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 18, 2019

Remembrance - DD Color Challenge

Happy Saturday, everyone!   It's time for another Divinity Designs Color Combo Challenge. This month we are using colors inspired by the papers from the Old Glory Paper Pad.


I decided to use this sentiment from the the Remembrance stamp set for my sample since my family is experiencing some medical difficulties at this time.


Creative Nugget:  The Circles Stencil was used to emboss a white panel cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  A frame was cut using a Pierced Rectangle and Square Die.  Papers from the Old Glory Paper Pad were cut with Square, Scalloped Rectangle, Scalloped Square, Bitty Borders, and Test Tube Trios dies (the small bow).  The sentiment was stamped twice in blue and red inks so that some of the red words could be cut and placed over the blue ones for a multi-colored sentiment.


This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to hop on over to the Divinity Designs Blog to check out the other Color Challenge projects created by the Divinity Divas!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Delightful Daisies

Hello Friends...happy Saturday!  Are you ready for the weekend?  I have a couple of cards using Delightful Daisies, a stamp set designed by Nina Brackett for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps that I never had a chance to share here on my blog.  


Creative Nugget:  This stamp set includes outline images which can be colored and solid images which can be stamped alone or layered with the outline image...LOVE!  For this card, Color Burst powders were watered down and painted onto the solid daisy images, spritzed with water, and stamped on watercolor paper. After that dried, the outline daisies were stamped. The butterfly is from the Made New stamp set and the white embossed sentiment is from the new Cheerful Hexies set.  The watercolor panel was stitched to a card front stamped with one of the textures  from Texture Tiles 1 and sponged with a little Oxide Ink.

My second card also uses Delightful Daisies.


Creative Nugget:  The outline daisies were stamped and colored with Copic Markers.  Then came the scary part...cutting out the strips for the sentiments.  The sentiments from the Scripty Thoughts stamp set were embossed on vellum strips which were wrapped around the colored strips.  The larger panels were popped up on fun foam while the sentiment strips were mounted directly onto the black panel.  A jute bow was added to finish the card.  This card design was inspired by a Jennifer McGuire video that I saw.  That's it, friends...3 flowers, 2 diagonal sentiment panels and 1 bow!

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:












Thanks so much for stopping by...happy stamping, and have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathy

Friday, May 17, 2019

Pretty Peonies

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a couple of cards over on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog using the Stamp of the Month for May and a few other stamp sets from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps new release.

Creative Nugget:  The Peony Cluster was white embossed on Kraft card stock and colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  A stamp from the Texture Tiles 1 stamp set was white embossed on another Kraft panel and stitched to the left of the peonies.  A third panel was embossed and white ink rubbed over the raised edges to enhance the design.  This panel was also stitched to the card front.  Twine was wrapped around the card and the sentiment added to finish the card.  I love the look of the colored peonies on the Kraft card stock!

Creative Nugget:  The Peony Cluster was inked up with a much neglected Kaleidacolor ink pad and randomly stamped over the background.  A sentiment from the Marriage Scripture stamp set was embossed with Liquid Platinum powder on a white panel. The wedding cake from the Happy Couple stamp set was embossed and colored with Copic Markers.  A dyed bow and matching pearls were added to finish the card. 

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac


Looking Back at the Divinity Designs May 2019 Release

Good morning, friends...happy Friday!  Today we are looking back at the Divinity Designs May 2019 Release. The May release was dedicated to grads and dads.


My first card features the Couture Collection set of dies which can be used to make a dress shirt and tie which can be used for any occasion.


Creative Nugget:  Papers from the Menswear Material Collection were cut with the dies from the Couture Collection to create the shirt and vest.  The card can open up and an appropriate sentiment can be stamped on the inside.  Love the faux stitching detail on the vest!

My second card features The Future stamp set and the Grad Dies.


Creative Nugget:    The card base was cut with the Tri-Shutter Card Dies.  Papers from the Birthday Bash Collection and the Birthday Brights Paper Pad were cut with Tri-Shutter Layers Dies. Each of the panels were decorated with Grad Dies, Long & Lean Numbers Dies, Alphabet Flags Dies, Treat Tags Dies, and sentiments from The Future stamp set.

This close up shows the wonderful font on the Grad Dies.

Be sure to check out the Divinity Designs Blog to see more beautiful samples created by the Divinity Divas using products from the May Release!

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Welcome to the Divinity Designs May 2019 Release

Hello, friends!  It's the beginning of a new month and that means it's also time for another Divinity Designs Release! The products being released this month are perfect for creating cards and gifts for dads and graduates.  Today I am sharing two projects using some of the new products.    


My first sample features the Best Dad Ever stamp set, the new Weathered Wood  Paper Collection and the Fish Embossing Folder.


