Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rejoice and Be Glad

From the moment I saw this week's sketch at Midnight Madness, this idea has been swirling around in my head. I knew I was going to use these Spellbinders leaves with this beautiful Our Daily Bread designs image but I didn't necessarily want it to be a sympathy card either. So this card shows once again how versatile these stamp sets can be. I only used a portion of the sentiment that comes with this set called With Deepest Sympathy. The beautiful colors of fall gives us another reason to Rejoice and Be Glad!!!! I embossed the Chocolate Chip layer with a Spellbinders leaf and then cut, embossed and sponged the other leaves. I stamped the image and masked the sentiment and then cut out all the Spellbinders layers. I sprayed all of those things with Gold Glimmer Mist! Wow I just love that stuff! However, I should have sprayed the background and let it dry before embossing because the pretty, deep impression sort of disappeared! Anyway, I distressed the edges of the background layers with a distressing tool, added the Olive ribbon and then put all the pieces together. The pretty gold rhinestone was the last thing to embellish this card. Thanks to the team at Midnight Madness for another great sketch to work with. And thanks to all of you for visiting! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Paper-Old Olive, Ruby Red, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla
Ink-Memento Brown, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Really Rust
Accessories-Spellbinders, Glimmer Mist, ribbon, cuttlebug, Gold rhinestone, foam tape, distressing tool
, Stamp-a-ma-jig


  1. Lovely card. Love those leaves and your colors are great!! Wonderful bow!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  2. How absolutely gorgeous your card is Sandee. Your oak leaves used behind the main focal point is wonderful. I love the warm rich fall colors that speak of the beauty of the season. Thank you for playing along with us at MMSC this week. See you at the Blog Hop!

    MMSC-Guest Designer

  3. Hello Sandee, once again you have created a masterpiece - I always look forward to seeing what you do...and this is GLORIOUS!! Love the leaves and that gorgeous image! Well played Sandee!! Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we look forward to seeing what you do next week! See you at the Blog Hop which is up and running!!
    Linda MMSC Guest Designer

  4. Your creations are always so beautiful and creative. Love those leaves and the use of the With Deepest Sympathy set!! I sure love your take on the sketch!!

  5. Sandee you and I were sure on the same wavelength with this one!!! GMTA!!! This is gorgeous! Love the SB leaves... I had to hand cut mine! Love how you combined with this set.. just beautiful!

  6. A lovely card Sandee. The leaves really set off the stamped image.
    Hugs Marion

  7. I am on a one word kick today. The word I pick for your card is Extraordinary.
    Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week and if you have not had a chance to do our blog hop, please take a few minute and take the journey. It will be worth it, I promise ;)
    MMSC Hostess

  8. Sandee, just catching up on my 1000+ blogs that I am behind in seeing. Your place is such a feast for my eyes.

  9. Sandee, what perfect idea to use the leaves in this sketch! Your card is so vibrant and beautiful!
    Michelle MMDT

  10. This is simply fabulous Sandee! I LOVE the embossed leaves, and how you've designed around them and the sentiment! Gorgeous!


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