Monday, September 22, 2014

Mum Blessings


Hi there, It's Ceal here with a CAS card to share with you today using one of our new releases Autumn Mum Greetings. There is also a coordinating die cut to the set as well Autumn Mum Die.
My card was super easy to make, I started by stamping the images with Versamark ink and then embossed them with white embossing powder. Next O took my inks and sponged them in Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist. I finished it off by adding my greeting.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

a Season of blessings.


Good morning!

Jessica here with a CAS card to share today using the beautiful new Leaf Silhouettes dies along with a sentiment from the Leaf Silhouettes stamp set.

I die cut the embossed leaf die cuts out of some white core textured paper and sanded around the embossed lines in spots here and there to add some texture.


This is such a fun little die set - have you added it to your collection?

Have a great rest of your weekend!
Jessica

Friday, September 19, 2014

2014 Fall Release…Take 2

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  It's really beginning to look and feel like Fall in our little part of the country, and that's just fine with me because I love the colors and cool, crisp days of Autumn…don't you?  God's creation provides so much inspiration for creativity, and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps provides the perfect stamp sets and dies for making fall themed cards that reflect what we see in nature.  Today we're going to take a closer look at some of the new products from the September Release, but first...

The random winner of our "Fall Themed" Release Day Challenge is #14:
These colors are perfect for fall and that owl peeking out of the 
tree is just adorable!

Jennifer, please send an e-mail to Jacquie@sweetnsassystamps.com
to claim your gift code!

If you have not had a chance to check out the new stamp sets and dies released by SNSS this month, head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store to see what's new! 

Before you go, take a look at a few gorgeous cards created by the Design Team Divas using products from the new release.

The embossing on Giovana's gorgeous card really makes the veins on the Skeleton Leaf Background stand out!  The leaves were cut with the Leaf Silhouettes Dies and the sentiment is from Gloria's new So Grateful stamp set.

Bridget used the Flowers in Bloom stamp set and the Flowers in Bloom Die to create this dazzling card with her favorite colors and white space!  

Lee Ann created a gorgeous fall scene using the Forest Silhouettes and Falling Leaves stamp sets and the Forest Silhouettes Dies.  The birch trees from the Tender Thoughts stamp set were embossed for the perfect background.

Apple-picking Rhubarb from the Beary Bountiful Autumn stamp set is too cute for words and perfect for sending harvest blessings!  The arrow from the What's Up? Arrow Dies draws attention to the greeting.

For more gorgeous samples just click on the links below.  
If you have made a card using any of the new stamps and dies from the September Release feel free to add your card to the gallery.  We'd love to see your creations as well!  The Linky List will be open until Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Thanks so much for joining us today…we hope you've enjoyed your visit!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Give Thanks


Hello, it's Bridget here with a autumn card in non-traditional pastel colors 
using the Leaf Silhouette Stamp Set and the newly released Leaf  Silhouette Dies.  
 I love the bold, modern style of these leaves - very fun to work with!
The background is created with a technique using watercolors 
or ink and a stencil, which I learned in the 
Watercolor for Cardmakers Online Class.
Many people prefer using watercolor paper but other types of card stock work 
fine because it doesn't involve over-working the paint/ink too much.  
However, a word of warning, many types of card stock will buckle and warp -  I 
taped down the edges of the panel with easily removable masking
tape to avoid excessive warping, but if it does 
happen, you can adhere the panel to another piece of card stock or 
else put it between the pages of a large book and sit on it for a while to flatten it out!
I brushed the panel with plenty of of water, then added various colors of ink 
with the brush - the paint or ink should spread and blend if you've added
enough water.  If not, give it a spray of water until you see it start to really blend.
Here I used Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, 
Antique Linen, Broken China and Worn Lipstick.  I then lay the stencil over the
 wet panel and set some jars of buttons on top of the stencil so that it's 
pressed down into the paint/water fairly evenly - you could probably use anything 
that has a bit of weight to it but also allows some air flow.   Then you have 
to let it sit and dry!  Go have a cup of coffee or do some cleaning up around 
your craft area!  Don't be tempted to take the stencil off too soon 
before it dries - so maybe you've got time for a cup of coffee AND tidying up!  
When the stencil is removed the result is something like this - the paint/ink has 
gathered where the stencil is pressed against the paper, creating darker areas, leaving
the stencil pattern in lighter shades. 
I popped up the stamped, die-cut leaves and added a strip of vellum with the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Many Thanks.........

Hello friends!  Jacquie here to share with you!  I thought I would share one of my FAVE September Release creations!

I used the Forest Silhouettes Clear Stamp Set and the matching Forest Silhouettes Die Set for this project.  These are a GREAT pair, as they really make card making simple.  I stamped my trees with Versafine black ink, made a little snow with a sponge of Danube Blue Memento ink, and finished off my base with a little clear Stickles.  Have to have some sparkle for the snow, on the ground and the trees!

Once all that was ready, I stamped my bird in Black Versafine, cut it out with the matching die, popped it up with foam tape, and added my sentiment.  Lastly I added a silver ribbon and voila!  A simple thank you card for a guy or a girl!

Hope you enjoyed my creation!  I look forward to seeing what you all create with our NEW September Release stamps and dies!

Have a WONDERFUL day!




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Leaves and Forest Silhouettes~

Good morning everyone! Mary here to share some leafy inspiration! Korin recently released some amazing new dies for current sets available in the store.
 
My first card is using the leaf silhouettes and newly released matching leaf silhouette dies! I layered these squares onto the leaf skeleton background that is perfect for quick colourful and textured coverage.

The second card is using the falling leaves stamp set with the Forest silhouette dies! I love the look of these images against the sponged background. For the "floor" I sprinkled some stampendous embossing fragments, tinsel and powders and melted them all together. I adhered the deer to the floor with the leaves falling gently. So serene.

Have a wonderful Day!

Materials used: 
stamps: Falling leaves, Skeleton leaf BG, Leaf silhouettes
Paper: SU 
Inks: Versafine inks, SU inks, Ranger distress inks
Accessories: Stampendous powders, SU punch

Monday, September 15, 2014

Autumn Mum Greetings...

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a card using the brand new Autumn Mum Greetings clear stamp set



 While the stamp set has a coordinating die set, I opted not to use it and cut the images by hand... I used Tim Holtz distress markers to ink up the image. First I inked up the flower with yellow and pink, then I stamped the image on water color paper. Next I inked up the leaves and stamped those (twice). Then I went over the stamped images with a wet brush, pulling the ink around and essentially color the images.


The background DP was splashed with gold glitter mist. The label was cut with Bookmarks & More die set. The sketch for this card came from Retro Sketches #92.

I hope I have inspired you to try this fun technique or just make something fun today...

Thanks for stopping by,
Monika