Thursday, June 18, 2009

Quiet Waters Goes Metallic



I was doing some stamp room cleaning the other day and rediscovered some miscellaneous odds and ends, including a sampling of the beautiful Prism metallic cardstocks that Our Daily Bread Designs carries and a small piece of glossy card stock that I had inked up with a friend's alcohol inks a while back (thanks Marti!). I thought I'd put the two together and see what I could come up with.

I stamped the image from Quiet Waters, one of the new Our Daily Bread Designs sets, in Jet Black Staz-On onto the alcohol-inked background piece and then cut it down to a circle using Nestabilities. The rest of the layers are done using various Spellbinders dies (Classic Frame and Labels 3 Nesties) on Bronze, Copper, and Champagne metallic card stocks. The Champagne background layer is scored around the perimeter using a Scor-Pal and pierced and dry embossed using Spellbinders Piercabilities. The bronze flourish at the bottom was cut using a Spellbinders Flourish Accent die, and the pearls are from Stampin' Up's Pretties kit.

Here you can see the dry embossed part of the Piercabilities much better, as well as some of the shimmer of the metallic card stock:




This shot shows how shimmery this metallic card stock really is - it's really amazing stuff!




And last, the inside, where I've included the Scripture - Psalm 23:2:



Before I go, I would be remiss if I did not thank Becca Feeken for sharing her beautiful and inspiring creations. I'm always so impressed and amazed with her creative use of the Spellbinders dies, and her style is always so polished, crisp, and rich with detail. Let's consider this my best attempt at a "Becca card" - I just need a really beautiful ribbon treatment to complete my tribute!

Thanks for visiting,



Stamps: Quiet Waters (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Paper: Prism Bronze, Copper and Champagne Metallic Card Stock; glossy card stock
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On; Ranger alcohol inks (I used three, all browns, and I'm pretty sure one was called Mushroom); Encore Copper (for inside Scripture stamp)
Accessories: Spellbinders circle and Labels 3 Nestabilities, Classic Frame, and Flourish Accents dies, Spellbinders RicRac Scalloped Piercabilities, Scor-Pal, Stampin' Up pearls and 1/4" circle punch, foam adhesive
Size: 6" square

29 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely gorgeous Amy! I really like all those nestie shapes and that shimmery cardstock is beautiful!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Amy! This is incredible!!! I LOVE the spellbinders frames in metallics! I love how you mixed them and the piercing... oh wow! You'll have to pick me up off the floor with this one!! Gorgeous!!!

Viv said...

OMG!!! How DO you do it!!! Stunning Amy, just stunning.
Viv xx

June Houck said...

That Nestie frame is so sophisticated and elegant. Perfect for this card. Beautiful, Amy!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh that's FANTASTIC Amy!!!! I am soooooo CASING that idea!!!! :)

Gabriela said...

Amy - your flourished piercings add such elegance to the metallic pieces. What a wonderful card!

Gretchen said...

So very pretty and sparkly! The frames are fabulous and so "Becca like", I think you did a great job with your tribute to her creativity yet you always have such elegant little details of your own like the dry embossing and the piercing. Lovely!

Connie said...

OMGoodness, Amy!! This is just amazing! Your layered nesties are out of this WORLD!!

Becky said...

wow!! This is just gorgeous, and yes Becca does do some awesome work with the spellbinders.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous, Amy! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Karen said...

What a wonderfully unique card! I just love all the scroll cut outs and the fantastic piercing. That metallic paper is gorgeous as well! :>

My Paper Adventures said...

FANTABULOUS!!! Love how you embossed the scripture on the inside!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous Amy!! Your framework, piercing and embossing are fabulous!! What a piece of art!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!!

Judy Rozema said...

I don't think if I cleaned up and put all the stuff together that I would come up with something like this......LOL!!!

Just an amazing Amy creation!!

Barb said...

What an inspired -- and inspiring -- card, Amy! It is stunning and your use of metallics is brilliant! I'm sure Becca is proud and honored by your tribute. She is amazing, as are you!

Barb

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh Amy, this is exquisite and this is all you - an Amy original!! I love the metallic and I love all the layers and dimension with embossing and scoring. I will be CASEing this for sure!!
--Becca

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer girl!! You sure did your spellbinders proud!!! Love the metallic and all the layers and dimension!! Gorgeous!!!!!!
hugs,
Chris

paperpotter said...

Your work is ALWAYS stunning! Thanks for so many photos to help us get creative ..... Just beautiful.

Emily said...

Wow Amy, this is drop-dead gorgeous! I love how you framed your image on that terrific paper! Simply amazing and one beautiful piece of eye candy!!!

Tammy said...

More than gorgeous. This card has such a wow factor!

huntla1 said...

Amy this is an amazing card. The stacking of the spellbinders (ala Becca as you mentioned) in your own creative way. All of the metallic cardstock works so well together. And finally the piece of polished stone with the stamped image is beautiful. And I forgot the pierceability and the scor pal work. Oh my gosh, you must have hours of cutting, poking, sliding, pushing in this card. I'd say it counts as a full fledged workout! Beautiful!

Lynda said...

You are something else girl!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Amy! Love the metallic look and the image is so cool on that background! Fab ideas with the nesties too!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Gorgeous, Amy!!! LOVE the metallic prism sheen and the nesties, piercing, and embossing details. Beautifully done!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a beauty! Love those frames! TFS!

AlienAnessa said...

Holy crap, Amy, this card is jaw-dropping lovely!! I completely concur with what you said about Becca...God pulled out all the stops when He blessed that woman with creative ability and a love of the Lord!! =)

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful framing, love the AI background to your image, the piercing along with the flourish is so neat!

Marti - Pez-A-Doodle Design Studios said...

wow amy simply stunning! lovin what you did with that polished stone background you made over here!!!

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