Sunday, May 20, 2012

SSiC Many-Layered Card

Hello again, Friends!
This weeks challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is to use multiple layers, build up your layers..."stack" 'em up! I counted and I think I have at least nine layers! This card took me quite a while to make...and I really had to think it through before I did it. I raised up some of the layers on Pop-dots or foam squares so it really has more demension than some of my cards. The top layer is about 1/2 inch off the base paper.

Our hostess this week is Traci and the scripture verse she chose was Ephesians 4:29.

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

What a great reminder for all of us to be careful about what we say. Our speech is to express what is in our hearts. Our desire should be to edify others, not harm or tear down or offend. We should especially not want to offend our Lord with foul talk or slander or lies. Instead, our goal should be to build others up!
Just imagine if we all did that all the time! The body of Christ would be strengthened and God would be glorified! Thanks, Traci, for the reminder and inspiration!

(Partial) List of ingredients:
Spellbinders dies: Big Scalloped Circles Large*, Anglaise Lace Circles*
Flowers: small, SSD*; large, handmade by Karen Stark
DP: The Paper Studio, Cryogen*, and "stash"
Flatback pearls: Pizzazz Aplenty, ivory 5mm
Stamps: Tilda- Magnolia "Won't You Be My Valentine"*, fence- StampCraft,
butterfly- SSD*, "Tab Basics 1" set*
(all are colored with colored pencils)
Edge distressing with Tim Holtz blender tool*
All of the *'d items I got at

And here are the other challenges I am entering this card in: - #32 "Purple, Green, Orange/Yellow, or Brown and a Butterfly" - #52 "Bingo Challenge"
(I chose bling, pearls, orange, butterfly, star...the leaves)

Well, thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a lovely Sunday! God bless you all!


Catherine said...

Beautiful card, love the colours...

Kristine said...

awww, very CUTE Sandie!! I love Magnolias and my card today was the first time I've used one in well over a year! It was so good to get them out again. Yours is adorable with the li'l pearls for her necklace and matching bg paper! Love your pretty flowers too, and they match your other dp! Matchey, matchey!! *Ü* Have a blessed week, kris

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Diane said...

Sandie, I'm so sorry I'm filling your comments with blanks! Having technical issues here and I'm so sorry it's spilling over onto your blog! I'll try one more time!

Total girlie-ness! How precious. Your card instantly brought to my mind the memory I have as a young girl going to my grandmother's huge dressing room and playing "dress up". She had pearl everything! And I'd layer them, piling them high! I was a princess! That's what your card is...princess-pretty! Love it. Have a wonderful week, just knowing that YOU are a princess...the daughter of a King!

Diane said...

( worked!)

Jerusha said...

So beautiful. I love how you have layered this and have given her a pearl necklace. That is such a sweet touch. I am in awe of this card!

Traci M said...

This is so detailed, feminine, and wonderful, Sandie!! I love Tilda images and you layered this one up!! Whenever I layer, I have to "think backward," and my brain just doesn't do that very well, so I admire those who can! Have a blessed week!

Lovely Linda said...

Awww Sandie - what a beautiful card! Your details are beautiful and the layering just adds so much! This is beautiful and a great take on this weeks challenge! Thank you for inspiring Sandie - love it! {{{hugs}}}

MariLynn said...

This is adorable. I love the little dimensional pearls around her neck. That pearl dp compliments the image so well!! Great job!!

Helen said...

I love your pearl paper! Tilda is so adorable with her little pearl necklace, too! I love this card! Great job! ~H