Sunday, March 11, 2012

SSIC Beyond Measure

Weekends are wonderful - don't you think!?  We have had a lovely sunny one, which is a blessing after all the rain and flooding we have experienced....I could not resist getting out in the garden to photograph my card for this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

Our hostess this week is the beautiful Miesje who has chosen:
“You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.”
 Ephesians 5: 8-9
Miesje has challenged us to create a card or project that uses both dark and light. Opposite colors; black/white, brown/ivory, deep blue/baby blue, red/pink etc.

In keeping with this weeks challenge, I decided to not to sponge but to go 'crisp' keeping the contrast to the maximum - it was not easy can tell you, my hand kept wandering towards those daubers and inks...but...no, I managed to resist - the only thing distressed at the end of this cardmaking session was me! LOL!  The gorgeous ribbon is from my friend Ann - I love the flocking on it - so plush and elegant with the touch of silver. The Dp is from DCWV - La Creme Stack

My sentiment is from the Layers of Color Sweet Silhouettes clear art stamp set illustrated by Nina Brackett It has been stamped onto the Spellbinders Labels Sixteen Die and layered into the Spellbinders Parisian Motifs Die with foam tape between each layer. I have used the Spellbinders Grand Calibur to cut my Dies.

This card is for the following challenge:
Bloggers - 3D
Clearly Inspired -  Anything
 Stamp Man - Vintage
Totally Papercrafts – Favorite Things - Spellbinder Dies
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything made with paper goes
Divas by Design - Favorite things
Just Some Lines Spring Cleaning time, use at least 2 items that are at least 6 months old - Ribbon and DP
One Stop Craft -  Mother's Day with Ribbon
Thank you to our sponsor Pizazz Aplenty 
 Make sure you stop by the Designers Blogs are some amazing inspiration - these ladies are inspirational on so many levels!!

* Kristine * Linda (that's me) * MariLynn * Miejse * Peggysue * Traci M *

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  1. very elegant card!! Hugs Juls

  2. This is simply stunning. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Some Lines. :)

  3. I agree with Juls, this is extremely elegant. I love the diecut & that enormous patterned bow.

  4. This is STUNNING Linda. Loz

  5. WOW this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! LOVE your bow, stunning Linda!

  6. Your garden backdrop is so beautiful Linda, and your card is GORGEOUS!! Love that ribbon and your fancy border frame *Ü* Glad you had a lovely weekend in the sunshine!!

  7. This MAY be a repeat comment--sorry! I'm having trouble with the log in thing.
    Your garden backdrop is so beautiful Linda, and your card is GORGEOUS!! Love that ribbon and your fancy border frame *Ü* Glad you had a lovely weekend in the sunshine!!

  8. Wow! So beautiful. Your DP and bow are a gorgeous combo.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  9. A stunning card Linda, truly beautiful
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
    Anne x

  10. I saw this on the SSIC blog, this is fabulous, really a wonderful piece for this challenge.

  11. Oh my goodness - this is just stunning! I love that ribbon and the frame - absolutely beautiful! Have a good week dear friend!

  12. this is so beautiful, love the gorgeous bow, and beautiful background paper. thanks for sharing

  13. very elegant..love sentiment..thanks for sharing at just some lines


  14. Amazing - love your contrasts, and that ribbon is to die for!!

  15. Beautifully done- I love everything about it!

  16. Oh very eye catching, Fabulous Job, Thanks for Playing along, at Paper Crafting Journey


    Lou P DT

  17. beautiful card, thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge.

  18. Thanks for playing with us at Just Some Lines Spring Cleaning!

    Love, Laura
    ps- don't forget to check out my blog for the extra goody box for my followers (getting close to 100!)

  19. Stunning! Love how you framed the sentiment and the beautiful added ribbon! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  20. Linda, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love that flocked ribbon. It goes so well with the rest of the card!!

  21. What a gorgeous card!! I love your use of the dies and this ribbon is so beautiful!!!


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