Sunday, May 6, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 138 . . . natural

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ, where all of our challenges are based on scripture. This week's hostess is sweet Miesje, who has selected this verse from 1 John 2:4-6 - 'Whoever says, “I know him”, but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him” But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him.'

Her challenge is to create a card or project that uses something real or natural on it - twine - burlap - shell - sand - etc. And our sponsor this week is Our Daily Bread Designs! You can fine Miesje's devotional and see the creations from the members of our design team . . . welcoming SIX new design team sisters this week . . . on the home page right here. And we just want to say also that all of our design team sisters from the past are still our sisters in Christ and we don't forget them, we miss them and love having served alongside them. All together forever in heaven one day, hurray!!

On to my card. I chose to use just a touch twine along with a 'natural' image, of the tree. I have been in need of many thank you cards lately and honestly haven't made as many as I need to be sending out. I had the flu for about five days and you know how being sick can just put you so far behind! I used a new technique I discovered on JJ Bolton's blog right here. Isn't it a great idea? I recreated it for this challenge but embossed the cardstock first using the woodgrain impression plate. Tied a bit of twine on the end letter to fit the challenge requirements; sometimes you 'see' something in your head and it turns out exactly like you wanted it to, this was one of those rare instances!

If you're the type of person who doesn't like to click another link, I'll explain how this technique is accomplished, although please remember JJ created this technique, not me.

1. Stamp your image on two separate pieces of cardstock. Try to place your image in almost the same spot on both pieces of paper. One of these images is going to be used on your finished card, while the other image is going to be your working image that you use to cut out your letters.

2. Decide where you want your word to be and draw a thin pencil line using a ruler so you can lay out the letters nice and straight.

3. Place your letter dies along the pencil line and space them as evenly as possible.

4. I put a strip of tape on the back side of the letter dies, taping them down to the cardstock on either side so the letters wouldn't shift out of place when I ran them through my die cutting machine.

5. Cut out the letters, then place them onto your stamped, UNCUT image.

6. Use tiny bits of dimensional foam to pop up your letters. I used tweezers to help place them onto the cardstock, because the idea here is to have their inked up bits match the image below and you don't want to glue them in the wrong spot. That's it! I'm looking forward to reading Miesje's thoughts. Thanks for looking and have a blessed week!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Through the Trees"
Paper: vanilla cardstock
Inks: Fresh Green kaleidacolor pad (leaves), dark chocolate for the trunk
Other: woodgrain impression plate (PTI), twine, block letter alphabet die set (PTI)

25 comments:

Margaret said...

I love this card. I might have a try myself but I will have to hand cut my letters

Margaret xx

pescbrico said...

REally love you card! Simple but so beautiful!

Traci M said...

Hey, this is so cool, Peggysue! I really love your card...which PTI stamp is that? I think I know, but not sure. Your technique turned out great!

Miesje said...

This is incredible! I love, love, love this look! Thanks for the tutorial on it - I want to try that for sure! Have a wonderful (healthier) week!

Kristine said...

Peggysue, your card is AMAZING!! I have never seen that kind of technique before, or if I have I certainly don't remember it being this inspiring. LOOOVE IT! *Ü* Hope you're all better and the rest of the fam is healthy too. Have a blessed week. Hugs, Kris

Rhonda said...

Love the technique Peggy Sue. Beautiful card

Wendy said...

This is beautiful (and very cleverly created too)!

Sharron said...

Oh, Peggysue--I just love your card! I saw that technique on J J's blog but was nervous about giving it a try. Yours is so gorgeous--I need to jump in and try it out! The woodgrain is a fabulous addition too. Hope you are feeling much better now. Have a great week!

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Awesome take on the project. I love what you did with this.

Jerusha said...

This is really pretty. Wow. I really wish I could create something as nice as this. It is simply beautiful.

Diane said...

First...stunning card. I love that technique and had never seen it before. I definitely want to try it. I love the woodgrain texture--one of the best ones I've seen. Second...thank you for providing the directions right here.

MariLynn said...

Peggysue,what a fabulous technique. I am going to have to give it a try sometime. I hope you have a great, blessed week.

June K said...

Lovely card using JJ's technique. I haven't tried it yet.

Candace said...

Hi! Your card is awesome!! It looks really clean and BEAUTIFUL! Hugs to you!

Michelle said...

Great card! I love the techique of punching out the letters and mounting them! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Michelle

Victoria said...

This is absolutely striking! Fabulous card, Peggy Sue!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a really fabulous ty card..love the tree and the tech. you used to create the sentiment

Lovely Linda said...

WOW Peggysue - this is so effective - one of my favourite cards this week -such a great take on this weeks challenge - what a blessing you are Sistah - you sire bless me! {{{hugs}}}

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. Love the woodgrain with the tree.

Mayol said...

Peggysue, this is absolutely gorgeous! Great technique!

ScrappySandie said...

Peggysue, I love your card! What an amazing technique! The results are very classy, artsy looking! And thanks for explaining how you did it...this might be the thing I try that I am "scared" to do! I'm SO glad you are feeling better!

Leigh said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I need that tree stamp asap!!

Terri said...

Great card! Love your use of the tree stamp with the letters. The woodgrain background goes great with it too.

Helen said...

What a cool idea!!! It turned out so beautiful, too! Thanks for the idea and tutorial on how to make a card like this. My friend thought it was a really cool card, too!
~H

Steph Hilt said...

Saw this on Pinterest Peggy Sue! Absolutely inspiring card. I like the concept of this challenge, which you met beautifully. (I'm having trouble with the comment verification in your blog though :(