The idea for this card has been rolling around in my head for a long time. It all started when I was playing around with the flourished bracket die from the Cuttlebug. I found that when I put them back to back, they formed a "cross". I have a tendency to wait for a card to come together, in my head, before using those ideas, so it can take me a while to complete a card, just by gathering ideas and playing around with it all. And this card was no different :)
I used a fancy label die from Spellbinders to cover the "cross" but not cover it completely so you couldn't see it. I am still so inspired by Becca Feeken's banner idea, and wanted to incorporate a sentiment somewhere on my card. But because I have a cross cut from a die that is open and "lacey" it is impossible to keep it together and to let it stand alone with out some support of some kind. So I decided to add popdots under the cross to elevate it up, off of the paper, so you could see it better, then added a Spellbinder tag over it with my stamped sentiment. I only have this one Bible verse stamp, but I really think it fits! So I'll be saving my money for some more verse stamps! :)
The cardstock is a light gray-seafoam green, with a cream cardstock on top. The scalloped border is from EK Sucess called "Dotted Scallop". I bought it yesterday, for this card, because I thought it needed a little lacey piece under it. I do like how it gives a bit of feminity to the card. I added some pearls to finish it all off and give it an elegant feel to everything.
I am really enjoying creating cards lately, and I can't seem to get enough of playing with my Spellbinders and see what they can do. The possibilities seem endless!! Now all I want to spend all my money *ahem* our money, on is Spellbinders! LOL :) They have single handedly re-ignited some of the passion for card crafts, that I have. The more I play, the better I feel and the more fun I have!
Tomorrow we are going to stop at a scrap shop or two and I REALLY can't wait!! I LOVE, LOVE looking at all the embellishments and design papers, just touching everything and trying to come up with ideas for how to use them! I really can't get enough paper! I have SEVEN 12x12x4 clear paper storage boxes FULL of paper, and yet, I can't seem to get enough! It's not greed, it's just the pure enjoyment of all the beautiful papers - it's sick really :) And that is a glimpse of what I am like in a scrap shop - in Heaven!!...
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork."