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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Monarch Dies

Hello, sweet friends!  If you like butterflies, you will love Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps final feature blog hop for the January release!


Welcome to Day 5


Today's feature is:


•Die set includes 6 dies
•Dies range from approximately 3/4" x 1" to approximately 2.25" x 2.75"
•Dies coordinate with the Majestic Monarchs Clear Stamp Set
•Designed by Korin Sutherland
•Die set - $14.75

I sponged a background to create a scene for the perfect setting for my butterflies.


Creative Nugget: The background was sponged with Memento inks, fading the sponging into the right side of the card to allow space to stamp the sentiment from the Majestic Monarch stamp set.  Several foliage stamps from Nature Silhouettes were double stamped in versa fine Onyx Black creating a shadow effect.  I saw a technique on Splitcoaststampers for making clouds with acrylic paint and your finger and thought I'd give it a try.  I really like how they turned out, and will probably use this technique a lot!  The Fence Die was added along with the Majestic Monarchs.   The new Monarch Dies were actually cut about five times and glued together to create depth.  Only the top layer was stamped and colored with Copic Markers...LOVE these new dies!  The card front was attached to True Black card stock and mounted to a Solar Crest card base.

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

Be sure to leave a comment of 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

Thank you so much for joining us for the past five days!  I hope you've been inspired by each of the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Feature Blog Hops for the January Release.
Enjoy the hop today and have a blessed Wednesday!

Hugs,
Cathymac

28 comments:

merrymstamper said...

Beautiful scenery!!! Love how you created the clouds, I thought it was dp. This is so clever!

Sharon Roselli said...

Love this beautiful card! The clouds turned out great will have to try this myself. Love the dies to go with the butterflies!

Kathy H said...

Lovely!

Patti J said...

I so love a good 'scene' card, and you've aced this one! Beautiful card - love every single thing about it! Can't believe the flowers were only a double stamped image - they look like they were stamped once, and another layer cut and popped up! Very well done!!! Great clouds too :)

Cynthia said...

Beautiful scene, Cathy. Love the shadow effect with the SNSS silhouette images AND the pop of bright color with the new Monarch butterfly set!

marylouh said...

Beautiful card. You can feel the warm summer air and imagine the butterflies flying around. Great job. thanks for sharing this week. It's been very inspirational.

brenda trimmer said...

the clouds are gorgeous and I like the fence. Very life-like!

Nana Griffin said...

What a wonderful job creating this card! It is lovely.

Heather said...

This is awesome!! Love the scene you created. I think it is perfectly finished off with the fence die. I'll have to try that cloud technique, too. It looks so good.

KimCreate said...

Beautiful card!

grandmato19 said...

The cards on this blog hop this week just keep getting better and better. I love the serene scene here -- the fence is my favorite!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous background. TFS

Pati said...

Wow, beautiful scene & card! Love your finger painted clouds & sponging!

the primitive country bug said...

Wow! This is amazing!! Love everything about it!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Julie S. said...

What a beautiful scene! Gives me hope that spring is on it's way!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Love the techniques you used on this card! It is stunning and picture perfect!

Indy said...

Lovely scene!
Hugs, Debbie!

Tamara D said...

Amazing work! Love how you did the clouds!

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous scene to go with your sentiment, lovely coloring!

Monika/Buzsy said...

I said it before, I will say it again... it's a piece of art work Cathy! Love the different images you used to build this scene! Amazing!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great scene you created.

Graciellie CH said...

This is the work of an artist! Very well done!

http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

Sue D said...

Lovely scene you created.

Zella said...

WOW - so beautiful!!!

Natalie said...

You've created a beautiful scene! Gorgeous card and butterflies.

ionabunny said...

A beautiful scene. Love the shadow stamping and the layered butterflies. Great clouds

Patty said...

Wowzer!! What beautiful scenery you have created for the butterflies!!