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)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tender Thoughts & Sympathy Innies

Welcome to Day 3 of our November feature 
Blog Hops!
Today we're featuring Korin's beautiful new 

  • Stamp set includes 7 images and 3 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The birch trees measure approximately 3 3/4" X 3 3/4" 
  • The deer measures approximately 1 3/4" x 2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $15 
  • Die set-$25.75 
  • Get the Bundle for just $36 a ($40.75 value)

  • Stamp set includes 7 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The sentiments range approximately from 2" to 3" 
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $15
Here are some samples for your inspiration!

Creative Nugget:  I love the new Tender Thoughts stamp set and the Birch Forest Dies!  A background was masked and sponged with Memento inks to look like the sun is rising over the snow drifts.  The birch forest was cut from True Black card stock and white embossed.  The trees can be used as is or they can be separated to accommodate the size of your card as was done here.  The trees were popped up with foam tape on the sponged background to create depth.  A black frame was cut using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics dies and attached to the tree panel.  Snow drifts were torn from Solar Crest drift was embossed with Swiss Dots while a sentiment from Sympathy Innies was stamped on the other. These were also attached with foam tape.  The deer was cut from Smokey Shadow and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and a few Cherry Cobbler birds were stamped, hand cut and added to finish this card.  

Creative Nugget: The pattern for this card came from the Technique Junkies' Designer Paper Perfection CD.  The Authentique papers were cut using the directions on the CD. It's hard to see, but the first cut in the DP was made with a Decorative Plaque Die.  The panels were loosely stitched (still getting used to the tension on my new sewing machine...I miss my old Sew Mini) to True Black card stock and attached to a Baja Breeze card base.  The sentiment, from the new Sympathy Innies stamp set, was stamped, cut and matted to a Baja Breese oval, and attached to the card.  A black bow and a few mulberry roses finish the card.

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, November 15th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, November 18th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!  Check back with us again tomorrow for Day 4.



Unknown said...

Amazing work!!

Susie said...

Oh that sponged sky! Cathy you are a master at sponging. And the your Sympathy Innies card - beautiful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beauitful cards Cathy. Love the white embossed tree on the first one and the sponging is amazing behind the trees! The flowers and papers are lovely on the second card. Very elegant.

Cynthia said...

Lovely cards, Cathy! The sponged sky behind the birch forest die is gorgeous.

Pati said...

Beautiful forest scene, I like your snow drifts, the spreading of the trees & the sunrise background!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. I like the sunrise on the first one.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful cards. I really love the sentiments. TFS

Kris B said...

Stunning cards! Love the sunset and dimension on the woodland scene! Your second card is lovely, wonderful sentiment focal!

Indy's Designs said...

Cathy, I just love the sunset behind your forest! Stunning!

Heather said...

These are both gorgeous! I LOVE the first with the sunset behind the trees. It looks awesome.

Theresa said...

Beautiful morning!!

Unknown said...

Each card is more gorgeous than the last! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards. Love the 3d look of the first one.

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Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow, your beautiful sunrise for the backdrop to your card is just lovely, like how you framed it all too and like the colorful birds, lovely 2nd card too, the flowers are so pretty with your paper!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful cards...I adore the first with the wonderful sunset.

Katie said...

Great cards! Love your sunrise! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

K. Joy said...

Aack! I love the sky in the deer card! And the whole scene - great dimension...the whole thing looks real. :) Your second card is beautiful as well. I love the colors!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love the colors behind the trees!

Cheryl S. said...

I have already ordered the Tender Thoughts stamp set and can 't wait for it to arrive. Your sunrise card is awesome!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Stunning cards, Cathy! Love the sunset you created behind your trees-the added dimension you got by popping the trees up on dimensionals is wonderful. Your sympathy floral is also stunning with your beautiful floral spray. You are so talented!

Zella said...

WOW - love the sky on your first card...and the second card - beautiful!