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, March 10, 2012

Rest in the Lord

Happy Saturday stamping friends!  It's time for another fabulous sketch at The Sweet Stop!  I love layers and Korin's sketches always provide plenty of opportunity to lay on the layers!

Creative Nugget:  If you love stamping flowers, you will love Flowers in Bloom, a clear stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Although this is not a new set in the Sweet 'n Sassy line of stamps, it is new for me, and I found myself reaching for it to use with this sketch.  A stamp positioner was used to repeatedly stamp the image across the main panel. The flowers and butterflies were colored with copic markers.  The panel was sponged with Antique Linen, Broken China, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks and layered onto True Black...I can't get enough of my black card stock!  A piece of patterned paper was zig-zag stitched to a True Black layer.  Some vintage cream card stock was embossed with the square lattice folder and sponged with Peeled Paint.  This panel was zig-zag stitched to another piece of True Black.  Everything was layered onto an Autumn Rose card base.  The verse from Psalms is from the Wait on the Lord clear stamp set.  It was stamped and cut with a circle Nestie and layered onto an Autumn Rose Picot Edge Circle die cut.  Celery organdy ribbon was tied around the main panel and several additional flowers and a butterfly were popped up for dimension.

A Rose Star Jelly Roll Pen was used to create some sparkle on the coneflowers.  It's hard to see on the main photo, but you can get a better idea from this close-up.  That finished off this card!

Here's the Christmas version!

You'll get plenty of fabulous inspiration as you visit the other Sugar Babies.  Hope you'll give this sketch a try!  We love to see your creations!

Sugar Babies

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


Card Recipe
Stamps: Flowers in Bloom, Wait on the Lord (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen, Broken China, Peeled Paint Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Autumn Rose, True Black, Vintage Cream (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Eva DP (BasicGrey)
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Picot Edge Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Sew Mini (Janome), Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU!), Rose Star Jelly Roll Pen (Sakura), Copic Markers RV10, RV63, RV66, RV69, YG21, YG23, YG25, YR12, YR14, E99, W1


Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Cathy! These are both Wonderful! Love the Gorgeous flowers and butterflies on your first one, so Pretty and Springy! and your Christmas Version is so Pretty too! you are really doing a great job keeping up with your Christmas Cards my friend! Good for you! 8-)

Hope you have a Fantastic Weekend!


Chrissy D said...

Ohhh wonderful - love the colors in your floral card, Cathy! SOOOO pretty! The Christmas card is stunning too! So festive! I hope you have a BLESSED day!

Jennifer said...

I just love these amazing flowers and butterflies! You've given them lots of life with this sketch and the colours are stunning!

Janice M said...

Great cards Cathy! I just LOVE that Flowers in Bloom card!! What a creaive way to use it. It turned out wonderfully!

Kathi said...

Just beautiful Cathy! I am going to check out that Flowers in Bloom set, I don't know how I missed it before this! Your coloring is just gorgeous and I love the combination of colors you used, the black really makes everything pop!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy! What a fabulous way of using the flowr stamp set. Love how you cut the pieces out... and all the layers... the stitching is awesome! The Chrismtas version is very pretty too. The main image is beautiful. said...

Oh Cathy I just LOVE the beautiful cone flowers on this card and all the sewn layers too-So perfect!

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful cards, Cathy. The coloring on the first one is FANTASTIC!!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Cathy this is just amazing!! My jaw dropped when I saw this. The way you have colored and arranged the cone flowers is just so pretty. Love the Christmas card too!