Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's Time

Time for the Crafters of Faith monthly challenge

Crafters of Faith is a blog group that I enjoy. This month Sharon is the hostess and she gave us a fabulous challenge theme:

2013 is here! What a great time to clear out the old to make way for the new.

For this challenge, I would like to see you use both old stash and new stash to create your card/project.

To add a little fun to the challenge, I'd love to see you try a new technique - something you've never done before. Make sure you tell us what's new and what's old aand describe the technique you used.

Here's my card:

I'm not sure everyone would agree it's a technique, but I think it is. I used an embossing folder - nothing new about that, right? But the new part for me is I put together the layers of the card front - all except the oval sentiment, the ribbon and the card base. Then I embossed all the layers at one time. I saw that on a card recently and loved the way it looked, so wanted to try it myself. I like it!

The inside:

Well, for those of you who know me - you know I've been trying not to use anything newly purchased in my cards for the first 100 days of 2013. So I took a little liberty with Sharon's specifications of using something new and something old on my card.

The Old: Easy - the DP (I've had that pack forever), the cardstock (again - forever), the inside image (Ive used it before), even the embellishments.

The New - I used a stamp I've had for a while but have NEVER used. It had never seen ink before, so in that sense it was/is new to me. It's the sentiment on the front of my card.

I hope the Crafters of Faith don't think I cheated.

This is my 36th card in the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Please be sure to stop by the Crafters of Faith blogs, too. You can find their links in my left sidebar.

Image & Sentiments: Our Daily Bread Each Minute and Time
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Baja Breeze and Soft Suede
Designer Paper: Recollections Bold Basic Paper Pad
Embossing Folder: Sizzix Tim Holtz Cracked
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Soft Suede Polka Dot and Brads from an unknown vendor


Jacquel said...

Beautiful card & I like the technique you used! I think it looks FAB...gonna have to try it myself!!!!

April said...

Beautiful! I love that technique for the embossing! Looks great!

jimlynn said...

Another beautiful card, Jeanette! Love the way you did the inside on this one.

kadie said...

Beautiful card, Jeanette! Love that embossing and I think getting inky with a stamp you've yet to use totally counts!!

Barb said...

Great card Jeanette--I love that technique and the effect on your card is sweet!

Wonderful Sentiment too--and it is new to you (being inked up!)

maryrose said...

Love it! I'm definitely going to try this technique one day! Your cards are always as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside, Jeanette! Great job on the challenge!

craftykarla said...

Love that sentiment - never used that technique either. It really added texture to your card. Might have to try that. :)

Melina said...

I love how you embossed the card before adding the oval and sentiment! Great :)

Tammy said...

Wonderful card! Beautiful colors and terrific sentiment! The polkadot ribbon is perfect!

stamp-color-and create said...

Jeanette, I've never heard of doing that. Thanks for sharing this technique. I'm going to have to give it a try. I love the colors .. blues and browns combo has always been a favorite of mine. Great card! Thanks for playing along.

Carol W said...

This is an amazing card Jeanette...Pretty colors wonderful saying and great layout...this is awesome and I agree...the stamp never being used would qualify for new in my book...♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

Yay on your technique! That is what I did for the Pizza card. It really is a very forgiving and texture adding technique. I like it!

Your card colors are so soft and subtle. The layout is great for the sentiment to shine.

Great job!

MiamiKel said...

Wowee, this is a fabby card!! Love the color palette you worked with - paired with a lovely embossing and wow! I miss your perfectly paired DSP's with your images but this is a just as refreshing and a perfect take on the challenge!

So blessed you are a COF sistah! Love you!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love it Jeanette - I must try that technique one day - I have seen it often but never tried it.

marsha said...

Jeanette, I love this card and the beautiful message. This is such a great technique and a great design!
Hugs and blessings,

Liz Williams said...

What a wonderful sentiment and love the sensational inside of this card. I do good to get the outside done!LOL

Danielle Vincent said...

Beautiful card and wonderful reminder of how very blessed we are. Thank you Jeanette!

Darlene said...

No cheating to be seen here! This is a great card for the challenge! Cool technique, embossing the layers together, I'll have to try that sometime. What a great sentiment for the front too. The inside is perfect for the front also. Great job!