Isn't that cross just gorgeous? It is my very favorite stamp in this new There She Goes set called "Blessings". I just think it looks so ornate! Anyway, I am pretty sure this is an Irish set so I know that the symbol in the middle must mean something, I am just not sure what. I actually think it is some version of a Celtic knot! Anyway, if you do know, fill me in because I am curious! :D Well, since it was Irish I decided I needed to pull out some of my green paper! Hehe! I used my fabulous (and much loved) Basic Grey paper called "Archaic". I thought it went very well with this stamp set. For the sketch I used Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch. I was so thankful that I was finally able to participate in her challenge again! I have really missed them! :) Anyway, for the cross, I embossed the image with clear embossing powder, cut it out, and then popped it up on dimensionals. To add a little more dimension I also stamped the cross with my Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink (which I didn't realize I could emboss with until this weekend) and embossed it as well. I then cut out the center symbol and popped it up on top! The sentiment was embossed with my Walnut Stain ink, punched out, and popped up. I sponged all of the edges with my ink as well and I then added some ribbon for a final touch!
I hope you enjoy today's card! Make sure you visit Jessica's blog as well as the rest of the dt blogs to see their gorgeous creations and more sneak peeks! There is a challenge for you called the Blog Hop Challenge too! Over the next three days, you'll have a chance to win the stamp set featured each day. All you have to do is hop around to all the blogs of the DT, leave a comment on EACH sneak peek post, then go back to Jessica's blog and enter your name in the Mr. Linky box. You have until 12 a.m. Saturday to enter.
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