Monday, February 27, 2012

A Faithful Friend!

Happy Monday, everyone!!! Hope you had a great weekend!!! Though Saturday was a long workday doing projects and writing posts, yesterday was all about rest.....and a little playtime too! I couldn't help but play in my stamp room because of the Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoast. Congrats to Janice Melton aka catcrazy! What a fun gallery, with lots of variety.....I finally chose this beautiful CAS (clean and simple) card....what a great design, and perfect to use another new upcoming set by Our Daily Bread designs....this one is "Faithful Friend".

About a month ago, I tried out my alcohol inks for the first time, though I bought them a couple of years ago. (Here is a link to my first card.) Anyhoo....I had experimented with different colors and nearly threw the rejects away, but saved the ink'd papers in my stash for just the right project....these dragonflies!! All I had to do was stamp the dragonflies with Stazon Jet Black onto the alcohol ink'd paper, cut them out and popped them up with foam tape.

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Faithful Friend', available March 1st;
Cardstock: Stampin Up Perfect Plum, Whisper White, and Glossy White;
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Perfect Plum, and Alcohol Inks;
Accessories: Sizzix Embossing Folder (from Stampin Up), Pearls by 'Want To Scrap', paper piercer and template, Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner, foam tape;
Size: A2.

I have also used the following challenges in the making of this card:
The Crafty Pad: Recycle it...use something you nearly threw away (alcohol ink layer);
Stampin Sisters in Christ: variegated colors on your project;
Craft Your Passion: paper piecing.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a very blessed week!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning card Angie! I just love the colors and the irridescent dragonflies!! Beautiful CAS layout!!
Hope you have a great day!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card (as usual). Thanks to you, I'm still learning and from this point on when the paper doesn't come out good, I'll put it in my scrap box and use for stamping and cutting for another project.

Dawn said...

A beautiful CAS Card! Thanks for linking up to the Recycle It Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

MariLynn said...

This is beautiful. I love those dragonflies. That background looks amazing.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love this, Angie! The inking is wonderful. I am liking that new stamp set, as well.

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous card and perfect for you challenge over at The Crafty Pad - thanks for sharing :)


Katie Butler said...

I love this card! The image, the simplicity, the ink work, everything! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Jodi said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Craft Your Passion and good luck!

Traci M said...

So many elements combine to make this a very stunning card!! I love the iridesence of the dragonflies, the piercing, and of course, that lovely sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Wishing you a blessed week!

Diane said...

Angelia your card is fab !! Love the dragonflies and the sentiment is lovely !! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad

hugs Diane xx!!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your layout and simple colours, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x