Friday, July 13, 2018

LOVE Eclipse Card

I have to admit, I've been seeing all the postings of Eclipse cards and thinking, nice but not something I really want to do.
However at the stamping retreat I recently attended, an Eclipse card was one of the projects, so I got a tiny taste of how cool they are and actually how easy they are to make.

For today's card, I used a 'card kit' prize that I received on one of the sites I'm active in.  Here's the finished card, then a few things I learned and a tip or two that might help you, if you haven't tried this style of card. 

The cardstock stamped image was copic colored and the butterfly I cut out after coloring. As you can see below the wings have clear Wink of Stella on them. 

I found my 2" alpha letters to be a little large for the smaller card base, which was what the image was sized for.  I basically only had room for 4 letters, and I selected LOVE. 

Tip ONE: Before cutting, lay you words on the colored image. Then carefully place a piece of card stock, index card etc. right below your words and use washi tape to carefully attach the letters to the paper.  They aren't actually on this paper, just along the edge and taped so that you can carefully pick them up.  This helps you get them straight and also to keep them together when cutting the additional cuts for the layers. 

Tip Two: Remember to save the 'inner' pieces of each letter to go back down on the first layer. Like the center of this "O".

I cut four additional cuts of the word to use as my stack. Then of course the colored letters go on top.  If you image is very light, you can use black paper for your layers and even off set the top layer to give a more shadowed effect.

To finish the card, I added the butterfly that I had previously fussy cut and coated with Clear Wink of Stella.
I'm just tickled it turned out so beautiful.  This is the one I made at the Whimsy Retreat with the help of Alana Moses.

Hope you will give this technique a try if you haven't already. I think it's a bit addictive. 

I really appreciate you stopping by - your comments are welcome as are your friends joining also.

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

To the New Mr. & Mrs.

As many of you know, my oldest granddaughter got married this past weekend. Today I'd like to share with you the Wedding Card that I made for them.

I used the Unity Stamp set Cherished Moments by Angie Blom.

The large stitched oval is a Pink and Main die and the heart dotted doily die is unknown.  Her pearl embellishments were tiny and I had difficulty getting them to stay in place.  This is one of those days when you goof and then you like it better.  Absently I picked up the colored image that had the pearls on, and die cut the oval.  For a split second I wondered why it was so hard to turn the handle.   Wa-La ~ we now have flattened pearls that are sure to stick!  And they really show up better too!  

Inside I used the Lawn Fawn Pop Up Gift card holder.  This is a really neat die that allows you to put money or gift cards or even and extra note in the center fold inside the card.  Love the details of this die also. 

It was a beautiful wedding and of course I'm a bit partial to the beautiful young bride.  My prayers are for them to have the fairy tale life that we all wish for as young adults.  He is proudly serving in the Army and will be going overseas shortly.  How grateful we are for young men willing to serve to keep our land free.

Thank you for stopping by today ~ your comments are always welcome.

Serving a Risen Savior,

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sometimes It's Best Not To Look Back

Today's featured card is one I did for a sketch challenge. 
It features the Unity Stamp, Grace of Letting Go by designer Angie Blom. 

 If you are a Copic Coloring gal, this is a great image to practice your shading of hair.  I used the Gina Marie Double Stitched Oval die set, which is a wonderful die that leaves the stitching on both sides of the cut line.  This is the sketch for the challenge.  I have finally learned to relax about sketch cards, it doesn't have to be exactly the same.  

At first I thought this was a really strange name for this beautiful image..."Grace of Letting Go". But it truly is just perfect for her. I know in my life and I suspect yours too, there have been times when I've had to walk away, let it go, and not look back.  To be able to do this with Grace is not easy and I am always thankful to have my God to help me through. This will be a perfect card for other women going through a rough time ~ for they truly are amazing to be able to survive sometimes.

Thank you for stopping by today ~ Your comments are always welcome.

Serving a Risen Savior, ~ Pam

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