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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Leafy Flourish

Hello friends!  I hope you've managed to survive the deep freeze that hit much of the country at the beginning of the week.  Things have thawed out dramatically here, and we're actually experiencing milder than average temperatures as we head into the weekend.  It's still a little chilly, so grab your favorite hot beverage and get ready for some awesome eye candy as we begin the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Feature Blog Hops for the January Release…

Welcome to DAY 1

Today's feature is:

This stamp set is perfect for adding a bit of elegance or whimsy to your card projects.  It's also perfect for so many gorgeous background techniques as you will see as you browse the fabulous projects on the hop today!


•Clear Stamp set includes 7 images
•Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
•Large Background image measures approximately 4.5" x 6"
•Designed by Korin Sutherland
•Stamp set - $26

Here is my sample using this beautiful new stamp set:


Creative Nugget: The Leafy Flourish Background was simply stamped right on the KaiserCraft designer paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and stitched to some True Black card stock.  More of the DP was cut with one of the Bookmarks & More Dies and sponged around the edges.  The sentiment from Long Stem Silhouettes was stamped on Vintage Cream and punched out with an Oval Punch.  Some netting was tied in a bow and attached along with a few black pearls.  This panel was mounted on a Vintage Cream card base to finish the card.  Very easy, but elegant…don't you think?

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT starting on our SNSS Blog.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (5) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 5 blog hops). 

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

Thanks so much for joining us! 
Enjoy the hop!


Hugs,
Cathymac

37 comments:

Susie said...

Beautiful, Cathy! And what a great creative nugget too. This is a gorgeous background set that will allow for both feminine and masculine designs don't you think? I can't wait to use it again. Thank you for sharing this beauty, Cathy.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Cathy. Love how you stamped the image on the DP. Looks very elegant.

SchnauzerCrafts Creations/Christy Q said...

This is gorgeous! I love the ribbon.

Sabrina said...

I love the netting!! Such a great card!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

This is a lovely card! Love your netting bow too! We too are a golden retriever family. Best dogs ever!

Sue D said...

Very elegant and I like the net bow.

Jean Bullock said...

Well done. I like the simple color scheme and the new background stamp works so well with this card.

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the stitching and the ribbon is beautiful :)

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

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Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

I am so needing this stamp set.. gorgeous card, looks wonderful in black and tan!

Julie S. said...

Gorgeous! Love the elegance of the cream and black, it's a perfect combo for this stamp set.

Just Me said...

Beautiful card. I would never have thought to use a background stamp on designer paper. Love the way it looks.

Pati said...

Very nice! What a cool background & yes elegant! It looks like DP but it was made with DP. Love your bow.

LindaS said...

Elegant and beautiful card.

Scrappin' Diva said...

What an elegant looking card!

Kelley H. said...

Very nice.

Kris B said...

Such an elegant and classy card! Love the flourish background and the stitching.

JD/ Jill said...

very pretty!

Heather said...

Totally elegant! This is the kind of set I am always a sucker for! And I love that it has both large scale and smaller pieces.

Patti J said...

Beautiful card! What a versatile, and elegant background!

Janette said...

so very pretty Cathy! I love how you stamped the bg onto designer paper- what a great idea and looks wonderful!

Professor P. said...

I really like the stamp on the designer paper. This is a technique I've really got to get into. And the bow is SO cute!

Natalie said...

Very pretty card!! Love the added stitching, very elegant!

Kathy H said...

Very pretty!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

What a beautiful background. Love the bow. TFS

the primitive country bug said...

Very beautiful and elegant.

Indy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs, Debbie!

Katie said...

Yes, very elegant. Love your bow too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

grandmato19 said...

Quite possibly the most exquisite card I have ever seen! The bow is perfect for the card!

Graciellie CH said...

I like it a lot... Thanks for sharing.

http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely card and the fish net ribbon and bow go well with it.

Zella said...

I love the black & cream combo...and that bow is the perfect addition!

marylouh said...

The large background stamp is so pretty. It makes a very elegant backdrop for the white bow. The smaller stamps will be pretty on tags or on the inside of the same card.

Patty said...

Awesome card..that background stamp is fabulous!! Love the stitching and I that netting bow is fantastic!!

adziamar said...

I love your card a lot

Mary Kruschke said...

Love how you stamped it on DP to give it such a finished look. Darling card!

Tamara D said...

Such a lovely card!