Saturday, May 2, 2009

Set Your Mind on Things Above CDS Weekend Color Challenge


Hello everyone!
This weekend's Clear Dollar Stamps color challenge over on PCP was hosted by Shawnee and she chose Bashful Blue, Silver and White. I kept wanting to go winter with these colors... but I decided to use one of my Scripture Verses from "Pretty Little Scriptures". In case you can't read it... it says "Set your mind on things above, not on things on the Earth"
The Recipe is as follows:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps "Pretty Little Scriptures"
Paper: Bashful Blue SU!, Georgia Pacific White, Brushed Silver The Paper Co.
Ink: VersaMark and Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Markers: SU! Bashful Blue
Accessories: Spellbinder's Frameabilities Classic Frame, Nestabilities Small Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Silver Ribbon (Nicole), Brads, ICE Stickles in silver, Unknown brads and flowers.
The card base is Bashful Blue. I then cut a Brushed Silver Frame and used the Negative part, trimming to just fit inside of the BB Base. I cut a piece of GPW and embossed it in the bug with the swiss dot folder. I then stamped my image on GPW with VersaMarka and embossed in silver. I cut it out with an oval nestie, sponged with Bashful Blue ink from my SU! Marker, and matted with a silver scalloped nestie oval. I put the card together except to mount it all on the base. The sentiment is on dimensionals. I added the flowers and ribbon, punching the brad holes and inserting the brads before attaching the card front to the base.
I had fun working with these colors... they are so sparkly and elegant, and even though I thought winter... I managed to make it non seasonal specific so I'm happy with that. My final touch was to add my new ICE Stickles in silver to the outter parts of the petals. I LOVE these new Stickles! Check them out at CDS (see banner on my right side bar).
Thanks for taking a look and have a wonderful weekend. I am really babying a very very sore shoulder today. I actually am in a sling keeping it immobilized because it hurts so badly. So this was a one handed challenge... but when there's a will there's a way! LOL!

17 comments:

Shawne said...

What a really beautiful card, I don't know how you kept all of the layers straight one handed!

NinaB said...

Wow, what a pretty card. I just found out about CDS thru your blog,which I found thru Diane's. I love CDS's God-glorifying stamps. I'm also thrilled to find fellow sisters in the Lord in the paper crafting community. I'll be a regular visitor, for sure.

Crystal said...

Grace ! Take care of that shoulder ! LOVE this card ... the frame complements the center beautifully. And love that verse ! Hugs !

laos348 said...

What an elegant card - those colors are fabulous. I like the sentiment as well - great job.

Cassie said...

Oh wow, Grace this is fantastic! So elegant, and what a great verse. This is just beautiful ;D

Becky said...

Grace this is gorgeous, and the blue flowers just jump off of this card.

The Mama Monkey said...

Thanks for turning me on to CDS...I went to visit the website tonight and that is going to cost me a lot of money! ;)

Your frame is AMAZING! Hope your shoulder is better soon!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Oh Grace this is just wonderful. I love the scripture you choose and the framing is fabulous.

Crystal said...

Oh my Grace this is stunning, love that frame and colors...your added flowers..so pretty!! This looks amazing!

JazzyH said...

Beautiful card. I love everything about it. I love the colors and the scripture.

Scrubbysue said...

Very pretty grace and a nice compliment to the scripture. TFS!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.x

de said...

So pretty! Love your Blog name too! Thanks for playing in my Blog Candy!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my Grace - even your one-handed creations are beautiful. I love the detail on this - the frame is stunning.

Take care of your shoulder.

Heidi said...

that is one beautiful card! WOW is all I can say!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful!! Love that brushed silver paper and the frame you created!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is gorgeous, Grace...love all the layers and the blue flowers look sooo pretty!!! This is such a fabulous design....AWESOME work!!!