I created this card using Holly's sketch for the SCS Sketch Challenge this week. I love these October Afternoon Farmhouse dp's with aqua's, teals, gray and cream. They remind me of quilt fabric so I just had to do some stitching!
I used Tsukineko Brilliance Starlite Black ink for the sentiment and to sponge lightly around the edges of the deckled rectangle while it was still in the die. This ink has a slight sheen which is very pretty but isn't evident in photo's.
I used a ball stylus tool for shaping the petals of flowers punched with Martha Stewart's hydrangea punch. It's as easy as laying the petals on something soft like a piercing mat and then moving the rounded end of the stylus in a circular motion with pressure on each petal so that the paper fibers break down...viola, the petals begin to curve up and look very realistic in shape! I found that even if they began to crease a bit, continued pressure and motion smoothed the creases out. The end result is great dimension on punched flowers.
What an incredible Bible verse this is...it's as if The Lifter of My Head is a name for God....to me it speaks of the power of His redemption to heal when our heads are hung in shame, to restore the dignity of being created in His image, and to pour strength and courage into us when discouragement has us looking down.
October Afternoon Farmhouse dp
Spellbinders Deckled Edge Rectangles
Martha Stewart Hydrangea punches
My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish Die-namic
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares
Tsukineko Brilliance Starlite Black ink