Friday, May 3, 2013

Simply Sketched for CASology42


Greetings, Stampers! My sneak peek week continues and I have a few more new products to share with you. I received a second Stampin' Up shipment last night. Yes, I made two orders in less than a week. I'm all out of control with this new catalog! In it was a gorgeous hostess set called Simply Sketched and I immediately inked it up. I have to say that I think this is my favorite set out of the entire catalog and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. It features three beautiful images and three very usable greetings.


This card definitely has a clean and simple layout, and I thought it would be perfect to link up with the CASology cue card this week: CARE. If you're a follower of my blog, you know that I lost my Mom recently. I can't tell you how much it meant to me to receive a card in my mailbox, especially a handmade one, and to know that someone cared. So, with that on my mind I came up with this CAS sympathy card.


I just loved this little bird perched in the grasses, and he was screaming to be watercolored. I stamped the image on Watercolor Paper with Black Stazon Ink. I colored it in with an Aqua Painter and two new ink colors, Baked Brown Sugar and Pear Pizzazz. I used a little Sahara Sand ink to create a shadow. The simply patterned DSP is from the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper pack.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched*
Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar*, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden*
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Baked Brown Sugar*, Pear Pizzazz*, Sahara Sand
Tools: Aqua Painter

*Available June 1 in Stampin' Up 2013-2014 Annual Catalog

The new Stampin' Up Annual Catalog will be released on June 1, but you can get a copy from me now! Contact me here to request a copy, and I will Pay-Pal you an invoice for $5. The catalog is free from me to you;  the $5 covers priority mail shipping. Or, the catalog is free with your first $50 order! 

Thanks for visiting today!





8 comments:

  1. Love your choices of the green from the Gingham Garden DSP, along with the Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, and Sahara Sand!

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  2. Great take on the theme - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/05/52-card-pickup-218.html

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  3. Beautiful image, a lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  4. Cards are what we do, after all, so thank you, Sandy, for this caring inspiration for those times when we need sympathy cards. Beautiful water coloring and beautiful DP. I think your bird screams "winner!"

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  5. That sweet bird image is so perfect for this lovely sympathy card. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  6. I love this watercolored scene. Your card is so soothing. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week.

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  7. Beautiful watercolouring - very serene! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  8. Simple...but elegant! So soft and lovely. Love love love this card. Beautiful color combination. It will definitely be in my favorite category.

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