Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sept. Release Blog Hop!

 

Hello friends!  Welcome to the  Our Daily Bread designs Sept. release blog hop!  I have had so much fun playing with this month's new sets and I think you're going to love them too!

If you got here from Sabrina's Scrumptious blog, you are in the right place!  If not you might want to pop on over to the  ODBD Blog to start at the beginning so you don't miss any thing!

Briefly, the Blog hop details:
  • Hop will run from 8am EDT Sept 1 til 8pm Sept 2
  • To qualify for a prize simply hop to each blog, leave a comment and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop and which set you loved best!
  • Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Sept 3
  • There will be FOUR FANTASTIC PRIZES!  Three winners will win their choice of one free set and one blessed blogger will win the entire Sept. Bread Basket Bundle!  
Now... on to my card.  I used Keep Climbing to create this side step card.  I stamped the image four times, masking one on the front panel so I could continue the image across the entire panel. I colored the scene with Copics and the sky with my SU! Pastel Chalks, simply sponging on various colors until I had achieved the look I wanted.  I cut out the panels and adhered to my layers, giving the sense of many rows of mountains.  Once assembled,  I spritzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist which helps set the chalk, and gives a nice glimmer to the scene too. 

For my sentiment panel I matted it with another piece of card stock and colored it the same way for a little extra pop, then matted that with my white card stock.  To emboss my sentiment panel,  since it did not fit any of my rectangular Spellbinders just right, I cut the panels and then hand embossed the border with a larger Spellbinders tall rectangle, and my embossing stylus on a soft embossing pad.  My only embellishments are some little pearls and a bow made with Martha Stewart ribbon. 

Here is the set I used:

 






Now I will send you on your way to the next stop.... Becca's Beautiful Blog!  Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!



134 comments:

Kris Turner said...

Absolutely love this card, Grace! What a wonderful way to showcase such a powerful, uplifting verse. Great job!

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

This card is fantastic. I love this and what a great idea to have this kind of fold for the mountain stamp set. Blessings to you today and hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Caryn S said...

Incredible! I have not used my chalks in a long time but this just reminded me how pretty they can be!

Deb Fagnant said...

I love how you used a step card with this set. It is purfect!!!

Anonymous said...

I want this set, so I can do a card like this! kathyL in ohio

Karen McAlpine said...

Purple Mountains Majesty indeed!! That is exactly what I though of when I saw your card. Love the sky treatment too. Beautiful.
ps: love the name of your blog--very cute.

Dawn said...

I am in love!! Beautiful job, Grace!! Perfect way to showcase these stamps!!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Pick my jaw up off the keyboard. This is over the top, drop dead gorgeous!!! Grace, if I didn't know this was a stamp I would have thought you took a picture and trimmed it to use...WOWZA!!! You nailed it on this stamp and sentiment....I am inspired, impressed,and in awe! Blessings.

craftymom205 said...

Stunning card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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Jenée said...

Oh wow, wow, wow. I am speechless over the beauty and depth of this card! You have used one of my all time favorite verses and the scene you've created to go with it -- well, I've already used the only word I can to describe it -- WOW!

Melanie@ said...

I'm an Albertan and I do love my Canadian Rockies. The scene you have captured truly is the Rockies whether north or south of the border. Gorgeous!

Peggy Phillips said...

This card is truly beautiful. Love the idea of using the mountains.

Dottie said...

This is a fabulous card! I just can't imagine sitting down and thinking how I was going to do this. But, it just flows and is perfect in matching colors from layer to layer. Wow. Now I am impressed. Just gorgeous. The sentiment is perfect for the stamp.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, this one leaves me (nearly) speechless! Even my hubby loves it!! This is one of the most gorgeous side-step cards I have ever seen! Thank you for always inspiring me to be more creative and a better stamper! Mwaaaah!!! Love ya!!

Penny L. said...

My first time seeing a "step" card! (still a bit of a card-making newbie!). Lovely!!! I can't imagine how you thought this design up, and the mountains treatment is amazing! Lovely!

Over Embellishing said...

Wow! This card is over the top fantastic! I can appreciate all the love that went into making this card! You really used the stamp set to its fullest- combining the stair step card with the mountains! Beautiful work!

Christine Harrop said...

A stunning card Grace! My brother read this Psalm at our dad's funeral so it means a lot to me!

