Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Blessings

Happy Belated Easter Blessings.  I apologize for not posting this before Easter... instead of posting the Easter card that I made for my in-laws, I went with my husband and sons to their house and spent some quality time with them.  I took a long weekend off from blogging and blog-hopping in order to spend time with family, go to church and express my gratitude to the Lord for his sacrifices for me.  I'm so very thankful for the opportunity I will have of seeing my daughter and living with her again someday.  We went to the cemetery to honor her.  We sure miss her sweet smiles and laughter.

For my card I used Joan's recipe challenge #15:
  • Color challenge : White and Gold
  • Use some Embossing
  • Keep it simple with out any or very few embellishments
  • Easter Card

And here is what I came up with:

I used the Textile cuttlebug embossing folder for the bottom part of the card.  I scored two lines on the back of the card just above the folder embossing and just below the top of the card.  I hope you can see it in the close-up.  I used "super fine detail" gold embossing powder for both the sentiment and the frame.  Around the edge of the oval I used a Gold Leafing pen... I tried to get it as even as I could but it has been a long time since I used it and the tip had dried paint in it... I'm not sure if I could safely rinse it out?  I don't have much experience using it.  I was surprised to find that the tip is more like a brush than a marker like I was expecting. 

See how shiny the gold is in the light?  ooohhh, shiny!  (That sure doesn't help those of us with ADOS syndrome = Attention Deficit OOOOHHHH, SHINY!!!)  And trust me - I have it BAD!


I made the bow out of white seam binding... it was a little wrinkled but not like the antique stuff I've been using.  I felt that this card needed a more crisp look.  The plastic flower center is a button!  I love buttons!  I will usually stock up on them when I see them on sale so I'll have them on hand when I'm crafting in the middle of the night.  

 I also used WaltzingMouse Stamps' Sketch Challenge:
#44 Sketch 
The Waltzing Mouse Stamp sets I used are:

Other great challenges:
 Paper Play Challenges:  Easter/Spring

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you had a Blessed Easter!


Kelly S. said...

The white and gold combination with that elegant textile print and the beautiful bow are all so perfect together! Love how you heat embossed that frame, wow!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Nancy,

I saw this over at Waltzing Mouse and had to stop by and tell you how beautiful it is. So sweet and simple but all that white and the gold really pack a WOW! Love the seam binding bow too!


Jean Martin said...

Nancy this is so elegant! You did a great job with the sketch! So glad you could join us at WMSC! :)

Joan Fricker said...

Nancy, wow is what I say about your card. It is so gorgeous.
Great job!!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for the weekly card challenge. Your entry is great.


Edna Morrisedie said...

This card has a lovely feel to it, great to incorporate the embossing and the bow is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Stella said...

Oh this is so elegant and chic. Love it!

Lesley said...

Lovely elegant card! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Anji78 said...

This is lovely!

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