Saturday, January 3, 2009


This card is for SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC 161). Thanks so much for such delicious inspiration, Stef!!!!! I loved perusing the cakes and pondering the time it takes for someone to make such a confection only to be consumed. It is truly an art. The cake I chose for my inspiration can be seen here. My cake is called Book of Quotes so I used ODBD new release Lift Your Hands since it has a quote from Abraham Lincoln. I used a black card base to add shadow. I used pacific point as the main color choice. I did cuttlebug it to add some texture. The bottome layered curved rectangle started out barely banana, but I distressed beyond its original color properties. I used the Paper Company's cream for the sentiment and quote panel. I distressed the centers of these panels while still in the die so I would have a crisp cream border. I stamped the image that comes in this set and cut just the praying hands portion. I distressed the hands and colored the robe with some bic permanent markers. I added alittle color since the inspiration cake has some color images on the pages. I used a gold satin ribbon and some gold pearls/domes to finish off my card. What do you think?

ODBD Lift Your Hands
bb, pacific point, barely banana, PC cream
Ranger tea dye, vintage photo, walnut stain and a few permanent markers
Nestabilities ribbon labels, curved rectangles, sponges, dimensionals, gold satin ribbon, gold pearls


  1. This is absolutely stunning Betty!! It's so warm yet bold with the blue bg!! Love the depth and textures!! WOW!

  2. elegant and beautiful!! I love the hands cut out and added to the sie. Oh, Dina will love this card!!

  3. Like I said, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! how the gold just pops from the blues! Great details!!

  4. Wow! That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Betty! Love the bold colors..yumm!

  5. Beautiful Betty! Love the angles and the ribbon is fabulous!

  6. Love this---I love the sentiment and all your beautiful details!

  7. This is just gorgeous Betty! I love that bold blue with that yummy ribbon!

  8. WOW!! Could this be any more gorgeous!?! That blue embossed panel is so elegant, and I love how you cut out the hands! Love the angle of the ribbon & panel with the brads...such balance. Amazing girl!!
    hugs, Jami


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