Friday, January 11, 2013

Paper Crafts 75 Creative Card Challenges Blog Hop! (& GIVEAWAY)

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the Paper Crafts 75 Creative Card Challenges Blog Hop!


The participants of today's blog hop were challenged to come up with a card based on song lyrics. Eek! Truth be told I don't listen to a whole lot of music. With my 4 kids at home all day every day I tend to enjoy my peace and quiet when I can get it. ;) I had to think long and hard for this one and was in a little bit of a panic mode when it hit me that I had a stamp set from Verve with lyrics from my favourite hymn. *sigh of relief* Then the fun began. :)

Here's my card featuring lyrics from Great is Thy Faithfulness:



I inked up the Hero Arts Starburst stamp with distress inks, spritzed it with water and stamped it onto white cardstock. I heat set the image and then used the same colors with an ink blending tool to fill in the white space. I then spritzed the panel with Vanilla Shimmer Spray and heat set it again before stamping my sentiment. Finally I added the panel to my card base using foam adhesive.

Supplies:



I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with! If you're just joining us please start HERE. If you're hopping along in order your next stop is the fabulous Amber Kemp-Gerstel

Here's the full list of participants in case you've missed anyone:

Heather Campbell
Sarah J. Moerman  <---- YOU ARE HERE!!!
Vera Wirianta Yates

Last but not least, Paper Crafts is giving me a copy of the 75 Creative Card Challenges issue to giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, January 15th at 11:59 pm for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

135 comments:

maria f. said...

Wow is that a beauty. Is there anything distress inks can't do?

Yvette said...

Beautiful! Love the sentiment!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

I hear you busy mama! My house can be at times like that too... So busy that I cant devote some time to crafts! Love love your "Sun ray" like card!

Lee said...

Stunning card ! Thank you!

Jean said...

This is just so pretty! Love the colors!

Samantha Mann said...

what a beautiful card to go with a beautiful song! i LOVE the technique you used with the starburst stamp! i am going to have to attempt that some day myself! thanks for explaining how you got the amazing looks on your card! :)

Elise C. said...

That is beautiful! I love the song that you chose for this! :)

Maggie Funke said...

I absolutely love this card--the sentiment and the starburst colors are awesome!

{Rebecca} said...

Such a pretty card!!

cm said...

Stunning card! Thank you for sharing 'how to details'. Definitely a day-brightener!

Jingle said...

What a stunning card! WOW! Gorgeous!

Regina Hamilton said...

Great card. I really like the technique you used. That's one of my favorite songs.

Lin said...

What a knock-out, Sarah, absolutely gorgeous! (Yours is my fave)

Krista Ritskes said...

Sarah, what a gorgeous card! I love the technique and such a beautiful sentiment, too.

Marnie - Queen of the Marniverse said...

Great card! I love playing music when I'm making cards and find that I am often inspired by the music and/or lyrics. This is an awesome challenge, and the card you created is beautiful!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the colors!!

Julie Steed said...

Very pretty!

Sandra said...

love this!
Beautiful!
Sandra ltb

Katiria said...

what a perfect sentiment

Chitra Nair said...

Such a beautiful card...

Lin M. said...

What a fabulous card! I love the colors of your sun rays - I can't imagine how you did that but it is beautiful!

Kristen said...

What a pretty card!

Emily Keaton said...

This creation is Jocelyn and lovely! I love your take on the lyrics challenge.

PoJo said...

Beautiful! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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Beastybunny said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors! Just stunning!

Ange said...

Love the design.

fun stamping said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that background you created!

Celeste B. said...

Gorgeous card. I like the addition of the spritzing.

Boo said...

Love the star burst!!!

jj said...

Love the star burst and shimmer effects. Wonderful.

Kailash said...

I love your song choice and you made an equally gorgeous card!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

lovely, lovely, lovely!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous inking (as always), Sarah! Happy 2013!

Denise said...

Such a gorgeous card!
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Kathy Mc said...

WOW ~ this is gorgeous, Sarah! Love your inked and spritzed star burst with a beautiful message. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the 75 challenges issue!

