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Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Victorian Get Well

Happy Saturday, friends...and happy fall!  Yes, it's officially fall now...beautiful warm colors, crunchy leaves, cool crisp weather...don't you just love it!  The bad news's supposed to rain all weekend here in my part of PA!  The good news's time for another Sweet Stop sketch!  Whether it's sunny or rainy where you are, take some time to play along with us at The Sweet Stop!

Creative Nugget:  I totally rebelled in two ways with my card sample this week.  First, I did not go with a fall theme.  Second,  (gasp)... no copics!  Even though it looks black in the photo, the card base is Smoky Shadow.  My new square lattice embossing folder was used to give texture to the white layer.  This was sponged with some tea dye distress ink.  The beautiful papers are from the Victoria Gardens paper pad by Echo Park.  The shelf was stamped on the DP with  black onyx Versafine ink.  The teapot, teacup, and shelf scarf were all paper pieced.  A small rose was cut from DP and popped up as an accent.  The sentiment was adhered to the Spellbinders ribbon slide tag and tied on with some dotted Swiss ribbon.  Three black pearls in the bottom right corner finish the card.  My Sweet Stop friends have totally different sketch samples, providing you with lots of inspiration.  So hop on over to their blogs, leave some love, and then join the fun!

                                                           Sugar Babies

Thanks for stopping by...come back and visit again!


Card Recipe
Stamps: On the Shelf (Gina k. Designs), Tea for Two (PTI)
Ink: Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko), Tea Dye Distress Ink (ranger)
Paper: Smoky Shadow, Select White (PTI), Victoria Gardens DP (Echo Park)
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU!), Ribbon Slide Tag Die (Spellbinders), Dotted Swiss Ribbon (PTI), Kaiser Pearls


Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Cathy! This is just Gorgeous! Love your Beautiful Tea Scene and wonderful paper piecing! Your choice of dp's is so perfect too! Love every detail Lady! Just Fabulous!

hope you are having a Wonderful weekend!


Kim O'Connell said...

Ummmmm, this is flippin' gorgeous!!! Love your paper pieced tea pot and tea cup, your sponged sentiment panel, the popped up rose, the sheer ribbon.........shall I go on?

LeAnne said...

Very, very pretty.....a good day to sit inside and stamp with a nice cup of tea!!! Rain, rain, go away! Love your colors, too!

Lorie said...

This is just gorgeous Cathy! I love pink so for me this is pretty perfect!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Cathy this is just GORGEOUS!!! Love all the paper piecing, distressed ink and the texture. So elegant!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a gorgeous card Cathy. Love the elegant papers. The paper-piecing is fabulous!

Carol L said...

You've done some great paper piecing on this pretty card! I love the dp's and homespun scene you've created here. It's warm and inviting and so pretty!

Janice M said...

Cathy this is Beautiful!! LOVE the paper piecing, perfect Victorian style card!