Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gold and bronze embossing

I had the idea to use the Envelope and the Lace Design block stamps from Hero Arts as a borders for my two cards.


First I covered the middle part of the stamp with a diecut and used versamark to cover the rest.


Then I brought the paper to the stamp for the remaining image and then gold/bronzed embossed. Before embossing you always have to wait until the distress inks have dried completely.

Thank you all so much for your precious visits - I always appreciate that! I am doing o.k., still have some pain in my neck which I hope will heal with time. I am trusting the Lord... my life is His anyway!
This is a testimony my DH sent to me (we communicate via e-mail as well during the day :)) and it made a big impact on me. It is written by Derek Prince who went through a lot for his faith. I hope it will help those that are going through tough times and need to really focus their faith and keep focusing it on God!
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Affliction does us good, it’s producing something that’s of eternal value—but only on one condition - while we continue looking at the things which are not seen. Once you take your eyes off the unseen, you’ll become cynical, your faith will dissipate and you’ll be ready to compromise. The secret of Moses was that for 40 years he kept his eyes on the unseen. That’s how he endured. And when you’re in a test of endurance, believe me, the only way to go through is to keep your eyes on the unseen.
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This was an answer to many questions whirling around in my heart. God always seems to know exactly what we need, when we need it.
Hope it blesses you today!!

20 comments:

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Jacqueline, your cards are really beautiful.....Thank you for the quote,it is a wonderful reminder, as many times I need to remind myself that what I have is so precious and I am so grateful to god for it all !
Your strength and faith go hand in hand, dear friend !!
love and hugs
chris richards
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Barbara said...

Beautiful cards and a beautiful thought for today. God is there for us in the "Unseen"!

Tiffany said...

That is very cool looking with the bronze embossing!! Provides such great texture!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the oval with the border embossing. Julie (California)

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning cards Jacqueline and a lovely quote. Hope your neck pain improves real soon.

Brenda said...

Wow! I love your copper embossing Jacqueline! Both cards are just so beautiful and I love how you created the frame in the centre! Seems like this Heart Winged butterfly is making a comeback! I just made a card with it today and Agata just used it in a layout! Glad to hear that you are making improvements every day! Hugs, Brenda

Nancy said...

Thank you, my friend! That quote was exactly the reminder I needed today. I'm so glad you shared.
I love the masking and embossing technique you used on these cards, it creates a lovely frame for the butterflies.
blessings to you!

Vickie said...

So unique and lovely, Jacqueline. Beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing them! ♥

Ira said...

Both are lovely cards with fine colours, great text stamps, too. That bronze is so rich!

Ros said...

Such beautiful elegant creations ... love the colours ... Have a lovely weekend ... hope you will soon be feeling better

Petra Tillmann said...

Lovely cards, Jacqueline!

joy said...

Stunning results with this technique, Jacqueline! Great quote, too!

Virginia L. said...

Love the gorgeous embossing and colors! A true stamper's delight to see your cards! Have a great weekend, Jacqueline!

Jill W. said...

Beautiful cards and I so love the embossed butterflies.
Thank you for the reminder about having faith in the unseen. I needed it.
Could you e-mail me? I have something to send to you.

Dwita said...

Lovely embossing, Jacqueline. Now I'm in Marseilles. Tomorrow will go to Cannes, Monte Carlo n Nice. I'm thinking of you, thinking that your place might be near.

Faye said...

Such elegant work, Jacqueline. And thanks for the quote from Derek Prince. It's exactly what I needed. I am sending a link to your post to some of my friends.

Linda R said...

Such a beautiful card. And thanks so much much for the wonderful message.

Hugs, Linda

Dawn said...

wow~ your embossed cards are so beautiful Jacqueline. I really like the pink lace one. And what a beautiful thoughtful quote. Thinking of you and sending prayers of health your way.

Suzanne C said...

Elegant cards! Love the embossed touches in gold and bronze!

diana said...

Lovely cards! TFS ;-)