Friday, October 26, 2012

Oriental Arts Mingle / Thessalonians

I've been working on this card swap for a couple of days.  I had this great idea in my mind, it however took a few attempts to get it right.  How like life in general.  The theme was Asian Screens.  it could be a "made' screen or a screen of a stamp, I did both:
 
The Stamp:

 
The background ideas:
 
 
 
 
Image inked with stazon and heat embossed with black powder / didn't work/ i switched to colorbox pigment ink.  That worked great.  This is a 65lb vellum paper to hold the image and for the background I glued it to a piece of printed card stock.
 
Card bases tryouts:
 
 
 
 
This was a total fail!
 
 
I dry embossed  gold  and then used a red stazon ink, it looked amazing!
 
 But it was a fail with the image!
 
Next try was white 140lb cold pressed paper, dry embossed and folded into a tent card.
This one was the one!
 
 
 
 
Not sure why this is so tilty, no earthquake here today!  But this is the finished card 5x6 size.
 
The attempts at getting these cards into what I thought the right balance of color and design took a few tries, kind of like life in general.  I was reading in 1 Thessilonians this morning form the 5th chapter and it says:
 
Be joyful always;
 Pray continually;
 Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Do not put out the Spirit’s fire;
Do not treat prophecies with contempt.
Test everything. Hold on to the good.
Avoid every kind of evil.
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.
May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
He makes us perfect through the workings of his Spirit, I am so thankful I don't have to do that, I just couldn't I have a hard enough time wrangling ink and paper!
 
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by
Ginny

3 comments:

  1. My goodness...
    this is so sweet and precious!

    So adorable Ginny, love that pretty stamp!
    Totally precious card!

    hugs and lots of hugs,
    Vica

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  2. These are incredibly beautiful! Just gorgeous!Thank you for the step by step process too! Bravo!

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  3. Remarkable! I love the colors, textures and your great step-by-step explanations. thanks so much for sharing!

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