Here is February's card:
I worked this card around this rich paper from a K&Co stack called Alleghany - the entire stack of paper is rich and vibrant. There are lots of fall colors, but also many blues and purples. I added some sparkle with the ribbon, then wanted more gold so I edged some of the panels with a Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing Pen. The gem is from Martha Stewart - which includes the birthstones from each month - I will be using that set throughout the year while I am creating Flower of the Month cards.
- Stamps: Stampin' Up Happy Birthday Frame, Flower of the Month
- Ink: Memento Black, copics
- Paper: Stampin' Up Mellow Moss, Black
- Accessories: Nestabilities Scalloped Square, ribbon from Michaels (Xmas Collection), Misc gold "pearls", Martha Stewart Birthstone Gem Stickers, Krylon 18kt Gold Leafing Pen
- Challenges: CardPatterns Sketch Challenge
I have recently stumbled on a site that I am so excited to share: Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog. They include a daily card challenge and it is always associated with a Bible verse or Christian concept. For instance, I loved a recent challenge to use piercing on your card because they included the lyrics to a Christian song that begins..."He was pierced for our transgressions"...
The gallery is amazing. Particularly if you have come to my blog because of my series on Church Card Ministries, you need to spend some time browsing!
They do have memberships available. I did join at the lowest level, but I JUST joined so really can't tell you all of the benefits.
Woo hoo! Picture Perfect Creations picked this card as a Grand Creations Winner!! (Card details are on this post.)
I am hoping to get some crafting in today. I only have one appointment at 10 this morning. Oh...Who am I kidding?...I am meeting up with a friend who has a Stampin' Up order for me!! I HAD to do a Stampin' Up order...I just HAD to. I heard a story from a friend who had a friend who hosted a SU big party - she made brunch and everything - and she is highly pregnant - and nobody ordered anything!! So what an excuse for me to put an order in on her party! Not that I need an excuse...but I definitely felt better actually having an excuse!
Have a Happy Friday!