Well, I have to say that I do love a challenge, and this week's Sweet Stop Challenge was just that for me. I am so used to watercoloring images that when this challenge with a spin came up, I was pretty much lost. The Sweet Stop Challenge this week is of course a sketch challenge, but with the spin that the focus of the card should be the sentiment! Hold it...Whoa..., and just wait a minute!!! I'm terrible at this!! You'd think it should be so easy, but I can't shake the feeling that I've forgotten something! Well, this is what I came up with, and I am happy to report that I am pleased with how this turned out. I love this Melody of Love stamp set, which is available as a digi from Sweet -n Sassy Digi Stamps. I just HAD to use it for this card. The fabulous paper is called Vintage Findings from Making Memories, and all I added was some satin ribbon, the buckle, and that fun little flower, which was a tutorial I found on Archiving Angel's Blog by Dawn McVey. What a wonderful time I had surfing Sonia's blog and soaking up all the inspiration she has to share there. You REALLY gotta check it out!!
The sentiment is stamped onto my Fancy Tag Nestabilities die cut, and sponged with a little vintage photo distress ink by Tim Holtz. I did have fun with this challenge, and learned a new technique with the flower, as well as pushed myself to enjoy a simply stamped card. There's still time for you to play along with this weeks Sweet Stop Challenge, too, so what are YOU waiting for?
Thanks for stopping by, and may God bless and keep you today and always! Happy stamping!!
You're terrible at this???? I think NOT! This came out great!
What an absolutely beautiful card :o)
Sorry, I was meant to say Lorie, I was just on Ceals page! I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning!
OOOOHHH Lorie this is just stunning! Simply just a stamped card????? Are you kidding me??? This is amazing! Nothing you make is simple my friend!
This is very beautiful, Lorie - just like you are :)
This card is so elegant! Love this paper (: You should do a tutorial on the flower, it's just stunning!
This is just stunning, love the flower
You should be please - this is an amazing card! I just love how you managed to spot light the sentiment but still bring so much of "you" into the card. That is what makes it so beautiful.
This is gorgeous! Love everything about it!
Not only did you rise to the challenge but you conquered it! This is gorgeous and I LOVE that floral embellishment you made.
Michelle said it perfectly! I couldn't have said it better myself. You definitely rose to the challenge! Beautiful card!
I'd say you more than rose to the challenge, Lorie, because this card is beyond gorgeous! I love the elegant and vintage look! Your sponging is perfect and that flower is TDF! Beautiful, beautiful creation! TFS!
WOW! Lorie, what a beautiful card. I love the marquis with your sentiment it's just beautiful.
Wow Lorie, This is gorgeous.
I'm with you on the twist part. I struggled with that too. I NEVER make a card with just a sentiment.
I think we've been stamping TOO LONG!!! We forget how to do simple things.
This is knock your socks off stunning! Its so beautiful, all the details are amazing. Fantastic card
love tasha xx
Beautiful - so elegant!
Hi dear! I really adore this card. It is elegant, charming & just quite exquisite.
This is GORGEOUS, Lorie! Those lovely papers really set off the Scripture verse, and that flower you made is the perfect accent.
What a great resource!
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