And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Spotlight on Helping Hands

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  My project for today uses the newly released Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp set, "Helping Hands."  Korin has done it again...the sweet image in this set is perfect for coloring using your favorite medium and includes five wonderful sentiments.

Isn't this set just adorable!

Creative Nugget: I've been noticing so many beautiful cards lately with white embossing on colored card stock, so I decided to use this technique to make note cards with all the wonderful sentiments included in this set.  The image was  embossed with white detail embossing powder on four different colors of card stock, matching my Basic Grey DP.  The image was then stamped again on white card stock with Tuxedo Black ink.  The bird and the mouse in the image were punched out with various sizes of circle punches, colored with Copic Markers, mounted on coordinating pieces of card stock, and popped up on the white embossed image, spotlighting just the cute little helpers on each card. I then made a little card purse that holds all four cards along with matching envelopes.

The directions for this card purse can be found here on this thread at  Splitcoaststampers.  Jodi Collins has pictorial instructions and Beate has a wonderful video with step by step, easy to follow instructions.  All four cards in this set can be seen below.  Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you've been inspired by today's project.  Check out this stamp set and the new Rhubarb images at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Until next time...



Card Recipe
Stamps: Helping Hands (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: VersaMark, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, Lemon Tart, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, (PTI), Lemonade DP (BasicGrey) 
Accessories: Circle Punches, Piercing Tool, Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), White Detail EP (SU!), Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents, Sharpie Poster Paint Marker, Copic Markers C2, C3, C5, C7, E39, E53, E55, E57, R00, R20, RV21, RV23, RV63, RV66, YR23, YR30, YR31, BG11, BG70, BG72, BG75, YG01, YG03, TG06, YG23 


LeAnne said...

Well, these are just too cute! What a nice set; Korin always does such wonderful stamps! This reminds me of yesterday in the kiddie pool. Cassidy insisted on putting the hose, which I had on to a trickle, IN HER MOUTH. Then she would giggle and spit out the water. I tried to get her to stop but she was having so much fun, I let her go!!!!

Mary J said...

Wowee, these are gorgeous, Cathy!!! I will have to take a looksee at this set!

I love your Retriever! We have two Yellow Labs - my babies!!

Hope to see you again soon!

Janie Printz said...

Just when I thought there were no more images that I MUST have at this moment I run across your wonderful blog & you have sooooooooo many that I just adore !!! This little one of the mouse & bird on the faucet is sooooooo cute !!!
I so love my birds so this is a must have for me !!! Thanks for the inspiration from your wonderful little creations!!!
Big hugs, Janie