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)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Keep In Touch

Hello friends, and for those of you in the U.S., happy 4th of July weekend!  I have two cards to share with you today that are perfect for keeping in touch.

The first card is made with a stamp set being featured this week at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Keep In Touch.

Creative Nugget:  Since the elements in the stamp set are vintage in nature, I decided to make this card a little Shabby Chic by adding a shabby bow, distressing the edges, and stitching the panels together.  The colors were inspired by The Card Concept Challenge for this week and the design by Freshly Made Sketches. The patterned papers came from an Authentique paper pad and were made a little more aged by applying ink to an acrylic block, spritzing it with water, and stamping it directly onto the DP.  A few ink splatters were added with watercolor paints.  The images on the card are from the Keep In Touch stamp set and were cut with the matching Keep In Touch Dies.  A few postage marks from the Parisian Postcard stamp set were lightly stamped and pearls added in the corner to finish the card.

The second card has a completely different look and was made using the Splitcoaststampers Sketch for this week.

Creative Nugget:  All the stamps and dies used on this card are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  The poppies are from the Mini Flower Blocks 3 stamp set and were colored with Copic Markers and cut with a Spellbinders Square Nestie.  The Anna Griffin Poppy embossing folder was perfect for the background.  The sentiment is from Keep in Touch, the featured stamp set for this week, and was cut with the edge of one of the Decorative Plaques Dies.  The Majestic Monarch was colored with Copic Markers and cut with the matching Monarch Die.  The panels were stitched together and a bow and pearls were added to finish the card.

Here are the products from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store used to make both cards:

Take Note will be submitted to the following challenges:
Hello Friend Poppies will be submitted to the following Challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by…have a fabulous 4th of July weekend!



Tina Goodwin said...

Wow! These are both very gorgeous cards. I love the layouts and colors of them. They are very well put together...perfect even. Something you would see for sale in a store. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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Michele K. Henderson said...

Both of these cards are adorable! I just love your Card Concept card -the colors, and the way the elements come together! Beautiful card!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I don't think my comment got published, so if it didn't, let me just say how much I love your color palette and pretty details in your Card Concept card in grey and yellow! Just beautiful!

Amy O said...

These are both beautiful cards. I love the special touches, like the spiral edge and soft, pretty colors on the first. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous card Cathymac. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

Kerin said...

Wow both cards are gorgeous! I especially love the stitching, it's the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great cards!! I love all the details you added to your cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Sister Act Card Challenge this week.

Cindy said...

Beautiful Cathymac! Thank you for joining CC&CC. Hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

Beautiful Cathymac! Thank you for joining CC&CC. Hugs, Cindy