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 15, 2019

That's Mer-Mazing

Hello sweet friends!  Just getting around to sharing these cards from the new MER-MAZING June Release by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps here on my blog.

My first card uses the new Mer-Mazing stamp set created by Jenn Nilsson and an oldie but goodie, Lots-a-Spots.

Creative Nugget:  Some of the spots from Lots-a-Spots were white embossed on mixed media paper.  Distress Oxide Inks were sponged over the embossed spots and other spots from the stamp set were stamped with the same Oxide Inks to create the underwater background.  Circle dies were then used to cut bubbles from the background.  Images from the Mer-mazing stamp set were colored with Copic Markers and cut out using the Scan 'N Cut.  Some of the images were then placed behind the popped up background while other images were popped on top of the background to finish the card.

My second card used the new Hymn Word Art stamp set designed by Nina Brackett.

Creative Nugget:  Distress Oxide inks were pressed onto an acrylic block, spritzed with water, and stamped onto a piece of mixed media paper to create the background.  This panel was cut with a stitched rectangle die.  One of the hymns from the Hymn Word Art stamp set was black embossed onto the background.  A white paint pen was used to color in some of the letters.  A black gingham bow was added along with some sequins to finish the card.

My final card used the Peony Cluster stamp set which was the stamp of the month last month, but is now available for purchase.

Creative Nugget:  The background panels were created with Ranger Alcohol Inks on Yupo paper.  The peonies were white embossed on vellum and fussy cut.  The vellum flowers were popped onto the card with foam tape.  Netting ribbon was added to one layer and the sentiment from Happy Couple was embossed on a die cut banner to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!



Heather said...

Oooo . . . these are all so beautiful!! And that mermaid card is soooo adorable!! Your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Ina G said...

Simply stunning peonies here Cathy. Looks so good with vellum. Your AI background really makes them pop. Thanks for joining the gallery at Just Us Girls this week.

danceswithwolves said...

Love your color choices!

Nonni said...

Wow, all these cards are amazing! You are rocking the pink color hues and white embossing on vellum in your card for us -I love the rich, detailed look of this card. Thanks for joining us at Time Out!

cm said...

An array of fabulous cards! I'm especially smitten with your peony cluster; swooning over the gorgeous background! Thrilled to see your artistry in the Just Us Girls gallery!

Donna said...

Such gorgeous cards and stunning backgrounds, glad you shared it with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at The House That Stamps Built. Donna DT

Esther Asbury said...

Three lovely cards --- I especially like how you showcased the hymn word art set! So happy you played along in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

Patti J said...

Such beautiful creations! Love them all! Thanks for sharing with us at The House that Stamps Built!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Stunning card
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
Rachelle DT

Shona Chambers said...

You've been a busy bee and love that each card is so different. Especially love the last card with the vellum flowers. Its stunning, the flowers embossed so perfectly and that alcohol ink background is stunning. I'm so very glad you joined us at TIME OUT!!