Creative Nugget:  Watered down Distress Oxide inks were applied to a mixed media panel.  A navy strip was added to the panel and was embossed with the Fish Embossing Folder.  A white ink pad was swiped over the raised impressions to make them stand out a little more.  Two panels were cut with a die from the Center Step Layers die set from paper from the Weathered Wood Collection.  Twine was wrapped around the panel.  The image from the Best Dad Ever was colored with Copic Markers.  The image and sentiment panels were cut with Circle Dies

My second project uses the Dream Big stamp set and the Grad Dies.

Creative Nugget:  The Center Step Card Dies were used cut the card base.  Distress Oxide Inks were applied directly to the Flower Burst Stencil, spritzed with water and pressed onto a mixed media panel.  This almost looks like fireworks bursting in the sky.  The Flower Burst Stencil as well as the Arrows Stencil were used to sponged inks onto another panel that had been sponged with Distress Oxide inks.  These panels were cut with the Center Step Layers Dies.  Three of the sentiments from the Dream Big stamp set were stamped on Treat Tags and a Pierced Oval die cut.  The Grad Dies were used to cut the caps and "Congratulations."  Sparkling Stars Dies were used to cut stars from gold embossed card stock.

These new products from Divinity Designs were used to create the cards above...

Thanks so much for stopping by...Be sure to pop on over to the Divinity Designs Blog to check out all of the beautiful projects creative by the Divinity Divas using the new May release.

Hugs,
Cathymac

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Hello Friend - DD Color Challenge

Happy Saturday, everyone!   It's time for the Divinity Designs Color Combo Challenge. This month we are using colors inspired by the papers from the Beautiful Blooms Paper Pad.


I have chosen to use the the Hello Friend Stamp/Die Duo for my sample.  

Creative Nugget:  The card base was cut with the Double Display Card Dies and the Beautiful Blooms papers were cut with the Double Display Layers Dies.  I also used the Belly Band Dies to create a belly band to hold the card closed.  The sentiment from the Hello Friend Stamp/Die Duo was embossed on a panel cut with a Circle Die and layered to a Scalloped Circle die cut. Leaves from the stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut with the coordinating die and added to embellish the sentiment.

The card opens to reveal a couple flowers from the Hello Friend Stamp/Die Duo which were colored, cut and added to the inside sentiment panel to finish the card.


This card will be submitted for the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to hop on over to the Divinity Designs Blog to check out the other Color Challenge projects created by the Divinity Divas!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac

Friday, April 19, 2019

Happy Day

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing two cards using some of the stamp sets from the SNSS April Release over on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.  I was reminded of the Joseph's Coat Technique after watching a video on Jennifer McGuire's Blog and decided to try out some of her tips on my cards.

***THIS POST INCLUDES AFFILIATE LINKS***

Creative Nugget:  A rainbow blend of Oxide Inks were applied to a mixed media panel.  The flowers from the Happy Day stamp set were clear embossed randomly over the panel.  A Versafine Onyx Black stamp pad was swiped over the entire card.  A paper towel was used to wipe off the black ink from the embossing and heat applied to bring back the shine on the embossing.  The Surrounded in Prayer image was colored with Copic Markers and the extra flower and butterfly were watercolored using the same Oxide Ink colors.

Creative Nugget:  The background for this card was made exactly the same way except instead of applying black ink over the embossing, white ink was used.  The sentiment from the Happy Day stamp set was black embossed on vellum and extra watercolored flowers were added to finish the card.

These card will be submitted for the following challenges:


I hope you will be inspired to give this fun technique a try!
Happy stamping!

Hugs,
Cathy

Another Look at the Divinity Designs April 2019 Release

Good morning, friends...happy Friday!  Today we are taking another look at the Divinity Designs April 2019 Release. The April release was perfect for mothers, daughters and grandmothers so I used some of the new products to make a Mother's Day card.


My clean and simple card features the Daughter's Best Friend stamp set and the Long & Lean Letters Dies.


Creative Nugget:  The peonies from the Daughter's Best Friend stamp set were white embossed on a mixed media panel cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  Pink inks were sponged over the embossing so that the color faded toward the middle of the panel.  The Arrows Stencil was placed over the flowers and ink was sponged through the stencil.  Long & Lean Letter Dies were used to cut the word "HUGS" from the panel.  The letters were cut four more times from white card stock and stacked with the sponged letters on top.  The letters were then popped back into the panel.  The sentiment was clear embossed over pink ink and the panel layered onto one of the papers from the Pretty Pink Peonies Collection.  A Treat Tags Die was used to cut banners from the same paper collection.  A few sequins were added to finish the card.

Be sure to check out the Divinity Designs Blog to see more beautiful samples created by the Divinity Divas using products from the April Release!

Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Cathymac