Friday 10 February 2012

My Glory

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's as if The Lifter of My Head is a name for 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.
Supplies include:
October Afternoon Farmhouse dp
Sewing machine
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


Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers, this is gorgeous!! Love those teal flowers, gorgeous papers, flourishes and pearl details...a stunning card!

Cathymac said...

The papers and the hydrangea flowers are gorgeous, Bridget, but that fabulous verse takes center stage...just like Jesus should be the center of our lives! What an encouragement!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a stunning beauty, Bridget. I just purchased a pile of ODB images and scriptures and can't wait to get going with them!! They are so perfect for the cards I create for my church!

Susie said...

Oh Bridget, You are so right! I've highlighted your thoughts regarding the verse and pasted it into my on-line journal notes. A wonderful reminder.

The card is stunning. I enlarged it so I could see that beautiful stitching. It's prefect!! I'm getting braver - whew, last week I was so nervous when I put that paper under the needle *laughing* I also wanted to say how much I like the Starlite Black ink. It was a great compliment to your designer paper colors. This was a wonderful post. Thank you.

Gerdine said...

Your cards are beautiful! Have had a lovely time browsing on your blog! This card is also great! Love the colors and the bible verse is really encouraging!