Saturday, April 30, 2016

Winnie's Garden- Bloom Where You Are Planted

Hello Sweet Friends!  Julie here to share a card created with the brand new stamp set, Winnie’s Garden (designed by Wynne Gettelfinger) along with Grunge Elements and a fun Smakin’ Acetate technique (an “older” technique but still fun:-)).

To create the background with the Smakin’ Acetate technique:  I used a clear acetate envelope (like the ones used for the packaging of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp Sets), cut one side of the envelope and the bottom so that the envelope would open like a “book”, opened the envelope and gently patted the blue water-based ink onto the acetate, spritzed it with just a bit of water, closed the envelope over the ink, smooshed the ink with my fingers through the acetate, re-opened the envelope, inserted the piece of white cardstock and pressed into the ink.

Whew!! Sounds like a lot of steps but really it is quick and I love how each background turns out a bit different.   

Once I finished the background, I used the Grunge Elements splatter stamp with same blue ink to add a few splatters, trimmed the panel and mounted it onto green cardstock, trimmed once more and mounted onto the coordinating blue cardstock.

Winnie's Garden
I inked the cute watering can image from Winnie’s Garden with archival black ink, stamped onto white cardstock and used a watercolor brush with ink from the coordinating ink pads to color the image (along with two shades of gray alcohol markers for the watering can and trowel and a bright yellow marker for the flowers).

I stamped the sentiment from Winnie’s Garden with archival black ink onto white cardstock (OK, do not faint, but I cut it apart first so I could layer and use a circle punch :-)).  Another thing I love about clear stamps, you can cut them apart and still put them back together on the block and no one is the wiser :-)

Once it was punched out, I added the Grunge Elements splatter with the same blue ink (stamp off before stamping onto the background of the sentiment) and mounted it onto the green and blue cardstock.

Grunge Elements
Everything was layered with dimensional foam and I added the rhinestones for the finishing touches.

I hope you enjoyed this fairly quick and easy card.  I just love the cute images in Winnie's Garden and know that you will have fun with this stamp set for sure!!

Hugs and have a blessed week, sweet friends!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

deepest sympathy

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a card using one of my favorite sets, Parisian Postcard, along with the Sympathy Innies.

I think if you ask any card maker what their least favorite card to make was, sympathy cards would come to mind.  But unfortunately we all need them so sometimes I like to go monochromatic for a quick and easy way to create a beautiful, yet heartfelt card.

I die cut my card base and layers, then stamped the images first and second generation (stamping off once).

Here's the coordinating inside...

I hope you don't need to make a sympathy card soon, but if you do then I hope I've given some inspiration.  If possible, I like to make them when I don't need them and keep one or two on hand.

Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Amazing Grace...How Sweet The Sound

Happy Tuesday, Sweet Friends!!  I've been working in my journaling Bible lately.  Today's share features Zephaniah 3:17

"The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice
over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult
over you with loud singing."

How sweet is that?  Our Father sings over us?  Like the song (How Sweet the Sound by Citizen Way) says...."how sweet the sound...I hear you singing over me...I once was lost, but now I'm found...and, it's a beautiful sound!"

The Word and song together created, for me, a remembrance of sing with, to and over my own children.  I couldn't resist adding the sweet silhouetted images from Happy Together.  Just picture it--it's how He sees us!  

I tried my hand at some lettering....need more practice!  And, also added color with distress inks and the watercolor smoosh technique--not sure if that is an actual technique name or not.   I added inks to my nonstick kraft sheet, spritzed with water and dipped the pages.  It's definitely something you need to have an open mind about as it's hard to control for a specific outcome.

I used several other Sweet N Sassy sets to complete the layout:  Borders and Backgrounds, Words of Life-Collection 1, Choose Faith and Note This.

What are you journaling?

Be Amazing!  Jane

I got crafty with:

Monday, April 25, 2016

Wishing you...

Hello! It's Monika here today, giving you a SWEET peek of Winnie's Garden clear stamp that will be coming out soon. It's going to have 20+ fabulous images and greetings, perfect for Spring...
I wanted to make something fast, but add an easy technique... hence the heat embossing. The raised surface always gives an extra touch to any cards. The main images were stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder... then they were water colored, along with the background.
Thank for stopping by,

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Happy Together

Happy Saturday, Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers! 
It's Ceal, here to share a card usage one of our newest sets Happy Together
This set is super sweet, it has three adorable silhouette images along with some great sentiments. 
To make my card I stamped the image using Versafine Onyx black ink and then did a watercolor wash over it. I paired it up with some super cute plaid paper and the sentiment to finish it.
This set is also a great set for Bible Journaling and also for wedding, engagement and save the date cards.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Under the Weather

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Friends…happy Friday!  Have you had a chance to see the new stamp sets added to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store?  If you love our innies, you will want to add Get Well Innies to your collection.  They are perfect for sending a little bit of sunshine to someone who is feeling under the weather.  When you pair the Get Well Innies with the new Happy Together stamp set, you have a winning combination!

Distress inks were tapped onto an acrylic block, spritzed with water, and stamped onto the Bristol Board card stock to make the background.  The children from the Happy Together set were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Wish You Were Here, Head in the Clouds (currently out of stock but the Clouds & Raindrops Die set is available), and Windy Winnie stamp sets were used for the umbrella, cloud, and raindrops.  Glossy Accents were added to the raindrops and a few dew Drops were added to finish the outside of the card.  The sentiment from Get Well Innies was split so when you open the card…

…you see the other part of the sentiment and the sun from Wish You Were Here.

Here are the two new sets used to make this card:

In case you missed it, here is another card made with the Happy Together stamp set and Nature Silhouettes 2.

You can pick up these delightful new stamp sets any time at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store as well as the new His Name stamp set added to the Creative Worship line.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy stamping…
until next time!


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sending Warm Wishes to Cheer You

Hello Wednesday Friends!

Get Well Innies is one of two brand new stamp set we have in the store.  It has lots of sweet sentiments.  I used one on the front of my card and one on the inside too.

I used two other stamp sets to make my card - Prim Blessings and Baked for You. The sunflowers are from Prim Blessings and the little flower accents are from Baked for You.  I die cut and colored my sunflower images and built my card from there.  The Get Well Innies worked perfectly on this particular card layout.

Be sure to drop by the store to see the new sets that were just added.  I think you will love them both.  Here are the sets I used to fashion today's card:

Have a great day and we'll be back very soon with another post.