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, January 22, 2018

Spotlight on Birch Trees

Hello sweet friends!  Today I'm sharing two cards over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.  I love the new stamp sets released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps this month, but I still love some of the old sets as well.  My cards today feature both the new and the old.

This first card uses the new Through the Trees stamp set as well as the Scene Silhouettes: Woodland set and the Thoughtful Words set designed by Nina Brackett.

Creative Nugget:  The scene was stamped twice with the help of my Misti...once on Neenah card stock and once on mixed media paper.  Intense Color Blocks were used to watercolor the mixed media scene and ODBD Pierced Circle Dies were used to cut circles from the top layer.  The sentiment from the Thoughtful Words set was embossed on the top layer as well.  The top layer was popped over the watercolored layer using foam tape.  The animals from the Scene Silhouettes: Woodland set were embossed and cut with my SanNCut.  They were also popped onto the card with foam tape.

My second card uses the old Precious Poppies and Floral Greetings stamp sets.  Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card for a friend who just lost her father and the poppies were perfect.

Creative Nugget:  The poppies were gold embossed on Neenah card stock and watercolored with Intense Color Blocks. Fossilized Amber Distress Ink was sponged through a TH Burlap Stencil for a little shading behind the flowers.  The sentiment is from the Floral Greetings stamp set and was gold embossed on a black banner.  A bow made with metallic gold thread and black pearls were added to finish the card.

These cards will be submitted for the following challenges:

Thanks so much of stopping by!  Have a delightful day!



Diane said...

Very pretty card with pretty details! Thank you for joining our challenge at DiesR Us!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

Cute birthday card Cathy and great job on the technique! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Kids Kards’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Conniecrafter said...

Love how you did your spotlight technique and your poppy card is just lovely!

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous cards
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful Kids card, Cathy. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. Hope you will join us for future challenges.

Creative world said...

Fabulous card and fantastic bright colors... thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge this week,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx