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)

Thursday, August 25, 2011


This past Sunday Korin Sutherland, illustrator and owner of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, was the featured stamper over at SCS.  Not only is Korin a sweetheart, but she is a very talented stamper and has a fabulous gallery.  It was so much fun to CASE several of her cards.  The featured stamper challenge is one of the best challenges to participate in because you have an opportunity to learn new techniques and improve your craft by imitating some of the best talent around! 

Inspirational Nugget:  We all have role models...right?  You know...someone you want to be like when you grow up.  The important thing is to find someone worthy of modeling your life after.  Some people find famous sports figures, movie stars, business tycoons, or religious leaders to emulate only to be disappointed as these people fail, compromise their principles, or reveal character flaws.  The problem is, as humans we will all eventually fall short of someone's expectations.  So where in the world can we find a good mentor?  Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 11:1, "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ."  Did you catch the solution to the problem?  Paul strove to imitate Christ and so can we.  The perfect role model, the one with no spot or blemish, the one who will never fall short of our expectations...Jesus!  I challenge you to read His word...get to know Jesus...and let Him be featured in your life...strive to be like Him!  Let's CASE Jesus!

Creative Nugget:  I decided to CASE Korin's Season of Change card.  I kept the same basic layout, theme, and colors.  I liked the idea of stamping the sentiment behind the four leaf panels, but didn't have the same stamp set, so I changed the sentiment.  The leaves from the Autumn Leaves set, just released from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, were colored with copic markers, cut out, and popped up on punched squares of Chocolate Chip card stock impressed with a wood grain pattern.  Piercing, button twine and a rustic button were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Autumn Leaves (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Mini Tags 1 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Select White (PTI), Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Accessories: Piercing Tool, Square Punch (SU!), Rustic Button, Button Twine (PTI), Scor-Pal, Copic Markers

This card was inspired by another of Korin's Season of Change cards.  I kept the same layout, but added an extra layer.  A gold leaf pen was used to make a border around two of the panels.  The leaves from the Autumn Leaves set were stamped randomly on a Vintage Cream panel with VersaMark Ink and embossed with detail white embossing powder.  Distress Inks were then sponged on each leaf, beginning in the middle of the leaf and working outward.  This created a kind of a halo around each leaf.  The sentiment was stamped under the leaf panel and pearls were added to the upper left of the card.  These are my cards for today!  Thanks for the inspiration Korin!  I like how both cards turned out and I hope you do, too!  Thanks for stopping by...Have a wonderful day!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Autumn Leaves (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Blooming Button Bits (PTI)
Ink:  Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Distress Inks (Ranger), VersaMark
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI)
Accessories: Gold Leaf Pen (Krylon), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI),  Detail White Embossing Powder (SU!), Kaiser Pearls

1 comment:

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful cards using these pretty leaves Cathy! love the sponged embossing on the 2nd and the glorious colors on the first!