Friday, July 27, 2012

How Would You Walk?

I wanted to use this great quote from Mary Brainard on my card after I read the very inspiring challenge post at Word Art Wednesday.  We've all had those "down in the dumps" kind of days or even worse when those days stretch out into weeks (or even longer!).  I'm also playing along with Cute Card Thursday where the theme is distressing, Simon Says Stamp's anything goes challenge, and Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light #117 which is a sketch challenge.

Here's the sketch.
Here's my card.
I really wanted to use the Brocade Borders to frame this quote, but the frame was a little bit to small. What to do? I stamped half of the Brocade Border frame, estimated about how much space I'd need for the quote, and then stamped the other half of the frame. It was really easy to line up the frame and created a custom size perfect for the quote.

I zigzagged around the two panels, distressed the edges, and then sponged them.  The sentiment panel was made using the cracked glass technique which can be found here at Splitcoaststampers.  I used regular clear embossing power and just used several layers of it to get the thickness needed before freezing.

Stamps:  ODBD "Brocade Borders" and "Light" for sentiment
Ink:  Versafine Onxy Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Versamark for cracked glass technique
Papers:  Cream, brown, dps from K & Co. 12 x 12 2-sided paper pad
Other:  Recollections flowers, seam binding, Bow Easy, clear embossing powder, distressing tool, Copics, sewing machine, heart button, thin twine, sponge
Techniques:  cracked glass, Copics, distressing

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  2. Wow! Gorgeous card!! What a lovely quote! Stunning work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  3. What a stunning and beautiful card Sarah!! Love your take on the sketch, the rich neutrals, the faux embossed stitching and your elegant details. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  4. This is SO beautiful, Sarah! I just love this sentiment, and you did such an amazing job on this card. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. so Lovely Sarah, I love the anique feel this has, love the crack glass technique on the sentiment!

  6. I love your neutral color scheme, as well as the idea of how to reduce a frame to fit your needs. Blessings!

  7. Wow, that quote is so great!!! And I love how your card turned out.

    Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.


  8. Oh yes, this sentiment is PERFECT. It's like it was made for the theme at Word Art Wednesday~never give up. Thank you for sharing your elegant piece!

  9. gorgeous card!! love the warm, rich colors and that lovely quote, but your stamping is just amazing!! thanks for playing along with the shining the light challenge!

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  11. I am always amazed about how many challenges you do in one card, I love that we both did cracked glass technique on the ODBD challenge. Very creative using your stamp to fit the sentiment better, lovely!


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