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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Flower Blocks 1

Hello everyone!  Welcome back to Day 4 and the final day of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps March Release Features!  We have another fabulous stamp set to share with you today!

Today's feature is:
This gorgeous set of large flower block images is a dream to color.  You'll love adorning your Spring cards with these lovely images and sentiments.
  • Set includes 4 images and 4 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • Images measure approximately 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • Illustrated by Korin Sutherland
  • Set is priced at $26
I had so much fun coloring the gorgeous tulip in this set!  Here's my sample:


Creative Nugget: Can you believe there's no DP on this card!  The background panels were created by randomly stamping the tulip block first in Cherry Cobbler, then in Crushed Curry.  The edges were sponged before mounting each panel on matching card stock.  These were attached to a Square Solar Crest card base. Now the fun begins...the top panel was stamped in Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers, bringing out the colors of the background panels.  The sentiment was stamped on a banner die and sponged a little while the banner was still in the die.  Gingham ribbon and pearls were added to finish the card.  I really like how this one turned out and hope that you do, too!

The Design Divas did an amazing job creating Flower Block samples for your viewing pleasure...just click on the thumbnails below and get ready for a fabulous hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs you visit today because we're giving away this fantastic stamp set to one lucky commenter!

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is Wednesday, March 13th at midnight EST.  The winners will be announced on our website homepage on Thursday, March 14th.

Thanks so much for joining us again...enjoy this last day of hopping!  
Blessings to you!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Card Recipe
Stamps: Flower Block 1 (SNSS)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry (SU!)
Paper: Solar Crest (Neenah), Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry (SU!)
Accessories: Gingham Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Kaiser Pearls

34 comments:

Audrey Ann said...

GORGEOUS Cathy!!!!!! Your coloring is beyond beautiful - truly magnificent!
Hugs,
Audrey

Ginger said...

Your card is gorgeous! When I saw the set, I just loved the tulip! You did an amazing job coloring this tulip!

Bridget said...

Wow, your colouring is FABULOUS on this pretty tulip, Cathy, and your bg is so creatively done, leaving the tulip to just SHINE as star of the show!

Jonia said...

Absolutely beautiful! Looks so real with the coloring. Beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card the coloring is fantastic. Mary L Schreiber

Donna Idlet said...

Wow, beautiful....love how you created your own DP with color blocking...I will have to try that technique. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

jcobb said...

The colors on this card are terrific! It looks like fresh-picked from the flower garden!

the primitive country bug said...

Beautiful card and fantastic coloring.

Ruth S said...

Love your card Cathy - clever idea to make your own DP like this!! And your colouring really has the wow factor!
Thanks for the chance to win, Rx

Helen Dooley said...

What a pretty card. Great color choice.
Hugs~

momandmec said...

Great card...love the colors, the background and the black outline and ribbon! Beautiful!!!!!!

Lorie said...

Um, that tulip looks like you could reach out and touch how silky smooth it is! Just a beautiful card and coloring!

Linda R. said...

Lovely! I think the colors are just beautiful.

Grace Baxter said...

What a gorgeous card! You did a beautiful job of blending those amazing colours. And the stamped background is fabulous.

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! Your coloring is spectacular Cathy! I seriously can't take my eyes off of that gorgeous tulip!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful coloring and design, Cathy. Great bg design as well!

Sandra said...

love your background - very good!
lovely card.
Sandra ltb

Just Me said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors and your coloring is fantastic. Making one's own DP is fun.

Sherry said...

verynpretty! love your handmade designer paper!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Saw this on SCS. Love your coloring and the layers with the stamped background. Beautiful.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

amazing card!!!

Kris B said...

Super cute card! Love how you created your own DP!! The black checker ribbon really sets off the card! TFS God bless!!

Bonnie Worley said...

Beautiful card! I like the way you used the tulip in the background.

Holly M said...

Cathy, fabulous coloring!!I love how you used the stamp to make the blocks in your layers.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous coloring and I like the background layers.

Zella said...

OH MY! Your coloring is second to none! Love that you created your own background papers. The cars is LOVELY!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

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Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Cathy. That tulip is gorgeous and I love how you used the image to stamp the background.

Jo4Him said...

Gorgeous card; love the colors and the bg you created. Thanks for sharing

Lee Ann Barrett said...

What a stunning card, Cathy! Love your pinks and oranges!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

gorgeous, Cathy! When I color tulips, I almost always color them red and yellow because they are my favorite!

Mary-Anne V said...

love the warm gradient of colours on the flower head...so pretty!

Shannon White said...

Wow! Just Gor-JUSS Miss Cathy!! Love your Beautiful coloring on the Pretty Tulip!! Super custom stamped BG too! Love this! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring of the flower!!