Thursday, December 16, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs:SNTODBD24, Creative Card Crew, Stamps R Us

I have a tip that I learned the hard way. Don't wear nail polish while making cards. I haven't done that in a long time and thought my nails would look nice manicured. I used to keep them polished but when I started making cards I had no time for that. That is not a good thing, is it? I decided to polish them over the weekend and I can't tell you how many times I have run my finger over the card and it left a slight smudge of color. Ugh! Of course, you know the camera would magnify it a zillion ties So, I would have to start over. Now, the polish has to go.

I used a Sizzix frame for my card and I don't know the name of it. My sister gave it to me and I'll try to find what it is called and post it. It punches out in three sections. I used a gold leafing pen on one section and stamped the sentiment on one. The paper I used was a beautiful, already embossed sheet. I added a wide, light blue ribbon, a couple of flowers, and beading.
I made this card for three challenges:
Our Daily Bread DesignsSNTODBD24-Use a scripture and make it the focal point of your card
Creative Card Crew -Anything Goes
Stamps R Us-Anything Goes

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs-Sing for Joy
Paper: Off white embossed sheet from a LSS and no name on it, PTI white cardstock
Ink: Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Accessories: Sizzix die cut frame, Say it With Studs self-adhesive embellishments, blue pearls, Prima spring mix (flowers), 18K Gold Leafing Pen 


Lynne in NI said...

ha ha ... been there done that, and learnt the nail polish lesson the hard way too!
Beautiful card, lovin your bling at the bottom

Joanne (jojot) said...

when I taught I had manicuted nails (fake ones as mine never grow)....but in retirement I got rid of them and am totally low maintenance.....people now need to take me as I am....poor souls......

what a beauty of a the blue with the white

Julie said...

This card is beautiful Brenda! Love your tip about the nail polish. I haven't had time to polish my nails much either!

Angella D. Crockett said...

My goodness....what a gorgeous, elegant card!!! I love the entire design....just beautiful!!! While I don't wear nail polish, my mom does (she and I work together) and the paper work she passes on to me always has polish marks! If she ever retires, her trademark will be missing!

Thanks so much for playing along with Our Daily Bread designs....we greatly appreciate you!!! God Bless!!!!

Carol L said...

What a lovely card! That golden ring and beautiful blue ribbon are just striking against the white background! Those little flowers are just darling, such a perfect accent!!
Here's to beautiful nails! I polish mine when the spirit moves me..... which is not very often! I actually prefer the look of inky fingers to a manicure LOL

Basslady said...

a fantastic card, that makes me sing for joy, too! ;-)

love the roses and the golden oval behind the scriptures...makes it so noble!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Benzi this is so gorgeous!!! I LOVE the elegance that touch of gold gives and the flowers surround the frame perfectly! I love it!!! Thanks for playing along with Stampin in Time!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Benzi, another beautiful card about singing. Oh, and thanks for the tip about nail polish. (I don't usually wear any, but if I think about it, I'll remember your tip!)

Laura said...

Gorgeous card! I love the sentiment.Thanks for sharing it with us at stamps r us.

Kelley said...

I love your clean and elegant design! So very pretty!!!

Leslie Miller said...

You mean I'm not the only one who doesn't have time to polish my nails anymore? Now you've given me a good reason to leave them unpolished -- it's part and parcel with my "other job". I love all the white on your beautiful card. Perfectly lovely embellishments, too, with the sweet roses and pearls.

Davi said...

Wowzer Benzi this is stunning!! The embossing lovely flowers really are wonderful with the framed Scripture.

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful, Benzi! I love the gold and pearly shimmer. So sorry to hear about your manicure!!

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is beautiful! Wonderful in white with a touch of the regal blue! The pearl and flower accenting are lovely. Wonderful scripture card! Thanks so much for playing ODBD Stamping In Time!