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, May 11, 2013

Landscape Silhouettes

Hello everyone...so glad you decided to pop in today, because not only is it Saturday and time for The Sweet Stop sketch, but it is also time to feature the first of     Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps new May Release stamp sets!  This first feature is chock full of gorgeous landscapes from all around the world. These silhouette images are PERFECT for sponging and background techniques, not to mention the fact that they can be used for any occasion, for any gender, all year long! How's that for versatility!
Today's feature is:

  • Stamp set includes 12 images
  • Set measures approximately 8" 6"
  • The cityscape image measures approximately 4 1/8" x 7/8"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $26 
This first card uses the The Sweet Stop sketch for this week:


Creative Nugget: The background and the top panel were made by embossing the sun rays with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  The rays were masked and sponged with Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed Distress Inks.  The image panel was masked and sponged with Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Dried Marigold, and Mustard Seed Distress Inks.  The farm image was stamped with Jet Black Ink.  All panels were textured with a Canvas Impression Plate, matted in True Black, and the background panel stitched. Everything was mounted to a Pure Luxury card base.  The black gingham ribbon was sponged with Mustard Seed and tied with a button to finish the card.

Be sure to check in with the other Sugar Babies for more inspiration for SSS210.  Hope to see you at The Sweet Stop!


Sugar Babies

                                              Marlena Peduzzi
                                                Melissa Schultz
                                                Monika Davis
                                                Robin Parker
                                               Stephanie Serrano


Here are some other samples using Landscape Silhouettes:



Click HERE for yet another sample that was posted yesterday.  Can you tell I LOVE this set?

The Sweet 'n Sassy Design Team has created many more wonderful samples for you.  Check out their amazing creations by clicking on the thumbnails below!

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way because we're giving away this fabulous stamp set to one lucky commenter!

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is Friday, May 17th at midnight EST.  The winners will be announced on our website homepage on Monday, May 20th.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a glorious day and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Hugs,
Cathymac

54 comments:

Sue D said...

Love these silhouette images and your used my favorite barn scene in your first card!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Wowie, Cathy! Great job! I LOVE the grass on your farm...looks freshly cut! And the patriotic card is such a great idea!

Faye said...

This is a gorgeous selection of cards. I love how you used this weeks sketch and the colours are fab, I found it a tricky one this time. Will post tomorrow after Dad has received his birthday card! X

Kim said...

Fabulous creations, Cathy! Love the sunrise behind the scenes.

cairn1 said...


Love your color choices on this beautiful card!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful! These sets are wonderful! I wish I could get them all!

craftymom205 said...

Love this set. Great cards.

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K. Joy said...

I think my dad would love the first card! First you've got green and yellow - John Deere tractor colors - then you've got a farm scene complete with cows. :) Perfect!!! I love the sun rays embossing. Too cool!! And your sponging is gorgeous on all of the cards!

Jennie said...

Love your cards using this fun new set Cathy!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous cards Cathy. I think I am going to have to invest in that folder

Jean Bullock said...

I love how you have the yellow rays as a background for this glorious sunrise card. Love it. All the cards are wonderful and show great technique. You are very talented.

Gio Smith said...

Lovely cards Cathy!! The safari card is wonderful!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Your cards are fabulous. I just love these stamps.

anni said...

These cards are beautiful! Love these silhouette images!

Jan Leslie said...

I love all of your creations -- but the 'Red-White and Blue' is by far the greatest one I think! Fantastic work you have done on your cards!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, what beautiful cards - all have showcases the new images wonderfully!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are ALL so GORGEOUS Cathy! I love the warmth of the sunrise behind the pretty barn scene, the rustic tones on the safari card and the patriotic cityscape just makes me so proud to be an American!
~ Meredith

Michelle VP said...

Amazing set of cards using these landscape silhouettes! I especially like the patriotic cityscape one. :)

Papergirl said...

