Saturday, April 3, 2010

Back to cards....

Good Evening to my guests - and may you know Easter's rich blessings.  I do love hearing once again of Christ's death and RESURRECTION!

My card today will fit a couple of challenges, which is rather a surprise as I did not start with them in mind. 

I was making another masculine card, and wondered how I could liven up the look of the card after I started with the brown (Kraft) base, sponged the edges with dark brown and gold embossed the scene (using an Our Daily Bread Designs set Keep My Lamp Burning).  

I stamped the lighthouse on white card, 
embossed it and then and cut it out and mounted on dimensionals. 

These were thicker than I would have liked, so after stamping and embossing the bird section of the stamp, and cutting them out, I mounted them on multiple layers of double sided sellotape.

I then stamped and embossed the verse on the gold card, cut around it free-hand,  sponged it with some brown ink, then mounted it over the raffia I had wrapped around the base of the card.

Over all I am pleased with this, and it fits the
Stamping Sisters In Christ challenge #32, based on the verse from Isaiah 40:31 about mounting up on wings of eagles..... and the challenge is to mount things up on the card.

Crazy for Challenges challenge #31 - to use a craft base for the card.

Thanks for calling by - I really enjoy knowing you have been, and I treasure you comments.


Melanie said...

love the gold embossing!

Lovely Linda said...

HI Maxine - this is one gorgeous card - great for a masculine card - you certainly have them nailed! I love the gold embossing - it is quite rustic looking - love it! Thanks for sharing - I love to see what you have been up to! God bless you and Happy Easter my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Silli said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the colors.

Kristine said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! Love your gold embossing and this is actually my first set I ever bought at ODBD! Love it *Ü* Thanks so much for playing in our challenge last week at Stampin Sisters in CHrist Challenges!!