Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Christian Paper Crafts "Gracious Glimpse" (Sneak Peek)

Hi everyone! Today is my day to share a "Gracious Glimpse" (sneak peek) for the September Design Team Delights gallery at Christian Paper Crafts which opens on the 15th. This month's theme is "Fabulous Fall"! I love crafting with fall colors....as you can see by my sample!

I've been saving this gorgeous designer paper for a special occasion....I also used it to alter a photo frame....but you'll have to wait for the DTD gallery to open in order to see it! If you'd like to see more "Gracious Glimpses" from the CPC Design Team, please visit the CPC Creative Blog HERE. Also, if you would like to play along with this month's theme, join us for our monthly Blog Hop on the 22nd....check out the deets HERE! Hope to see you there!

For my sample, first thing, I cut the designer paper to 5-1/4 square, then cut out the leaf with a perfectly placed Spellbinders Nested Leaves die (since I planned to hand-cut a mat for the leaf, it was safe to cut the leaf out of my card panel...yes, I'm a cheater!). The image and sentiment from the Our Daily Bread designs "The Good Seed" set were stamped directly onto the leaf, the edges were sponged with SU Cajun Craze, then adhered to the leaf mat which I traced with the same die and cut by hand. The flourish is a Cheery Lynn Designs "Fanciful Flourish" die, and the button I made with the smallest leaf die in the Nested Leaves set. To see a tutorial on how to make your own buttons out of paper and clear glaze, please see this post. They are super simple and so rewarding!!!

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'The Good Seed';
Cardstock: SU Cajun Craze and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Karen Foster 'Amber Leaves';
Ink: SU Cajun Craze and Stazon Jet Black;
Accessories: Spellbinders Nested Leaves, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish' die, May Arts Poly Twill tied with a Bow Easy, Ranger Glossy Accents, Linen Thread, Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Paper Piercer and template, Cropodile, foam tape, sponge dauber;
Size: 5-1/2 square.

Thanks so much for visiting today! God bless!


Tenia Nelson said...


Kelley said...

This card is so awesome and that button is so cute!!

Grace Baxter said...

This is a beautiful fall card. And your hand-made button looks great against the cream ribbon. Nice job!

KarenC Inspired said...

Love you card. Cute lil button!

Natalie said...

Angie, this is gorgeous!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh I just love the leaf design and your use of the flourishes, colors and over stamping Angie!! Gorgeous!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Can't believe I didn't comment on this piece sooner. LOVE IT! What a fabulous layout, that layered leaf with those flourishes looks fantastic, and the leaf button you made is awesome (I love making these they are not only fun but add so much). Then as one looks closer and sees the pot with the tools with the sentiment, well, all I can say is just lovely.