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, August 4, 2012

Rhubarb Goes to School

Happy Saturday!  Hope you had a wonderful week.  It's been another busy one with a new stamp release by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Vacation Bible School at our church.  But now it's time to relax with another fabulous sketch from The Sweet Stop!  

Can you believe it's August already?  In no time at all, the kids will be heading back to school.  It still seems funny not to be thinking about going back myself, but since retiring, it's nice not to have to worry about prepping a classroom!   One of the new stamp sets released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps this month is "Back to School Rhubarb," perfect for this time of year!

Creative Nugget:  Reading Rhubarb was stamped onto one of the Decorative Plaque Dies by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and colored with copic markers.  His fur was given texture with colorless blender ink and an old washcloth...a technique I've been enjoying lately!  Each panel of the Doodlebug Design patterned paper was layered onto Chocolate Chip card stock.  Letters were impressed into the yellow layer using the Book Print Impression Plate and some piercing was added around the border.  A strip of ric-rac and Baker's twine were added across the top panel, and Rhubarb was popped up on top of that.  I wasn't sure where to add the sentiment, so I deviated from the sketch a little by adding a banner to finish the card.

Be sure to check out what the other Sugar Babies have done with this sketch, then play along by entering your card over at The Sweet Stop!

Sugar Babies

          Chrissy Dickinson

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


Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Back to School Rhubarb (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Chocolate Chip (SU!), Snips and Snails Paper Pad (Doodlebug Designs Inc.)
Accessories: Lable Die (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Circle Nestie, Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities die (Spellbinders), Book Print Impression Plate (PTI), Piercing Tool, Baker's Twine, Copic Markers E41, 42, 44, 47; YG13, 17, 21, 23; R20; Y13, 18; B0000, 00, 12, 14


Janice M said...

Cathy this is adorable!!! Love the way you added the little sentiment flag. Might have to get those dies soon. Have a wonderful weekend!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card Cathy. Love sweet Rhubarb and the coloring. The dark brown looks great with the yellow paper... also love the embossing, the banner... the chevron strip is just perfect!

Shannon White said...

So Adorable Miss Cathy! LOVE your Darling Rhubarb! And your Coloring is Fabulous Lady! Goodness! 8-) Super dp's too and Love the layout as well. Just Adorable! 8-)

Hope you have a Fantastic week my friend! 8-)


Shelby Goolsby said...

Adorable card Cathy!! I love the cute flag, layered ribbons and Rhubarb is colored beautifully. Have a wonderful day.

Carol L said...

Rhubarb looks perfectly content to sit and read his book like a good little bear :) I just love the dsp with the embossed yellow panel, and that chevron strip is such a cute finishing touch! Adorable!

Debbie said...

This is adorable!! I love the DP and chevron across it, and Rhubarb is just sooooo cute!!!