Friday, August 13, 2010

Another Triple Threat!

This card I made for my dear friends and mentors, Frank and Irene Miesse from Springfield, Ohio, who are celebrating their 60th Anniversary! Some gift ideas for 60th Anniversary are diamonds or white roses....since I couldn't be there to give them either in person, I included gemstones and roses on their card instead!

This week's Shabby Tea Room Challenge is to use this gorgeous photo for your inspiration.....this was just the inspiration I needed to get started!

Card details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs' "Love" set;
Cardstock: Prism Metallic, SU Whisper White and Always Artichoke;
Accessories: Gemstones and Paper Roses by Zva Creative, May Arts Ribbon, Bow Easy, Oval Nestabilities, "Dazzling Diamonds" Glimmer Mist, Scor-Buddy, EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch.


This week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge theme at Christian Paper Crafts is "It's About Time". Use any verse which mentions anything related to time, the passing of time, or days or nights, etc.....OR.....use any theme that is time related, plus a scripture verse of your choice. I have also used Jennipher's Sketch Tuesday Challenge, plus the following challenges:
Etsy Inspired Challenge #100!: I chose the coral butterfly pendant from the Cathy Walters store...some gorgeous stuff there!;
Stamp Something: I used the flowers and colors from the photo for my inspiration;
One Stop Craft Challenge: Summer Fun;
Fab 'n Funky: Use your favorite colors;
Little Red Wagon: Summer;
Stampin B's: Create a Scene.

Card Details:
I have used the "Don't Worry" set from Our Daily Bread designs.....this is one scripture that has always reminded me not to worry about anything....worrying is nothing but a waste of time and energy! The designer paper is SEI "Mimosa", the ribbon is by May Arts, the bow was tied using a Bow Easy, the pearls are Zva Creative and there are several layers of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist
even though it is camera shy! Using SEI chalk inks, I inked direct to paper with a peachy/coral color until the color was saturated....waited a few moments for it to dry, then dabbed my finger in pink chalk ink and highlighted the coral here and there. Once that was dry, I stamped the flowers and butterfly over the colors with Stazon Jet Black ink, cut them out and popped them up on the panel which was framed with one of the new frame sets by Our Daily Bread designs, "Flower Frames 2". These frame sets were designed for "Scripture Collection 1" and "Scripture Collection 2", which both have larger sized scripture verses, but I thought the larger frame was perfect for a scene instead!! The frame and mat were cut by hand.


My last sample today shows one of the August releases by Our Daily Bread designs, called "Happy Fall". Though I didn't use it here, there is a custom die cut for the sunflower image in this set! Did you know that ODBD now has cutting dies? Check them out here.....there will be more next month too!!!

I wanted to try the "Faux Tile" technique again.....I used my new Scor-Buddy (coming soon to the ODBD just a few days!) to score the squares, stamped the sunflowers, colored them and sponged around them, then embossed the entire panel with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. The tag is Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio and I used gingham ribbon and "Flame" Dew Drops to finish.

I used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Our Creative Corner: Embossing;
Card Positioning Systems Sketch which I flipped on the side;
A Crafty Little Place: One tag (my tag is the Ribbon Tag from Spellbinders).

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm headed out shortly to the Cincinnati Stampaway USA craft show.....if anyone is going, make sure to stop by the Our Daily Bread designs booth and say hi!

Have a blessed weekend, everyone!!!


Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous cards, Angella!! looks like you have been busy!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP this week!!

JD said...

All your cards are so lovely...and a very special card you have made for your friends wedding anniversary...I'm sure it will become a treasure to them.

Debbie said...

OUTSTANDING design for TSTR challenge this week (first card)! So CAS, yet so elegant and powerful! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Be sure to only link your submission for TSTR in order to be considered for the weekly prizes!

de said...

Your cards are amazing! Love that EIC card! Perfect for your inspiration piece!

Thanks so much for helping EtsyInspired celebrate our 100th challenge!

Joanne said...

Truly stunning cards! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Lindsey said...

Great cards, all of them beautiful but i especially love the anniversary card, that is stunning!. Thanks for joining us at FnF and OSCC this week x

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Angie, Angie, Angie, girl you are knocking them out!!! I love all three of them!!! THe first one so timeless and elegant...GORGEOUS. The second very feminine and fabulous with that awesome butterfly in the corner and your cutting...WOW. Last but not least that CAS Country looking it withy our stunning coloring and that tile look.....totally cool!!!

SmilynStef said...

What gorgeous ribbon & yummy cards ... fantastic inspired design.

Sarah said...

Boy have you been busy, Angie! I love your cards (as always!) The Anniversary card is amazing and so elegant. The recipients are sure to be blown away by it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are all stunning Angie!! I so love the anniversary card with the pearls and background, the coral on the second as well as how you used the frame and the technique and tile appearance on the third. Incredibly gorgeous cards GF!

Audrey Pettit said...

Lovely cards you've created! I really like the classic elegance of your Tea Room submission. Love the embossed background with all the gems, and the scalloped edging, white bow, and sentiment are wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us.

Saints Rule! said...

Wow! These cards are magnificent. I especially love the anniversary card. It seems white on white is so elegant! Enjoy looking at your creations!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Each card is as beautiful as the next. Wonderful job on our tag challenge. I think the ribbon tags are a very classy touch. So glad to have you at A Crafty Little Place this week.


Nikki Schmaltz said...

These cards are all so beautiful. That first one would be hard to give away. Beautiful details. Thanks so much for sharing at ACLP:D

Nicole said...

WOWSERS, you are one talented lady! Love all of your cards, especially that blingy first one! SO gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at ACLP, be sure to tune in tomorrow to see the new challenge!! Hope you join us again! Nicole ~ ACLP DT

Traci S. said...

Angie~ Such a romantic! Your cards show it over and over again...from the very feminine and beautiful coral colored "Do not worry" that magnificent 60th Anniversary Card. How special it is. I love the layout with the criss crosses and the white roses and "diamonds." It is such a timeless beauty! I LOVE this card. It is my 3rd favorite of yours so far! Thanks for sharing all 3 of your cards! WTG!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Sandee said...

And what a triple threat it is Angella!!! All three are just fantastic! It's hard to pick a favorite but that white one is just exquisite!!!!

Lee-Anne said...

Hi Angella

Thank you so much for taking the time to come and visit my blog and leave a lovely comment. And the extra surprise you gave me by picking my card to be the Customer Card of the Week at ODBD has just made my day. Thank you so very much.

Your cards are just amazing, I am now adding you to my RSS feed so I don't miss out on all your gorgeous creations. The card for your parents anniversary is so beautiful, all those gemstone, WOW!! It is so elegant.

The peach/coral card is stunning, every detail is beautiful, the piercing, the pearls and the ribbon, and I love that verse.

And I love the faux tile technique you have used for the third card, they look like real tiles.

Thanks for sharing and for the blog visit. Have a wonderful day.


Chrissy D said...

Such stunning work and SOOO elegant! Thanks for the inspiration!

Francie G. said...

WOW! Angie, these are all just gorgeous! The anniversary card is over the top with elegance and beauty! Love the way you framed the chicory and the design of the sunflower creation is outstanding! All beautifully done!