Thursday, August 11, 2011

ODBDSNT41 A Good Friend

The challenge today for Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge ODBDSNT41 is embossing.  I decided to use dry embossing and use some of the new quilting stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I don’t scrapbook (yet) but I always see these beautiful 12” x 12” shaped papers with wonderful borders all around.  I love them but really did not see much of a use for them when making cards.  I was up visiting a friend a few weeks ago and saw a wonderful idea.  Someone had taken one of these papers and cut it in half and then used one side to fold in half to make the card base.  The beautiful edge was still on two of the card sides and it made an adorable card.  I purchased some paper with a large scalloped edges and a design that reminded me of a quilt and decided to use ½ to create my card base.  Then I created a second layer by cutting pieces of a coordinating cardstock, layering them on a piece of dark brown cardstock and then embossing each strip with a Cuttlebug border embossing folder with a a quilted look.  After embossing all the strips I rubbed Antique Linen Distress Ink over the embossing to give it a subtle pattern.  I used another border embossing folder with a stitched design between each of the strips and on two sides of my “quilt” and rubbed some teal ink over these.  I used a Martha Stewart corner/border punch to create a decorative cream edge around my “quilt” and angled it on the card base.

I love the rocking chair image from ODBD’s Sew Special set.  I stamped it in teal on cream cardstock and cut it out using the large scalloped oval nestability from Spellbinders.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Sewn with Love set with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on top of the rocking chair image.  I added a bow using some cream seam binding.  I wanted it to have a bit more color so I rubbed the Antique Linen Distress Ink over it.  Then I used my wet wipe that had teal ink on it from cleaning my stamp and rubbed it over it.  It added just a hint of the teal color and worked perfectly.  My last embellishment is an antique sewing machine button from a set of buttons I picked up at a local store.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Stamping Sisters In Christ Challenge #101 - Something from your stash that you 'just had to have' cause you would use it everyday....but have forgotten about...(Border Embossing Folders)
DYSU Challenge #32 - Emboss It
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 67 - Anything but a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card
Bing It On Challenge #6 - A (Antique Sewing Machine), B - Bow, C - Cuttlebug Embossing
Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger Challenge – Inspiration Photo/Luminous Layers


Sandra said...

Hi Marie, this is gorgeous love how you used this card and paper after seeing it being used on another card, you did good with this, love the quilt effect its so lovely and the scalloped oval nestie with the sentiment its simply gorgeous l really love this:) Sandra H

Donna said...

what a lovely card, Marie! I especially like the scallop border on only 2 sides. The embossing is perfect for the sentiment!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Marie, this is stunning! Wonderful rich colors and the texture/embossing makes it look more like a quilt. GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing ODBD Stamping In Time!

Leslie Miller said...

What a great idea! This looks wonderful! Beautiful card!

Winnie and Patty said...

Marie--this is beautiful!!! And your use of the scrapbooking scalloped paper is very creative! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Kelly Massman said...

Came over from Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger! How lovely!

Donna said...

Beautiful! I could drool over your blog every day!

stacy aka twinshapy said...

Beautiful! I like the image behind your sentiment and great scalloped edge. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Sunset Challenge.

Cath said...

Hey Marie! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

WencheP said...

It's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


Colleen Dietrich said...

Clever way to get that 12 x 12 paper to work for ya! It's got such an intriguing shape. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week. :)

Miranda said...

wow such a pretty card Marie, love the colours and the sentiment is very lovely
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

laney said...

wow stunning card!!
Thanks for joining us at Bling it on this time would love to see you join us again