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, December 1, 2012

Come Seek Him

Good morning, everyone! that December is finally here...can you believe it...the crunch is on to get those Christmas cards finished, and even though I've done pretty well on working on mine all year long, I still have quite a few to do...which means that you will probably be seeing a lot of Christmas cards this month for the Sweet Stop Sketch!  And here's the first sketch of the month over at The Sweet Stop!

Creative Nugget:  For some reason I struggled with this one, and even now I'm not sure I like the final product.  I could not find a sentiment I liked that would fit the circle element, but it is what it is, and I hope you find something inspirational about it!  The music score from the "Joy to the World Hymn," by Our Daily Bread Designs, was lightly stamped using Old Paper Distress Ink on a piece of Vintage Cream card stock.  The "Seek Him Still" image, by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, was embossed using Fine Detail Gold over the music score.  This panel was torn around the edges to mimic the border around the wise men.  A piece of Twig and Berry DP by KaiserCraft was matted on Scarlet Jewel card stock for the second layer. The Music Score impression plate was used on another piece of Vintage Cream and the edges embossed with gold.  A circle punch and Splendid Circle die were used to create the circle element.  Everything was mounted on a Scarlet Jewel card base.  Gold ribbon and a few gold pearls were added, and now that I'm looking at it again, a few more gold pearls scattered around, may be what is missing to finish the card...Hmmmmm...think I'll go do that now!

Even though I struggled with this one, the other Sugar Babies did not, as you will see.  Don't forget to check them out and welcome Sephanie Serrano to the Sugar Baby Team before joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Sugar Babies

                                                         Stephanie Serrano

Hope you have a wonderful weekend...thanks so much for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Seek Him Still (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Joy to the World Hymn (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: VeraMark (Tsukineko), Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger), Scarlet Jewel (PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel (PTI), Twigs and Berries DP (KaiserKraft)
Accessories: Splendid Circle Die (Spellbinders), Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Circle Punch (SU!), Music Score Impression Plate, Gold Ribbon (PTI), Kaiser Pearls


Faye said...

Hi Cathy. You have pulled another super elegant card out of the bag. The ribbon is a gorgeous detail too. Have a great week. X

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Cathy. That image looks great and the torn edges are perfect. Also love the colors and the half circle.

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!! You certainly don't look like you struggled with this!! Beautiful image and I love the musical embossing!

Stephanie said...

This is just beautiful!! Kudos to you for making your own Christmas cards!

Unknown said...

This is a wonderful Christmas card. I think the sentiment fits it perfectly!