Sunday, October 11, 2009

Praying for you in Indian Summer


Hello everyone! I am so excited today! My friend and fellow ODBD DT Member, Chris Olsen, otherwise known as Glowbug, was today's Featured Stamper on SCS!!! Well.... let me tell you that her gallery is more eye candy than I can handle in one day! I could spend all week in her gallery! But I set my sights high and chose one of her signature cards that is simply layered up and embellished up to the hilt! I just had to try this gorgeous card! I should know better than to try to case somthing so close to perfection... but I had to try!

I changed the colors a bit, the papers, the set used, and I omited the paper clip with the pearls. I did however remain true to the basic layout, and I did use an ODBD set, as well as a Chelsea Rose Prima from the ODBD Store.

I started with a base of So Saffron which I sponged with T Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick. Next was a layer of Cameo Coral, also sponged, followed by a layer of Bo Bunny red designer paper, and then a layer of BasicGrey Indian Summer. I did sew on this card, but only one layer. I just got a new sewing machine and this was my first time playing with it! Can't wait to see all the pretty stitches it has!!! I used Spell Binders Lattice Pendant, Flourish Accents, and Ribbon Tag Trio #2, as well as my EK Success Edge Punch. I sponged some unknown gold satin ribbon with the same ink and tied it with gold cord. I was dying to try metallic gold thread today like she used, but with so new a machine, I didn't want to risk that until I have a better feel of the machine, because often metallic thread is difficult on sewing machines.

My sentiment is from the Oct. Our Daily Bread Designs set "Praying for You". I stamped it with VersaMark and embossed with gold.

Anyway... That's a wrap for today! Chris... it's nowhere near as gorgeous as yours but I hope you still like it! Congratulations! This is soooo well deserved!!!

Have a blessed Sunday everyone!
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18 comments:

Betty Wright said...

This is so gorgeous, Grace!!! I love the colors, patterns, layerd pendants, ribbon...all of it!!! Beautifully done!!! You know...I do not own any of those pendant die cuts yet. I am thinking I may need some. Blessings to you and yours!!!

Traci M said...

Beautifully done and a wonderful tribute card!! Love those dies and the layout, and your colors are gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

GASP!!! SOOOOOO pretty, Grace!! I love the rose atop the pendant. My favorite part is actually the ribbon tied with the gold cord - great idea & great look :)

Gina said...

I love her stuff too! Your card is so pretty, I love that flower in the center.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Grace, this is gorgeous! A real tribute to Chris.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty, great use of the spellbinders die too.

Karen W said...

I love this, everything goes together so well. I saved it to Case and try something similar. Thanks so much for the inspiration and new things to try.

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my, this rose is amazing!!! I love that BG paper line as well. Just gorgeous!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh!! What an elegant beauty Grace!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, this is so STUNNING!!! I love everything about this card. Thank you for the inspiration. Hope all is well, I have not heard from you in a while ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card Grace.
Edna x

Connie M. said...

I know I said this before, but it deserves repeating...this is just sooo beautiful, Grace!! Love your colors!!

peggysue said...

Grace I've been waiting for a chance to take a break in my day and look at your post, I know I'll always see a gorgeous creation. I will have to check out glowbug's :) gallery, didn't know she was the featured stamper this week, we were out of town. Many congratulations to her! And what a lovely card you made in her honor.

Kelley said...

Beautiful colors! Love this card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so beautiful Grace!! i just love your case Grace!! I love the colors and design!! I was so excited to see I was featured stamper!Thanks for casing a card in my honor. It means the world to me. You know I just love all your creations.

So you got a sewing machine? What kind!! I love the sewing on this card and can't wait to see all the sewed creations you make in the future.

hugs my friend,
Chris

Sorry it is taking me so long to make the rounds. Unfortunately I and the girls are quite under the weather.

Sue said...

This is an absolutely stunning card. I especially love the way the ribbon is tied to the phrase. What a beautiful "gift" this card would be for someone to receive.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I appreciate it and I got to look around your beautiful site.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the double die BG, the punched edge and how you did the sentiment panel --- not to mention the beautiful flower of course!!! :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOW....what an awesome card. This is absolutely gorgeous.