Subtle Prayers

Sometimes we just need to send a simple, comforting message.  That's what today's card is all about, plus it's suitable for men or women.  And it was created for Lee Ann's Dare to Get Dirty challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.
Seriously, this is soooo easy to make.  I love this beautiful Jewel Flower stencil!  Here, I used my Life Changing Brushes and Pumice Stone Distress Ink for the monochromatic stenciling.  The stenciling can either be the entire card front or a layer, as is mine.  I laid a simple border trim alongside the pretty panel for a little more interest.  **Remember to use code BevFan10 for your discount when shopping for your stencils at A Colorful Life designs!  😀

For contrast the sentiment was heat embossed in white, then punched , while the 'prayers' was die cut from white and GK Soft Sand card stock.  Make'm for your stash in a couple of soft colors, then thank yourself later.   

Inky (((hugs))),
Products & Links:
STAMPS:  'Prayers' (Hero Arts)
INKS:  Pumice Stone Distress Ink + VersaMark
PAPERS:  Gina K Soft Sand, Neenah Solar Classic
ACCESSORIES:  Jewel Flower stencil (A Colorful Life designs), Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes, 'Prayers' die (Hero Arts), Simon Says border die, white embossing powder,

Fishing You Were Here!

Yaaaaaay!   It's one of my favorite stamping weeks of the year!   The annual Dare to Get Dirty (DTGD) challenges have begun at Splitcoaststampers!  DTGD is a special challenge week presented as a bonus to SCS Fan Club members.  Come join in the fun!

My card today is for my sweet friend Kittie's challenge, DTGD19kittie747.  

I was eager to play with the new 'Splash' and 'Beach Waves' stencils from A Colorful Life designs.  Psssst!  Use code BevFan10 for a discount when shopping for your stencils!  I love the way these stencils create the look of watery fun, especially now that I've paired them with the 'Fin-tastic Friends' stamps by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

The 'Splash' stencil was used to create the primary background of this card.  I blended Distress Inks with Life Changing Brushes ... so easy & fun!   The 'Beach Waves' stencil was used atop blended inks for the mini scenes throughout my card. 

Believe it or not, I haven't used all of the images in the super-fun stamp set ... there are even more!

I created this by making 2 Z-folds, then affixing them together.  I'll add a view from the top to help you visualize the Z's.  

Don't worry ... you won't get the zzzzzzz's when creating with this fun design.  

Thanks a bunch for your visit and your comments!  I'll be back by Tuesday with another sample created for the DTGD challenges.  

Inky (((huggss))),
Supplies used:
STAMPS:  Fin-tastic Friends (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
INKS:  Distress Inks = Crushed Olive + Mermaid Lagoon + Peacock Feathers + Tumbled Glass;  Memento Tuxedo, Ranger Archival Black (on vellum)
PAPERS:  Neenah Solar Classic, Gina K Creme de Menthe, Prism Intense Teal, Vellum
ACCESSORIES:  'Splash' and 'Beach Waves' stencils (A Colorful Life), Copic markers, Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Brushes, circle die, Sizzix Adhesive sheets, Wink of Stella, gifted sequins