Monday, December 19, 2011

Comforting Thoughts

Good morning, friends!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  With only a week left until Christmas, I thought I'd deviate from the festivities for a while and bring you some comforting thoughts and a technique I have not used in a while.

Some of the most comforting words come from Psalms 23, so I grabbed two wonderful Sweet 'n Sassy clear stamp sets, "Psalms 23" and "Wildflowers."  I began by stamping Psalm 23 with Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of Select White card stock and cut it out using a Spellbinders label die.  The wildflowers were then stamped with VersaMark ink and clear embossed.  Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, and Weathered Wood distress inks were then sponged over the wildflowers while the panel was still in the die.  The ink was then removed from the embossing by rubbing over the whole panel with a paper towel.  This was layered onto a black panel embossed with the Square Lattice EF.  Other layers of white, black, and Basic Grey DP were added and mounted on a Select White card base.  Black gingham, a little get well tag, and black pearls embellish the card.  

As we franticly finish our Christmas preparations this week, let us ponder the wonderful words of this psalm, remember what the season is really all about, and take comfort!
Since we are focusing on Cocoa this month, I thought I'd wish you all a very merry Cocoa Christmas!  There's one week left of the Cocoa special...all Cocoa clear stamp sets and digi images are 10% off at the SNSS store until the end of the month!  What a perfect last minute gift for that special stamping friend!

Thanks so much for visiting with us today!


Donna Hanley said...

Two extrememly nice cards. The colors in your first card all go so pretty together and I just can't get enough of cocoa, so the second card is so sweet to me. Thank you for sharing.

Bridget said...

Cathy, both your cards are beautiful and very inspirational, you always give us so much thought and creativity in your work - thank you!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy! The sponging looks fabulous on your first card! Sweet Cocoa is... well... SWEET! :o)