Sue McRae said...

Love all the shimmer on this!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely STUNNING card!!! You are such an inspiration to us, for choosing this song!
Thank you so much for a chance to win a copy of this special issue!

Kathy S. said...

WOW, just stunning! Thank you for the chance to win.

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous card--and love the sentiment, so very true!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Amazing card Sarah! Love how you created the background! Fabulous!!

Great giveaway too!!

hugs...

Andrea Steinmetz said...

OMG. Breathtaking Card!! As I was looking at each Lyric card I was hoping to find one with an inspired song like this. Makes me smile!!

Roberta said...

What a pretty card! I love the colors and how you blended them.

conil said...

Perfect choice of image for this lovely hymn. Great colors.

sas44 said...

Such a beautiful card and the perfect sentiment.

Darlene Satkewich said...

Wow your card knocked by socks off! Great colors!!!

Sandi said...

beautiful job

gardener said...

Very nicely done.

see mary stamp said...

What a stunning card and such a beautiful sentiment.

Sue D said...

I am like you--I like peace and quiet when I stamp. Lovely card and I do like the song too.
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mtscrapgal said...

Love the look of the sunburst with Distress inks. Thanks

Miriam Prantner said...

I love this hymn! We sang it at our wedding, and I plan to have it sung at my funeral...hopefully that does not sound so grim. This card is gorgeous!

Isha Gupta said...

Lovely card.I like the colors and the technique. TFS

Helen F. said...

Sarah, your card is so beautiful with those Hymn lyrics to round out "perfection"!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful shimmer--what a gorgeous card, Sarah! Beautiful lyrics, too.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, gorgeous work!!!

Amanda Coleman said...

The vanilla shimmer spray on top of the card is amazing! Gorgeous all around!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the colors you chose, and the Distress technique!

Susan said...

This is just gorgeous Sarah. What a great lyric!

Chris D. said...

Whoa! This is such a stunning card! TFS!

Lisa Norstrom said...

Beautiful song and nice card and effect!

Denise Bryant said...

pretty card! love your colors!

Betty Sue said...

Beautiful card!!

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely gorgeous result Sarah. Amazing color and texture.

Caryn S said...

What a fantastic card! I need to try some of the techniques you used.

mandalj said...

Beautiful card for a beautiful hymn!

Terri E. said...

This is one of my fav songs!

Terri E.

Elin Larsson said...

Wow, that is soo beautiful! Amazing how it's done :)

Lizzie T said...

Love the effect you created with those inks - just gorgeous and the shimmer takes it to another level!!! Love it!

justasiam said...

I really like your choice of songs...I found myself humming all the lines from that particular hymn. Beautiful colours on the card too.

greggers said...

I can feel the bright sun on my face and the Lord rising. TFS

stampsilly71 said...

soooo soooo pretty! Hoping to win, could really use the inspiration I am sure must be in this awesome looking magazine issue!

Jen W. said...

WOW! That is some seriously amazing inking and misting! And nice save on the lyric panic! :)

Lisa T. said...

Beautiful card and song! Thanks for the crafty and spiritual inspiration. :)

Kathy H said...

Really pretty! Love it!

Kim H said...

beautiful card, love the background technique and colors. thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Cardwell said...

Such a fun card! Love the sunburst! moadibp2@aol.com

Lindsey said...

WOW. The way you've used the sunburst stamp is outstanding. Beautiful!

pcm said...

that background is fabulous!!!

Joan V said...

Wow, I loved how you used the sun burst with that lyrics. So awesome and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Wow! That card is just stunning!!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the background.

Mary Bee said...

Sarah---absolutely gorgeous, awe-inspiring card. Thank You.

Pat said...

Sarah--this has been my favorite card so far! Granted, it's my favorite hymn so I'm biased but I LOVE how you did the card! :)

JoAnn P said...

I may have to get that starburst stamp

Summer Braxton said...

so stunning and unique

Libby said...

