Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Quiet Peace of Christmas

I'm posting today for Eureka, and this is a post that almost didn't happen.  I take my design team commitment seriously, and so made most of my cards this summer, just in case I had a rough semester of college.  Well, it was crazy!  I made all of three cards, and this one I assumed would be easy enough to get to because college would be done forever.  Well, so much for that idea!  This is a card I had made a portion of earlier, which is the only reason I could finish it, lol!  The dark green background is a shimmery pattern that is very similar to the design of the holly border and square.  The text is from sister company Biblical Impressions.

Monday, December 17, 2012


It's challenge time again at the Eureka Challenge Blog! The theme this week is "Christmas Spirit;" please show us your creativity, and get a chance to win free images from Eureka!
 I started this card this summer, but did not have a chance to finish it because college started up, and it's been a crazy last semester for me.  I finished the card Saturday, and learned an important lesson when using these tiny little beads: design the entire card first.  Why?  Because you cannot do any burnishing of the cardstock with the beads, they are too fragile.  Even though after I attach the beads I pour clear embossing powder over them and heat to further secure them, with the amount of activity I did attaching it to the other layers caused a number of them to fall off, and I since I couldn't burnish at all, I suspect the letter panels will separate and fall off if I try to give it to anyone.  But, perhaps a liquid glue might have helped? 
The letters can all be found HERE, as well as a number of letter blocks.  The filagree square is located here.  I have had so much fun with these!  There are

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Wonderful, Counselor

Posting for Biblical Impressions today.  I have loved the Names of Jesus stamp, and done all sorts of things with it, but I've never embossed gold on gold.  I think it worked well! The blessing text and card are cream, not white as the camera thought!

Friday, December 7, 2012

We Three Kings

I'm posting today for Eureka.  I hope everyone is enjoying the season, and not getting stressed out with everything on their schedules!

The obvious thing to do with this image is to color it, and I really wanted to ... still want to!  But, I didn't!  I decided to find a different way to show case the Three Kings.  I wish I had a camera that could pick up the beautiful velvety cardstock I used for the background on the top card and everything on the bottom; the elegance it added is perfect.  I also don't know if you can really see that the top card is somewhat 3D; each king is a separate, solid layer of cardstock.  The star comes from the Bethelehem with verse image (see HERE for a card with the full image).  I stamped it on light gold cardstock and embossed.