Friday, August 12, 2011

Green Birthday

Welcome once again - I am back this time with a card inspired by the
Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge this week.

The challenge is based on this scripture,
Lam 3:22 –23 “The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.”
And I would encourage you to go over to their site and read through the devotion there.  The challenge itself is to: 
Dig deep into your craft cupboard and use something from your stash that you 'just had to have' cause you would use it everyday....but have forgotten about...

I thought about this for a day or so, and went right back to my beginning days when I did not know about bling or die cuts etc, and I had bought several balls of plastic raffia, and a huge sheet of finely corrugated card from the local stationers... and have hardly used them!! These were my starting points.

I then saw a piece of card on my desk that was a 'trial' in colour blocking using watercolour crayons and spritzing , after it was dry I sprayed it with a silver glimmer mist.  I was not happy with it for the card I planned then, but it 'fitted' this card.

Here you can see some of the sheen it has.

I chose this quote from the Layers of Color Encouragement set and stamped it in bottle ink on the lemon card stock.  After cutting it with a Labels 14 Nestabilites die I sponged it with Memento Dandelion ink.  I also used that ink to sponge the edge of the coloured card.

The raffia was wound around the green corrugated card and secured with a bow, and adorned with a green rhinestone.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed - I love this sentiment as it is elegant but does not 'hog the limelight' on a card like this.

The final details were the rhinestones and the butterflies, flowers and leaves which were part of some paper lace (another acquisition that I just 'had' to have....) that I cut up and adhered randomly around the card.

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Thanks for calling in - may your day be blessed


Kary said...

Love this card!! Love that comforting verse & the sweet butterflies.

Becky said...

You made it in the nick of time :).
This is gorgeous. Beautiful colors and love that paper and beautiful ribbon.

Traci M said...

Wow!! You really used a lot of "forgotten" items on your card this week...they all combine to make a dazzling birthday card for some blessed recipient!! I love the background paper you made, and the verse is beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!!

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Marlene said...

Oh, beautiful! Love the addition of raffia - it is perfect on this card.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hello my sweet friend! I hope you had a blessed weekend. I LOVE the colors in the handmade paper. And adding the shimmer was a great way to bring it all together. And the die shapes are so pretty. Nice project Maxine!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - how did this one slip past me - it is fabulous! What great use of the forgotten stash Maxine! Thank you for playing along with the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Michelle Pearson said...

fun card...great ribbon treatment too!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

What a pretty and joy filled card! I love all the sparkling effects too!