Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TSG Sneak Peek: Blessings!


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.

Jessica (owner) http://jessica-thereshegoes.blogspot.com/
Angela http://aninkandasmile.blogspot.com/
Becky http://www.lakeshorestamper.com/
Bev http://bevithia.blogspot.com/
Christi http://cici510.blogspot.com/
Denise http://thepaperlandscaper.blogspot.com/
Faith http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com/
Holly http://toyzhaven.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Jessie http://canyousayaddictedtostamps.blogspot.com/
Joanne http://inkyoceangazer.blogspot.com/
Jodi http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com/
Julie http://stampsandtaxes.blogspot.com/
Maki http://makinkstudio.blogspot.com/
Silke http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/
Wendy http://wickedlywonderfulcreations.blogspot.com/

50 comments:

Silke said...

Beautiful card - Stephanie!!! Once I had the card posted I realized I forgot some of you...sorry - it's all fixed now!!! Hugs ~S~

Jackie Pedro said...

The Archaic paper is perfect with this set! Love it, Steph!!

Joanne said...

OMG....I love the depth and earthiness of this card. That dp was perfect for the style. TFS

Jessica said...

This card is absolutely fabulous Steph!! The colors you used are just perfect!

Jessie/knightrone said...

STUNNING sister!! I love it!!

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
Jan

Shannon Roberts said...

OMGosh! The WOW affect of this card is amazing! I am very very inspired!

Tasha said...

What a super stunning card i love how you have used the bg papers and the cross is awesome
love tasha xx

StampinCathy said...

WoW! This card is beautiful and love that dp.

Terri E. said...

Love the colors! This card is fabulous.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

KanataNewf said...

Gorgeous! The colour combo is perfect.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wow, STEPH! I love the old world feel to this card with the distressing, and that paper!!....oh my what a great compliment to the Irish cross. Awesome card, girl. I love it!

KathyJ said...

Fabulous!! Love that cross and sentiment. Wonderful colours!

Bev said...

Love the depth you got with the distressing inks Steph! This is lovely!! :)
-Bev

enchantedstamper said...

Perfect DP selection.. Brings the entire card together.
TFS!

Markie's Mom said...

OH! This is GORGEOUS!!! WOW!And, you used my FAVORITE dp!!!

MakiJo said...

Gorgeous!! The DP is so perfect for this set! Love the depth you achieved on this card. Beautiful work!!

Becky Carafa said...

This is gorgeous, Stephanie! Love the sponging and distressed paper, so beautiful and perfect for this!

Jessica said...

Beautiful!! That paper is perfect with the image!

Kim said...

WOW, love the distressing on your card. Absolutely gorgeous! All the design teams cards are amazing!

Becky Sorensen said...

Very pretty, I love the background paper with this. Perfect.

tlc3plus said...

Your were right that paper is great with the stamp. Love the card.

Ida P. Krause said...

Wonderful. Your card has such a rich feel to it and you're right the patterned paper you used went perfect with the Cross.

Kelli said...

Yes, that is a celtic knot NO CLUE as to the meaning...LOL The Irish have SEVERAL symbols...I prefer the green beer! tee hee!!! The BG Paper is GREAT, hmmmm, now where do I get me some of that???

Cammy said...

What a beautiful card. The color combo is so subtle --- a great masculine card.

Jekka said...

I love the Archaic paper that you have been using. You have "enabled" me to add it to my must have list. Could you explain your procedure for the cross? Did you stamp it in Versamark, cover with clear EP, heat set, restamp it in the distress ink and reheat set? Sorry but I'm confused and would really like to understand. Beautiful card as always!

nancy said...

This is gorgeous. What a great card. I know I would love to receive this. I love the colors together.

Kim P said...

Wow...this is absolutely beautiful!!

Jill Haddad said...

This is beautiful. I love the soft, earthy tones you chose for this. Well done.

Melissa K. said...

Pretty! I like the tiled look of the background.

Jane Wetzel said...

love this paper u chose! tfs!

Jan Butler said...

What a lovely card and I like your choice of background paper.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOWSA Steph! LOVE LOVE LOVE the soft, timeless look of this! GORGEOUS!

Angela said...

Beautiful colour selections Stephanie. A great card.

Dell Richards said...

I just love these colors. Beautiful card.

Patti said...

Beautiful card. Love that chocolate ribbon.

dlove2scrap said...

How lovely! The color combo is amazing. TFS!

JessicaK said...

Wow, I've seen the Archaic set so many times and never known what to do with those patterns. Beatiful job. Great heritage coloring.

MJ said...

Wow this is stunning! Those papers are perfect! Beautifully done, glad you had time to play. Thanks for using my sketch.

Lisa H. said...

wow! fabulous card. love it all.

k prakken said...

The designer paper is perfect for this set. Beautiful card.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

The more I see this cross the more I love it, your card is georgous!

Lori said...

Beautiful!

Lori

Christine said...

Nice paper choices.. great sentiment.. beautiful card!

Bren said...

Very Beautiful!!!!
Bren

Elizabeth said...

Oooooooh, really stunning!

Jackie said...

Oh how pretty is that! i just love the colors and the layout, the overall effect is fab!

Stamping Mutt said...

Beautiful card - could easily be given to a man or woman. Love the distress look too!

- Alma

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow! Great card, could be given to a man but great for women too!

Sue D said...

The Archaic paper does look great with this set. Great card!