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)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Krafty Challenge!

Hello friends!  We've been having such beautiful weather's hard to believe it's "Hump Day" already!  That means it's time for another "Hump Day Challenge" on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps forum over at Splitcoaststampers and yours truly is the host, so I hope you'll join us later this morning!  The challenge today is to use Kraft card stock.  Kraft looks great with whatever color you pair it with and is a fabulous neutral color to work with!  The colors in my sample were inspired by the current CR84FN50 Challenge.

Here's my sample:

Creative Nugget:  The focal image is from the beautiful Flowers in Bloom clear stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  It was stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with Detail White EP. I wasn't sure how my copics would react to the embossing powder, so I grabbed my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol which haven't seen the light of day in ages!  I liked how vibrant the colors looked on the Kraft card stock.  The edges were sponged with Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress inks. The image was cut and layered onto a scalloped oval Nestie and then onto a distressed doily.  The Kraft DP is by BasicGrey and was stitched to True Black which was stitched to Select White and adhered to a Kraft card base.  To complete the card, lace, ribbon, a rhinestone flourish, pearls, and a little punched butterfly were added!

My next card is a CASE!  Harriet was the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers this past Sunday, and she truly is the Queen of Clean!  I am NOT good at clean and simple cards, so I love to CASE those who are.  Harriet's Way to Use Buttons card is HERE and Her wonderful gallery can be found HERE!

Creative Nugget:  This card literally took only fifteen minutes to complete...a definite record for me!  I love just the one red colored balloon covered in Glossy Accents!  What do you think?

I hope you've found some Inkspiration today!  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  I appreciate it!


Easter Flowers in Bloom Recipe
Stamps: Flowers in Bloom (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), More Great Greetings (SU!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark (Tsukineko), Antique Linen, Broken China, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft, Select White, True Black (PTI), Kraft Paper Pad (BasicGrey)
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), Kaiser Pearls, Rhinestone Flourish (Recollections), Butterfly Punches (Martha Stewart), Doily, Lace, Ribbon, Button Twine

Rhubarb Recipe
Stamps: Rhubarb's Birthday Wish (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Select White, Scarlet Jewel (PTI
Accessories, Scarlet Jewel Ribbon (PTI), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Copic Markers R29, R39, R89


Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Cahty! Love how you stamped on Kraft and colored the flowers. Good idea embossing the image with white. Love all the different elements, the stitching... just a fabulous shabby card. Your Rhubarb card is darling! I can make that... no coloring! :o)

Shannon White said...

Oh these are Both just Fabulous Miss Cathy! 8-) Love the white embossing on the kraft and Wonderful coloring too! Wowzers Just Beautiful with the Lovely stitching and Pretty lace and bow! And I Adore your CAS Sweet Rhubarb card too! So Cute! 8-)

Hope you are having a Super week my friend!


Pauline said...

Two fab cards, love your CR84FN card, that floral stamp is beautiful, and your colouring on Kraft is gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

Cathy, LOVE the vibrant colors on the beautiful blooms! FABULOUS Easter card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are wonderful Cathy! Those flowers look so beautiful! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Carol L said...

I love your first card with so many gorgeous elements and details, but I'm also loving that CAS Rhubarb card too! What a great look with the single colored balloon and simple stamping in black!

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous flowers... the lace and your doily and the stitching all of it fabulous.
Your bear is so sweet. Great cards.

Deborah Frings said...

Both cards are lovely, yet so different. I love the shabby chic look to your CR84FN card! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!