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)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sweet Words

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing two cards on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog and thought I'd post here as well.  The same two stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps were used for both cards, Sweet as Honey and Scribble Flowers.  I recently watched a demonstration using a two-step stamp set that resulted in a pretty watercolored look and wanted to achieve the same look using a stamp set not designed for two-step stamping.

Creative Nugget:  To create the watercolored frame, attach a flower stamp upside down on an acrylic block and paint color burst on the back of the stamp.  Give it a little spritz of water and stamp onto heavy card stock.   Bristol board was used here but water color paper or mixed media paper would also work.  If you do not have Color Burst, use any water based marker like Tombows to color on the back of the stamp and give it a spritz of water.  Clean the stamp and continue to randomly stamp flowers around the panel.  It might look a little messy, but just wait until the next step!  When completely dry, turn the stamp right side up on the block and emboss the flower outline over the watercolored flowers.  Now it's lookin' good!  A little swirly flower was used to fill in the gaps and a little messy stitching was added to the frame.  Color Burst was painted on the honeycomb stamp from the Sweet as Honey set, stamped on a separate panel, and spritzed with water to lighten.  The frame was popped up onto this panel using foam tape.  The sentiments, bees and sequins were added to finish the card.  The design for this card came from the Freshly Made Sketch for this week.

The second card uses the same two stamp sets but with a different look.

Creative Nugget:  Distress Oxide inks were sponged onto white Neenah card stock and over stamped with the honeycomb.  The Honeycomb was also stamped on a plain white panel and spritzed with watered down oxide ink.  The panels were cut with curvy edges and stitched together to make the base for the card.  The bees and flower were colored with Copic Markers and popped onto the card.  The sentiment was stamped twice, once on the card and once on scrap card stock in a different color so parts could be cut apart and added for contrast.  A few sequins were added to finish the card!

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you were inspired!

Hugs,
Cathymac

7 comments:

Jen Timko said...

Such pretty cards! I love the flowers and that sentiment on the square card. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Creative world said...

This card is very busy card, lot's of elements and great take on inspiration photo's..
Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM challenge
Željka DT xx.

Amy O said...

Beautiful cards with gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Tanja said...

since I am a huge fan of scribble flowers, I just love your card - thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Beautiful card with the water color wash, that is a fabulous way to use it, applying the color first and then embossing your image, awesome!!
Both cards are beautiful, thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

Stamping Bubbles said...

Two beautiful cards with gorgeous sentiments. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs
Lesley