Saturday, January 23, 2010

In All Things

Oh my, another scripture card. I do love them. I have certainly found some great combinations.
Our Daily Bread Designs scripture stamp, DCWV paper and Spellbinders dies. There is really no need for instructions, it is all plain to see in the picture. Have fun creating.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friendly Plastic

"This can NOT be Friendly Plastic, it just can't." is running through you minds right now. Well it is the same old Friendly Plastic that we knew, loved and played with back in the 70's.

Leave to some very didicated and out of the box artists to come up with some terrific new techniques for a forgotten product. The pendants in the first picture are a technique created and taught to me by Jana Ewy of Las Vegas.

This stuff is so much fun to play with and this new look is hot, hot, hot. Some of the pendants on the left don't have their bails attached yet, but will have soon.
To the left is the Ooze Technique perfected by Liz Welsh of England.
Now Gabriele in Germany can truly see what I was chatting about yesterday.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Spirit of Power, of Love and of a Sound Mind

Another great stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs!! These scripture verses have been stamped with Black archival ink and then the Spellbinders label die is carefully placed over the scripture and taped in place. (I use the lavender or delicate painters masking tape.) After the die has been cut, I run it through my Wizard again with the soft rubber mat to emboss a attractive narrow border.
The dry embossed daisy images are from Cuttlebug's embossing borders. The one on the blue has been sanded to show the white core of the DCWV cardstock. The daisies on the label have been brayered to add color and make them more visible on the white card stock.
Quickutz is the maker of the dies that were used to cut the little flowers, leaves and stems.
The blue paper that is attached to the card base, the darker blue of the right border and the glitter papers used for the flowers are all from DCWV Citrus card stock stack.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Called According to His Purposes

That yummy La Creme Stack from DCWV! The base layer of this card is a flocked scrapbook paper. The extreme left and right borders a cut from a striped page from the same stack.
Spellbinders created the lovely lace die cut on the left and the right. A corner punch from CM was used on all four corner of the Our Daily Bread Designs stamp.
That's it. As my friend Anne would say, "Easy Peasy". All different types of papers and borders could be used to create your very own version of this very basic design.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

And We Know

Such a beautiful scripture. There are so many of these stamps available at Our Daily Bread Designs. It is well worth the time to view all that they have available.
The design begins with scrapbook paper from DCWV attached to the front of an A2 card base. Text weight black paper was used to create the scallops that were punched with an EK Success Punch Around the Page set.
The corner punch used on the cream cardstock of the scripture phrase is echoed on the one plain corner of the black layer. Another echo is found on the left side of the card is more of the scallops and a straight edges. This pulls the whole design together.

Friday, January 15, 2010

You Encourage Me

This is a white card base with orange white core cardstock from DCWV attached to cover the whole front. A Cuttlebug border embossing folder was the placed on the very edge of the cards opening edge and run through a die cut machine. (this means which ever one I had out at the moment) The raised image was then carefully sanded to let the white core of the orange cardstock show through.
I also used a matching narrower Cuttlebug border folder on the left side of the scripture. The scripture is on a Spellbinders Label. The raised daisies have been brayered with yellow ink.
I stamp my image and then die cut. Normally the die is taped down over the image after the die has been lined up. I have found that with the curved sides of the Labels dies I have to use a clear quilting ruler to get everything straight.
Tape used on my dies is a painters masking tape. There was a lavender Duck brand at Wal Mart that was just perfect. It is very low tack and does not pull up a layer of paper when removed. I did find a pale green masking tape at Menard's that is meant for delicate surfaces and it works fairly well. If I ever find that lavender masking tape again I am going to buy four or five rolls.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

According To His Purpose

A very very favorite scripture that has been such a comfort in troubled and stressful times, this lovely stamp is a product of Our Daily Bread Designs. It has been cut out with a Spellbinders Rectangle Nestibilities in cream cardstock and layered onto a black scalloped rectangle. On the left side of the card is Spellbinders Borderabilities in black. There is a very narrow band of cream layered onto the black for that final touch of elegance.
The paper covering the cardbase is from DCWV La Creme Stack.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

God Is My Salvation

I have been punching and die cutting up a real storm. This design uses DCWV Indian Summer Stack papers. These are NOT my normal colors or choice. It was fun to get outside my box and try some new combinations.
Spellbinders Label and Oval Nestibilites dies were used. The corners of the Our Daily Bread Designs phrase are from a discontinued Creating Memories punch. The branches are an EK Success Martha Stewart punch.
I sponged the edge of the card base and the leaf pattern multi color label.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I always thank God for you

These three cards are the same basic design. There is a variation in embellishments and some papers.

A punch was used for the little butterflies. Die cuts from Quickutz were used for the large butterfly and the flowers.

Spellbinders Label and Pendant dies are the larger die cuts and Rectangle

Nestibilites for the scripture verse.

The verse from Our Daily Bread Designs was deliberately place at the top of the rectangle to allow for embellishments below. I was at my stamping group when I made these cards or I would have tried some ribbon too.

