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, August 24, 2013

Make a Wish

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Hope you've been having a wonderful's time for another new sketch at The Sweet Stop!  This past Thursday, Sabrina challenged us to use beads on our card or project for the Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I did not complete my card on Thursday, but that challenge gave me the idea to use beads on my sketch sample for this week!

Creative Nugget:  So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Mint Julep patterned papers by Basic Grey were used to make the panels for the layout.  The So Saffron layer was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder and stitched to the green DP layer.  The patterned DP layer was stitched to a Chocolate Chip card stock panel punched with a scalloped edge.  A bow made with seam binding was tied around the card front before attaching it to a Vintage Cream card base.  The dandelion from the Make a Wish stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was stamped in VersaMark and clear embossed on a piece of Vintage Cream card stock.  This was cut with an Opulent Oval die and sponged with Scattered Straw and Pine Needles ink while still in the die.  The ink was wiped off the image with a paper towel.  Little seed beads were hand stitched to the dandelion seeds.  The sentiment from the Script Birthdays stamp set was stamped on a hand cut banner and attached along with a button to the front of the card.  I like the way the seed beads look on this card and will need to remember to use beads again on future projects!

The Sugar Babies have some fabulous samples for you.  Be sure to check them out and join us this week at The Sweet Stop for SSS225!

Sugar Babies

Ann Tuck
Ceal Pritchett
Cynthia Olheiser
Debbie Owens
Jamie Moore
Marlena Peduzzi
Melissa Schultz
Monika Davis
Robin Parker
                                     Stephanie Serrano

Thanks so much for stopping by...enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Make a Wish, Script Birthdays (SNSS)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko), Chocolate Chip (SU!), Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw, Pine Needles Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate (PTI), So Saffron (SU!), Mint Julep Paper Pad (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Opulent Oval Die (Spellbinders), Sew Mini (Janome), Sizzix Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch (Fiskars), Clear Embossing Powder, Button, Twine, Seed Beads, Seam Binding


Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Cathy. The beads on the flower are perfect. Great texture and beautiful colors.

JD/ Jill said...

This is so beautiful!

buggin2stamp said...

Wow! The is gorgeous! I like the beads on the dandelion seeds.

Ann said...

Lovely card, Cathy! Love how you have created the impression of layers by sponging your die cut while still in the die - and that simple image with the seed beads added is gorgeous! Beautiful colours give a very soft touch! Hugs, Ann!

Conniecrafter said...

such a pretty job on the background and just love those added beads to it, lovely framing!

Unknown said...

This is so pretty! I love the way your two background colors blend and your image is gorgeous, especially the beads you added.

Robin Parker said...

Cathy, this is so soft and beautiful. Love the sentiment and the pearls and seam binding. Very lovely!

Stephanie said...

Very pretty!