Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Little Mother Goose

I'm three fourths of the way through my stint as Guest Designer at Simon Says Stamp. Still having a great time challenging myself to come up with something new for each challenge theme. This week I did something totally out of character for me....I made a card with absolutely no stamping! I may have done this once or twice before, but I'm usually getting inky with every project. This time it was all about the paper!

This week's challenge theme is Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales. I found the perfect paper from Graphic45. Their ABC Primer 8x8 paper pad provided the perfect inspiration for this theme and I came up with a simple, vintage-style card.

Other than cutting the paper the only real creative work I did was adding color to the title cut-out piece with pencils. Then I clear embossed both of the small pieces several times to give them a glossy look. The buttons and the paper lace are from my stash and I mounted everything on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. You'd be surprised how much I can agonize over even a simple design like this.

Be sure to check out the challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50.00 credit voucher. The Design Team always has some awesome inspiration for you!

 ~ Matthew 5:3-10 ~
God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for Him,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
God blesses those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
God blesses those who are humble,
for they will inherit the whole earth.
God blesses those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be satisfied.
God blesses those who are merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
for they will see God.
God blesses those who work for peace,
for they will be called the children of God.
God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.


  1. WOW Nancy. This is so cute. Aren't those papers just stunning. Perfect for this card.

  2. Well for a non inky card, this could not be more perfect, so pleased you are having fun! hugs!

  3. This is fabulous Nancy I love the vintage look and a card with out stamping too!!

  4. Fabulous card Nancy :-) I have been admiring this on the DT blog and wondering how you made this and what products you used. I love the image and vintage look ,, beautiful :-)

    I am glad you are enjoying the spotlight :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. It's fun to let these gorgeous papers do the work for us, isn't it? This is such a fun card, Nancy!

  6. Oh, can I ever relate to your agony over designing certain cards. I do the same thing, Nanc. This is fantastic! I'm not usually one who goes for the vintage look but this is sheer delight! Love all those wonderful layers and those bright buttons are the perfect touch! :)

  7. You're just too cute, Nancy! There's much more of YOUR creativity in this card than you KNOW!! Of course the papers are wonderful, but without your extra touches and embellishments they're still just papers! Now it's fabulous! :o)

  8. wow-you did alot of creative work here Nancy....the whole card layout is superb....all of your elements are so well thought out. just beautiful work!

  9. Gorgeous card Nancy, so creative without the use of stamps, fab idea and just perfect :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  10. That's adorable! Love all the scalloped layers and the buttons are so cute :)

  11. What an adorable creation, Nancy! I really love the scalloped bottom and the variation in color of the buttons!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. Great take on the challenge Nancy! I would have been at a total loss but you used the perfect papers!

  13. Oh what a fabulous card Nancy love all the details.

  14. This is just superbly done! LOVE IT! :)


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