Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Seeds of Blessings

Yesterday I left the dentist office (please note, tooth still not fixed!! argh...) all numb in the mouth and tongue and treated myself to a visit to AC Moore. It's in the next town over so I don't regularly go there, and, I've been trying to be "good" lately. But, I had a 50% coupon in hand and I couldn't let it go to waste. I met the nicest woman there and really enjoyed browsing the shelves and talking about card ideas with her. She even helped me snag the Tim Holtz birdcage die and gave me an extra coupon so that I could get it and this new Spellbinders Label that I have been coveting...I had really been down in the dumps and this accidental meeting turned out to be a real blessing.

This is the actual Seeds of Blessing set that is retiring from The Angel Company and is on sale through June - I especially love the sayings in this set but I must tell you about the best card I've ever seen using it. Melisa Waldorf, former Angel and talented stamper, created this beauty...scroll to the end of her post to see it.

My card is inspired by some cards I saw this weekend at the bookstore. I forget the name of the magazine but I think it may have been put out by the Stampington Company. You take glossy print (I used one of my husband's old Forbes magazines - sorry honey!) and dab on colored ink. I used Versamagic ink straight from the dew drops and smeared it on - yes, that is a techinical term I believe! Then I stamped my Watercolor Plants with embossing ink and clear embossed them. The final step was to rub on dark brown ink... This card is not my usual style I but it ended up quite dark so I kept adding things.

Card Materials: all stamps and papers from The Angel Company
Stamps: Seeds of Blessing, Watercolor Plants
Accessories: ribbon, silver pearls, versamagic ink, clear embossing ink/powder, spellbinders, cuttlebug corners and Mulberry Meadows Soar with it Collection (retired, sniff sniff)


Silli said...

Beautiful Chris, love the sentiment, love the colors... Happy day!

Myrna said...

This card really made me smile. I love it.
Also love your blog.

Juliet A said...

This is nice - I might have to CASE it.