Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Come Boldly!!!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!! This card is for SCS Color Challenge (CC199). We had to use Bravo Burgandy, Handsome Hunter, and So Saffron. I am using some new stuff today!!! The stamp set is really a sneak peak!!!!! One of ODBD January 2009 release is Lift Up Our Hands. It is a wonderful set. I actually shrinky dinked the image that comes in the set. The image is so wonderfully detailed that after shrinking it, it still looks fabulous. I wanted the focus to be on the scripture for this card and the image as a major thought of prayer. I love praying hands. Something that is so basic, yet so very poignant.

Now, I have more NEW stuff on this!!!!! I always tell my kids NOT to wear their NEW school clothes the first day of school and right after Christmas as it always looks like they are trying to show off. Yet, here I am making my first card since Christmas and using something NEW. I am justifying the NEW because the item is NEW to me. It has been out for awhile. Can you believe I have NEVER owned any cuttlebug dies? I have many of the folders and the spellbinder shapes, but NO cuttlebug dies. So, on this card I used my new ornate corner die. It may look too busy, but I love the look. Actually, I love the swirls so much that I used a part of the punch out to make a little flourish above and below the scripture. How cool is that. There are so many little pieces in this set of four that just fall on my floor anyway.
ODBD Lift Up Our Hands
Bravo Burgandy, Handsome Hunter, and So Saffron cardstock, So Saffron dp(retired)
Handsome Hunter, Ranger Fired Brick, and Antique Linen, black staz on for shrinky dink
Cuttlebug dies, ribbon, gold pearl/domes, foam tape, Nestabilities label one and label two, cream shrinky dink, gold cording


  1. WOW Betty!! Perfect take on the color combo today!! :) Just love your shrinky dink charm as well!! Gorgeous creation!! TFS!! Have a wonderful New Year friend!!

  2. great card--so much detail
    I have enjoyed reading through your blog--I have had one for a while but have just recently been spending more time getting it hte way I want it. I love seeing what others are doing and tweeking mine. THanks for the inspiration!

  3. Oh, my, Betty...this is breathtaking!!! I just love your elegant design with the fabulous corners and the beautiful stamps....just AWESOME!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful New Years, gf!!!

  4. Oh - Betty - this looks gorgeous!!! Looking forward to the new Release!!! I so love ODBD!!!

  5. So beautifully done Betty!! I've never used the shrinky-dink...I need to try it. I have those corner dies - they're my fave!!! Love the new blog colors!
    hugs, Jami

  6. Oh WOW Betty! How GORGEOUS this is!! LOVE how you used shrinky dink on the image!! You ROCK girl! I miss you and hope all is well! Hugs!!!

  7. Betty this is gorgeous! I love the fancy edges you used, simpley gorgeous. And I totally know what you mean about the clothes and after Christmas story. Boy does that bring back memories of me in school. LOL I am hoping the twins won't feel the same thing, but they probably will. lol Hugs...

  8. you really did an awesome job with these colors..nice wrok as always! hugs *~*

  9. Betty, this is beautiful! Love the way you used the 2 Nestie shapes together!

  10. Oh my!! This is utterly gorgeous, Betty!! Love the corners and your use of Shrinky Dinks. I bought some clear ones and they are still in their package...but now I may just have to whip 'em out!

  11. Gorgeous card. Love the way you used the little flourishes from the corner dies on the scripture panel. Great idea on using the shrinky dinks also. TFS
    JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

  12. This is just so beautiful. I own just one die also and it is this one, the corners look so elegant.


Thanks so much!

© The Things I Do With Paper. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.