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, June 16, 2012

A Little Bit Vintage

Hello, Friends!  It seems like such a long time since I've been to my hubby, Kody, and I just got back from a week at the beach!  What a wonderful time we had...gorgeous sunny weather (except for one day of rain)...relaxing days on the sand...strolling on the boardwalk...falling asleep to the sound of waves, eating...eating...and more eating!  But alas, all good things must come to an end.   At least it's Saturday and time for another wonderful sketch at The Sweet Stop, and this week the spin is texture, so that means... A PRIZE!

You would think my sample would be a beach theme, but I found myself reaching for Vintage Baby, a gorgeous new set just released by 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Creative Nugget:  Before leaving on vacation, I had been playing around with the Bargello technique and had this scrap piece on my desk that just screamed "baby."  It was perfect since the spin for this week is texture. Strips of patterned paper, 3/4" wide, were glued to a piece of light weight copy paper. These were then cut across the pattern in different widths and staggered onto another lightweight piece of card stock.  You can see a video tutorial of this technique HERE at Splitcoaststampers. The bargello scrap was mounted onto a piece of Sweet Blush card stock and it provided the background for the baby booties.  The booties were clear embossed onto a piece of Vintage Cream and the sentiment was added in Versafine Onyx Black.  This was cut with an oval nestie and sponged with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink while still in the die.  A scalloped oval framed the bootie panel, and this was popped up onto the bargello background.  All layers were mounted onto a Vintage Cream panel that had been impressed with a canvas pattern, adding more texture.  A little sponging around the edges in Victorian Velvet was done before adhering everything to a Vintage Cream Card front.  The hearts were die cut from what was left over of the bargello scrap using the Heart Die Set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Ribbon, pearls, and a little pink safety pin provide more texture and finish the card.

If you decide to play along with us at The Sweet Stop this week, just look what prize is up for grabs...
       this newly released Summertime Rhubarb set!

Be sure to check out the other Sugar Babies before running off to your stamping place!

Sugar Babies

           Chrissy Dickinson

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful Father's Day weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Vintage Baby (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: VersaMark, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush (PTI), Patterned Paper scraps from my stash
Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), Heart Die Set (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Clear Embossing Powder, Canvas Impression Plate, Sweet Blush Ribbon (PTI), Kaiser Pearls, Safety Pin


LeAnne said...

Oooh, a week at the beach sounds wonderful! Glad you had fun, and what a beautiful card this is! Love the do this so well!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness mIss Cathy! This is just So Precious! Love the fun technique withe the dp's ! it looks just like a patchwork Baby quilt! Love it! And you embossed baby bootie and embellies are all so Sweet! Just a Wonderful Baby card my friend! 8-)

Hugs and Happy weekend!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling baby card Cathy. Love that technique. I will have to check it out. The colors are so pretty... and I love the sweet hearts!

Janice M said...

LOVE what you did with this sketch Cathy! Love the hearts, great idea! Hope you were able to keep cool this week! Think the humidity is supposed to drop now so it should be much better! Have a great weekend!!