Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hello, Sunshine!

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Cathy here to share a couple of cards with you today...one sneak peek and one from a past release.  I was recently on vacation at the beach where I love to watch the sun rise over the ocean.  Often sunrises and sunsets are just breathtaking, so both of my cards feature the sun!

The sun on this first card was masked and the sky sponged before adding silhouettes from several popular silhouette sets...Nature Silhouettes 2Landscape Silhouettes, Long Stem Silhouettes, and Serene Silhouettes.  The panel was split to make room for the sentiment.  Don't you just love the swinging boy Silhouette?  It's from one of the new stamp sets being released tomorrow, God Is...  The card front was matted in black and stitching added across the sponged panel and around the one corner.  The sketch design is from this week's Sweet Stop Challenge.

The sun on the second card was made from strips of DP stitched together.  The clouds and sentiment are from the Head in the Clouds stamp set.  The Clouds & Raindrop dies, the Fence die, and the Birds & Feather dies were used to create the scene and a few rhinestones added for a little sparkle.

Even though the sentiment on the second card makes reference to the sun, it reminds me of the son...God's son shining grace and mercy into our lives.  What an awesome thought to think that one day we will have no need for the sun because we will have the presence of THE SON!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit with us today!
Have a bright sun-filled day!

Hugs,
Cathy

3 comments:

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Cathy, they are both outstanding cards! I love how you combined the boy swinging with your stamped panel, and I love the papers you used with the sun with rays! How clever to add the bird on a fence.

Cynthia said...

Both cards are fabulous, Cathy!

Susie said...

Beautiful cards today. My personal favorite is the first. We've all heard the advice to "anchor" our images. You've done just that ~ from the top. It's a beautiful segueway into your sunrise (gorgeous sponging). The stitching around the corner - perfection.