And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Thankful Blooms

Hello sweet friends…happy Friday and welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Friday Feature Blog Hop & Challenge!
Today's features are:
I just love how these stamp sets and dies work so well together.  I made two cards with these new products that will be given to my mother and my mother-in-law on Mother's Day!  Here's the first one:

Creative Nugget:  The front of this card was made by attaching a Soft Stone embossed panel and a piece of My Mind's Eye designer paper to Smokey Shadow card stock and mounting that to a Smokey Shadow card base.  The Mother Die was cut from the DP (all the little pieces were saved) and three times from Smokey Shadow.  The Smokey Shadow dies were glued together for dimension.  A wink of Stella Pen *LOVE* was used to paint the top layer and Glossy Accents was added to seal in the shimmer.  Then the Mother Die was embedded back into the designer paper with all the little pieces put back into place.  All three flowers from Thankful Blooms stamp set were rock 'n rolled in Distress Inks and cut with the matching Thankful Blooms Dies.  They were painted with a clear Wink of Stella pen, covered with Glossy Accents, and layered along with several leaves.  A seam binding bow finishes the card.
Here is a close up photo so you can see a little bit of the shimmer better.

My second sample features the Mother Die along with Delightful Doilies, Majestic Butterflies
and the Monarch Dies.

Creative Nugget:  The sketch from this past week on Splitcoaststampers was used for the design of this card.  Basic Grey papers were stitched to Smokey Shadow card stock and mounted to a Vintage Cream card base.  The Delightful Doily was white embossed on a matching piece of DP, fussy cut, and added behind the floral panel.  Modeling Paste was tinted with a distress reinker and added through a stencil on the third panel to create some texture.  The Mother Die was again cut three times and glued together with Wink of Stella added to the top layer.  A Monarch Butterfly Die was used to cut the butterfly out of DP and Vellum.  The vellum layer was whited embossed with the Majestic Butterfly and attached to the DP butterfly.  A little seam binding finishes the card.
A sentiment from Thankful Innies was perfect for stamping inside the card.  The Majestic Butterfly was stamped on top of the DP and cut with the matching Monarch Die.

Our challenge to you this week is to make a Mother's Day card.  Visit the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog for all the details.  Let all the beautiful design team samples inspire you!  Just click on the first 13 thumbnails to see the DT details and leave a little love behind.  Then add your own Mother's Day creation to the gallery using the Linky Tool below!  We can't wait to see all of your cards honoring MOTHER!

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter 
(although we sure love when you do!)
 - You'll have until Thursday, April 24th at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  The winner will be announced next Friday, April 25th, on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog
- Please use code SNSFFC8 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

Thanks so much for stopping by…Have a wonderful Resurrection Day!



merrymstamper said...

Beautiful cards! Love the layers of flowers on your first card.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I'm blown away - these are all just gorgeous. You've included so many things I'm not familiar with and wish I knew how to do! What beauty you have created.

Sue D said...

very pretty cards!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the coloring of the flower on the first, such pretty layouts on them both and your inside would even make a lovely front!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy. The shiny finish on the flowers on the first card is amazing!