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)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Comforting Thoughts

Good morning, friends!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. With only a week left until Christmas, I thought I'd deviate from the festivities for a while and bring you some comforting thoughts and a technique I have not used in a while.

Creative Nugget:  Some of the most comforting words come from Psalms 23, so I grabbed two wonderful Sweet 'n Sassy clear stamp sets, "Psalms 23" (I'm not seeing this one in the store right now) and "Wildflowers."  I began by stamping Psalm 23 with Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of Select White card stock and cut it out using a Spellbinders label die.  The wildflowers were then stamped with VersaMark ink and clear embossed. Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, and Weathered Wood distress inks were then sponged over the wildflowers while the panel was still in the die.  The ink was then removed from the embossing by rubbing over the whole panel with a paper towel. This was layered onto a black panel embossed with the Square Lattice EF.  Other layers of white, black, and Basic Grey DP were added and mounted on a Select White card base.  Black gingham, a little get well tag, and black pearls embellish the card.  

As we franticly finish our Christmas preparations this week, let us ponder the wonderful words of this psalm, remember what the season is really all about, and take comfort!

Thanks so much for visiting today!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Psalm 23, Wildflowers (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, True Black (PTI), Sweet Threads DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Labels Seventeen Die (Spellbinders), Square Lattice EF (SU!), Black Gingham Ribbon (PTI), 1/2" Circle Punch, Kaiser Pearls


Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Cathy. Love the embossed image and the sponging. The soft look is so elegant!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Cathy, wishing you and your family a Peaceful and Blessed Holiday Season!