Saturday, November 24, 2012

Clearly Digital Stamps ~ Christmas Blessings

Thanksgiving is officially a memory!  We had a wonderful time this year enjoying one anothers company and reflecting on all of the blessings God has given us.  It amazes me to think just how fortunate I am!  And it humbles me to know just how little I deserve!  It is only through His grace that we have hope. 

So it is my sincere wish this holiday season to not get so caught up in the hustle and bustle.  My desire is to not only hear that small, still voice but to act upon it...  to remember my Savior is near.  For without that voice, I would be truly without hope.  Until next time...

Blessings....
 


Today's card features a plethora of lovely distressed and inked layers. If you look closely you will even see some paper piercing! (something I rarely do...) The poinsettia is a lovely die cut image by Spellbinders with a bit of watered down paint splattered on with my old tooth brush... kinda looks like those jingle bell poinsettias I so dearly love! :-)

Card Recipe

Stamps/Digital Image - Clearly Digital Stamps - Christmas Blessings
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap & Pumice Stone (edges of layers)
Papers - The Paper Studio (kraft), Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - Santa Claus, Fancy Pants Designs - Home for Christmas
Dies - Spellbinders - Layered Poinsettia and Labels Seventeen
Tools - Distressing Tool, Paper Piercer, Martha Stewart Paper Punch (twigs)
Misc. - Embossing Folder - Sizzix Starry Night, Paint - Making Memories Scrapbook Pages - Manilla (watered down and flicked on poinsettia with an old toothbrush), Flowersoft - Meadow, Flourish - Prima, K & Company - Christmas Layered Bird Accents
 
Challenges

Let's Capture These Sketchs - Sketch #40 - Plus Wings
Word Art Wednesday - WAW55 - Anything Goes 
 

9 comments:

Jani Lewis said...

Beautiful card, Lori. Love the Poinsettia!

Creative M said...

Beautiful!Gorgeous!and so Stunning!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Migdalia

Karen Letchworth said...

This is beyond gorgeous, Lori. You've put such wonderful detail into this, and it just sings with beauty! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday. It's always a blessing to see your wonderful art, and this one is a real stunner!
Blessings,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Lori, I really like studying the cards you so very artsy people create. The paper piercing, the mattes, layers upom layers, vivid colors, embossing, and who knows how much work went into that beautiful flower? The chickadee even appears to be sitting on a branch. How do you do it? Thank you so much for linking with us at WAW.
Psalm 103 Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson,
Word Art Wednesday

Jo Ann said...

Loving everything about your card. All elements come together to make this super elegant card. Love how you put together that flower as well. Purely awesome! Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Have an awesome day!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Tam said...

Love the touch of 'snow' you gave the flower!

Vilisi said...

The bead work caught my eye!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Oh my good golly! This is a stunning card Lori! Love your chickadee! Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Capture These Sketches!

Shirl said...

OMG this is just DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. Love your work. The detail is just stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Let's Capture Our Memories xo Shirl