Sunday, November 8, 2009

SWEET SUNDAY CAT TAILS

I've seen other stampers make cat tails with the Horizontal Slot Punch and Inspired by Nature grass image, and knew I had to try it! Living in the Arizona desert for the past 25 years, it's been a long time since I've seen real cat tails. I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #43 to make this masculine card for John's uncle who is in the hospital. The sun/moon was created using the Reverse Masking Technique ... punch a 1 3/4" circle out of a scratch piece of cardstock and use the negative as a template to sponge the inside of the circle with More Mustard ink.

Find more sketch inspiration from the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers ...
Jennifer Tapler, Karen Motz, Lynn Put
, Sarah-Jane Kale', Vicki BurdickRECIPE
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Kind & Caring Thoughts
Paper: Autumn Traditions DP, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, and Soft Suede Classic
Embellishments: Always Artichoke Brads
Tools: Horizontal Slot Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge

14 comments:

Karen Giron said...

Oh Nancy, this is just stunning! I love the cat tails against the sun, that is gorgeous! It's so nice to see you back stamping - we have missed you! I hope things continue to go well for your mother. Sending you lots of ((((hugs))))

Laura.K said...

Wow. That's just gorgeous.

Karen Motz said...

Gorgeous Nancy!!! This is such a fabulous use for the slot punch!!!

Lynn said...

Nancy your card is incredible! The cat tails with the sun looks fantastic!
It's so great to see you back!

Inking Idaho said...

Beautiful card Nancy-it's great to see you back in the swing of things. Continued prayers for your mom and I hope it all gets better from here!
Hugs, Becky

Vicki said...

Awesome card Nancy!!! Love that big ol' sun! So glad you are back with us this week!! I have missed you, hope all continues to go well for you and your Mom! ~~HUGS~~

Pam Speidel said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the cattails and the sun makes your card GLOW! Sure is great to see you've found some time to stamp it up this week Nancy. We've missed you!

....Linda.... said...

This is soooo pretty - love those cattails and the papers you chose! Glad you are back!

Stacey Schafer said...

love this...so clever! glad to see you are back:)

Jenn in GA said...

autumn is just the greatest season of all, isn't it? great card!

you've been missed, so please keep us posted on how you re-enter life and how your mom is doing...

Kimberly Gajewski said...

So beautiful Nancy! Your cat tails turned out wonderfully! I'm glad that you're back and still praying for your family. :D

Sheryl Busse said...

What a beautiful card. so elegant. Wonderful job!

Kristin said...

How nice! Very warm and comforting this card is! I've only done the cattails thing once but it was so fun and I felt so creative even though I didn't come up with the idea at all! Just perfect Nancy!

kathleenh said...

Your version is gorgeous Nancy!