And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Friday, December 30, 2016

Looking Forward

Hello friends and happy Friday!  Are you ready to say good-bye to 2016?  I can say that I am ready to welcome in a new year.  I do not have a New Year's card to share today, but I do have a couple of new challenge cards to share and a sneak peek of something new that will be released on the first by Our Daily Bread Designs.

First…something new:


Creative Nugget:  Yesterday's Ways To Use It Challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to use a moon on your card because it was the last New Moon of 2016.  I remembered an old email with something similar and was inspired to use this new whimsical wildflower from the A Happy Hello stamp  set being released on the first of the year.  The sky and ocean were masked and sponged with distress inks and the flower stamped.  Copic Markers were used to add a little color and the image was mounted to some new papers also being released.  The sentiment with its mat were cut with Pennant Flags Dies and Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.

Sketch Challenge 625 inspired my second card.


Creative Nugget:  Neocolor 2 crayons were colored directly on the Rope Background, spritzed with water, and stamped onto a piece of mixed media paper.  This panel was cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die, cut into two pieces, and stitched back together to create the background.  The Beatitudes was then stamped on the panel.  The hands from Handle With Prayer were white embossed on vellum and cut with the coordinating Praying Hands Die.  The sentiment from Pennant Flag Verses was white embossed on black card stock and cut with a Pennant Flags Die.  A bow of metallic threads and some Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to finish the card.  Thankfully, I do not need a sympathy card at this time, but now have one when needed.

In addition to the challenges mentioned these cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays CFC164 - Celebrations
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #92 - Anything Goes
ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #281 - Let's Be Sentimental
Pile It On #123 - Celebrations
The ABC Challenge - V is for Varied
Word Art Wednesday Challenge Week 263 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by…have a very Happy New Year!
See you in 2017!

Hugs,
Cathymac

2 comments:

Ann Chuang said...

Awesome card! The background you created is beautiful and perfectly embellished.Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT
http://anncard.blogspot.tw

Wei Wei Wang said...

Both cards are fabulous! Thank you for sharing at CAS-ual Fridays!