Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wishing You...

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Cathy here with two very different cards to share with you today.  I have a great niece who is three so I like to keep fun cards on hand for special occasions.  There are so many cute stamp sets at the SNSS Store that are perfect for this, but for her next fun-filled birthday, I just had to use this adorable clown from the Circus Fun stamp set.

Fun papers by American Crafts provided the ideal background for the clown which was paper pieced and colored with Copic Markers.  The balloons were colored and given a coat of Glossy Accents to look translucent.  Banner Dies were used to create the banner across the top of the card which was mounted to twine and attached with foam tape. 

I also needed to wish friends at church the love, peace, and comfort of the Lord after the loss of their mother/MIL.   Precious Poppies and a technique learned at a recent Clear & Sheer Online Class were used for my sympathy card.  

 The poppies were white embossed on a piece of vellum dyed with Memento dye inks.  The vellum was attached to card stock that was embossed using the Anna Griffin Poppies folder and mounted to a card base.  The sympathy greeting from the Script Sentiments stamp set was gold embossed on a strip of white card stock and attached to the card.  A bow and gold pearls were added to finish the card.  A sentiment from Sympathy Innies was gold embossed on the inside.
(The Precious Poppies stamp set is currently out of stock but will be available soon.)

Be sure to check out these stamp sets and many other fabulous sets at the 
Thanks so much for stopping by…happy stamping and have a wonderful day,


kittykat3308 said...

Both cards are beautiful. The clown is such a fun card, while the poppies are calmer.


Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Cathy. Love the cute clown with the banner and shiny balloons... the tulip are so pretty with the colorful background.