Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Be Faithful In Small Things

Had a little time last night so I decided to go work on one card I have wanted to do.  Our Daily Bread Designs’ challenge this week was to use one of their stamps to create your own background paper.  My friend, April, and I were talking earlier this week about how we did not have so many wonderful papers when we started stamping and we actually created most of our backgrounds.  In fact, you almost felt guilty if you used decorative paper instead of creating your own.  I decided it would be fun to stamp all of my own for this card.


I started with a white, square card base.  I stamped and heat embossed the lovely butterfly branch image from Our Daily Bread Designs’ set called Faith.  I used white embossing on red cardstock, then sponged the edges with a dark red ink, rounded the corners, and layered it on the card.  I took a smaller white square and stamped and embossed the same image with red sparkly embossing powder.  I cut the square into three strips, rounded the corners, sponged on a little red ink, and spaced them across the card.  I cut the middle strip in half so I could spread it farther apart to make it appear longer.

For the image, I used the lovely flower filled watering can from their Happy Birthday set.  I stamped and embossed it in white on red cardstock, cut it out with a round Spellbinder die and popped it up with foam tape onto a white circle.  This is layered onto red cardstock cut out with a new doily die I just purchased.  Of course, I sponged the edges with dark red ink.  I ran some sheer, red, polka dot ribbon horizontally across the card and placed the image centered over this.

The verse is also from the Faith set and is stamped in red on white, cut out with a decorative, scalloped, oval die and the edges inked.  This is added with foam tape.  I added a double bow, using the same ribbon, and added a couple of paper roses.
This card is entered in the following challenges:

By the way, I have some real exciting news to share.  Come back here on Friday to see what it is.

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #68 – My Favorite Things (Butterflies, Flowers, Ribbons, Bows, and Layers)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #25 – White and 1 Other color
Craft Us Crazy Wednesday Challenge #11 – Red, White, & Blue and/or Summer Theme
Craft Your Passion Challenge #64 – Seeing Red
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #160 - Open Challenge
Lexi’s Creations Challenge #43 – A Bugs Life
Moxie Fab World:  The Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge – Stamping is the Predominant Element
Ooh La La Challenge #83 – Summer Flowers
Totally Stampalicious Color Challenge – Canadian Colors/Red and White

18 comments:

Michelle said...

this is a lovely card..TFS!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card! gorgeous background paper that goes so well with this image beautiful....:) Sandrfa H

Shirley said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

sharon said...

What a pretty card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Lexis creations. Sharon x

April said...

Wowsers! What beautiful backgrounds you created! Love your card.

Hugs, April

Marlena M. said...

This is lovely. ;)

Mrs Ham said...

This is just stunning. I love that red...

Wendi said...

What a beautiful card papers are gorgeous love the white image too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Lori said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing with us at Totally Stampalicious this week!

lalkygirl said...

wow stunning card ,love the striking white on red...fabulous
thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
tracey x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Marie!! Love the red and white and the white embossing of the image!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge again this week!!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful! Loving the red and white...so striking!!

Julie Hoffman said...

Gorgeous! Love your handmade designer paper! Thanks for playing along with the Totally Stampalicious Red & White Challenge!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! What a lovely card! Love the paper! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Hugs...
Melissa
Shabby Tea Room Designer

Danni said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

So cute, so romantic... I love that!
Thanks for playing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

onecraftymama said...

Wow! This card is incredibly gorgeous! Love the embossed watering can :)

Cath said...

Hey Marie! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)