Monday, January 16, 2017

Stand Tall Valentine!

Hi Sweet & Sassy Friends! I am so excited to be back on the Design Team with all of the talented designers.   Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has their brand new release of several new stamp sets to the SNSS line and the Creative Worship line.  Be sure to check out our Face Book Page to see all the new sets which are available for pre-order NOW!! 

On today's card, I used two of the new sets. I just love this adorable Giraffe, as it reminds me of my son when he was a toddler. His favorite toy was a stuffed giraffe. This set is called Stand Tall. I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the images with my Chameleon Markers.

I have some of my favorite papers from Basic Grey called Out of Print in my stash, and I thought it would go well with the giraffe. I adhered the white cardstock to the patterned paper and used red cardstock as my base. In the upper corner, I stamped the NEW Lynzee Script  Alpha stamp"V" in red ink and matted in red and black cardstock, that I punched out with a 1 3/8" circle punch and a scallop punch. Using black and white gingham ribbon, I created two streamers and mounted them using pop dots from the base of the "V" circle.

This set is so fun and will make adorable Valentine's, however, it offers great versatility for cards of encouragement, love and friendship.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Parisian Hello

Hi Sweet Friends!

Today I am sharing a Freestyle Collage style Mixed Media card that I designed using using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps (SNSS) Parisian Postcard ClearStamp Setalong with Grunge Elements and the new Creative Worship stamp set, Rebecca Script Alpha (all available at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps). 

To create this card:

1). Ink the SNSS Parisian Postcard ClearStamp Set Eiffel Tower image with Versamark™ ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, apply black embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, fussy-cut the image and set aside.

2). Ink the floral image from theSNSS Parisian Postcard Clear Stamp Set with black soot distress ink, stamp onto white cardstock, create a mask for the image and stamp the remaining collage images from the SNSS Parisian Postcard Clear Stamp Set with antique linen distress ink.

3). Ink a few of the postage images along with the postcard image from the SNSS Parisian Postcard Clear Stamp Set with  Versamark™ ink, stamp onto the panel, apply gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

4). Remove the mask for the flowers and use water-based markers to watercolor the flowers (being careful around the edges since the black soot distress ink is not waterproof), dry with the heat tool.  
After the ink had dried, I used a thin black marker to redefine a few of the lines on the petals and stamped the SNSS Grunge Elements image (I used a small piece of the large splatter stamp) with black ink to add the splatter between the images.

5). Trim a piece of white cardstock, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim once more and mount onto the white card base.  Add the striped gold vellum cardstock (I used glue beneath the gold stripes to hide the adhesive).

6). Trim the collage panel, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and mount onto the card front.

7). Ink the letters from the SNSS Rebecca Script Alpha Clear Stamps to spell “Hello” with black soot distress ink and stamp onto white cardstock.  Create the banner by hand cutting the flag end before mounting onto black cardstock and mirror cutting the banner.

8). Add the hello banner directly to the card front and mount the SNSS Parisian Postcard embossed Eiffel Tower image with dimensional foam.

9). Add a few black shimmery sequins to finish off the card.

I hope I have inspired you today with this fun Mixed Media card- hugs and have a blessed week, sweet friends!

Friday, January 13, 2017

God is Always With You

Hi all!  Angel here and I'm so excited to be guesting on the SNSS Blog this month!  My card features the newly released God is For You stamp set.  It's a very sweet sentiment set, perfect for so many occasions.  I watercolored a background with a few different inks, then ran it through my machine with an embossing die.  Since that background layer turned out so cool ;-) I decided to only add some twine for extra embellishment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store to see ALL of the new sets!



Thursday, January 12, 2017

As the Deer

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends!  Cathy here with some new release news!  Tomorrow Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will be releasing several new stamp sets to the SNSS line and the Creative Worship line.  Be sure to check out our Face Book Page to see all the new sets which will be available for pre-order tomorrow, Friday, January 13th!  In the mean time here is a little sneak peek for you made with a new stamp set called As the Deer designed by our newest designer, Jennifer Rydin:

How cute is that little deer.  This wonderful stamp set includes 16 images, a banner, and 14 words which can be used to create your own verse or sentiment.  Copics were used to color the little scene and some of the images were fussy cut and popped up on the card.  The card design was inspired by the Splitcoaststampers Sketch from yesterday.

Be sure to check out the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store on Friday to see all of the wonderful new sets and look forward to more fabulous samples posted right here by the Creative Team!

