others and we are so blessed to have him in our lives...)
With the Big Shot™
and the Woodgrain Textured
Impressions™ Embossing Folder, ink the smooth interior of the folder lightly
using Early Espresso Classic ink and emboss a piece os Sahara Sand and Soft
Suede cardstock. Gently distress the
edges using the Distressing Tool and sponge Early Espresso Classic Ink over the
edges to “antique or age” the cardstock.
Cut the Soho
Subway Designer Series Paper into strips and distress the edges with the
Distressing Tool. Tear the outside edge
by hand and sponge Early Espresso Classic Ink over the edges, again, to further
“age” the paper.
cardstock strips to the Sahara Sand Woodgrain layer, add the three Antique
Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware brads and mount onto the Soft Suede Woodgrain layer-
add this panel to your card base.
Stamp the clock
from Clockworks (I used a previously printed and cut out clock from MDS that I
had on hand)- color the brass areas with the Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write
marker and lightly age the clock face using a Sponge Dauber with Sahara Sand
Classic Ink. Add a few highlights with
the White Gel Pen and sponge Early Espresso over the Summer Starfruit areas to “antique”
Add the Gold Trim
(retired years ago) as a clock chain along with the sentiment to finish off the
Stamp Sets: Clockworks,
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Stampin’ Write
Markers- Summer Starfuit
Sand, Soft Suede, Soho Subway Designer
To create the
third card- Trust in The Lord Musical Medley
Use the Big Shot
with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece
of Modern Medley Designer Series Paper(DSP). Mount this layer onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and again onto Basic Black.
Cut the strips
from the musical note paper from the Modern Medley DSP and adhere to
the card per the sketch.
Stamp the verse
from Trust God using Basic Black Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, punch
out with the 1 3/8” Circle Punch and add
the additional 1 3/8” Circles from Basic Black and Very Vanilla behind the
sentiment to create the frame.
Use the Big Shot
with the Chalk Talk Framelits™ to cut the frame out of Basic Black, add the
sentiment and 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow.
Add to the card
using Stampin’ Dimensionals™ and add the Pearls to finish off the card. Quick
and easy- again, I love the simplicity of this sketch!!
Stamp Sets: Trust
Ink: Basic Black
Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley DSP
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade (retired) Textured Impressions™
EmbossingFolder, Chalk Talk Framelits™,
5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired), Pearls
Thanks again for stopping
by! If you have the time, let me know
which card you prefer- my husband and I have differing opinions so you can help us solve our discussion :-))
Have a wonderful day
and I will be posting the Ladies Card Ministry directions soon (I promise)- God Bless!