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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fall Time Cocoa

Happy Saturday, Sweet Stop friends!  Hope you had a great week! With all the hot weather and drought we've been having across the country, I feel ready for fall...especially since Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps released some wonderful new fall stamps!  So with fall stamps in hand and a brand new sketch at The Sweet Stop, I'm ready for some Fall Time Cocoa!

Creative Nugget:  Looks like Cocoa is ready for fall, too, as he is peeking around that big pumpkin.  Cocoa was stamped on Neenah Solar Crest card stock and colored with copic markers.  The out-of-the-box technique was used along with a circle nestie to cut out the image.  This was mounted onto a Dark Chocolate Fleur de Lis Motif die.  The next two panels of Basic Grey DP were also mounted on Dark Chocolate.  It's hard to see, but the kraft layer was randomly stamped with several leaves from the new Leaf Silhouettes clear stamp set with VersaMark ink, and embossed using a Tim Holtz embossing Folder.  Here's a little embossing tip:  I always cut the panel a little larger than I need, emboss the panel, then cut it to the correct size.  Embossing always seems to shrink the size of your panel a little, and this way you get the perfect size you need!  All panels were layered onto Neenah Solar Crest, and then to a Dark Chocolate card base.  The two leaves from the Leaf Silhouettes set were stamped and fussy cut.  A hole was punched in the top of the leaves so the Baker's twine could be threaded through and a button attached.  The sentiment was stamped on a strip of Neenah Solar Crest and the flag end punched with a photo corner punch.  This also was mounted on Dark Chocolate.  A few buttons finish the card!  

Here is the Christmas version:

If you love layers, you will love working with this sketch!  Before heading off to your special crafting space, check in with the other Sugar Babies to see their fabulous samples for this week.

Can't wait to see what you do with the sketch over at The Sweet Stop!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Fall Time Cocoa, Leaf Silhouettes (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Chocolate Chip (SU!), Walnut Stain, Bundled Sage, and Dried Marigold Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Kraft (PTI), Neenah Solar Crest (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Mellow DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Tim Holtz Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Circle Nesties, Fleur de Lis Motifs Die (Spellbinders), Photo Corner Punch (SU!), Buttons (PTI), Baker's Twine, Copic Markers YR04, 16, 18; Y21; G40, 43, 46; R00, 20; W1, 2, 3, 5


Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Cathy! these are Both Wonderful! Love your Sweet Fall Cocoa!! So CUTE 8-) Love the Pretty Fall leaves and Lovely dps too! And your Nativity scene card is so Precious! So Fabulously colored! Wow! 8-)

Hope you have a Super Weekend my friend! 8-)


Debbie said...

These are both beautiful!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy. The colors are so pretty with the images. Cocoa is darling and the leaves look perfect. The Chirstmas card is just precious. Love how you stamped the image on the background panel too and "spotlighted" the image. Just perfect. The stitching is awesome!

Carol L said...

They're both cute cards, but like you - Cocoa holds a special place in my heart! Cute fall card, and I love the pretty stitching on the Christmas version as well! NJ on both!

Janice M said...

Great cards Cathy!! Love the way you added the leaves to the fall cocoa card. I was playing around with this set earlier tonight. Have a great week my friend!!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Cathy the fall card is so cute and your Christmas card is beautiful!! The way you layered the image and colored the manger is beautiful.