Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Comeback Card!

Good morning girls! I am so excited to be able to share this card with you today!!! The Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team and I have been working hard behind the scene creating cards to share with you for the Grand Opening. We couldn't resist holding back!! We want to share with you just a preview of what is to come.
I used Fall-to-Layout 75  for my card. After being off pretty much the entire month of January, it was so nice to have some help with the layout! I am really thankful that so many of you have stuck around - your patience and your encouragement put a smile on my face and in my heart!

I used the Barn Swallow image from Sugar Creek Hollow - at this moment, it's my favorite image! But ya'll know me --- my favorite always seems to change almost daily. When I first saw this image, I immediately thought of this passage in Matthew that tells us not to worry:  "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6: 26-27"
Powerful words from Jesus himself. And so true - worrying doesn't accomplish much that is positive. I have always found that when I am beginning to worry about something - usually late at night when I'm trying to sleep, a simple prayer asking God to take that away and grant me rest is amazing. Within minutes, I can feel the stress leaving my body. Isn't He just amazing in His faithfulness to help us follow His word?
Overstamping is one of my favorite looks. And I love to create with grey and pink! I changed the color of my swallow to pink and then added another layer over with my verse in a dark grey. The card base was partially embossed and then lightly sponged with grey ink. The main image panel was also distressed. What do you think? I'm really happy with "my come-back card!" hahaha!

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14 comments:

Primitive Paper said...

Lovely Card. This is really a neat idea.

Donna Moore said...

What an awesome idea, I may just have to case it! I too love the barn swallow, you did an beatiful job on this!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow cassie! this is absolutely gorgeous! love the overstamping - and the colors! wowza!

hugs :)

HappyCrafter said...

I love this card! You've inspired me to start playing with my digi's in a new way, it's not just insert scale and print, now I realize how much more I can do with them. Thank you so much!

Christi said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

Cheri Howard said...

Absolutely beautiful! I haven't tried overstamping with digis yet, but I need to! =D

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Great work. I love the way you have layered your verse over the image. We'll all have to take a digi lesson from you!! The pink and gray are so beautiful together and I'm grateful for the verse to remind me not to worry.

Beth said...

Oh Cassie your comeback card is beautiful I love the faint image of the swallow behind the verse and your distressing.

Anonymous said...

What is your favourite season?

marsha said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the overstamping, will definitely have to try this!
Hugs, Marha

bdbrecheen said...

Hey Cass~ I love this card so much. Really beautiful!
I've missed you. Would love to see you soon.
B.

Nancy said...

Glad to see you back, Cassie!! A gorgeous creation, and the overstamping looks fabulous!!

Loretta said...

I love your over stamping!!! I have got to give that technique a go!

Anonymous said...

:)