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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Just Sitting Here.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you I made with one of my most favorite new Stampin Up! sets in the new catalog, Sitting Here, I'm sure you'll agree it's simply beautiful with all of this fantastic stamps to create lots of sweet scenes. Here is my card.


The Mojo Monday has a sketch that is just perfect for the image of the swing and over at Fab Friday the color challenge shouts 4th. of July, I love it when I can combine challenges this way.
I stamped all the images on Canson water color paper with Versafine Onix Black ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder, I fussy cut the kitty and pillow and colored everything with SU markers and the aqua painter. The Cherry Tree branch is from a retired SU set called "Eastern Influences". I sponged the sky with Broken China distress ink and colored the Cherry Blossoms with Pretty in Pink marker.
The card stock and ribbon are from my stash.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from a retired SU set called Perfectly Penned and the little image on the corner, from a retired Flourishes set called "Patriotism on Parade".
Here are the banners that inspired my card.


Thank you for stopping by today, until next time, Happy Stamping.
Hugs from Maria.
Stamps I used.






12 comments:

Patti Willey said...

Great scene! Something we enjoy for the Fourth sitting on a porch swing! I bet this is a hot seller for SU! Glad you could get one!

Brian King said...

The swing is perfect for a beautifully patriotic card. Nice job, Maria!

stampwithamyk said...

How pretty! Love the colors and the great swing image. Fantastic embossed background too! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Mary Fish said...

Precious and relaxing. Makes me want a glass of lemonade and to "sit a spell!"

Maria A. said...

Thank you Patti, I fell in love with this set immediately, all the accessories are so sweet, I can't wait to use the doggie sleeping in it's basket.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Brian, at first my intention was just to follow the sketch but then I came across the color challenge with this very fabulous colors so the end result was a Patriotic card.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Amy, the challenge colors inspired me to create this relaxing Patriotic card.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, the swing is so inviting to do just that!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a cozy scene you created! I wish I could snuggle up with that cat! BTW - you need to put a member button on your blog, not just a email follower gadget..... I had to smile when you told me you broke down and ordered. That happens to me all the time. And one would think I have enough stamps by now....Thanks for using my discount code :) As for the Brushos - the secret is to disturb them as little as possible, just spray a bit and be patient. not too much water, or you will get a messy puddle...

Heather said...

Such a wonderful scene! I love seeing this swing in our colors - ah, it takes me back! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Heather, I wish I had a swing like that so we could sit out on a hot Summer's day sipping cold lemonade.

Amanda Mertz said...

What a sweet scene! I like the addition of the cherry branch hanging over the swing; it really adds a realistic detail. And that cat looks so satisfied to be sitting in a comfy spot! Just like a cat! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!