Love the sun ray technique - great learning opportunity while seeing your use of the new stamps.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Cathy,
Three stunning cards, love all your backgrounds each of them perfect for the landscape silhouette :-)
Donna Jones

jean w. said...

Each card is so wonderfully done! Love each one and the shading is awesome! Got to work on that!

Heather said...

How can you not love this set???!!! It's stunning! Love that card when I saw it on the Sweet Stop sketches blog. Looks just like a rising sun.

Bev Gerard said...

Oh Cathy! I already know that I love this amazing stamp set, but your samples are truly sharing the beauty of these stamps in a wonderful way! Way to go on the creative use of the sun ray folder!

~Bev

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous and love the stamps
Lynn

Kathy Colegrove said...

Love the different way you used the silhouettes. Really love the yellow card!

Del Marie Riley said...

I can almost hear the rooster crowing. Colors are nice and I like how you colored the ribbon. Beautiful card.

Moosisk said...

WOW!!! I LOVE your cards! You showed us fabulous examples of how to use these silhouette stamps. THANKS! :D

momandmec said...

Great cards...all wonderfully made!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow! Beautiful, and sooo creative! Love the way your brain works!

Pati said...

Very cool cards with this set! Interesting details, here I thought you had made the sun rays with strips of paper :) Esp. love your safari silhouette card, the image & your sunset.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous sunrise with the landscape, the background embossing with it is a great touch, your other cards are neat too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Cathy. Love the embossing folder you used on the first and last cards. The songing is awesome on the second... the patriotic card looks perfect! Great designs on all three.

~ Connie said...

This silhouette set is so amazing; and your samples are great. Love your layering techs.

keeleykats said...

All your cards are lovely! This is a great set for masculine cards, as you have demonstrated so well!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous cards! This stamp set is so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Terstamper said...

This is a MUST stamp set, especially after seeing your beautiful cards.

Ter ;)

zehra said...

these cards are beautiful, love the sponging and the sun rays, amazing stamp

Julie S. said...

Your cards are awesome, I especially am liking anything done with that farm silhouette.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous card and silhouette image.

Angela and Bob said...

Love these silhouettes & how you have used them for your cards.

Janis said...

Love the sunset effect on the Help Come from the Lord card!! Beautiful.

Cynthia said...

Wow, you've been a busy lady! All three samples are gorgeous, Cathy. You sold me with the barnyard silhouette sample!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow Cathy these cards are breath taking. I so love the variety of each card and the way that you mask your areas in each scene is outstanding. Love these images so much. Thanks for sharing. Do you share tutorials on how you make these cards? I would love to see how you did the masking with these images. I guess when your images are in rubber and not digital masking maybe a lot easier. Thanks for sharing these beautie

itzamitzi said...

Having grown up on a farm, that card really reaches out to my heart, and I have that embossing folder [now I suppose I "need" that set also. lol But I also really like the other two cards. Note to self... order that set!

Cottage Crafter said...

Love how you used the stipes. I am really falling in love with the sillhouettes!

Kris B said...

Wonderful cards! Love the sun rays! This is an awesome stamp set! Love it! God bless!!

StampingJudy said...

Wonderful cards -- this s a great set!

Mary Kruschke said...

Cathy, what a gorgeous sunrise you have created. I'm partial to this stamp being from a dairy farm in WI. So grand!

Marie said...

Love the card. I love the country having lived in it so many years. It is such a peaceful way to live. May have some hard work in there also but a great way to live.

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! These are all Very Cool!! Love the super silhouetted scenes! And the sunbursts behind them look Amazing! Love them all Miss Cathy! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great, versatile set, good for some many different moods/seasons/occasions. I love how you've paired it with the sunburst in two totally different cards. Great work!

the primitive country bug said...

Wow! I'm in awe with all of your cards. The African sunset silhouette is my favorite!!! I want this set just so I can make one of your cards!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

CAthy, your card for this week's sketch is WOW gorgeous! I love the rays of sunshine!

Robin Parker said...

Cathy, I love the sunset scene. Fabulous way to use the sketch!