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, April 20, 2013

Happy Flowers

Phew...I finally feel that I'm caught least until the next big project comes around!  Hello all...hope you've had a wonderful week.  We've had a lot of rain here lately...the old saying about April showers proved to be true this week! LOL! I thought some bright, cheerful flowers would help brighten the day, so I reached for a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set called Happy Place for my sample for The Sweet Stop Challenge this week.  Since it's the third week of the month, there's a spin and a prize...just make a Happy Birthday card for SSS207 and you could randomly be selected to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Sweet 'n Sassy Store!

Creative Nugget:  The sketch was followed closely to create the layers for the base of the card using Solar Crest, Limeade Ice, Blueberry Sky, and Real Red card stocks.  Some clouds were sponged on the  base layer and on the flower panel with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  The flowers were stamped and paper  pieced using My Mind's Eye DP.  The grass was drawn in with some Copic Markers.  The "happy" was cut from one of the sentiments from the Happy Place stamp set and adhered to a cloud, while the "Birthday" from the new Script Birthdays set was stamped right on the cloud from the Clouds & Raindrops Die Set.   A few of the raindrops were added and given a coat of Glossy Accents.  A double Baker's Twine bow, some pins, and a MS butterfly punch out complete the card.  Hope this card will brighten your day!

Please take time to see what the other Sugar Babies have created for you and play along with us this week over at The Sweet Stop!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Happy Place, Script Birthdays (SNSS)
Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, and Barn Door Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Solar Crest (Neenah), Lieade Ice, Blueberry Sky (PTI), Real Red (SU!), Hootenanny Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Clouds & Raindrops Die Set (SNSS), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Pins, Copic Markers YG00, YG21, YG25


Debbie said...

This is really pretty!! We sure are getting our share of April showers here lately!

Conniecrafter said...

pretty cloud background, love the paper piecing and raindrops!

Carol L said...

Your card is beautifully crafted with all of those bright and cheery colors. I just love those raindrops with glossy accents falling from the clouds! Great paper piecing on those flowers too!! NJ!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, this is beautiful Cathy. Love the paper-pieced flowers and the colors. The rain drops look perfect.

Faye said...

Oh Cathy, I love this! The raindrops and clouds are such a fab detail and I love the colours! X

Ginger said...

Gorgeous card!

Robin Parker said...

Cathy, this is so pretty! Love the designer papers and the flowers. The rain drops are the perfect touch!!