Sweet blog friends. I hope wherever you are the weather is a glorious as what I have :-) First of all, thanks for your prayers; my sister came through her surgery just fine and I even had a great conversation with her today. Even though I’m sure she was worried with what she faced, on Thursday as she was preparing for surgery the UPS man delivered a gift to me from her. Wow, hunh? I’m still beaming from ear to ear. Any ways, I have a couple of cards to share – these were actually started earlier in the month but I didn’t have a chance to post them. The first one features one of the sentiments from a new stamp set in the October Amazing Paper Graces Kit. I have to admit that when I set down to create the stamp set, I tried to dream of things I would want to stamp for a long time and could use for a variety of occasions. I do love this sentiment. Once it was out and I started to think of what I could use it with, I can’t think of a more perfect background than the Lace Background Stamp by JustRite Papercrafts that I embossed in ivory and Spellbinders™ Floral Oval — these are both things that I think, exude femininity and elegance. I reached in my die template stash for Spellbinders™ Grand Labels Four to make the shaped card.
To finish, I centered the sentiment on Spellbinders™ Classic Ovals LG so that the beauty of the embossed lace could peek through.
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: October Amazing Paper Graces Kit – It’s Sew Vintage, JustRite Papercrafts – Lace Background Stamp
Paper: The Paper Company – Cream White, Simple Stories – Typewriter, Pergamano Vellum
Ink: Amuse French Roast, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Floral Oval, Spellbinders™ Grand Labels Four , Spellbinders™ Classic Ovals LG, seam binding, Recollections Pearls, lace, flower, ivory embossing powder, gold button
For my next card I stacked two die templates that I wouldn’t normally thing would work, but I stand surprised. Kind of like polka dots and plaids – you have to try it together and see the result before you decide. So for the bottom layer I used Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Motifs then I added a defining circle in both cream and black using Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG. For the top layer I’m using Spellbinders™ Venetian Motifs. I like the contrast between the lacy rounded edges and the peaks. I’m using a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs called Keep Climbing.
What a powerful message! Cream and black are one of my favorite combinations. I added a couple of pearls to make it elegant but I would send this to a man. In either event – this goes into my encouragement card stash and I need to get busy to add a couple more :-)
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Keep Climbing
Paper: My Minds Eye, The Paper Company – Cream White, The Paper Company – Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Motifs, Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders™ Venetian Motifs, satin ribbon, Recollections Pearls