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 2, 2013

Happy Hearts

Hello, friends!  It's time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop and with only 12 more days until Valentine's Day I decided to make a Valentine for my DH!

Creative Nugget:  I took the liberty of making my card square to accommodate the pennant banner which was created with patterned papers cut with a die from the Pennants & More Dies set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Baker's Twine.   Authentique papers from the Lovely Collection were stitched to True Black card stock and mounted to a Neenah Solar Crest card front. Cocoa and Cookie, from the Cocoa's Heart Clear Stamp Set, were stamped on a Decorative Plaque Die and colored with Copic Markers.  The image was stamped two more times, colored, and various parts cut out to pop onto the main image for dimension. The heart lock was paper pieced with one of the scraps left over from the pennant.  A Sizzix embossing folder was used to emboss small hearts on the red banner and then swiped with a Fresh Snow ink pad.  The sentiment was stamped on one of the pennants to finish the card.

Be sure to check out the other Sugar Babies for more fabulous inspiration for this week's SSS196 and join us over at The Sweet Stop!

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Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful and blessed weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Cocoa's Heart (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Spun Sugar and Pumice Stone Distress Inks (Ranger), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper: Neenah Solar Crest (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), True Black (PTI), Lovely Paper Pad (Authentique)
Accessories: Tags 'n More Die Set, Decorative Plaque Dies (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Hearts Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Copic Markers C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7R00, R20, R30, R32, R35, R37, YR24, Y11, Y15


Stephanie said...

Cathy, I am in love with your card. So many great details. Love how you stitched through your banners wit the twine. So pretty.

buggin2stamp said...

What a beautiful Valentine for you husband! I love all the dimension and vintage patterns.I also love how the sentiment fits perfectly on the banner and the little circled "be mine" directly underneath. Fabulous!

Faye said...

Yep, I am with Stephanie and Melissa. Your cards rock. Love the colour palette, these papers are just perfect for a bloke card too. Have a great weekend. X

K. Joy said...

So cute, I love that valentine cross-word puzzle paper in the back! :) And the little banners you made helped me figure out how to make mine, so thanks for the inspiration!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card Cathy. Love the romantic papers, colors... the paper-pieced heart looks great. The banner is awesome! Another fabulous design. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Debbie said...

So cute!! I love Cocoa and Cookie peeking out from behind the heart!!
Pretty DPs!!

Unknown said...

This is way too cute! Love those mice!

Greta said...

Love the banner & this sweet card!

Janice M said...

Cathy this card is fabulous!! Love the paper piecing and your awesome banner! Have a great week!

Conniecrafter said...

so very sweet, love that image and the banner is too cute, such pretty papers!