Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Glory of God

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!!...

Psalms 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork."


  1. Oh, boy this is so beautiful, Amanda! You're queen of elegance!

  2. OH Amanda! This is beyond beautiful! I totally loving that! Wonderful wonderful design.


  3. What a stunner! I love all the layers and the delicate dies you chose! Gorgeous card!

  4. Oh My Word!!! This is absolutely exquisite!!!

  5. OK seriously let me just pick myself up off the chair I've fallen from....this is just beautiful Amanda.

  6. Oh Amanda, this is just gorgeous!!!! Wonderful work.

  7. Have mercy, this is beyond beautiful! Whew! I need to catch my breath before I move on...

  8. Gorgeous... I just LOVE this, the white on white and the cross you can still see! LOVE it.


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