Friday, September 26, 2008

Light of the World

I love this set! It's called Light of the World and it was released by Our Daily Bread Designs some time ago. I have been in love with it since the moment that I laid eyes on all of the Design Team's cards!! I made this card for the Ways to Use it Challenge over at Splitcoast and the challenge was to use a charm of some sort. I don't have many charms so I made my own using one of the scriptures from this set...yep, out came the shrink plastic again (Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE shrink plastic?? lol)

I just thought that you might like a little close up of my "charm" :) Some of you know that I am a huge fan of Michelle Zindorf's brayer techniques. I have come to realize that I am not the master of the brayer that I dream to me, but I sure can tame an inky sponge! I have been having some fun getting completely covered in ink for the sake of creating a dramatic backdrop.

This card is multi-layered with some hand stitching and sheer luck *snort* I played with the layout of this card for a good hour before it actually came to look like this. I was aiming for an old SCS sketch challenge, but this card led me in the opposite direction. Sigh...what we do for the sake of art ;) lol

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Light of the World - Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: Papertrey White, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Watercolour, K&Co. DP, Baja Breeze
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine, Shrink Plastic, Nestabilities, Hemp Twine, Linen Thread, Needle, Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, Sponges, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, SU Markers, Eyelets, Cropadile, 1 3/8"Circle Punch, Embossing Powder

While I am on the topic of Our Daily Bread Designs, Kelley is celebrating her 1/2 year of being in business and to thank all of her customers she is offering free shipping on orders in the US this weekend!! How cool is that?....Free shipping = more money for spending on stamps!!!!

Congratulations Kelley on your 1/2 year Anniversary!

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Yosha said...

This is gorgeous! I love everything from the layout, to the charm, to the colors!

I wish I had this set, though I am not sure I could come with brilliant cards like this!

Hope said...

This is beautiful. I love the background to the lighthouse, it's stunning!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Brilliant!!! What a cool charm, and such a fun way you attached it. You sure do have a way with the sponge!!
smiles, Jami

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow that's absolutely beautiful!!!

Laurie Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, as always! I enjoy drooling over all your little details and soothing watercoloring!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is WOW! I know you said this card didn't go where you wanted it to, but I think it went exactly where the Lord meant for it to go. It is beautiful!
I don't know who it is meant for but it will certainly be a wonderful and encouraging card for the receiver.


Mari said...

This is truly lovely. I think it came together just right! And your sponging will do the Zindorf proud!

Anonymous said...

wowsers, I just made a card using this set but yours makes mine look like something made by a five year old. This is absolutely awesome!

Beth Norman said...

Does it get any better than this? Nah! Awesome job. So creative and I just love the design.

Flower said...

Boy, I am just in awe of your creations. Each a work of art, really!

Donelle said...

This is such a beautiful, detailed card - I'm sure the gals at Daily Bread are thrilled you are showcasing their products so well! I have one question for you - I love shrinky dinks too and I think your charm is awesome - did you shrink the circle and then stamp the sentiment on after? Maybe it's obvious but I wasn't sure. Thanks for such a beautiful card design!

Paper in the Works! said...

Hi Donelle,

I stamped the scripture on the shrink plastic first and then shrunk it :)

Hope that helps!


Donelle said...

Thanks Kim - I'm excited to go try that now! I need to find a sentiment that's big enought to read when shrunk! :o)