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)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pursuit of Happiness

Hello...and happy Tuesday to you!  The month of August is almost at an end and with it my time as guest designer for Paper and Such!  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this month's released stamp set, Wings and Such, and with Julie and the other fabulous members of the design team.  Since the new challenge at the Paper and Such Blog is "Wings and Things," I had another chance to use this beautiful set.

Creative Nugget:  The featured stamper this week on Splitcoaststampers is Mary (a.k.a. jandjccc) , and browsing her gallery gave me the inspiration I needed for this card.  Many of the cards in her gorgeous gallery used the technique of layering embossed panels.  So I began with a Cheery Lynn Lattice die cut and layered it on a piece of linen colored DP by My Mind's Eye.  This was run through the Big Shot with a Canvas Impression Plate and stitching was added around the outside border.  A frame was cut out of this panel with a Romantic Rectangle Die and a bow tied under the cut out frame. This was attached to a Neenah Solar White card base.  The flourish from the set was stamped using Antique Linen Distress ink and the sentiment was added over the flourish using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  A Sizzix embossing folder added texture to another piece of Neenah Solar White card stock.  I cut out the embossed part of the panel and attached it to the card.  The butterflies from the set were stamped  on vellum using a VersaMark pad and embossed with white detail embossing powder.  These were cut out and attached to the embossed butterflies.  My favorite...Kaiser Pearls were added to finish the card.  I really like how elegant this card turned out, and hope that you like it, too!

Be sure to head on over to the Paper and Such Blog to see other "Wings and Things" creations by the rest of the design team and learn how you can participate in this challenge!  There just might be a prize up for grabs!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful day and may happiness follow you as you go along your way!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Wings and Such (Paper and Such)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Vanity Fair DP (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Lattice Die (Cheery Lynn), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Sew Mini (Janome), Detail White Embossing Powder (SU!), Sizzix Embossing Folder, Romantic Rectangle Die (Spellbinders), Kaiser Pearls (Taylored Expressions), Ribbon


Janice M said...

WOW!! Cathy this absoluetly GORGEOUS!! Love the lattice BG and and the soft neutral colors. It's been a real pleasure having you guest design with us this month!

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful with all the layers!! I love any kind of embossing and this is gorgeous! The butterflies, pearls and ribbon finish it perfectly!!

Anonymous said...

Wowzzzzzzzers!! Awesome card love everything about it... Just checking out cards at Paper and Such xxx

butterfly said...

I've only just discovered Paper and Such, so I've missed much of your stuff... but so glad I made it in time for this finale! Gorgeous card!
Alison x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, Cathy. This is a beautiful card. Love the white with antique linen. The butterflies, the embossed background, the lattice panel... perfect together. The pearls are such an elegant touch.