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, May 4, 2013

Roses for Mom

Welcome peeps!  It's Saturday...the weather has been delightful...and it's time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop! Before we get to the sketch, let me tell you about some changes to the Sugar Baby design team.  We need to say a sad good bye to Janice Melton.  Janice has been on the Sugar Baby team for over two years and will be greatly missed here at The Sweet Stop, but we will be sure to keep in touch through her blog and on Splitcoaststampers!  On a good note, we are adding four new Sugar Babies to the team...a big welcome to Ann, Cynthia, Debbie, and Jamie!

With Mother's Day only a week away, the sketch this week provided the needed inspiration to make a card for my Mother's Day stash!

Creative Nugget:  I found myself reaching for some of my favorite papers by My Mind's Eye to create the sketch elements, mounting them to Rose Red and Smokey Shadow card stocks, and attaching them to a Vintage Cream card base.  The Scalloped Trim Border was layered and pearls added for an extra feminine touch. The Roses, from North Coast Creations, were stamped twice and colored with Copic Markers.  This panel was cut with a Classic Oval Nestie and mounted to an Opulent Oval die.  A few of the roses were fussy cut from the second stamped image and popped up for dimension.  I did move this oval panel to the other side to accommodate the image.  The sentiment, from Teeny Tiny Wishes, was stamped on a Bitty Banners Framelit, both from SU!  Several panels were embossed for texture, and a few more pearls and a seam binding bow were added to finish the card.  This feminine card will be perfect for my Mother-in-Law!

How about you...are you still in need of a Mother's Day card for next Sunday?  Join us this week at The Sweet Stop!  Be sure to stop by all of the other talented Sugar Babies for some inspiration and to welcome the newbies!

Sugar Babies

Melissa Schultz (on vacation)
                                     Robin Parker
                                   Stephanie Serrano

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Roses (NCC), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow (PTI), Solar White (Neenah), Blush Paper Collection (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Classic Oval Nestie, Opulent Oval Die (Spellbinders), Scalloped Trim Border Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits (SU!), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Honeycomb Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Kaiser Pearls, Copic Markers R00, R81, R83, R89, G43, G82, G85


Stephanie said...

Absolutely STUNNING!! What a great MD card.

Faye said...

Hello Lovely Lady. S always you have created something beautiful. I love the colours and the depth you have with all the textures. Fantabulous. Have a great weekend. X

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, Cathy. This card is gorgeous! Love everything about it. The soft pink hues, the beautiful roses, the dry embossed panel... the DP is just perfect. This is a true art work, should be frames!

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous!! I love this sketch, too, so hopefully I'll have time to play along this week!

Eret said...

It is so gorgeous card. I love these beautfil papers and your coloring of the image. Stunning!
Eret xx

Unknown said...

This card is gorgeous, I am absolutely drooling over it! I love those roses, they are beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring of the roses and just love the sweet little bow to go with it!

Robin Parker said...

Cathy, this is just stunning! OMG!! Gorgeous, so many adjectives for this incredible creation!