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, September 8, 2012

Fall on Your Knees

Happy Saturday sketch loving friends!  It's time once again for another fabulous sketch at The Sweet Stop!  This week's design has lots of layers, so it was right up my alley.  For my sample I combined a variety of stamp sets by Sweet 'n Sassy Stampsa fall theme, and scripture...thus the title of my post...Fall on Your Knees! Aren't you thankful that in good times and in troubling times we can fall on our knees and our heavenly Father will hear our prayers and supply our needs?

Creative Nugget:  The Vintage Cream card base was embossed with the Canvas Impression Plate and distressed with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  The DP panel was distressed and stitched to some Dark Chocolate card stock.  It seems that every card I make lately has stitching on it...I just love the look and can't make myself put my little sewing machine away!   Hope you don't mind!  More paper from the Weekend Market Collection Paper Pad by Bo Bunny was cut using the Splendid Circle Die.  The fishtail banner panel was made using a Tim Holtz technique called Perfect Distress, which can be found HERE, various distress inks, a leaf image from the Season of Change stamp set and the Friendship Script background stamp.  Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls gives this panel and the sentiment panel a very pretty shimmer which does not show up at all in the photo.  The sentiment panel was stamped with the woodgrain border from the Grunge Borders clear stamp set, the scripture from the Words of Jesus set, and one of the Decorative Frame Toppers. The leaf in the corner is cut from cork using one of the matching Season of Change Leaf Dies and stamped with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink...and yes, the die cut through the cork with no problems!  A little bit of jute and some pearls finish the card.

And here is the Christmas version using the pre-released Christmas set, Holiday Baubles, and the Light of Christmas background stamp.

Now it's your turn...but before you rush off to your crafty place, check out the beautiful samples by the other talented Sugar Babies and leave a little love on their blogs!  Can't wait to see what you create for SSS175 over at The Sweet Stop!

Sugar Babies

                Chrissy Dickinson

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Season of Change, Friendship Script, Words of Jesus, Grunge Borders, Decorative Frame Toppers (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Aged Mahogany Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Weekend Market Collection Paper Pad (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Rectangle Nestie, Splendid Circle Die (Spellbinders), Season of Change Leaf Die Set (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Sew Mini (Janome), Kaiser Pearls, Cork


Diana Seal said...

Wow, beautiful cards! Love the layout! Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Carol L said...

They're both beautiful cards, but those little Christmas stockings all tied up with little bows just makes me smile! The plaid ornament is such a perfect accent too! NJ on both!

Shannon White said...

Just Beautiful Miss Cathy! Love both your Fall and Christmas versions! Love the Pretty Fall leaves! You have so inspired me to break this set out! 8-) And the little stockings are too Sweet! Also, I must Say thanks so much for your Awesome sketch, I had a lot of fun with it! 8-)


Debbie said...

These are both beautiful!! I love the colors and verse on the fall card, and I love the cozy feel of the Christmas card!!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I would be hard pressed to pick a fav. The autumn card perfectly captures the feeling of the season. I love your Christmas card too

Shelby Goolsby said...

Beautiful fall card Cathy!! The colors and textures are gorgeous. Such a cute Christmas card too, you are on a roll with your stash:)

Janice M said...

Great cards Cathy! This sketch was alot of fun to play with, thanks!! Hope you have a great weekend.

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous work! Love the papers and your take on the sketches!