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, April 28, 2012

A Rose for Mom

Welcome friends!  It's Saturday again and time for the fourth and final week of birthday celebration at The Sweet Stop!  I have had so much fun revisiting sketches from the past this month and hope you have, too. You'll have one more chance to choose your own sketch and the opportunity to win a $15 gift certificate to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store.  So let's get started!

Creative Nugget:  I needed one more Mother's Day card, so I chose a sketch that would show off the beautiful Rose Collage stamp set.  The rose and butterflies were colored with copic markers and a little Antique Linen Distress ink was sponged around the edges  to soften and distress the panel to match the pretty Cosmo Cricket patterned papers.  Some paper piercing was done around the border before each layer was matted with black, my favorite, and mounted to a Sweet Blush card base.  A border punch and some Baker's twine separated the two patterns and the main panel was popped on top.  I colored and cut out two butterflies to replace the little side panels on the sketch.  It's hard to see in the photo, but some Star Dust Stickles was painted on the rose and the butterflies' wings, and a little Glossy Accents was added to the tips of each wing, making the whole card sparkle!  I like how this one turned out and hope my mom likes it, too!

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is getting ready for another fabulous release so I don't have a Christmas version again this week, but hope to resume the Christmas card version next week...thanks for being patient with me in this regard!

Be sure to stop by the blogs of the other Sugar Babies as each one has chosen a different sketch to highlight this week.  When you play along, be sure to add a link to the sketch you used and add SSS156 to the key words if you upload to an online gallery.

Sugar Babies

           Chrissy Dickinson

Thanks for stopping by!  Have fun stamping this week and be sure to stop back again on Thursday to enjoy the May Release Blog Hop!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Rose Collage (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, Sweet Blush, and True Black (PTI),  Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Tea for Two Paper Pad (Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories:  Border Punch (Fiskars), Square Nestie (Spellbinders), Baker's Twine, Star Dust Stickles and Glossy Accents (Ranger), Piercing Tool (SU!), Copic Markers R01, R81, R83, R85, R89, G41, G43, G46, YR23, YR30, YR31, T3, T5


Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, Cathy... such a pretty card. The colors are lovely. The cut-out butterflies look awesome. I also love the designer paper. Perfect with the image. Your coloring is fabulous as always! :o)

Chrissy D said...

Cathy - this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Beautiful image and your papers are PERFECT! Hope you have an AMAZING week!

Shannon White said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Miss Cathy! Love the pretty dp's and Wonderful colors you chose! Your Butterflies are just Fabulous too! 8-)

Hope you are having a Wonderful week Lady!

Big Hugs

Shelby Goolsby said...

So pretty!! Your coloring is wonderful as always and I love the added butterflies.

Janice M said...

Cathy this is just Beautiful!! Love your take on this sketch too.

Anonymous said...

Just totally gorgeous cards! Keep up the good work!