Monday, August 29, 2011

Lovely Yellow

I was checking out the challenge blogs this morning and came across the beautiful yellow inspiration for Challenge #11 at Jay Gee's Nook. I was totally inspired (which hasn't happened in a while) so before I lost it I got to work making a sunshine-y card.

I did some emboss resist with clear embossing powder and Mustard Seed and Antique Linen Distress ink.
Hero Arts Stamps: La Letter, Daisy Label and Flowing Flowers and Leaves. Martha Stewart Butterfly punch.

I was at Stamp Fever on Saturday and picked up a new Cosmo Cricket Clementine Mini Deck. I used it to make another emboss resist card. This card seems perfect for the Play Date Cafe challenge to make a girly card using Mint, Coral and Ivory.

The background is the same Flowing Flowers and Leaves and the sentiment is from Daisy Labels. The butterfly is from the Antique Engravings clear set and the main image is from Unity- my dear from the Provencial Collection. I added a bit of bling...so out of character for me...must be the heat we've been having. Summer finally showed up in the OC.
from Paul's message to the church at Ephesus:
~ Ephesians 1:15-18 ~
"Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus
and your love for God's people everywhere,
I have not stopped thanking God for you.
I pray for you constantly,
asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
to give you spiritual wisdom and insight
so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light 
so that you can understand the confident hope 
He has give to those He called-
His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance."
Thanks for your visit!
blessings,
nancy



25 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Wow, both cards are gorgeous! You executed the emboss resit technique brilliantly. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

Grisel™ said...

Absolutely G O R G E O U S!!! That goes for the cards AND the Bible scriptures!!! May the LORD's blessings be bountiful onto you!!! (:

NickelNook said...

*gasp* Oh my goodness gracious, my friend!! That sunshine-y card takes my breath AWAY!! Yes, it does! Then you go and create another piece of GORGEOUSNESS on top of it!! WOW!! and THEN...you top it off with one of my FAVORITE passages from Ephesians! YAY for me for knowing YOU!! :o)

Virginia L. said...

Both are stunning, Nancy! The sunny yellow card is gorgeous! And the 2nd card is beautiful with the embossing!

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Nancy! I especially love the yellow card! That resist technique just looks absolutely fabulous!

Tanya said...

Love the cards, they are both beautiful!

Lin said...

Beautiful cards, Nancy! Love the sunny yellow one the best, I think!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are both awesome!!! tfs!!

Lisa said...

Wonderful Nancy! The sweet sunny yellow card is so charming and your second card is fabulous...even with your out of character bling !!! ;)

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous! I worked with that Daisy Label stamp awhile back and never liked the result, but what you've done here with the mustard seed colors has really inspired me!

Barb said...

Yellow can be so tricky to work with but you've made it shine here, Nancy! Love that beautiful card! Your second one is so pretty too! Love that image from Unity! I really like that you added the bling! :)

Dawn said...

Fantastic cards both of them Nancy, Your yellow one is a stunner. And love the colour combo on your second one. Both so romantic looking.

Leni said...

Love those cards! Hope a bit of your summer temp. will flow this way!

Jacqueline said...

You have made some stunning cards Nancy, especially love the top card, it is so beautiful and the choice of stamps equally so! Love the Bible verse, always eager to grow in the knowledge of God to pray according to His Will!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Beautiful cards, Nancy! I love the yellow in the first card - such a warm and happy colour.

Maureen Morton said...

Nancy, I am not a yellow person, but you may have just converted me! This is so bright, cheery and lovely. Also love how you used the patterned paper. Both are special.

cheiron said...

Gorgeous! Especially that yellow one. Makes me happy!

Cnbsmomma36 said...

That card is Beautiful! My Daughter Bailee's favorite color is yellow. I love the way that the Coral and Mint colors look together so pretty.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! LOOOOOOOOOVE both cards--that first one is SUPER amazing! LOVE the bright yellow! Your second card is fabulous too! LOVE your take on our colors and your papers! FAB!! THANKS so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Renee VanEpps said...

These are so pretty Nancy!! Especially love the tone on tone design of the first card, those yellows are yummy! YummyYellows!!! LOL.

Kathy Ethington said...

Really beautiful Nancy...I shy away from yellow most of the time, but this is so sunny! The white really makes it shine.

Suzanne C said...

What wonderful colors. The yellow is so summery and cheery! Beautiful cards.

Ange Kelly said...

Nancy, both cards are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us this month ... cheers Ange

Ruth S said...

Stunning emboss resist designs! Reminds me to try that technique again ;)
Rx

Tracy said...

Great Cards :)