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, June 13, 2014

A Rose is a Rose

Hello friends!  I have another quick card to share with you today.  Anna challenged us to heat it up for the Mix-Ability Challenge today on Splitcoaststampers.  My card was heated up in two different ways…with a heat tool and an iron!
Creative Nugget:  Gesso and distress inks were used to age the beautiful Blushing Rose Collection papers to create the background for this card.  After  wrinkling and distressing the panels, an iron was used to flatten them out a bit so they could be stitched to a Vintage Cream card base.  This Whitewash Chic technique can be found on the new Artistic Effects CD by Technique Junkies. The Rose image, from this month's release by Our Daily Bread Designs, was stamped in brown ink on Mixed Media paper and again, using a stamp positioner, in VersaMark ink so it could be clear embossed.  The same was done with the sentiment from the Rose stamp set.  Distress inks were used to watercolor the roses.  The image was cut and matted using a Vintage Flourish Pattern Die.  Pearls and seam binding were added to complete the vintage chic look.

Here are the supplies from the 
Our Daily Bread Store that were used to create this card:

I realized after finishing my card that it also fit a number of other challenges…something I rarely do!  Here they are:

Seize the Sketch Challenge: STS#22
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge: ODBDSLC206 Use Tan, Pink, and Ivory
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge#136-Anything Goes
Lisa's Bloggers Challenge : Flowers

As always…I appreciate the time you took to stop by!  Have a wonderful day!



Unknown said...

That DP is so lovely. Your card is so creative, especially the color combo and layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. God Bless You!
Carole Robb Bisson

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love the roses.
Thanks for joining us at STS!

Unknown said...

Very Elegant!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Cathy, this is gorgeous! I always LOVE your creative nuggets and enjoy learning new techniques that have such a beautiful effect! I love this image and your fabulous layout, and the papers are perfect with your stitching and lovely bow! It's perfect for this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week, and we're always delighted to have one of the DT join us! Hugs, sweet friend!

Jennifer said...

Just gorgeous! I love the wonderful way you've stitched these beautiful papers and roses together! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Cathy, this is gorgeous!! I just love your roses, your use of paper, and the stitching!! I so miss stitching on my cards!! I may have to stitch by hand...LOL!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent and supporting the Shining the Light challenge. I am always inspired by your creations!!


Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty Cathy! Love the shabby chic look of the added gesso on the beautiful ODBD Blushing Rose Paper Collection! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Robin K. said...

What a beautiful card!

Grace said...

LOVE this card Cathy! The Gesso looks awesome on the blushing rose dp and I always love your stitching. I need to check out the Technique Junkies... I could use a few new techniques! :) Great job with ALL your challenges and this gorgeous rose image!!!

JD/ Jill said...

So beautiful. I definitely had to enlarge this one to get a better look...really like the vintage look.

Marybeth said...

Wow,Cathy this is stunning! Your stitching is perfect! You sure did a great take on the sketch ,you even added that beautiful bow. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Sketch.

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Those roses look amazing! Love your fancy stitching! Thanks for joining along with Seize the Sketch! Please feel free to visit my blog:

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a gorgeous use of the sketch! Your stitching is fabulous~ Thanks for joining in with STS!

ps - I really like Kody too :)

Kris said...

Wow, what a gorgeous, vintage-style beauty! Love this :)
Imagine That! Digis by Kris

Melody said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the soft, elegant feel.