Friday, April 19, 2019

He Is Not Here

Easter is this Sunday and I wanted to share this card I made using a gorgeous set of dies from Birch Press Designs.  It is called the Nativity Star layered dies and I used 3 of the 4 layers.  It is just gorgeous and so beautiful when cut from different shades of whatever color you want.  I shared one 2 days ago and it used all 4 layers.  Today is also Good Friday when we celebrate when Jesus rode the donkey colt into Jerusalem knowing that His life was near the end yet willingly sacrificed Himself on the cross for our sins.  I will be taking part in our church Sunrise Service and helping where needed.  We'll be at church about 4:30 or so.  I love when our pastor blows the shofar (ram's horn trumpet) and it sounds through the valley.

I chose shades of yellow to represent the sunrise and the beautiful text from the Color Cross stamp set because Jesus rose from the dead.

Here's a closer look at the star.  I maybe should have used the cross center but I wanted to use the Candy Dot in the center to represent the sun/Son. 

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter.

Stampin Carol

Thursday, April 18, 2019

You Got This!

I've been enjoying different challenges lately and CAS Colours & Sketches has another that I knew immediately what I wanted to do! Though they gave SU! colors I think my Beach Ball, Lemon Drop, and Candy Apple colors fit in well.

Do you think my colors work?  My colors look a bit lighter in my photo but matched better in real life.

Recently Kim Kesti, creative designer at Fun Stampers Journey/Spellbinders made a video (April 2 on YouTube under Fun Stampers Journey) and I have been wanting to make it.  This was a great opportunity and I LOVE the colors!  The sentiment comes from the stamp set, Coffee Helps, which I thought was perfect.

I used vellum for the top and cut a scalloped circle to make the whip cream. A bit of splattering of Sparkle Silk for fun and the card is complete!

Head over to CAS Colours & Sketches blog and check out the great inspiration cards and the cards made for this challenge.

Stampin Carol

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Workdesk and a Cross

It's that day again.... Hump Day... Middle of the Week..... Workdesk Day...  Yep, it Wednesday and the day I share my desk with you along with links to oodles of other desks all joined together through Julia of the Stamping Ground!

My picture was taken midday yesterday as I started working on a new project.

I'm starting on a wedding card using a complicated Spellbinders die set. I have a card I received on my desk to help me figure out how to assemble. I hope to finish this card this week.  The wedding is May 4 so I do have some time.  I'll share a picture or the link when it is completed.

And along with my desk I do have a project to show you!  I finally got my cool Birch Press Design Nativity Star layered dies.  I purchased the set of 4 and here's my first card...

I used a variety of papers and the cross center is made from a pearled paper.

Look at all those layers!  It was a bit challenging gluing these together and I was all done when I remembered my Zig glue pen...  well, duh!  I need to use this die set more as it was pretty pricey but I did make an Easter card which will be shared Friday.

I hope you head over to the Stamping Ground and check out the links to the others who are brave enough to share their desks! Maybe we'll meet somewhere on the web!

Stampin Carol

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A Tiny Shadow Box

Fun Stampers Journey is having a new collection release April 26 but I purchased the Product Kit and got some amazing stamps and dies!  You can still purchase the kit by going HERE.

I used a small shadow box die by Spellbinders and the cool new Spring Build-A-Scene stamp set worked perfectly for this!

Now this box opening is 1 1/2" x 2" so try to picture how small that is. It also is a good point of reference for the size of the stamps! The 2 butterflies are smaller than dimes! I did end up moving the pink butterfly closer to the top right corner for easier viewing.

I detail cut my elements as the dies left just a bit too much border around my stamped images.  I have to admit that the kite tail was very challenging! I added tabs to the bottom of the wheels on the bike to make it stand.  Turned out pretty good, wouldn't you say?

You can see the new collection HERE but you can't purchase until April 26 (except for the Project Kit).

Now, what shall I do with this??

Stampin Carol