The papers are from DCWV Citrus stack.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Lord Is My Strength

This has been so much fun! I would really like to have more of these great Our Daily Bread Designs stamps.
Spellbinders Pendant dies are pretty great too. This one is called In Spades.
I used DCWV Indian Summer glitter stack to create these lucious colors combinations.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

To Everything There Is A Season

Spellbinders Borderabilities In Spades and Rectangles Nestibilities are the dies used for this card. The phrase is from Our Daily Bread Designs and the paper is from DCWV.
The scrapbook paper was used to cover the entire card front. Glitter paper was used for the borders. Note that the cut out from the border was used to accent the phrase.
I have to admit I am not particularly wild about this design. It was one of those plans in my head that just didn't work out well on execution. Oh well, another day, another card design. I am not sure exactly what it is that I don't care for. Maybe it is the dotted paper? Maybe the phrase needed to be centered on the card? Should the card be landscape instead of portrait?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Psalm 23

For my devotions I am doing an in depth study of the Psalms. I am at the 23rd Psalm. This is a condensed version of part of the introduction. It has hit home for me.

The late Donald Grey Barnhouse was leaving the funeral service of his first wife.
While drivng down the highway he was trying to think of a way to explain and convey comfort to his young children. They drove by a large van and it's shadow passed over their car. He immediately knew he has the example and words needed for the moment.

"Children," he asked, "would you rather be run over by a truck, or by it's shadow?" Of course the children answered, "We'd much rather be run over by it shadow! The shadow can not hurt us."

Barnhouse, as master illustrator then said to his children, "The truck of death ran over the Lord Jesus two thousand years ago so that only its shadow now passes over us. That is all that has happened to your mother. Only the shadow of death has passed over her. She is unharmed in heaven."

A Season

All the papers used on this card are from the La Creme Stack from DCWV. The flower paper is flocked. Very rich and yummy.
There is a flower eyelet on the lower left corner of the Our Daily Bread Designs scripture phrase.
How do I get those layers cut so evenly? Layering rulers. If you like to layer you will make these rulers one of your favorite tools.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Salvation

The stamped phrase is by Our Daily Bread Designs. The corners on the white cardstock were rounded with a discontinued corner rounder by Creative Memories. A small corner rounder was used on the dark brown layer.
The pink scalloped oval layers and the large embossed green leaf are a product of Spellbinders. The small glitter paper leaves are from a Punch Bunch punch. The dark brown branches are the EK Success Martha Stewart line. The smaller dark brown branch that is an extension on the larger branch on the left is from Punch Bunch.
Papers are DCWV.
This card reall does not require directions. It's all right there in front of you. I am sure there are many many variation on this theme. This card is a little outside my usual box. Not my favorite colors, but it was fun. We all need to stretch a little every now and then. Stay tuned for more of my stretching. Some of it was very pleasing and some of it was . . . well I'll leave that up to you to decide.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Faux Metal Lace

Here is another example of a technique I first saw on USArtquest. It is fairly simple. Apply double sided tape to cardstock in almost overlapping strips. Rub across the tape in both directions, causing it to roll up slightly.
Now you can apply metallic flakes, foils, mica powders and embossing powders. Anything that will stick to the tape.
I found that it was still sticky after the flakes and foil, so put on a sparkly embossing powder and embossed to finish off. The embossing powder seemed to find those little nooks and crannies that the other products couldn't get to.
On a whim, the black flourish was added. I still don't know if I like it or not. Guess it depends on the day, LOL,

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

He Has Made Everything Beautiful

What can I say? More Our Daily Bread Design stamps with DCWV Tahiti stack papers and Spellbinders Labels dies. So much fun!!!!
The base oval was cut with a Coluzzle. This one was constructed from parts laying around and playing with them. I am very satisfied with the results. Hope some of you are inspired by it as well.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Stamp Camp background

When attending stamp convention in August at Loveland CO I visited the booth of Stamp Camp. I could spend hours at this vendors display, drooling over her fantastic product.
This image was stamped in dark brown dye ink and then lightly colored with colored pencils. The edges where heavily sponged with that dark brown ink to soften the borders. It was then layered on cream and then brown card stock.
The scalloped border of dark brown card stock is a border punch from EK Success Martha Stewart line. I have found the best selection of these punches at Michael's. (another product I just drool over, those are some great innovative punches) The punch around the page punches are great. (especially when you have a 40% off coupon, LOL)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

When I Pray

I do love my scripture stamps. Pen pal alert, you will be getting a lot of these cards in the future! Our Daily Bread Designs is one of the many scripture stamp sources available today. If you have a good source please share it in the comments. If I remember I will add them to my links section of the blog.
Here again are the fantastic Spellbinders dies, Labels and Nestibilities. The scripture phrase itself has been accented by a corner rounder and sponging the edges with black ink.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Strength I Need

This wonderful scripture stamp is from
Our Daily Bread Designs. I would love to have one of every single one of their stamps. The phrases and images are great and the quality of the deeply etched rubber is perfect.
The die cuts are by Spellbinders. From their Label and Borderabilities lines.
The phrase was stamped on cream card stock. A white gel pen was used to highlight some of the bold letter.
The card base is a duplex paper of black and beige. The advantage of this paper is that I don't need an insert of light paper insert or a light gel pen to write my greeting inside. This is especially important when you give your cards as a gift. Most people that I gift with a card set don't have gel pens and won't buy one either.