Tami B. said...

It has been a while since a card really drew me in, but this one did. Absolutely gorgeous!

meemee48 said...

What a work of art. Would look great on someone's desk. Love the mountains!

love2quilt95 said...

I've been wanting to try a step card, you have truly inspired me!

Sonia said...

WOW! I love your card! So fabulous! This is not only a card but also can be used as home decor. Beautiful!

Betsye Rose said...

Fantastically beautiful card! Love how you did the sky, and the side step is fabulous!

Debbie said...

What a work of art. This is so beautiful! Amazing coloring and teh design outstanding.

Loretta O. said...

Heart-stopping clever!!! Makes one feel like they've climbed right into that beautiful setting! Love this!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wow. That card is spectacular, Grace! What a work of art!!

Becky said...

Grace, this is just wonderful! You never cease to amaze me with your God-given talent to create...love, love, love that set!

Sandy said...

love the coloring & step card I wish your card was a prize its breathtaking

Dottie Seubert said...

Good Day Grace ; As always your talents flabbergast me every card you design is more beautiful then the last. your cards make mine look like junk ! I wish I had your talents I have NOT found one other that is even close to yours..
" God Bless "
many Hugs
Your a very special Lady
Dottie

Anonymous said...

Terrific combination of stamps and card fold.

Tammie

tammy said...

Grace!!!
Can you say MAJESTY!!!!??!!! I love how the 'son' peaks (peeks) over the horizon-- Lots of prophetic pictures here:) I love the coloring, stamping, the powerful, transforming word of our LORD:) ANOINTED Grace. be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Haf2scrap said...

This is such an awesome card! The rows of mountains are magnificent and go so well with the sentiment.

scrappingnana said...

Wow Grace, this is simply stunning. Love all the gorgeous details and your coloring. TFS

Rona said...

Love the background - love the scene you created - love the verse - this is just INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS!!

Susan Martin said...

This is stunning.. I love how you used the stamp several times. Absolutely gorgeous with the purple. Love it!

Beth L. said...

Awesome card! I love how you colored the different parts and used the side step card. I love that verse.

MsCraftlife said...

soaring to see the beauty that He has given us.

many blessings

Dixieglitzie said...

Grace, this card is AMAZING!!! I'm curious...how long did this piece of art take to complete. I've never made a step card...I'm a little bit intimadated...lol. Thanks for the inspiration:)

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. It all works together beautifully. Frances Blackwell

Betty said...

What a beautiful piece of art! Thanks for sharing!!

Beulah (Scrapngigi) said...

WOW love the mountains and the design of this card it looks great

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my, Grace, sweet Grace, when one thinks it can't get any better, you create these pieces of art that just won't let you take your eyes off of them! This card is beyond words gorgeous!! Makes me miss all of the trees and mountains back home in Germany! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

LMKENNEDY said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Love the 3D effect and your coloring is fabulous!

Bette S said...

Fabulous card!! You really put that stamp set to work! I want to just climb right into those trees and mountains! Love it!

Candy Meyers said...

Oh, my goodness, Grace. Your layout is perfect for this stamp set. I live in the mountains, so this is particulary special to me. Thanks for the great idea.
Candy Meyers
singcandy@aol.com

Rosie said...

Love your dimensional card, it is well worth the work you put into it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an amazing job you did with your card. It is almost as if you could touch the mountains as you stand before them in awe.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

Pat M.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

My oh my Grace!!! This is just gorgeous! Majestic is the perfect word for this masterpiece!!!

Ann said...

Grace,
Just a simply beautiful card. TFS!!!!!!
Methane
Ann

Anonymous said...

What an awesome card. You've captured the true essence of the majestic mountains with a perfect heavenly touch. Marilyn2

Anonymous said...

What an awesome card. You've captured the true essence of the majestic mountains with a perfect heavenly touch. Marilyn2

Christine said...

Your creativity is amazing! Love how you modified the step card to accommodate the mountains....how clever and extremely lovely!

Christine said...

Your creativity is amazing! Love how you modified the step card to accommodate the mountains....how clever and extremely lovely!

E. Marie said...

Grace, this is fantastic. What a wonderful scenic card. Your coloring is gorgeous.

Pattie J. said...

