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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BIG flower - ODBD 57

Yep - that's right.  Two posts in one week.  A new record for me in recent history!  The idea for this card came from my friend, Julie, again.  She graciously came to my home to remind me and Crystal of what to do with some of our tools purchased ions ago.  She brought some new toys - SU!'s punch & set that will do this kind of image. 

The challenge from ODBD this week is to do no coloring.  As you can see, it makes this card perfect for their challenge!  The paper is from Basic Grey, the dots are Liquid Pearls Platinum, and the center of the flower is punched out with a MS punch. 

(Sorry the date is on my picture.  However, since I now have two grandsons, I need the date on most of my photos.  I'll try to remember to turn that feature off next time I get to stamp.  : P)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Watercolor Cards & a Challenge

Hello, Dear Stamping Friends!  I am happy to say that I've been stampng today, making birthday cards for the rest of the month.  Can you believe tomorrow is Palm Sunday?  I just had to show you my Spring-like cards.  I've embossed both images on watercolor paper, but used different mediums to add the colors.  The pink card was made by using Watercolor Wonder Crayons from Stampin' Up!.  They are super easy to use, and thanks to my talented friend, Julie, I was reminded just how WONDERful they are.  I simply swiped a line of color where I wanted it and used a water soaked paintbrush to 'swish' the color around.  As you can see, the colors are soft & pretty.  Because I wanted a more bold look, I made the purple card by using markers to add color.  I then used the same 'swishing' technique to finish off the look. 

I've put the purple card at the top of my post because I'm going to use it for a challenge - Stampin' Sisters in Christ asks us to use purple or wood this week.  The verse is Mark 15:17 "They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him." CONTEXT PASSAGE: Mark 15: 16-20

I think the colors of Spring and the gorgeousness of flowers are much brighter to us when we know what a sacrifice our Savior made in order to have fellowship with us.  Like you, I'm thankful for Jesus & the hope He's given me for a future with Him.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Blessings, Laurie