Remember…God Loves You!!  Happy stamping!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Somebuggy Loves You!

Hello all, Stephanie here with a sweet littleValentine for you.  I am using the stamp set called Somebuggy Loves you, I just love these cute critters.   I colored them with copics and paired them with this sweet paper by BoBunny.  These stamps are perfect for Valentines day or for any other occasion when you want to send some LOVE!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Brightest Stars

Happy Sunday! 
It's Ceal here to share with you today.
 I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
One of my goals for the new year is to send out more handmade kindness.  I have several friends going through tough times and needed some encouragement cards and this set was perfect!  I started with a white top folding card base and a black panel. I embossed the greeting from the Inspiration Word Art 2 with white embossing powder and then diecut three different stars using Star dies  and used the negative space and added the smaller (galaxy) stars with a white gel pen.  Easy card with an encouraging message.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cheesy hello.

Hello Sweet Friends! It's Monika here today with a CUTE card... CUTE is not my middle name so it's not easy for me to come up with CUTE and fun cards... I am a flower and butterfly kind of girl... anyhow... this turned out pretty CUTE.
The CUTE little mouse image is from Furry Friends clear stamp set. I stamped the images on water color cardstock, then colored them with Tim Holtz distress inks. Fussy cutting the tiny images took me a while, but it was well worth the time...
 The circles were die cut with Lifestyle Craft circle dies. Do you see cheese when you look at the card? My husband thought the circles were holes for coins... hmmm! That is not the look I went for...

The background looked too white so I stamped it with some splatters from Grunge Elements clear stamp set. It added the perfect subtle back drop to those cheese holes!
The greeting is from Keep in Touch, Too clear stamp set. It is a must have set with all those different sentiments. I love a set with variety.
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, January 1, 2017

let's purrrrty

Good morning and...Happy New Year!
Today I am sharing a card using the LOL Cats stamp set and the Number Dies.  Of course, the numbers need to be shiny for a brand new I pulled out a pack of foiled papers to die cut them with.

I also gave kitty a sparkly hat and horn with some Stickles.

From all of us on the Sweet 'n Sassy team, have a happy, safe, and very blessed 2017! 
Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sending You Love and Hugs

Hi Sweet Friends!

Julie, here and today I am sharing a fun card that I designed using SNSS Cocoa Sends Love Clear Stamp Set (designed by KorinSutherland). 

The SNSS Cocoa Sends Love Clear Stamp Set has a gorgeous font and numerous sentiments along with the darling Cocoa image that in addition to Valentine’s cards, you could create cards for so many other occasions . 

To create this card:

First, I inked the SNSS Cocoa Sends Love image with archival black ink, stamped the image onto white cardstock and colored it with water-based markers using a water brush.

I then fussy cut the SNSS Cocoa Sends Love image, mounted it onto a piece of black cardstock (to give it more thickness) and fussy cut around the image once more.

I die cut a heart from white and black cardstock, split the black heart and layered it behind the white heart (allowing a bit of the black die cut to show as a frame).

I also die cut a larger black oval and a smaller patterned oval using stitched oval dies, layered those together before adding the layered die cut heart and fussy cut SNSS Cocoa Sends Love image. 

Once I layered the white, light pink and black cardstock, I added some white crochet trim with black satin ribbon before mounting the panel onto the bright pink card front.

I heat embossed the SNSS Cocoa Sends Love sentiments with white embossing powder onto black cardstock and mounted both sentiments along with the layered SNSS Cocoa Sends Love  focal image using dimensional foam to finish off the card.

I think Cocoa looks so cute delivering his mail- don’t you?

I had fun playing with the SNSS Cocoa Sends Love  Clear stamp set and hope I have inspired you to pull out your stamps and create something!  Hugs and have a blessed week, sweet friends!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!!

Hello, Sweet 'n Sassy Friends and

It's Cathy here, popping in with just one more Christmas card to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Scripture Tree is probably my favorite of all the Christmas stamp sets released this year by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  The scripture verse used on the tree perfectly expresses what Christmas is really all about.

Shimmery gold and silver embossing powders were used on both the Scripture Tree and the Music to My Ears Background to create this very CAS Christmas card.  Black paint was splattered on the background and silver and gold pearls were added to the tree.  Finally, some metallic silver and gold thread was added to finish the card.   

I wish you all a most blessed day as you celebrate the birth of our Savior!
See you next year in 2017!