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)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Peaceful Poinsettias

Hello Blogger Friends!  Since the weather has turned bitterly cold, I am inclined to stay tucked away in my warm and cozy crafting room…soooo, I have two cards to share today!  I am hoping that all of my friends in the Buffalo area are able to do the same...praying you are safe and warm!

B-burlap, L-layers, S-stitching, S-stenciled sponging, I-impression plate, G-gold thread

Creative Nugget:  Both sentiments are from the His Birth stamp set released by Our Daily Bread Designs earlier this month…love these sentiments, and were stamped in Archival Red Geranium ink on Vintage cream card stock!   A piece of DP from the Christmas Paper Collection 2013 was stitched to the left side following the Freshly Made Sketch 163 for this week.  A strip of burlap, a poinsettia made with the ODBD Custom Peaceful Poinsettias Dies, some ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage, and my new favorite accessory…metallic thread was added as an accent.  Sponging through a stencil adds a bit of texture and gives the card a vintage look.  

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:
Splitcoaststampers - Inspiration Challenge 468
Our Daily Bread Shining the Light - ODBDSLC218 Blessing Word Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #159
Freshly Made Sketches - FMS163

The Poinsettias were also used for this second card along with some other fabulous dies from Our Daily Bread Designs.

B-blue, L-layers, E-embossing, S-stars, S-sponging, I-ink, N-netting, G-Glitter, S-Sentiment

Creative Nugget: This card was inspired my Monika's Card with Stars and I love the way it turned out.  The only stamping is the sentiment from the His Birth stamp set released by Our Daily Bread Designs earlier this month.  It was inked up with VersaMark then a color that matched the DP so it could be clear embossed. The DP is from the Christmas Paper Collection 2014 by ODBD. The following custom dies also by ODBD were layered around the sentiment…Flourished Star Pattern Dies, Sparkling Star Dies, Peaceful Poinsettias Dies, and Fancy Foliage Dies.  A bit of tulle netting and some metallic thread were added to finish the card.

Two more Christmas cards finished!

That's all for today…hope you've been inspired by your visit. Please stop by again…love hearing from you!



Jen Mitchell said...

Such beautiful Christmas cards. Amazing details. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Both cards are just gorgeous! Love the beautiful colours and dies you've used. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Cathy!! I just love the use of dp for the poinsettia and the layout of the first and the elegance and design of the second with the Flourished Star pattern on the second. Thanks so much for supporting the challenge the team and challenge my friend. You are always an inspiration!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is GORGEOUS, Cathy. I love the sweet touches, and it's really a winner in my book! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your talents with us, and please stop by to share with us again soon.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

Conniecrafter said...

Both cards are just Beautiful, lovely backgrounds and flowers!