WOW!<WOW!<WOW! Grace, this is awesome. what gorgeous coloring to make a absolutely fantastic image to come alive. I feel like I am right there in the mountains. a wonderful step card to bring you into the mountains......thanks for sharing and inspiring with the scripture to top it off...hugs and smiles

Cynthia said...

*Picking jaw up off the floor8 Wow, this is fabulous, Grace. Gorgeous design to showcase the mountain scene and the Psalm!

Linda said...

Simply a masterpiece!

Francie G. said...

Over and above outstanding, Grace! Beautiful, beautiful!

Ratty Hugs said...

AMAZINGLY PERFECT!!!!! You have created one of the best cards I have seen in while. Just the card for the outdoors person. If the Olympics for card making were on, you'd win Gold, Silver & Bronze. Congratulations.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Michelle Noble said...

OMG! The colors are amazing!

jan farnworth said...

wow just breathtaking

Anonymous said...

Beautifully constructed.
Fantastic sky!!
Just love it.
mary l.

Saints Rule! said...

Grace... you have managed to take my breath away! The soft colors, and the lovely vignette you have created make my heart soar! What a lovely masterpiece you have created! Blessings...

Lori

jbaker839 said...

This is an absolutely stunning card. Love the sky. So gorgeous.

Sarah said...

Your card gives such a feeling of majesty! The sky is amazing and the verse is so beautiful with this image!

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful project...can hardly call it a card - LOL! Love what you did with the mountain stamp set!!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Becky said...

HI my wonderful sista :)
I just couldn't wait to get over here to see what you created.
This is just stunning Grace, gorgeous background colors.

Barbie D. said...

Your card is beautiful beyond words. I will definitely have to try chalks again it's been way too long since I've played with them.

StampnInkLady said...

Grace, your step card is truly beautiful! It is so majestic! What a nice way to use these images! TFS! Hugs Lori
stamper572000@yahoo.com

Doreen G said...

The keep claiming stamp set is perfect for your side step card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

Irish Eyes said...

The coloring on this card is just stunning. Love the dimension and awesome design. Beautiful!

Sandra said...

Awesome step card! I love this set of scriptures.

Sue D said...

Fabulous scene you created!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Grace, you already know I think this is drop dead gorgeous but I will tell you again. Over the top and breathtaking!! I want to be like you when I grow up!!! Awesome design and coloring GF!!!!! Miss chatting with you. Talk to you when I get back! Praying for you!!
hugs,
Chris

Hettie said...

Oh this is a show stopper. Is there a tutorial on how to make this card?

Marie D. said...

Wow what an amazing array of beauty. I love the layers of trees and mountains. Simply beautiful!!!

Judi said...

First, this is my most favorite Psalm. Second, you always create the most amazing scenic cards. This one is, I think, your best yet. Love it.

Maxam Made said...

I am speechles! I have never seen anything like this in paper!
Love it!!
Ginny M

Heather B. said...

Incredible-a side step card- I'm really need to catch up on the creativity. Wow. I"m officially on inspiration overload withe everyone's fabulous designs. I love how you colored the sky on your card-very majestic.

Becca Feeken said...

Wow Grace, what a beautiful and majestic step card! There's so much beauty to take in, I keep going back to look! Well done and a treasure to the lucky person who will receive!!

Jean said...

I am sitting here in the hospital and the card was just what I needed for today. Thank you for sharing your gift of card making for us all to enjoy.

Sherry P said...

I must say this is pretty impressive! You did a great job!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Wowie...love this card..it is absolutely gorgeous..I am so blessed by these 'Scriptures & sentiments' love that I can now have them available on stamps..."Thank you"

nzillingworth said...

WOW just when you think things cant get better they do. Fabulous card. I cant choose a favorite one as they are all so good in their own way. Fantastic ladies wonderful job.

Lana said...

Wow Grace What a lovely card !!! I love side step card and how you colored it all in too, especially the sky !! Great inspiration. Blessings to you!

joy said...

Wow! What a stunning step card! Your coloring is gorgeous!

christi said...

wow, i love the scene. beautiful clouds and coloring. i really like to see stair step cards.

Diana Nguyen said...

Wow - you took the side step card to a whole new level! I love the 3D effect and everything else about the card.

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely stunning, Grace! The scene you created is amazing! Wonderful images and side step design! Hugs!

