Friday, April 8, 2016

Be Encouraged

Hello sweet friends!  What a fun week we had celebrating Korin's Birthday.  We hope you enjoyed the special birthday discounts and entering the contest for the free giveaway!  Because of the overwhelming response, it may take a little while to compile the list for the random selection, but be sure to stay tuned…we will be announcing the winner of that fabulous gift bundle soon!  

I do have two cards to share with you today!

The background was made by covering an acrylic block with Peacock Feathers, Abandoned Coral, and Candied Apple distress inks and spritzing them with water before pressing them onto a piece of Bristol Board card stock.  The Long Stem Silhouettes image was stamped on the background after it dried.  A sentiment from the Be Encouraged 2 stamp set was white embossed on a piece of vellum and stitched to the card.  Black thread was used to frame the sentiment.  Prills were added to the center of the flowers.

This second card was for Korin's birthday…we know how much she loves her fur babies!

The paw prints from Kitty Love were white embossed on Neenah card stock and sponged with Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, and Ground Espresso distress ink.  The sentiments are from Kitty Love and LOL Cats and were white embossed then stamped again with Jet Black Archival ink.  The kitty in the middle is from the Valentine Critters stamp set and was cut with the matching Valentine Critters Die.

Thanks so much for stopping by…have a wonderful weekend!
Until next time…happy stamping!



kittykat3308 said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Kathleen said...

Love your two cards and all of your design elements! Great layering on of the background colors on the first and layers of stamped images on the second! Great job and makes me want to try both techniques!

Judy Rozema said...

You make the most amazing things!! Love both of these~!

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, Cathy- both of these cards are amazing!! Love all of your fabulous details- you are such an inspiration to all of us! Hugs, sweet friend :-)

Joyce Casaldi said...

Beautiful cards!