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, June 29, 2013

Making Waves

Happy Saturday friends and stampers!  Hope you've had a wonderful week.  Yesterday I spent the day going on a Best Kept Secret Tour with two very special friends.  We had a marvelous time traveling to the different shops, eating way too much, and spending more than I should have, so now it's time to get back to my daily routine...for today that means bringing you the new sketch at The Sweet Stop!

Yesterday Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps released three new die sets for the summer. I used one of the die sets for my sample today and decided to make some waves.  

Creative Nugget:  Fancy Pants DP and Pacific Point card stock were used to create the panels for the sketch.  The waves were cut with the new Wave Dies set, the panels attached to Solar Crest and stitched to Pacific Point, and everything mounted to a Solar Crest card base.  The main image from the Ocean Paradise stamp set was stamped and colored with Copic Markers except for the umbrella which was paper pieced.  This image and the Pumpkin Pie matt were cut with Classic Circle Nesties.  One of the wonderful attributes of clear stamps is that they can be curved on the acrylic block to fit the contours of your card as was done with this sentiment from the Kindness stamp set.  The shells from the Beauty by the Sea stamp set were colored, fussy cut, and covered with Glossy Accents to finish the card.  Now I'm ready for the beach!

I hope you are ready to join us for this week's SSS217 challenge. We have plenty of inspiration for you.  Just check out the sketch and some amazing samples made by the Sugar Babies!
Sugar Babies

Faye Winn-Jones (on vacation)
Stephanie Serrano

I so appreciate everyone who visits...thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!  


Card Recipe
Stamps: Ocean Paradise, Beauty by the Sea, Kindness (SNSS)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Stormy Sky, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper:  Solar Crest (Neenah), Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie (SU!), Fancy Pants DP
Accessories: Waves Die Set (SNSS), Classic Circle Nesties (Spellbinders), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Sew Mini (Janome), Copic Markers B0000, B00, B02, B32, B34, B37, BG05, YG13, YG17, YG21, YG25, E00, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, E97, E99, T0


Ann said...

This card is stunning! Love the way you have coloured that beach image, the shells look so life like, and the wave die just tops it all off, together with the great dp. Super, Cathy:)

Stephanie said...

OMGoodness, this is fantastic! Wish I was sitting in that chair right now. I love your umbrella!!

Cynthia said...

Makes me yearn for the beach, Cathy! Gorgeous summer colors and I love the new SNSS wave die.

buggin2stamp said...

This is stunning! I don't even like the beach, but your scenic card makes me want to go sit in that chair and have a nice cold drink. :)

merrymstamper said...

Awesome card Cathy!!! love your colouring and the designer paper on the waves.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Cathy. Oh, how much I love that beach scene. Lovely colors and elements... the pretty waves are perfect.

Unknown said...

This image fits the sketch perfectly and so do your papers! I love the die you used, it really makes the image pop!

Conniecrafter said...

wonderful scene, love the pattern on the umbrella, great coloring, perfect paper for the waves too!