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 21, 2012

To Paris With Love

Welcome friends and a big happy Saturday to you!  It's time for week three of The Sweet Stop birthday celebration!  Once again the Sugar Babies have chosen their favorite sketches for their samples.  That means to play along, you will get to choose the sketch you want to use! Of course there will be another PRIZE given this week...a $15 gift certificate to use at the Sweet 'n Sassy Store!  In addition, Mr. Sweet 'n Sassy is celebrating his 40th birthday, so from now until the 25th of April, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is offering 40% off everything in the store. Now's the time to stock up on all those stamp sets and dies you have on your "Wish List!"  

Here is my card sample for this week:

Creative Nugget:  This card is the result of several sources of inspiration. I'm using SSS47 for my layout.  Taylor's "Hump Day Challenge" over at the Sweet 'n Sassy forum on Splitcoaststampers this past Wednesday was to use faux or real stitching. I love the look of stitching on cards and find myself reaching for my Sew Mini more and more!  The soft colors were inspired by the CR84FN52 challenge:  

To create the main panel, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, and Antique Linen Distress inks were smeared on a craft mat and spritzed with water.  A piece of Vintage Cream card stock was dabbed several times in the ink and dried with a heat gun.  The Paris collage from the "To Paris With Love" clear stamp set was stamped on the background with Versafine Onyx Black.  The image was then die cut with a rectangle Nestie.  Parts of the collage were stamped on patterned paper, cut out, and popped up in the corners.  The patterned papers  were stitched to kraft card stock and layered onto a Vintage Cream card base.  Some lace and a scalloped border were added.  The sentiment, some pearls and a Mulberry flower finish the card.

I hope my card inspires you to play along with us this week.  Be sure to check out the other Sugar Babies for additional inspiration. 

Sugar Babies

                                       Chrissy Dickinson

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: To Paris With Love (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Kraft (PTI), Madison Avenue Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye), Tea for Two Paper Pack (Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories: Rectangle Nestie, Sew Mini (Janome), Lace, Scalloped Border Punch (SU!), Kaiser Pearls, Mulberry Flower (Petaloo)


LeAnne said...

I just LOVE this, Cathy! Such beautiful images!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Cathy! Love the Vintage French theme! So elegant looking! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Pauline said...

What a romantic card! Beautiful Parisian theme, and fab papers and stitching!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Sue Lelli said...

Cathy, YUMMY papers and I LOVE the addition of the flower corner detail at the bottom! Such a PRETTY card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Shelby Goolsby said...

So elegant and beautiful Cathy! I love the lace and stitching, so pretty.

Chrissy D said...

Ohh love the stitching and details on this Cathy - GORGEOUS! Sch a pretty image and so soft! Hope you had a GREAT week!

Shannon White said...

So Pretty Miss Cathy! LOVE your Wonderful image, I just got that set too and have yet to ink it up, so Thanks so much for the inspiration! Love your take on the Sketch as well, And how you incorporated the CR84FN colors too! Just Gorgeous my friend! 8-)


Janice M said...

So pretty and girly, LOVE it!!