"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Never Be....

My card today for Stampin Sisters in Christ and ODBD's Shining the Light challenges.  The challenge over at Stampin Sisters is to use the color green and the challenge at ODBD is to stamp a sentiment over an image, one of my favorite stamping techniques.



The card started out as a completely different idea then what it ended up being.  I had wanted to use the main focal image from the ODBD set As You Graduate for the card and use the emboss/resist techinque.  But when I got done embossing and then inking the image I just didn't like how it turned out.   So... I switched gears and decided to just go with one of the cross images from the ODBD Cross of Christ set and a sentiment from As You Graduate.  The sentiment works well for the Stampin Sister's challenge as Peggysue's devotional is about how we often choose to put off doing something that we know is good for us because we maybe fear the consequences, we just don't want to change our ways or we are afraid of the unknown.   But if we trust God we don't need to be afraid.   I used my Spellbinders Labels Eleven dies and one of my favorite embossing folders from Stampin Up!.   I decided to ink up the embossing with some Bundled Sage ink to make it stand out more.

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Stampin Up! Mellow Moss; PTI white; Ink:  Ranger Bundled Sage & Forest Moss distress inks; Stampin Up! Elegant Lines EF; Spellbinders Labels 11 dies; Kaiser Craft pearls.

12 comments:

Brenda said...

Wow Rosemary, you have done it again! Love that embossing folder and the way you inked it up. Beautiful design!

Barb said...

Another "wow" from me, Rosie! Love this! Beautifully embossed and shaded and I love the way the sentiment looks, stamped over the image! Oh! I almost forgot to mention the bow. . .it's perfection!

Becky said...

This is beautiful Rosemary. Love the embossing and that gorgeous bow. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh, I love that verse! So true!!! And your card is lovely! We're so happy you joined us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. God's blessings to you!

Hugs,
Lisa

Olga said...

Another traffic stopper! This is fantastic!!!! Love that bow!

Peggysuez said...

This is lovely! And you summarized the devotional so succinctly, I think I should use you as my editor next time so I'm not so wordy!!! :) Beautiful card, thanks for coming alongside Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is so peaceful and serene!! I love your design and the over stamping. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous! What a classy design Rosemary! Love the embossing, colors and of course the overstamped image & sentiment! Thank you for playing the ODBSLC with us! Hugs ~S~

Robin K. said...

Love everything about this one Rosemary - from the verse (which is so true!)to the fab bow to how you inked the embossed bg!

LeanneL said...

You know how much I love your cards with a message! This one is so cool - love it! :)

Heather Maria said...

Rosemary, your card is gorgeous! The embossed bg looks fab and I love the way you stamped the sentiment over the cross!

Elise said...

Isn't the journey - AMAZING! This card is soooooo WONDERFUL! It's so cool how you got "there!" I can't even MEASURE all of the things I love THE MOST about this wonderful piece! THERE'S JUST SO MUCH TO ENJOY! THIS is one of those cards that you could enjoy on your window, mantle or even on the refridge, day after day, after day!