What a beautiful card! Love the burst... and the colors are so pretty! :)

Moosisk said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous song! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win this great new mag. :D

calamity jane said...

Your card is so lovely!! Great technique and colors! I'd love to have this issue!!!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love the effect of the sunbeams and the colours of dawn!

Indy said...

This is so beautiful!

Susan F. said...

This is a gorgeous card! What a wonderful idea.

Leanne said...

WOW! Your card looks gorgeous. Beautiful inspirational song.

Cynthia Clark said...

Wow, that background is amazing.

Lucy said...

I've now run into 2 songs along the hop I'm not familiar with that I will Google to see what they are. What an outstanding job on the sunburst background. Stunning! I'm sure you're pleased, too.

Maryann said...

This card just say it all by itself. Awesome work.

jmateycak said...

Your card was absolutely gorgeous. The choice of colors and the way they were blended were magnificent.I'm like everyone else and I'm going to have to look up the song. Thank you for your inspiration.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Wow, this is beautiful! TFS =)

Cheri said...

I need to buy this HA stamp. Love your use of it.

rush said...

what a wonderful technique! thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

Janet said...

Beautiful card and song lyric combo! God bless!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow how beautiful! I LOVE the way you used various colors on the sunburst!

marylouh said...

Very colorful card. Great job.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh my goodness! TOTALLY gorgeous card - and LOVE LOVE LOVE that song and sentiment!!!

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Peggy B said...

Such a beautiful card to go with a beautiful hymn. Thanks for sharing!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

What a lovely colorful card. Great sentiment/song too.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

So beautiful! I love that sentiment and the colors you chose.

Brenda C said...

Such a wonderful card! I love all the ink!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh wow!!! This is just beautiful and shows off this hymn just beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sarah! You always inspire me with your work.

Julie R.

Sarina Coffin said...

Your color misting could not have turned out any better! What an amazing job you did! :)

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

What a gorgeous sunburst - I love how you inked it and those Distress inks are truly amazing!

Gwen said...

Awesome! LOVE it! The design is out of this world gorgeous!

Cheryl Bux said...

Funny, I was just watching an episode of the tv show "Christy" and they sang part of this hymn! Beautiful card - wow!

Lucy Newton said...

Fabulous card!

Diana Evensen said...

What a great card! Wonderful choice of song/lyrics, and the bright background with spritzed distress inks is nice and soft.

Teresa said...

beautiful card

Sierra Winters said...

What a VERY cool technique. Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win!
Blessings,
Sierra

Jasmine said...

Distress Inks lend themselves well to cool techniques like this. Thanks for sharing!

Heather Maria said...

Wow Sarah, this is such a stunning card! Love what you've done with distress inks and Starburst stamp - amazing!

Nicole said...

Love the technique, great card, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
Nicole P

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous design Sarah! Thanks for the chance to win this very special issue!

Kathy said...

I'm envious of your talent. Thank you for the giveaway!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, in technique and in content. Thanks for participating in this blog hop - I really enjoyed it.
Thanks for your inspiration.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

P.S. I invite you to our Christian challenge blog (when you have time) at www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com we would LOVE to have you share your talents with us!
Blessings,
Karen , Blog Owner
Word Art Wednesday

Jen Evers said...

What a cool card. I've heard of these star bursts but have yet to see them or use them. Great sentiment :)
Jen
jensborrowedart.blogspot.com

bjmartin said...

Cool technique with the sunburst! Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

Love this card it is beautiful. I think I have started to follow everyones blog so far!! Great inspiration.

pamela said...

The colors are beautiful and that sentiment is just gorgeous!

Angi Crandall said...

Pretty! Reminds me of the light in the early morning. Love the shimmer.

cgargus said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love what you did. I'll have to try it!

Katherine said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for sharing the steps to recreate this look.

Betty said...

Beautiful card! We sang that wonderful song at church last night!! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Mac said...

Love the sunburst effect, colors and perfect.

Chunyuan Wu said...

awesome card.

Emily H said...

What a great song! I love the way this looks!

Laurie said...

Absolutely love this stunning card, just perfect!