Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Time With Grace

Hello everyone!
Today our "Time With" spot is spent with me!  I have a simple but fun card to share with you.

I hope you all are doing well and those of you who make all your cards are getting close to finished up!  I  am still behind and with all the other things going on lately so  I have to admit I might not get them all out on time.  That said, it's the thought that counts and I know my loved ones will understand!

Today is Tuesday, so it's the day Our Daily Bread designs focuses on one of the Design Team to spend time with.  We had one "vacant" spot so I thought I'd show you a card I made as a Christmas card for my Mother and Father in law.  Kelley sent the whole Design Team these Flower Soft Globes and cards with our December stamps... just to play around with.  I immediately thought of the past set called Quiet Waters.

I water colored the image which was stamped with Archival Jet Black on H2O paper. After water coloring I added Diamond Glaze to the stream, giving it a glossy icy effect, and while still wet I added fine glitter.  I added in Polar White Flower Soft to some of the grasses that are sticking up through the snow, and I painted the snow with Angel's Wings Shimmerz.  I then added fine glitter to the globe and inserted it into the precut card.  The card itself is a tri-fold... so it's so easy to use!  You insert the globe in the precut oval, add your design behind it.  I taped it all around to seal, then you fold a third panel over that and adhere so the back of the globe is covered.  Your sentiment then goes on the inside of the card as usual.  So easy and such a nice way to make a big impact on a special card.  To mail this card I used an old card box from {horror of horror} a store bought box of cards. LOL!

I used a sentiment from the Dec. set "His Gift".  I stamped that in VersaMark and then in Our Daily Bread designs Steel Blue Ink and clear embossed.  I cut that panel and sponged lightly with Steel Blue around the edges.  The frame it is on is a Spell Binder's Fancy Tag which I elongated by running through the Big Shot part way and backing out, then running through from the other side and again pulling back.  I used The Paper Studio brushed silver for the frame and the Designer Paper for this card is Moment Jack Frost.  I used the small snowflake from the Dec. ODBD set Peace & Joy, embossing the same as the sentiment, then cut out with my Spellbinder's Create a Flake die cut.  I layered them over a Martha Stewart snowflake punch in glossy white and added some bling and flourishes from an EK Success punch. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I pray your Christmas week is filled with happy moments, wonderful memories, and most especially time spent thanking God for His most precious gift... that of His son Jesus, who paid the price for our sins so that we could be reconciled to Him!  There is no greater gift... and in this time of high charge card balances, high stress, rushed time... THIS gift is totally free!  All you have to do is accept it!  He offers it to each one!

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."
Matt. 7:7-8

Be blessed this Christmas!

If you'd like to stop by my blog to see some other things I've been working on, please come by  Th-INK-ing of You.

Design Team Coordinator, Our Daily Bread designs


Angella D. Crockett said...

What a beautiful card, Grace!!! Your scene is amazing, with all of the glitter and shimmer and snow!! God Bless you!!!

Karen W said...

I love this and can't wait to try this, if I ever get done shoveling today. 16 inches on the ground now and more coming, Arizona is sounding better all the time. LOL

Kelley said...

Grace, I love this serene scene you created! Such a beautiful project and even more beautiful message!

Dawn said...

Absolutely amazing Grace!!

Donna said...

This is beautiful and just what a peaceful, snowy day looks like.