7.15.2012

Distressing @ Sentimental Sundays

Did someone say "distressing"? Yep, that's what I heard. Distressing is one of my favorite things to do. In fact, I rarely make a card without it. So, when I saw that our challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays was distressing, I thought "easy peasy" for me!

Since that was an easy part for me I decided to give myself the added challenge of making a easel card. Now, keep in mind this is my first ever easel card so, please go easy on me.


This is a 6x6 easel card. I distressed the edges of my blue designer paper on the top base layer with my distressing tool and then I inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Faded Jeans. My vertical layer with the seam binding ribbon was distressed and inked also. I also used the Faded Jeans ink to sponge in the center of the lacy circles. I didn't have any flowers this color so I decided to blot my white Prima on the distress ink pad. I think it gives it kind of a rugged affect.

A couple of close ups...


There is another thing I love as much as I do distressing and that is my Our Daily Bread Designs stamps. Their Shining Light Challenge this week is distressing so, I was more than happy to break out my stamps and play along.

Another reason I chose their stamps for this card is because I made this card to give to someone very special to me who is getting ready to embark on a journey for the next four months and could really use some encouragement. What could be more encouraging than knowing that without a doubt our Lord is with us every step of the way! No matter what we face each day, we do not face it alone. I don't know about you, but that makes it a lot easier for me to get up every morning and face the day.

I'd also like to enter this card into the challenge at Stampin' Sister's In Christ this week where they are challenging you to add some sparkle to your card. I think my blue bling counts as sparkle!

Last but not least is another challenge I have come to enjoy and appreciate is Word Art Wednesday where each week they challenge you to create something with Scripture on it or any encouraging words.

Be sure to stop by Sentimental Sundays  and see what my fellow designers created for this challenge. You are certain to be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by today. God Bless You!

22 comments:

  1. love your color scheme. The layers at the bottom are so pretty!

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  2. What a beautiful easel card Jennifer!! Love the colors, flower, the design and all your distressing!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

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  3. I love easel cards and this one is gorgeous - the distressing is the perfect finishing touch :)

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  4. Such an amazing easel card--LOVE the texture and all the gorgeous elements! A beautiful creation!!! I invite you to come and join me at Technique Tuesday--I would love to see your creation! :)

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  5. I love this easel card! It is just gorgeous! Could you do a tuorial on how to put one together??? Or is there a website you learned it from you could send me the link to it? Thanks so much Jennipher for offering this! Kathi

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  6. so so so gorgeous!!! beautiful choice of papers too!

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  7. Jennipher-this is a beautiful card! The scriptures are going to be so encouraging to your friend.
    Your distressing and matching of colors is superb!
    Thanks for playing with us @ Word Art Wednesday.

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  8. What a gorgeous result for your first-ever easel card! I love the colors and fabulous design! NJ!

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  9. Jennifer: This is SO beautiful. I love that your seam binding matches perfectly with the swirl you've die cut. The whole project turned out just amazing with that scripture. Thanks so much for sharing this with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Have a wonderful week.
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  10. This is stunning Jennifer! Love the design paper and love the verse.

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  11. I love your color combo Jennipher~one of my favorites! I've never attempted an easel card~you've inspired me. Thank you for sharing this amazing creation at Word Art Wednesday, my friend. ;)

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  12. Simply beautiful! Love those beautiful colors together too.
    Lynn

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  13. I love the blue and yellow combo, Jennipher! Gorgeous.

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  14. Jennipher - Great card! Love everything about it! I love your description of yourself. It echoes my heart. Your verse under your signature is the same one I put on a card this week. Thanks for sharing with us at SSiC this week.
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  15. oh Jennipher your card is amazing - love it WOW WOW WOW
    big hugs
    Doreen xx

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  16. Lovely card.

    Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.

    Wendy

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  17. I actually chuckled at your 'take it easy on me' comment! This is WONDERFUL! You did not make this very difficult to find great things to say!! Everything is arranged beautifully and I love the message of the card! Such a wonderful piece to display!

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  18. Hi Jennipher,
    I love everything about this card. Its wonderful the way you used the scripture and sentiment on the inside. You have inspired to pull out those ODBD Stamps, and use them! Hope that you have a blessed weekend.
    Tameko

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  19. Hi Jennipher! What an amazing card! Love how you have brought together perfectly such a variety of textures, DP's, colors and techniques! And that Bible verse will certainly encourage your friend! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at SSiC!
    Sandie

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  20. Beautiful in blues...your shabby flower is the perfect touch!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Wishing you a blessed week!

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