Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Faith - ODBDSLC46

I'm feeling so blessed today that both my daughter and I have a snow day!  School was cancelled for both of us yesterday afternoon, so it was very nice to go to bed knowing we would be off today.  We have a snowdrift that is over a foot deep across the sidewalk and blocking the front door, but until the winds die down a bit (we're getting gusts around 40 mph) it won't do a lot of good to try to clear all of that snow!

So, having the day off, one of the things I really wanted to do was to stamp!  Big surprise, right?  I started by finishing my ODBD Shining the Light challenge card.  This week's challenge was to use blue.

I ran 1/4" Scor-Tape all around the back of the oval, and then attached the gathered lace to it. The entire oval panel is then attached to the card using foam tape. I used the smallest of the oval grand Nesties to cut out my image and then hand cut the white mat.

I used the Midnight Madness Sketch as the basis of my layout.  I chose the fancy option.

Here's a closer look at the glittery butterfly.

Here's a closer look at the other roses.  What I loved about the MM sketch was that the little dots in the sketch could be positioned to exactly cover the seam in my lace.  For this particular card, since I didn't go with a shabby chic interpretation, I thought having the raw edges of the lace would look unfinished.  I usually just fold the lace back on itself and adhere it with a bit of Scor-Tape.  If you look really closely, you can barely see the seam between the upper light rose and the darker rose on the bottom left.

Here's what I used:
DP:  Basic Grey "Wisteria" and "Kioshi"
Stamps:  ODBD "Faith"
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Other:  Copics, Prima mini roses, butterfly (not sure of brand, tossed packaging - sorry!), MS doily lace punch, gathered lace from stash, Recollections adhesive pearls, Scor-Tape, foam tape, oval Grand Nestabilities

Well, that's all for now.  I'm going to go grade some essays for my AP Biology students while Ariel plays with some stuffed animals, and then she and I are going to do some more stamping!  I'm hoping that the wind will die down before the temperatures drop as forecasted so Ariel can get a chance to play in the snow.  She was soooooo excited to see how deep it was when she got up this morning!  I hope that you are staying safe in this storm that's affected so many of us. 

Thanks for stopping by!

ETA:  I'm so excited to add that my card was chosen as one of the Remarkables for challenge 89!  Thank you MM!  You can click here to see their blog post.


  1. A BIG warm WELCOME to our challenges. We are thrilled you have entered. It is a joy to check out new blogs and peoples work. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. Your attention to detail is amazing and I love the feminine feeling of this card. I hope you keep coming back. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  2. this card is very beautiful.

    greetings karin

  3. Your card is just so very Gorgeous!! love the lace idea around the card, really make it attractive, vgj :)

  4. Sarah, wow, this is so girly and beautiful!! I love that lace and those sweet little roses and off course your amamzing coloring!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  5. This is so pretty - I love what you have done with the lace! Thanks for joining us on the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge. I am looking forward to your creation next week!

  6. WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! We are delighted that you have joined us! Your card is just GORGEOUS!! I love all the frills and that lovely image!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  7. This is gorgeous Sarah!! I just love the lace and the flowers and butterfly. Awesome use of the MMSC sketch. Gorgeous design! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

  8. Wow this is so pretty. I love the blues and that image is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!

  9. WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we're so glad you joined us this week! What a gorgeous creation! Your butterflies and flowers are exceptional and the butterfly embellishment is the icing on the cake! Thanks again for joining us for this week's challenge and we hope you will come back and play again next week!

  10. Welcome to the Midnight Madness sketch challenge! This is such a beautiful card! I look forward to your creation next week. Valerie PSDT

  11. Hi! Such a beautiful card! Simply divine coloring and embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

  12. Hi and welcome to the Midnight Madness sketch challenge! We are so happy you found us and wanted to share your talent with us!
    This is a lovely card! So soft and romantic.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Midnight Madness. I hope you will play with us again next week!

    Midnight Madness Design Team


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