Apr 1, 2013

Crafters of Faith March Challenge

A day late, probably more than a dollar short (haha), but at last I'm able to post my card for the March Crafters of Faith Challenge!  (you would not believe the technological challenges I've experienced in the last 4 days.  Fingers crossed that every thing is fixed and happy now)

Here's the challenge from our dear Jeanette:

"Since we will be posting on Easter Sunday – March 31 – and since we are Crafters of Faith, I’d like us to create a religious-themed Easter card. No Easter bunnies and such, but instead a card that focuses on the Risen Lord! It can include Scripture and/or images, but needs to focus on the religious aspect of the holiday.

He is not here; he has risen! (Luke 24:6)"

And here is my card:
The card base is Whisper White, layers are Barely Banana and Lavender Lace.  Pearls and ribbon from my stash, originating at local craft stores.

The cross is from a brass stencil by Dreamweaver.  I also used Dreamweaver's white embossing paste that I mixed with iridescent embossing glitter to give it sparkle.  You have to work quickly as the paste will set up fast.  Mix the paste with the glitter on a glossy surface (I used a coated paper plate), spread with your spatula or another tool.  Again, it's important to get it right on the first pass, because you can only make one more pass with your spatula, it sets that quickly.

Carefully remove the tape and lift your stencil from one side to the other, making sure that you don't smudge it during the process.  Let it finish drying for a few hours and then continue making your card.

I must say, that the camera is very unforgiving (haha).  In person, it looks much more smooth than the picture shows.

Thank you Jeanette for such an inspiring challenge for March!  And thanks to the other members of Crafters of Faith for overlooking my tardy posting.  Be sure to check out their beautiful creations - links are in my sidebar.  Thanks for stopping by!


Barb said...

Darlene--a Brass Stencil! Way to do--I have dozens of them along with the paste and have not used them for years. I may need to dig them out sometime this month and give them a try----wink!

Your card is stunning--love the design and you sure met the challenge!

Barb said...

should say Way to go!

jimlynn said...

Darlene this is fabulous. Love the way you used that stencil!!! Beautiful. Lynn

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely beautiful, my dear! This is truly a beautiful work of art - so clever and unique. I do believe this is the first time I'm seeing it - you've dropped my jaw in awe tonight!

Blessings! Love you bunches!

April said...

I have never heard, nor tried, this technique. You, my friend, have the patience of Job to even attempt this! I am such a chicken that I wouldn't even know where to begin!

Love the Banana color....makes the purple pop!

He has risen indeed!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Brass plates....paste....quick or it will set.....way over my head! You pulled it off perfectly! I love how the card turned out. Certainly not a penny short of anything but fab!

Jacquel said...

This is really pretty Darlene! I love that ribbon you used...great work on the challenge & TFS!!!!!

Carol W said...

WOW...you are going to have to teach me how to do this...I have the paste...but have never attempted this technique...(I saw it demoed at a show and had to have everything to do it but chickened out when I got home...)...This is really pretty...great job....♥

paige said...

Stunning card - perfect for the challenge you were given!

marsha said...

Very pretty Darlene, love the purple and white!

Melina said...

How pretty! I love the sparkle on your card :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your card is GORGEOUS! I love the cross... and your ribbon treatment is a perfect embellishment! Great Crafters of Faith creation!

Margaret said...

This is so lovely with the pretty Easter colors and the beautiful simplicity.