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Saturday, March 3, 2012

First Class Friend

What a busy, busy week!  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps just had another fabulous release...six new stamp sets and a matching set of dies!  I LOVE them all, but especially the Vintage Postcard clear stamp set.  If you have not had a chance to check them out, head on over to the store, where there are some special deals going on, to take a look. I'm sure you will be adding some of these sets to your wish list!  With that in mind...I decided to feature my favorite set of the release for my Saturday sketch from The Sweet Stop!

Creative Nugget: This sketch was perfect for achieving a kind of vintage look.  The papers, colors, and accents helped produce the look I was trying for.  The top panel was created by stamping some of the elements from the Vintage Postcard set right on the patterned paper in Basic Gray and Pumice Stone Distress inks.  The little first class friend post mark was cut out with one of the matching dies.  The second panel was made the same way using the Friendship Script background stamp set, another new release.  These were layered on My Mind's Eye papers from the Portobello Road paper pad and a Soft Stone card base.  The dotted panel was zig-zag stitched to the Heart Border, which is also a die from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Finally came the addition of the rolled flower made from two cuts of DP using the Spiral Blossom 2 die from Spellbinders.  My first attempt at a rolled flower is a bit over-worked and not as tight in the center as I would like, but looks okay...I think!  Some Stardust Stickles was brushed on the flower petals and the whole flower given a shot of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to finish it off!  You can scroll down to my last post to see another card made with this fabulous set!

I didn't get a Christmas version done yet...busy, busy, week...but this is such a great sketch, that I plan on doing one, so be sure to check back!

Before you leave, check out the very talented Sugar Babies for more inspiration and then join us at The Sweet Stop this week for some fun stamping!

Sugar Babies

I appreciate so much the time you take to stop by...thanks so much! Have a wonderful weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Vintage Postcard, Friendship Script (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Basic Gray (SU!), Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow (PTI), Soft Sky (SU!), Portobello Road (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Pennants and More Dies and Heart Border Die (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Spiral Blossom 2 Die (Spellbinders), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Kaiser Pearl



Shannon White said...

Omgoodness, is this Ever Gorgeous Miss Cathy! 8-) Love the Pretty Vintage chic feel of it! Your Sweet heart border and Beautiful Rolled flower are Fabulous! And I Love you Awesome stitching and choice of dp's! Just Gorgeous Lady!8-)I know I am going to have to have this new stamp set for sure! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hope you have a Fantastic weekend! 8-)


Jennifer said...

I just love how you've used this set and that flower is absolutely fabulous!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is GORGEOUS, Cathy! Love the Vintage look and your flower - Impeccable work! Thanks for sharing!!! Have a blessed weekend!

catherine said...

Really lovely is this one and love the vintage feel to it and the soft delicate colours. hope your having a good weekend
x catherine

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Cathy. Love the images, the blue with brown... the paper flower is just fabulous. The stitching looks great too. :o)

Cindi said...

Gorgeous card! I love the vintage look and the flower is so pretty!