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Monday, February 16, 2009






HAPPY MONDAY MORNING! Many are home for President's Day today! Enjoy your day!!!
This morning I have two cards to share with you!! Two cards using three challenges. The challenges this past week at Splitcoast were, oh, so much fun!!! Both of my cards were made using stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs. You can find their stamps here.


The first card uses Splitcoasts TLC207 Cut It Out Challenge and the sketch Challenge SC215. I used the sets Keep My Lamp Burning and On Eagle's Wings from Our Daily Bread designs. Since eagels are so strong and wild, I wanted to make it a shabby chic card with a distressed look. I sponged the background for the sky using Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, and Sky Blue, stamped on the verse, and did the cracked glass technique. The eagle was cut out and layered for a 3D look.


The second card uses this past week's Limited Supply Challenge hosted by Judy and the stampset May God Hold You from Our Daily Bread designs. Her challenge was to stretch yourself... change 2 elements on your project that you normally wouldn't do to make it different than all of the other projects in your gallery. I literally stretched!! This card is tall and narrow!! This is the first tall and narrow card I have ever done!! i also did not do any sewing, which I have done alot of lately, and added chipboard!! I actually love this chipboard from Blue Awnig!!

Card 1 recipe:

Stamps: Keep My Lamp Burning, On Eagles Wings (Our Daily Bread Designs)

Paper: Ski Slope-SU, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Baja Breeze, Sky Blue, Pacific Point

Accessories: ribbon, hodgepodge hardware, prismacolor pencils, mineral spirits, clear embossing powder, sponge, craft hemp, textile embossing folder, glitter

Technique: 3D stamping, embossing, cracked glass, dry embossing

Card 2 recipe:

Stamps: May God Hold You- Our Daily Bread Designs

Paper: Blue Awning

Ink: Black Stazon

Accessories: Blue Awning Chipboard, ribbon, charm

I hope you enjoyed today's posts. Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are appreciated!



22 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful job on both cards. The second one has an "old world" feel to it. The scroll work looks like the scroll on your sidebars.

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards and love the colors! tfs!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

These are both stunning cards. Your designs are wonderful.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh wow, i love your cards, they are gorgeous,.

Janna said...

Wow, both of these are absolutely amazing!!! I love the color combos and the distressing on the first took my breath away!!! The shimmer and that rope are perfect! Your second card is amazing as well! I love the chipboard and the long look!

Smiles,
janna

MiamiKel said...

OH my will you look at this! What a vision - love the 3d eagle and the color combo is divine. Wonderfully done!

Catherine said...

I love both cards! I love the colours you used on the first one.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards, especially like the knotted hemp - I will have to remember that!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Both your cards are stunning Chris and such gorgeous details, love the knotted frame, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Susan (peebsmama) said...

These are both so wonderful. I love the way you popped the eagle up. He really looks like he is soaring.

my5bratz said...

wow..that eagle card is amazing!!!

Kelley said...

So cool!! Love the eagle card so much! Great job!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wow, these are beautiful! I'm in LOVE with the eagle card!!

My Paper Adventures said...

AMAZING eagle card, Chris!! Love your cards, but this has to be my fave!!

Kay's Creative Corner said...

Great jog on both cards!!! They are both very BEAUTIFUL!!!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards, wonderful verse.

Shirley said...

Wow! Both cards are absolutley stunning. The first is just so beautiful and wonderfully majestic. You really did your eagle justice. The second is so lovely and elegant with the flourishes. Thank you for your comment on my blog so I could find yours!

UKMUMINUS said...

Beautiful cards, but the eagle card is absolutely gorgeous.TFS

Mel said...

Your crafts are beautiful and I'm sure they're quite inspiring to fellow crafters. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for sharing your hard work and ideas with others! :)

LINDA said...

These are both just Stunning. You really have a lot of Beautiful cards here. Love your work..

Martha said...

oh wow! i love them both!
so inspirational, beautiful

Jen Z. said...

Amazing 3D effect on the eagle, i absolutely love it.

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