Let Your Light Shine

I received the CTMH stamp set, "Illuminate" for Christmas.  I wanted to play in my craft room but I didn't want to have to do a whole lot of thinking, so I used a sketch from the book "Wishes" for inspiration.  Here's the card I made:

Cocoa, Cashmere, Colonial White, and Creme Brulee colors were used to make this card.  I think this card is appropriate for a man or a woman.

To achieve this two-colored look, I first inked the sentiment in Creme Brulee before sponging around the edges with Cocoa.  It gave a little play on the word "shines."

For an extra touch, I hand-stitched with coordinating DMC thread.  The stitch is actually a template found on the CTMH stitching grid.  I simply punched the desired holes in the template using a paper piercing tool before sewing.

And if you look closely, you will see score lines in the card base from my new MS Score Board--also a Christmas present.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

I appreciate you!


Miriam Prantner said...

The inking on the outside of the sentiment is so effective and I love the hand stitching!

tjhubner said...

When I first looked at the sentiment it looked as though it was glowing. Great effect, always something extra in your cards that catches the eye. Hugs M

Ruby Sunshine said...

This is so cool I have never tried gotta try on bday card gonna make will let ya know how mine goes (prob not as good as yours, lol)