Monday, July 28, 2014

Winter is...

Hello friends! Giovana here sharing a winter card with you. I got inspired by the last challenge "Winter". I used the "Winter Silhouettes" set, stamped the image and sentiment on a piece of light brown cardstock in Versamark Watermark ink, then added white embossing powder and heated set.
After that I added a strip of red cardstock on top, tie on copper twine and added gold sequins. Super easy!!


Hope you like it. Don't forget our new challenge"Winter", you can upload your projects HERE.

Have a great day!
Giovana

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Blue Poppy Garden


Hello, I hope your Sunday has been a good one so far!  It's Bridget here to share 
a watercolor creation with you today. I used the beautiful set,  Precious Poppies.
The medium sized poppies have been stamped three times across 
the bottom of the card in Versafine Black Onyx ink on watercolor paper.  
Versafine works well because it's waterproof and won't run. 
I masked the poppies once or twice so that the images could overlap.  
I then sprayed the whole panel with water before brushing
 in the color using Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters 
and Peeled Paint for the green areas and
Broken China, Peacock Feathers, and Stormy Sky for the blue areas.
When doing this kind of watercoloring, it's hard to make a mistake,
 it's meant to be outside the lines - fun, when you get used to the idea!
It works particularly well with flower images, such as these in
the Precious Poppies set.
I then sponged and splattered ink for some extra color
before adding some gems in various sizes.
The sentiment is from the fantastic Birthday Word Art.
My card is also for the Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoaststampers 
today where we're being inspired by Heidi Tekunoff, aka Stamptek, and
here is the lovely watercolor card which inspired me.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

For Your Wedding

Good Morning Friends!  Jacquie here on this rainy morning to share with you!  I created the card below for my step son.  He just got married last weekend and their colors were eggplant and black.  So, I got out my SU Eggplant ink and my Versafine Black ink out.  Then, I thought the Thankful Blooms clear stamp set and coordinating Thankful Blooms die set would be perfect!  Now, of course I couldn't really, THANK them for getting married?  Haha!  So, I used the, "Just For You", stamp from the Birthday Art clear stamp set!  Ahhh.....I love it when you can utilize your stamp sets for ALL kinds of occasions!  I completed my card with a scrap of black ribbon, as I am all about using up those scraps, and some clear sparklers!  Hope you like my creation and thank you for stopping by!  Have a WONDERFUL day!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Feature & Challenge: Winter Scene

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends and welcome to this week's 
Friday Feature & Challenge!  

Players will be entered to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Store so grab your stamps and inks and play along with the last Christmas in July challenge for 2014!

We want to thank all of our challenge players from last Friday's Ornament Challenge!  If you've been playing along with us, you're getting a good start on your Christmas cards for this year! 

The random winner from our "Ornament Challenge" and 
winner of the $10 Gift Code is #9
Here is her beautiful Ornament card:


Zella, please send an email to jacquie@sweetnsassystamps.com to claim your Gift Codes!

This week we're featuring

 You will enjoy making beautiful winter and Christmas cards with these  nostalgic silhouette images and beautiful sentiments.

This darling set designed by Dina Kowal sells for $15, but you can get it today through Thursday, July 31st for just $12.
That's a 20% savings!
No Coupon Needed!

Our challenge theme this week is Winter!
Create a winter scene on your card or project.

Here are some gorgeous samples made by the design team 
using our featured set:









Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
            
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter 
(although we sure love when you do!)
 - You'll have until Thursday, July 31st at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit 

to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
- Please use code SNSFFC20 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to come back again on Friday, August 1st to see if you won and to check out our next Friday Feature & Challenge!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

You Are Special~

Good Morning Sweet'nSassy Fans! Mary here to share this fun tea card with you. To read about the inspiration, visit my blog. As much I am a coffee anything fan, tea can make a person feel very special.

My card uses Diane Z's illustration Special Blend. I coloured the image with copics and layered the handcut image (silly me, I forgot I had the die!) onto Cheery Lynn's french pastry doily. It is laughable what I can do or not do for that matter. You can use the matching special blend die if you remember. Next, I tied the silky ribbon directly through the doily. The sentiment is from Gloria Stengle's  Birthday Word Art set.

Materials used:
Stamps: Special Blend, Birthday Word Art
Inks: SU Calypso Coral, Memento black, copics
paper: SU
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Die, Ribbon, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Birthday Bash Cupcake...

Hello! It's Monika here, continuing on my birthday card quest, and showing you another sweet birthday card. I find that I am always in need of birthday cards...
Have I convinced you yet, how much you need these 2 birthday sets: Birthday Word Art and the fabulous Birthday Bash clear stamp sets? If not, here is another card to inspire you to have these in your stash:


I love combining the images from the sets... The colors came from The Color Throwdown #302. The sketch was loosely based on Mojo Monday #355.

 The frosting was die-cut with a die from the coordinating Birthday Bash die set. To embellish my card, I made a butterfly, stamping the image from Majestic Monarchs clear stamp set on vellum, and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. The image then was die-cut with the coordinating die from Monarch die set. I also used Borders & Backgrounds die set...


...and here are some of my previous cards, using the same birthday stamp sets, but with different colors:



Thanks for stopping by,
Monika








Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Baby Congrats

Hi Everyone!

I have a sweet post today; one in which I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried a collage style card.
 I know when I start back to work next month, there will be several teachers who will be expecting, so I decided to build my stash of baby cards.


My bear was colored with Copics; this sweetie is from the Valentine Critters Stamp Set, but does great double duty as a baby card image. I fussy cut the bear out; to help the bear stand out more, I mounted the bear image on a bear shaped mat that I fussy cut out, then layered it on a tag die cut (Kaiser Craft), floral die cut (Glitz Designs), and cheese cloth.  I die cut two leaves using the Thankful Blooms Die Set; I cut them from white card stock and colored them with Copics, mimicking the leaves in the floral die cut.
The base of the card was stamped with the Delightfully Delicate Background Stamp.  I added a scalloped edge using the Scallop Border Dies.  Of course, there is nothing like a seam binding bow to finish off what turned out to be a very girly baby card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today; have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)