Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Life Begins With Christ

I love this week's sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop. It's the perfect sketch to showcase this beautiful butterfly, which is one of two in the In His Time stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. The greetings in this stamp set are precious, too. New Life DOES begin with Christ. Amen!

For the butterflies, I dusted off an old technique. I stamped the images on acetate (i.e., clear window sheets) using black Staz-On ink. I coated the under side with clear embossing ink (similar to Versamark... I just happen to have the Top Boss brand) by gently rubbing the acetate over the pad until there was sufficient ink, and then sprinkled that with a rosie bronze embossing powder and heat set. To make it easier to handle, I waited until after I had heat embossed the images before cutting them out. I've done this technique before with sparkly embossing powder, which is a very cool effect. Try it!

The DP is SEI from the Dill Blossom collection. I used my CB embossing folder on the blue panel. I love how well it coordinates with the paper.

Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, August 26th) through Friday, we at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps are having our monthly blog hop. The theme this month is Scripture, and many of the SNSS scripture stamps and stamp sets will be featured. You definitely don't want to miss this! I guarantee you will be blessed by the experience. See my right side bar at the top for the Blog Hop Schedule.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a blessed day.


Leah said...

This came out gorgeous Lisa! I've never tried that technique, I'll have to give it a go, yours came out so lovely:)

Kristine said...

BEEEAUTIFUL! Love this DP and sentiment...and especially those butterflies! :) Great sketch too...I'll try to play too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Lisa!!! Love that sketch and I am just going to have to use it before I leave to go camping on Thursday!!

Your colors are awesome!! What a fab technique for the butterflies!! I want that dp!! Awesome color combo

Cindy Haffner said...

Lisa your butterflies are GORGEOUS!

Patti J. said...

Hi Lisa! Beautiful card... that technique is just perfect for your butterflies! I love the layout, and the DP too! Gorgeous card, my friend!

Sandy said...

Beautiful! The butterflies are perfect on this card. Love it!

Jeanette said...

Oh my goodness Lisa! This is really beautiful! I wondered how you made those gorgeous butterflies. Thank you so much for sharing your technique!
Hugs Jeanette

Nancy said...

Beautiful card Lisa,
Love your colors.

Stamp and Smile said...

Thanks for the tip on how you did the butterflies! They look so nice done!! :) I love your take on the sketch challenge and the colors... really makes the butterflies POP! And you know how much I {{LOVE}} my CB folders... :)

I see you didn't get your FeedBurner going yet. Let me know what I can do to help?! It might be when you set up your account to put your blog address in the right spot to get the # count on who is Googling you. I remember Allison mentioning that. Chat more soon girlfriend... :)