Thursday, October 29, 2009

MMSC25 ODBD Sneak Peek - Luke 2:11

Hello everyone! This is my submission for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 25. I will try to get a better photo in daylight tomorrow, because IRL this really glistens! But here is what I did:

I used one of the great new sets being released by Our Daily Bread designs on Nov. 1 called "Luke 2:11". I just love these sets! There are so many wonderful verses, Scriptures and the images are so finely detailed... they look wonderful heat embossed! So Kelley sent us all some great designer papers this month to use on our cards... and this one is S.e.i. Moravia. In real life the copper foil design really really pops... but in my photos, I had "spots" of shine so I opted for a photo that didn't have much at all rather than blind you with spots of shine. Maybe tomorrow when I can get outside.

The image itself is stamped on Very Vanilla and embossed in Copper Embossing Powder by Ranger. My base is Papertrey Dark Chocolate, mat is Very Vanilla sponged with Chocolate Chip, then the S.e.i. dp. I used a Spellbinders Lattice Borderabilities double cut for my center panel, the Spellbinders Buckle is cut from CopperMettalic (Prism) and the flowers are Spellbinder's Poinsettias (smallest 2 sizes). I used my embossing tool to vein the flowers and then sprayed with glimmer mist. You might see that if you click on the photo to enlarge. I sponged all the vanilla layers and sprayed all layers with Bronze Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the holly leaves and veined them with my embossing tool. I used an EK Success Edge Punch to get the negative parts for my scrolly copper elements. I finished off with Copper Microbeads.

This looks so much better IRL, but I was hurrying tonight to get this posted. I hope you have a blessed night and don't forget to check back on Nov 1. for the Our Daily Bread designs release Blog Hop. Hop along the DT blogs for a chance to win the ENTIRE release!!! Start at the ODBD New Blog here.


Carol said...

Oh my my Grace this is a stunner. I am going to use my new word this week on your card....are you ready....Opulent!!! LOL I knew I was going to whip it out on someone and you got it. LOL Wow that paper is gorgeous...I can see it. What an alluring, exquisite, and spectacular card. OUTSTANDING. Thanks for playing along with us the week at Midnight Madness. We appreciate your support and seeing your beautiful artistic talent.

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Grace, I love those golden embossing all over your card. Looks so classy and the buckle for your ribbon is so very cool!

Carolyn said...

Exceptional!! All of these wonderful techniques have resulted in a masterpiece. I love it. Thanks for playing with us this week at the MMSC. I always enjoy seeing what you create for us!


Phyllis said...

Grace: OMGoodness this is an amazingly beautiful card. I love all the shine and your color choices are AWESOME!! That copper on the background paper really shines!! Just sooooo beautifully done!! Not the we would expect any less from you!! The MMDesign Team is so honored to have you play in our weekly challenges. We thank you so very much!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Grace, so much to see here I am so glad I clicked on the photo and saw EXACTLY how much detail there is - this is just stunning! Your work is in a league of it's own Grace, totally amazing! You are one 'shining light' my friend! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, I always look forward to seeing what you will do! We look forward to seeing what you do next week!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Grace. I am loving the sneaks with this set. great embossing.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Grace

Really lovely and the colours are perfect.

Hugs Ali x

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Goodness, Grace, this is GORGEOUS!!! Love thos colors... absolutely elegant. I really love the way you have those Poinsettias placed..and the sentiment says it all. Another masterpiece my friend. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Grace, this is so Elegant! I really love all the coppers and the poinsettias are beautiful. :)
Michelle MMDT

Kelley said...

Love the color scheme! So clean and classy!! Beautiful!!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Really stunning, Nancy! Love the copper papers and EP you used and great explanation of your card receipe! I'm so glad you are having fun with the prizes from MMSC :) xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT