Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Transferring Thoughts Onto Paper

I usually have such a hard time creating the kind of card I originally set out to make. I start with a thought, picture or feeling in my mind and try to turn that into a card, but almost without fail, the end result barely- if at all- resembles what I had in mind.
This time, however, things went surprisingly as planned. So much so, that I decided not to stop with just one, but ended up making three cards- all reflections of one another- in a 24 hour period. That's record for me, lol! I am typically not a quick designer- at least not of things remotely worthy of posting! Anyway, with all the distractions of my daily life and with a sick kid to boot, I am surprised I got these done in a relatively short period of time.
This one is the first of the three I made.

I think what I really like about this are the details and embellishments.
The flowers and leaf have more sparkle than show up in the photo. They are really gorgeous.
I like the gold embossing on the gray paper.
The pearls add nice dimention, too. Overall, I like the card, and it really is pretty much what I had hoped. But the details are what I really had fun with. The Bible verse stamp is from an unknown company. I found the stamp on eBay and just had to have it. But it took some time before I finally used it. I have had it on a shelf in my studio and have read it often, knowing I needed to use it. So the other night I put on some favorite Christian cds and got a picture in my mind of how I wanted to have these beautiful words displayed. Then, it just all came together.

Isaiah 41:10. Isn't it great? How can you not feel secure and be comforted as well as feel His power when you know this?!

Items used on this card: Card base: SU! Going Gray
Designer papers: from Basic Grey "Perhaps" 6x6 paper pad
Solid layers: SU! Brushed Gold & Brushed Silver
Ink on verse: Versamark
EP: SU! Gold Glory
Glittered flower embellishments by Prima
White stemmed flower: From SU! Pretties Kit
Center of white flower dotted with Gold Liquid Pearls
Pearls from SU! Pretties Kit
Edges distressed with SU! Cutter Kit
Cross stamp from PapertreyInk "Everyday Blessings" stamp set
Cross inked in SU! Chocolate Chip Classic ink
Ribbon: SU! White Taffeta


Katie said...

Mom this is SO BEAUTIFUL. I love the pearl on the cross, you did an amazing job

Amy H said...

Sarah this is BEAUTIFUL! You SO should submit this one!!

okiechic said...

Sarah - This is LOVELY! The details are so perfect. I love the pearls. Well, done!

Barb said...

Sarah - this card is absolutely beautiful!!! I love all the little details you added to it. Perfect!!!

sharonw05 said...

Sarah, this card is beautiful! You did a great job! I agree that you should submit it!

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL Sarah! wow....I love all of the fine details, this is elegant, and classy - just like you!!

Rebecca said...

This is just GORGEOUS! Really breathtaking!

stampmiser said...

I finally got to catch up on your blog! Sarah, your creations are truly inspired and gorgeous! Keep it up! Love all of your photos, too.

bensarmom said...

This is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

This card is so pretty. I really love it. I just keep looking at all the details. Definitely one of my favorites.