Wednesday, November 17, 2010

His Craftsmanship...

Today I want to share with you a card I created using some inspiration found at 2 peasinabucket.com.  There has been a distress ink challenge going on over there for several weeks and I haven't had a chance to work on anything.  I did find a fabulous example in the gallery and asked the maker if I could "scraplift" her idea... Jenypea graciously said yes, so you can see her beautiful work HERE.  Today, I spent some time working on a snowy background.  When I finished the background, I had to find the PERFECT sentiment to go with it...and boy, did I find the perfect sentiment!!! 

Don't you just love the color combo?
I love the deep colors achieved by distressing the white cardstock with Broken China ink and Dusty Concord...Perhaps I got a little carried away with my distressing, as it would look beautiful with lighter shades of blue too...but I just couldn't stop.  These two colors are my most favorite colors in the world, so I just kept going, and going and going!  Anyway, the contrast against the embossed stamping is just perfect, don't you think? 

After working on the stamped portion of the image, I felt I needed to add some sparkle...so I pulled out some cherished (and expensive) silver cardstock and used it to add a special touch to the card. 

The silver cord bow finishes it off!
 Applying some light colored -barely metallic ribbon also gave the card some added POP! I could have added some bling or some Stickles, but I felt I needed to stop...and not go overboard!!!

Here are the nitty gritty details:
HCPC3345 Snowflake Medley Precut Set
HCPC3312 Uplifting Scriptures Precut Set
Ranger Distress Ink: Broken China, Dusty Concord
Ranger Clear Embossing Pad
Stampendous Clear embossing powder
Versafine Onyx
White Cardstock
Bazzill Blue (Typhoon)
Silver Metallic Cardstock
ClearBags.com Silver edged organza ribbon
Offray Silver cording
Pop Dots

3 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous, and just love the effect you got with the distress inks!!

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  2. Kerry this is one gorgeous card!!!!

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  3. I love the creation you have made Kerry - it is gorgeous! Love the verse, so fitting...

    (You have a wonderful blog but I am having a hard time reading, the text is so light).

    Jenifer Ann (aka jenypea)

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