Sunday, February 6, 2011

Count Your Blessings!

This is a quick birthday card I made for a was nice to make a Clean and Simple card for once.....good thing I had a good sketch and some fun challenges to help me find my way! :)

I used the "Faux Tearing" technique for the first time...very fun and very easy....I tore a piece of scratch paper to mask the corner, then stamped the "Wood Background" stamp from Our Daily Bread designs over the Kraft panel; sponged over the edge of the scratch paper and edges; removed the scratch paper and stamped the sentiment from the "Blessings - the Full of Grace Collection" in the corner. Added paper piercing, pewter brads, and SU grosgrain ribbon to finish.

I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:
Our Daily Bread designs' Shining the Light Anniversary Challenge: choose from the top ten past Shining the Light Challenges.....I chose "Distressing" and "Something Old and Something New" (the old is the SU Handsome Hunter ribbon and cardstock, the new is a new technique, "Faux Tearing", which I had not done before);
Christian Paper Crafts: Fun on Friday Challenge: "Faux Tearing", the Clean and Simple Saturday Challenge from today..."Paper Piercing", and the Clean and Simple Saturday Sketch from a few weeks ago;
One Stop Craft Challenge: Numbers;
Our Creative Corner: Use a tree image;
Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast: I chose these Teak Wood Coasters from the Uncommon Goods online store....very fun store...check it out!!;
Little Red Wagon: Kraft.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!!


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a terrific CAS card, Angela! That's a wonderful stamp and the faux tearing technique is terrific. I really like that sentiment too as I try to make it a daily practice. We're so happy to have you as a regular player over at Our Creative Corner. Thanks for the nice comment you left us and have a great week.

Vicki said...

I love this CAS card! That sentiment is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the OCC challnege.

Lori Rider said...

Lovely job on the challenge - I'm sure your coworker will love it! The faux tearing is a fabulous technique for this card and the background is great. Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

Grace said...

What a cool technique Angie! LOVE the faux tearing! I'd never heard of that before! Your co-worker will be thrilled with this!!! Have a great week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Ang!! How creative are you!! Love the faux tearing!! The wood background with the sentiment is stunning!! your co-worker will love it!!! Thanks for supporting the challenge this week!! It means the world to me!!

Saints Rule! said...

Angela... another fab technique... Can't wait to try it! Beautiful card and I know your coworker will LOVE it!

Chrissie said...

This is a beautiful card!
Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at OSCC this week!

Deanna said...

So pretty!
Thanks so much for playing.
Dee - LRW DT

Francesca said...

Such an elegant Card

Thanks for joining us at OSCC This week and good luck!


Shelley said...

This looks so stunning, love the simplicity. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC and hope you will be back for the next challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

gina g said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx