Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Hello! Today is 1-11-11, isn't that cool? I was at the dentist today, having a root canal, and my dentist was really into the date. He promised magical results due to all the ones, LOL! Okay . . . as long as there's no pain, I'm good. :-) Today I have a card that I've entered in three challenges. Getting my card making mojo back is slow going, I've found, so I decided to play along on some challenges to get it flowing again.
I needed a sympathy card for a friend, and Our Daily Bread Designs is a company I often turn to at those times. Their challenge this week is to use both something new and something old from your stash. My something new is the blue rose patterned paper I used on the card front, and to line the envelope. I just saw it at Michaels and fell in LOVE. I'm so excited that I used something I just bought and didn't hoard it for a year or three! :-) The something(s) old are the eyelets at the corners. I must have had those for 6-7 years or more! And I've had the sheer navy ribbon for at least 5. I'm glad this challenge gave me a push to pull out some neglected supplies!
The second challenge I am entering this card in is this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge. The scripture this week is Ruth 2:12, "May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge." And so, we are to make a card or project which includes wings. The ODBD bird stamp fit the bill nicely. I stamped it twice, cutting out and popping up one copy so that it could rise above the top of the nestie.
The reason I included the envelope in the photo, and also added a second photo with the front of the envelope and the inside of the card showing, is that the third challenge I'm playing in this week is Just Us Girls (JUGS) Challenge #66 "Envy of the Envies." Entrants are to dress up their envelopes, front and back, to make them as special as the card inside. I need to do this more often!
Stamps: ODBD--Lift Up Our Hands & Flourished Christian Symbols; inque boutique--Monarch
Paper: PTI--Rustic White (original); Hot Off the Press--blue rose pp; stash
Ink: Versafine--Onyx Black; Encore--Copper; Ranger--Antique Linen Distress Ink; PTI--Enchanted Evening
Dies: PTI--Envelope Liner; Spellbinders--Labels 4 & Cross Collection
Eyelets: Doodlebug Design
Pearl: Zva Creative (my first Zva!)