Wednesday, February 4, 2009

CPS 101



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The designers over at Card Positioning Systems are featuring Our Daily Bread Designs images on their sketch challenge cards this week, so the ODBD design team decided to play along! Check out CPS Sketch 101 HERE, as well as all the details on how you can play along also. Kelley has donated both of the sets I've used today for the CPS anniversary giveaway. Use the sketch, link up your project at CPS, and you could win! (Using ODBD images is not a requirement, by the way.)

I chose to work with the new set Keep My Lamp Burning. Instead of coloring it like I did on Sunday’s card, I opted to stamp it onto patterned paper and leave it uncolored. See what I mean about how versatile this image is? It looks great both ways! For a little added interest, I stamped a second lighthouse on a lighter color of dp, trimmed it out, sponged the edges, and popped it up over the first lighthouse with foam adhesive. I wrapped some rope twine around the bottom and tied a simple square knot in the center to continue the nautical feel. All the edges are heavily sponged and distressed.

I also have something to show using one of the other new sets, I am the Way:



I love the font treatment on the John 14:6 stamp, so I made that my focal point. I just got a new BossKut die a few days ago, and was thrilled how well this stamp fit into it. Especially since the shape has the look of a vintage keyplate. I love the symbolism there – Jesus is the key. The designer papers are all from the Sweet Blush pack by Prima. I added some lace trim that I picked up at a local fabric store (love this look). For the gold edges, I used a VersaMarker to lightly color the edges, then dipped them in SU’s gold embossing powder. I wasn’t real crazy about this card until I added in that gold embossing. It’s surprising how that one small, barely visible detail can make such a difference.

I decorated the inside a little more than normal, too. Here’s a look at that:



Have a great day, friends!!

26 comments:

Amy said...

a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y stunning.

Jennifer said...

Awesome - VERY Nice!

Gretchen said...

You continue to amaze me Amy! Thanks for the new to me sketch blog (CPS)! I can't seem to get started without a sketch so this is great!

Shannan Teubner said...

Oohhh Amy this is gorgeous!

Tricia said...

Just beautiful!!! I love the sailor's knot. Classic!

Kelley said...

Just my usual comments: stunning, beautiful, awesome..blah, blah, blah..LOL!! LOVE both of the cards!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Both cards are beautiful Amy! Jennifer :)

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Amy, both cards are gorgeous!!! Love all the intricate details. Beautifully done!!!

Barb said...

Ok, today is the day! Today is the day I order from ODBD!! These images are so beautiful and inspiring! I only hope I can showcase them half as well as you do! Your art is stunning!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Two absolutely STUNNING cards Amy!! *sigh*...do you know how long I just sat and stared? Too long. Too, too long!! WOW girl, you know the exact colors to use, the perfect balance of embellishments, and just the right amount of sewing. And then, add distressing to the first card, and OH MY!! Okay...I'm done gushing now. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous!!
That Boss shape is fabulous!!! I can see it working well with many images!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

STUNNING!!! It is sad that the insides of your cards are fancier than the outsides of mine!!LOL!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Amy, always love your work.

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Oh Amy, you rwork is always so beautifully detailed!! Gorgeous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous as always Amy!!!! I love the embossing on the second card. It is so elegant. The distressing and sailor's knot are perfect for the lighthouse card!!!
hugs,
Chris

Danielle said...

Amy, you never make a card that I don't sit and stare at and gush over, lol!!! You are such an inspiration girl!
Hugs, Danielle

Catherine said...

they're both GORGEOUS!

KathyJ said...

*THUD* OMGosh Amy - both of these are simply STUNNING and so very different!!! I love the second one and I am definitely going to try the versamarker and gold idea - I have never heard of that before!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

OMG I love that Bosskut shape!! Both cards are amazing Amy!!
--Becca

kathy e said...

I love all your cards but the new "I am the way" card is absolutely beautiful. And the inside of the card is equally stunning! I don't know how you do it!

Viv said...

As soon as I get the newsletter in my in-box, I know I'm in for a treat. Boy! What treats it 's brought me today!! Fabulous designs as ever Amy. I adore every one of them.
Viv xxx

Jane Wetzel said...

this is one of my favs Amy! course I have a long list of favs from you! love how u popped up the words...gonna have to case that!

Jerri Kay said...

Breathtakingly beautiful Amy!

Michelle said...

All of your creations make me smile as I just love to take in all of the gorgeous and love filled details. Each of your cards are incredible works of heart.

Blessings,
Michelle

Heather P. said...

Oh, these are beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the dimension and twine on this card!
Beautiful paper behind the sentiment on the second card and love the layering of the corners and the paper and lace!

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