Tuesday, December 16, 2008

O Come All Ye Faithful



Here's another look at that gorgeous Christmas church set, Worship the Lord, available from Our Daily Bread Designs. I was going for a design here that I could make multiples of fairly easily (clean layout, no designer paper), and then I got carried away with the stick-on pearls and the little ribbon flowers. I just can't help it! I've resigned myself to the fact that there will be no mass-producing this Christmas. Which is perfectly fine, since I have decided to send photo cards this year (a first!) - our appointment is this evening and turnaround is only a few hours. I could conceivably get them in the mail tomorrow!

I colored the image with Copic markers, then used some liquid applique for the snow and added some Golden Wheat Shimmerz (coming soon, soon, soon to the Our Daily Bread Designs store) to the windows. I love the way Cindy Haffner ran her image through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to look like snow on this card, so I gave it a try here. I dotted each dot on the church with a white gel pen, but it looked way too uniform, so I added some extra random white dots. Hopefully, it looks a little bit like you're looking at the church through falling snow. I created the diamond dry embossed pattern on the red background panel with my Scor-Pal.

Here's a look at the inside. The sentiment, also part of the Worship the Lord set, is heat embossed.



Thanks for stopping by today!




Stamps: Worship the Lord (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Birchtone, Blush Red, and White Prismatics card stock (Prism)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, liquid applique, white gel pen, Golden Wheat Shimmerz, stick-on pearls (source unknown), pre-made, handstitched ribbon flowers and white satin ribbon (Offray), Martha Stewart lace border punch, Scor-Pal, clear embossing powder, dimensionals
Size: 5 1/4" square

42 comments:

lengow said...

Miracle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Niki Estes said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Amy! Wow! Have a Merry Christmas!

Jackie Pedro said...

Stunning!! I do photocards every year....everyone loves a new picture of the kids and less stress on me to make a bunch of cards!! Gives me more time to craft the way I want to craft!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Oh my! This is definitely a show stopper! Every detail is total perfection! You may have outdone youself this time, my friend! LOVE it!

Kelley said...

Gorgeous!!! Love all the extra details that makes it so you!!

Chris said...

Another fantastic creation...this really is perfect!

Cassie said...

This just took my breath away Amy!! It's lovely!!

Cyndi and Shelby said...

The card is exquisite! And I am totally in love with the little white flowers!
Cyndi

Lori Craig said...

THUD!! This is gorgeous...a real stunner!

Dawn Easton said...

GORGEOUS Amy!!! Love all your details, from the pearls to the flowers to the embossing...wow!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Amy...this is absolutely gorgeous...love the church image and all the amazing details on this...AWESOME!!!

Hannah said...

LOVE this - whole thing! It's great!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the white and red on this Amy! the cuttling snow and scoring looks super as well as the lacy edge - very pretty card!

KathyJ said...

This may not have turned out to be a mass producing type card, but *sigh* it is beautiful!!! I love all the details that you add to your cards!

Jessie/knightrone said...

STUNNING!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a stunning and elegant work of art!! I love the crisp white and rich brown with that red!!
hugs, Jami

stampinfrog said...

This card is sooooo GORGEOUS! I love the scor pal background...Love the CB swiss dot background with the church (I want to try this soon)...Love the flowers and the pearls...and the ribbon! Since you are sending out photo cards you can mail this one to me!!!
Have a great and safe day!TFS
Connie (aka stampinfrog on scs)

ChristineCreations said...

Oh the rich red is so fabulous...and I love the accents Amy...beautiful!

leenda said...

STUNNING!

Gretchen said...

Very pretty! I like the look of the swiss dots as snow too- how clever!

Danielle said...

What a beauty Amy! Your detailing is always so meticulous! Did you use the score board to make the diamond pattern background - nicely done!
Hugs, Danielle

Catherine said...

you're going to have me singing this song all night :)

STUNNING...simply STUNNING!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful doesn't really quite make it-that is stunning! The long diamonds in your scoring pattern are amazing!!

Kay's Creative Corner said...

OMG, This is STUNNING!! WOW!!!!

kathleenh said...

Amy, this card is sooooo gorgeous! I love how you embossed the stamped image to look like snow.

Collette said...

Absolutely BREATHTAKING!
Gorgeous outside and in!

Tonya said...

I was browsing split coast looking for an idea for my already late Christmas Cards - when I saw this - and I had to back track! It was like, "whoa! wait a minute!!" That is truly a beautiful card - by far the best I've ever seen, store bought or hand made. I love it! Amazing...how long did it take you?
Tonya

Linda said...

... and I thought I was thru with Christmas cards!!! I've GOT to pull some elements of this card to yet another one!! I have a church from SU's old Country Pleasures that I think I can adapt to one of mine. I usually wind up needing "just one more card" to send out. This is absolutely gorgeous!!
Linda L Bien (SCS name)

Shi said...

I am wowed again!! So pretty! Wish I were on your Christmas list. :)

Laurie said...

This card is so beautiful. I'll bet you made it with a special person or family in mind. Thanks for sharing it.

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! This is stunning!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Beautiful card Amy!! i love all the cards you've made with this set!!

America said...

OH AMY!!! Im so glad you addded those pearls and ribbon flowers to that scored BG and gorgeously colored snowy scene.... I cant relate to teh getting carried away too! :) I Love the entire card... OUT of this world again! :) One of your biggest FANS, America

Desire Fourie said...

Just simply elegant. Hugs from Desire

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Amy, this is splendid!! The detail and embellishments are just right!!
--Becca

Conniecrafter said...

Just Beautiful in every way!! Love the dot folder and the snow, the flowers and the pearls is just Beautiful!

stampvamp said...

Oh my. This is so breath taking! I absolutely adore it!!

Michelle said...

Amy, this is STUNNING!!! The colors are gorgeous & I *love* how you ran the image through the CB ~~ very snow-like indeed!

Tammi said...

Wow, striking!! Gorgeous card, I love how Cindy does the polka dots over her images too, yours turned out amazing...love the embossed background, the flowers, pearls, every little detail!

Justine said...

I may have actually gasped out loud when I saw this image. WOW

KT said...

I love that you show the inside of your beautiful cards, too! TFS

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i {heart} papers said...

This is gorgeous!!!

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