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, November 3, 2012

Poppy Greetings

Hello friends...what an eventful week we've had!  I want to begin by expressing my sincerest thoughts and prayers to those on the East Coast whose lives have been uprooted by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.  What we experienced here was mild in comparison and not nearly as severe as predicted, and for that I am grateful.  My card sample for The Sweet Stop was made with these thoughts in mind.

Creative Nugget:  The sketch design for this card was followed exactly and kept pretty clean and simple.  The background was embossed with the Canvas Impression Plate and a few score lines added for interest.  The DP layer was stitched to True Black and black pearls were added to the corner.  The poppies from the Poppies and Greetings stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps were colored with Copic Markers and cut using the out-of-the-box technique and an oval Nestie.  Distress inks were sponged on all of the edges.  Two of the poppies were stamped again, colored, cut out, and popped up for dimension.  This was adhered to a True Black Scalloped Oval Nestie.  A Black seam binding bow and a sentiment tag were attached.  Everything was mounted to a Soft Stone card base.

We have LOTS of inspiration for you this week as our Sugar Baby team is growing, and the card samples are simply gorgeous!  So take a peek at them all and welcome the new DT members by leaving a little love on their blogs.  Then come join in the fun this week at The Sweet Stop!  We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful week, and don't forget to VOTE on Tuesday!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Poppies and Greetings (Now on sale for 25% off until Nov.7th at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Soft Stone, True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White, Classic Collection Paper Pad (FabScraps)
Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), Canvas Impression Plate, Tiny Tags Die (PTI), Black Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Scor-Buddy, Sew Mini (Janome), Kaiser Pearls, Signo Gel Pen, Copic Markers R43, 46, 59, 89; YG03, 61, 63, 67; C5, 7, 9


Debbie said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the poppies 'out-of-the-box'!!

Faye said...

Cathy, the sentiment behind your card is as beautiful as the card itself. Your poppies look amazing. Really eye catching. They literally jump off the card. Stunning. X

buggin2stamp said...

Gorgeous! I love how the flowers just pop right off the card.

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous as always, Cathy! Love the deep color of the poppies and they literally jump off the screen.

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous, I love those poppies! I'm happy to become one of the new sugar babies and to be playing along with you!

Shannon White said...

Oh this is Just Gorgeous Miss Cathy!! 8-) Love the Pretty popped up Poppies! You coloring sure brings them to life! Love them! Just Beautiful Lady!8-)

Hope you have a Fantastic Weekend my friend!


Monika/Buzsy said...

What a gorgeous card Cathy. Love those poppies. Such dramatic coloring and fab dimenstions. Also love the pretty DP and the stiching!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

this is gorgeous Cathy!! I just love the bright red poppies and how they go out of the frame and your design with the sewing. Stunning!!

I wrote you another private message at SC, I had another question for you.


Ceal said...

beautiful card! love your coloring . It's great to be a sugarbaby with you

Janice M said...

Czthy this is so pretty! Love the out of the box look with those poppies.