Mau xx said...

This is Amazing! I so love how you have used the mountains Grace and the Scripture is so very Special. A beautiful card that makes us so aware of Gods Creation.
Hugs Mau xx

Linda Royalty said...

Love this beautiful step card. These stamps are perfect for a card like this.

Jennifer S said...

What a pretty stair step card!

JoanneO said...

An amazing, stunning card! Love it!

pennysfromheaven said...

WOW! what an amazing work of art. It is beautiful!

pennysfromheaven said...

WOW! what an amazing work of art. It is beautiful!

Coralee Schindel said...

There are too many words to use in this comment, stunning, amazing, incredible, creative, just right.....
This is such a beautiful card Grace and such a great idea to create a 3-d mountain range like that! :)

Rosa Ann Whitehorn Smith said...

This is my second fav. scripture and I just love the way you did it. Even my husband is amazed!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

This stamp set is PERFECT for a side step card! Amazing! Such a beautiful card, Grace!

Creative Crafter said...

Great idea and creativity!! Congrats! Blessings

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

Thanks for all your hard work. Love it.

Kelley said...

I really like this card so much! Thank you very much..it's displayed so nicely on my kitchen shelf!! xxxooo

mary b. said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is amazing. Words cannot say enough about how gorgeous this card is. I have never done a step card but it sure makes me want to try.

Fay Marie said...

Very creative use for the verse. I really love it created on the side step card. Awesome!!!

Divinity said...

OK THIS CARD JUST TOOK MY BREATH AWAY!!!! i thought i'd seen it all...and then BOOM! ur card appeared on the screen! this is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! :O

Darkskye said...

This is just beautiful. Absolutely beautiful

maryr917 said...

This is beautiful Grace and the perfect set for a side step card

StampingJudy said...

Drop dead gorgeous! It has made want this stamp set! And I will get it!

TrinaM said...

Stunning step card. Great choice of design and color to showcase these stamps.

Rhea Thompson said...

Grace,
What a unique design. The mountains just really pop out and I love your colors! Makes me want to take a short drive to our mountains and just find a quiet place to "take in" God's creation.

Carol Taggart said...

More than a card, that's for sure. It's a paper art sculpture, and stunning. I love this card.

Sherry said...

breathtakingly gorgeous!! love everything about it!!

Juanita B. said...

Amazing card. Thank you for sharing.

Valerie said...

This card is stunning! Kudos! Great image for this scripture passage!

Pam D said...

Grace, beautifully done once again. Hand made background, beautiful stamping, simply awesome, TFS!

Mary K said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for such an inspiring card.

Kim H said...

A gorgeous side step card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Sarah Anderson said...

Wow! Wow, wow, wow!

Kinky Bella said...

This creation is a jaw dropper! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!

Carol Tro said...

I love this stamp set. Your card just gives me more ideas!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Grace! Now that is a side step card.... wow...

Audrey Freedman said...

your sponged sky is terrific-- great colors!

Lynn said...

This is the type of card that you come back to time and time again and always find something new. Stunning. TFS

Lovestampin said...

Love the colours in this card. What a lovely design and so much to check out. thanks

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous, Grace! The colors and layout are just fabulous! The soft blues/violets just glow behind your beautiful mountain step card. Wonderful!

Sabrina said...

Wonderful use of the step card format to create such a fabulous scene - it really portrays the wonders of creation. I love that verse, too!

JD said...

I first saw this stunning card at Split coast Stampers...Had to come and get a closer look...WOW! It's just amazing...

Jennipher said...

Grace this is absolutely stunning! You have created such a Heavenly scene. You are so talented my friend.

Pati said...

Beautiful Grace!! Very cool scene using the sidestep layout!! Lovely sponging of the sky, colorful and real looking! Lovely coloring of the scene, inspiring. I love that verse and that is a very cool font.

Jo4Him said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning card. Love the colors and the side-step card really made the image come alive. Thanks for sharing

Caitiumom said...

What a beautiful side step card, I would love to try my hand at masking. This mountain stamp works well to create many mountains. The psalms passage fits perfectly with the mountains on this card.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of art. I love the mountain set and what you have done with it.
thanks

Dianne Langston said...

How creative! It is lovely.

Lucy said...

Wow! Not sure what else to say!