Feb 18, 2010

Feelings of Hope: CSS Blog Hop

Welcome to another CenterStage Spotlight Design Team blog hop!  

Gina challenged the CSS team to make a card with the new Hope is Faith stamp set.  Check out Gina's blog for all the details on this special stamp set.
 

On the front of my first card, I used the sentiment from Gina's Hope is Faith stamp set along with Nina's gorgeous Lovely Labels image.  So many sentiments fit inside Nina's labels - I'm so thrilled to have it in my collection!

 
Card Details:
Stamps: Hope is Faith, Lovely Labels
Card stock: GinaK white, black; Theresa Momber Wings of Hope Digital
Ink: Versafine black ink
Other: Detail clear embossing powder, SU organdy ribbon; Martha Stewart punches; mini rhinestones; Copics

and the inside - on these labels, I trimmed them with scissors and didn't use the Nestability dies to cut them out...


This is the photograph that Gina asked us to use as an inspiration for our projects tonight:



And, here's my card that I made with the photo in mind...

I wanted to go with a clean and simple look for my card and nothing says that more to me than lots of white cardstock and elements.  On this card, I paired the butterfly image from Hope is Faith with the Daisy image and sentiment from the Spring Florals stamp set. 

Can you see the sparkle on the card front?  After stamping the bed of flowers along the bottom of the white card stock, I sponged Versamark Dazzle ink over the entire paper and sprinkled it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  After it was heat set, this is how glittery it ended up...


Card Details
Stamps: Spring Florals; Hope is Faith
Ink: Versamark dazzle; Memento - red, orange, green, and yellow
Cardstock: GinaK white; Vellum
Other: Snowflake embossing powder; Copic markers; White satin ribbon; Pearl brad; Irridescent Ice embossing powder; SU oval punches

The butterfly was stamped in Versamark ink and heated with Snowflake white embossing powder.  Then, using a red and orange Copic marker, I colored the back of the butterfly to make it almost appear like stained glass.

The inside is very simple and understated...


Are you ready for even more AMAZING eyecandy from the designers  participating in the hop tonight?  

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Thanks for stopping by tonight and have fun hopping!

Before I go though, I have to wish my son Isaiah a super Happy 13th birthday!!  We're so blessed to have him in our family.  He turns 13 on the 19th (tomorrow), so I thought I'd share some recent photos of him (all taken around Christmas time)...

 





We have a houseful of kids over for a birthday party/sleep-over tonight.  They're having a blast together, as you can imagine!

It's so fun seeing him grow up and become a man right before our eyes.  Love you, my son!
Jessica

31 comments:

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Jess!! and you are a proud mom!! Love that.

God bless.
Giovana

Diana Queen said...

EEEEk!!! Jesica both cards are gorgeous! You take on Gina's challenge picture is so beautiful...your butterfly looks like an angel! ;D Diana Q

dee marie said...

Jessica your cards are gorgeous! Looks like your son is having an awesome birthday!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful cards Jessica! Happy Birthday to your son!

Lori said...

Happy birthday to Isaiah!!!
All of your cards are gorgeous Jess, but yur last one takes my breath away, WOWZA!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

GORGEOUS Jess!! Happy Birthday to that handsome young teen!! *smile*

Betty Neville said...

Your cards are beautiful Jessica! I especially love your glittery card - WOW!!!! Happy B'Day to Isaiah! He is
a handsome fellow and will be a heart breaker when he grows up!

Sue W said...

Stunning card Jessica!!
Glad I re-read your post..... I was thinking boy how busy has she been her Christmas Decs are still up!!!
Tour son has a gorgeous smile - lucky you!

shelly said...

Happy Birthday Isaiah!!
Your cards are wonderful!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Stunning Jess - Both of them - love the irridescent ice and Happy Birthday to your son! WOO HOO>

JenMarie said...

FABBBulous!
LOOOVIN' that sparkle!!

joy said...

Love the bling! The lattice work on your first card is awesome!! Gorgeous cards!

joy said...

Love the bling! The lattice work on your first card is awesome!! Gorgeous cards!

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful cards! love your color choices and I wish I would remember to get some of the Versamark Dazzle stuff! really is stunning on white....
your son is a cutie - and let the "teen" age begin...enjoy the ride!!! he'll be all grown before you know it....

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful cards! Wishing your son a happy birthday!!!

tlgirl353 said...

Jessica- Your cards are so gorgeous, almost as much as your kids!!!

Janice M said...

Beautiful cards Jessica!! Happy Birthday to your DS!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Jessica! I love them both but the inspiration card is such a wonderful sympathy card, they are always so tough to create.

Happy Birthday to Isaiah!!! Oh, how I remember when my boys were 13!

Carolina said...

Happy, happy birthday Isaiah!!! Wow, 13...that's so cool!

Adorable cards Jessica, love the design of the first and the glitz on the second is just the perfect touch!

Hope you have a great weekend ~ HUGS!

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Debbie said...

Love your cards, especially the one with the irridescent ice embossing powder! It really looks great! Happy birthday Isaiah, have a wonderful birthday!

Greetings, Debbie Meijer. :)

Sharri Seffens said...

Hi Jess!
Beautiful cards! I hope Isaiah had a great birthday! I can not believe he is 13 already!!! Where does the time go?!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous cards, Jessica! I love how you used the labels in the first one and all the sparkle of the second! Happy birthday to Isaiah! Great pics!

Cheri said...

Your card took my breath away, it's so gorgeous.

Happy birthday to your 13 year old, and hang on - these years go by faster than you know! (I've been there)

Beth S said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love how you've done the butterfly. Happy birthday to your son.

Selma said...

More beauatiful cards. I really like what you did with the second one -- it is gorgeous. I don't have VersaMark Dazzle and love this look. Thanks for sharing the cute pictures. Happy birthday to your son.

Shannon said...

This are both just stunning!!!!! I love all the sparkle on the 2nd card.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Just beautiful jess! I love the details on both of them! and Happy Birthday to your son Isaiah!!

NinaB said...

I love the colored label on your first card and the second one is beautiful. I'm loving all these butterflies :-) And happy birthday to Isaiah. I can't believe that in a few years my oldest will be a teen, too. Where has time gone?

Brenda said...

totally gorgeous cards Jessica! The inside of your cards are always so inspiring and beautiful.
Happy Birthday to Isaiah!!!

Niki Estes said...

Gorgeous cards, Jessica!! Happy Birthday to your son!

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