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)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Butterfly Flourish

Hello friends...it's Saturday again and time for another fabulous sketch from The Sweet Stop!  Korin just keeps coming up with sketches that yield beautiful results!  I don't know about you, but a good sketch just seems to get my creative juices flowing...I hope you like my samples for this week!


Creative Nugget:  See what I mean...I really like how this one turned out and I didn't even use copics!  I began by making a wrinkle-free background for the butterfly panel.  Some Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress ink was swiped across a non-stick craft mat and spritzed with water.  The ink on the work surface beaded up and a piece of white card stock was dabbed and twisted on the wet ink.  A heat tool was used to dry the ink.  The same process was repeated two more times until most of the ink on the work surface was used.  A circle nestie was used to cut the panel. The Butterfly Flourish, from a new clear stamp set released earlier this month by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, was stamped on the panel with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The verse from Psalms, from the  Wait on the Lord stamp set, was stamped on Fine Linen card stock and cut with a rectangle nestie. Both panels were mounted on black and layered on some designer paper from My Mind's Eye.  Some stitching was added around the perimeter.  A black border left over from another project was zig-zag stitched to the striped panel.  All of this was layered onto True Black and a Fine Linen card base following the sketch.  A black ribbon was tied across the middle and some black rhinestones were added.  One of the butterflies was stamped again, cut out, and popped up for some dimension.  The sentiment and little banner are from the Rose Collage clear stamp set, and were cut out and added to the circle panel.  That finished off my sample.


Here's the Christmas version:


If you've enjoyed these samples, you're sure to get inspired by what the other Sugar Babies have created for you today.  Be sure to check them out and play along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!  If you use punches or dies on your card, you could even be eligible for a prize!



Sugar Babies



Thanks for stopping by...hope you get to grab some stamping time and enjoy your weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Card recipe:
Stamps: Butterfly Flourish, Rose Collage, Wait on the Lord (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress ink (Ranger)
Paper: Pure Linen, True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Vanity Fair Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Circle, Scalloped Circle, and Rectangle Nesties, Classic Petal Edgeabilities
(Spellbinders), Non-Stick Craft Mat (Ranger), Sew Mini Sewing Machine (Janome), Black Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Kaiser Black Rhinestones

8 comments:

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Miss Cathy these are both Just Fabulous! 8-) Love how you created your spritzed distress ink circular panel on your first one! It turned out So Pretty! I am going to have to give that a try sometime! And your Christmas version is too Darned CUTE! 8-) your coloring on Cocoa & his Santa hat is just Amazing my friend! 8-)

Hope you have a Wonderful Weekend!

Hugs
Shannon

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Cathy! Your butterfly card is gorgeous. I have to say that it inpired this week! I just loved the cut out butterfly so I had to add one to my card! Lovely colors too on both cards.

catherine said...

Both cards are really beautiful
x catherine

Aux Doigts Agiles said...

Hello Cathy,
I love your card!!! I very beutiful!!!
Hugs

Annick

Jennifer said...

I just love how you've used the different shapes! Great way to highlight the verse and fabulous popped up butterfly!

Janice M said...

Awesome cards Cathy!! Love the placement on the rhinestones on your butterfly card and the little ornamanet tag you added to your Christmas card!

Denise Marzec said...

Both are totally STUNNING!

Chrissy D said...

Your top card is so beautiful. Your Christmas card is DELIGHTFUL! Hope you are having a BLESSED week, Cathy!