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, January 21, 2012

Bear Hugs

Happy snowy Saturday to you! I sit here writing this post, snow has finally decided to make an appearance here in the east coast. Although I love its quiet, pristine beauty, I dislike having to drive in it and I have two clients to see today, so I'll need to give myself plenty of time. We tend to panic a little here at the first sight of the fluffy, white stuff! LOL!  Enough of that, it's time for The Sweet Stop sketch, and one with a twist...a Valentine with unconventional colors!

Creative Nugget:  Blue hearts with mauve, orange, green and black seemed a little unconventional to me, so this Bo Bunny patterned paper was used on a Lavender Moon card base.  The other layers were added, following the sketch.  The mauve piece behind Rhubarb was given some texture with a Sizzix heart embossing folder, then swiped with a New Canvas stamp pad to make the hearts stand out a little more. The Labels Seventeen die was cut and sponged with some green at the bottom and clouds sponged on the top.  The tree, from Love is Like a Tree clear stamp set, was stamped on top of the sponging.  Rhubarb, from Love From Rhubarb, was colored with copic markers, cut out, and popped up in front of the tree.  The blue heart he is holding along with the hearts falling off the tree were covered with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  A black ribbon found in my stash and Kaiser pearls finish the card.  And there you have another fabulous sketch by Korin!

And here's the Christmas version.

Don't forget to stop and see the other samples by the Sugar Babies. Then play along over at The Sweet Stop for a chance to win a set of four star dies!

Sugar Babies

Bear Hugs to you for stopping by...enjoy your weekend...even the snow (if you have some)!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Love is Like a Tree, Love From Rhubarb (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Certainly Celery (SU!), Broken China Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, Lavender Moon, True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Bo Bunny DP
Accessories:  Labels Seventeen Die (Spellbinders), Hearts Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Kaiser Pearls, Ribbon, Heart Punch, Copic Markers BG000, BG02, BG05, BG07, E70, E71, E74, E77


Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Cathy! These are both Soo Adorable! I just Love your Sweet Rhubarb and the Darling combo of dp's too! And your Christmas card is just Fabulous! Love the image and your Wonderful coloring too! Wowzers! 8-)

Hope you have a Super weekend Lady!


Monika/Buzsy said...

Both cards are super sweet Cathy! Love sweet Rhubarb with that heart and the tree behind him. Great scene! Lovely papers too! :o)

Shelby Goolsby said...

Look at you making another fabulous Christmas card!! These are both just wonderful. Such wonderful papers and I love the tree behind Rhubarb. I hope you had a good weekend.

Janice M said...

Great cards Cathy! Your gonna be way ahead of the game for next Christmas with doing a Christmas card with each sketch! I Love Rhubabrb paired with the tree and all the little hearts!

Ginger said...

I love how you put the tree behind the bear. It is such an adorable card!

Chrissy D said...

Two FUN cards! Love the paper on your first card and the Christmas card is SO CUTE too!