Wednesday, June 16, 2021

So Tweet by Charmaine Canham

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! 

Korin has this sweet little stamp and dies set on sale this week, and I thought I
should revisit this cutie and make a sweet evening scene for these two lovebirds!

 How Tweet Stamp and Die Bundle is an older set but so fun to play with. Here is what I did:

I started with a gel print I made but wasn't happy with (but held on to it for days like today!), and it just happens to have blue and orange-pink sections, perfect for our male and female birdies. Since the print was made with acrylic paint, heat emboss the ink to prevent smearing.

Next, I purchased this die from The Ton and have not used it. I think this will be perfect to showcase the stars aligning for these two birds. 

I use Bristol Smooth paper because it is perfect for blending with oxides, I have found. 

After blending the sky, spritz some Shimmer spray on it for a starry glittery sky. Also, glue this piece onto another white piece of cardstock for the white stars to show through from behind.

Play with the placement of the birdies and clouds. I hand cut all the pieces; I wish I had the dies, but it was therapeutic to do. Also, use dimensional foam tape under some elements for interest.

I use Versafine Clair ink for detailed stamping and sentiments.

It was a relatively quick card to make (it would have been faster with dies), but I
 really enjoyed making a cutesie (a different type for me) card. 

I hope you liked today's card and will leave me a comment here or on Instagram.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Florals and More


Have you been enjoying all of the June release inspiration?  

Being the floral lover that I am, I could not resist another card using the new Botanical Branches as a filler.  

I used the pussy willow stems from the Botanical Branches Stamp Set, coloring them in gray with Copics.  The roses and leaves are from the True Beauty Stamp Set and were colored in grays and yellows.  Gray and yellow. The color combination has to be one of the most perfect combos there is!  

All of the images were fussy cut out. An embossing folder was used on the background panel.  All of the pieces were put together and adhered to the card front.  The sentiment is from the Encouraging Thoughts Stamp Set; It was stamped on a grey sentiment strip.  A few sequins finish the card. 

I liked this grouping of images so much that I recreated it in tag form.  I needed this tag for a Bible study I will be starting.  I am not usually one for tags, but something about this was freeing!  

My tag was first sponged with distress inks in various shades of green.  Next, texture was added to it but using a darker green with the Fern Fronds Stencil.   Lastly, I spattered a bit of white acrylic paint on the background. 

Then I used the same rose from the True Beauty Stamp Set and colored it with Copics after stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The branches are again from the new Botanical Branches Stamp Set and were colored with Copics.  Everything was fussy cut out.  I added a bit of vellum to the bottom right corner just to soften things a bit then arranged the elements and adhered them to the tag.  I finished the tag off with my printed steps and hand lettered title.  A couple of ribbons finish it off.  

That's it for me!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Lee Ann  

Monday, June 14, 2021

Scribble Flowers


Happy Monday! Did you know that Sweet n Sassy Stamps recently added several new die sets to the store? One of the sets they added coordinates with their awesome Scribble Flowers that I used on my bright and cheery card for today. (To check out their entire steel die collection click here)

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Easy Peazy Baby Card

 Happy Saturday Stampers! Michelle here from East Bay Stamp Chick. I have a super easy baby card for you today. How does I color of ink and no coloring sound? 

Here's my card featuring the new Oh Baby stamp set with matching dies, Grunge Stripe Background stamp and the Welcome Home stamp set.

Yes, I used 3 different stamp sets, but only 1 color of ink and a few dies. So easy! The card is an A2 size with the pink panel measuring 3.75x5 inches. I stamped it with the Grunge Stripe Background in a pink ink. I adhered it to my card base. Then I stamped the sentiment welcome home from the Welcome Home stamp set. I used an oval die from my stash to cut it out. That cute little Baby banner is from the Oh Baby set and has a matching die and the same for that adorable baby buggy. Event those tiny flowers have a die! So easy to stamp it all in pink then does cut it out and use foam squares to pop it up.

Here's a closer look at the sets I used.


And did I mention that the Grunge  Stripe Background stamp is the stamp of the month? So it's free with your $60 order!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have time to get crafty this weekend! 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Snail Village ATC Card

Today I have a fun card that uses an ATC card as it's focal point. I first created the ATC and then decided it would be a fun card so I went for it...

I started with an ATC panel of watercolor paper. I smooshed some Distress Oxides (Hickory Smoke and Aged Mahogany.) I added a little color texture with the bitty heart stencil that I spritzed with water so it blended into the background. I added more texture around the edges with the Grunge Elements 3 and Texture Tiles 7. With my backgrounds created, I colored up my Snail House from Snail Village and fussy cut it. I added a little washi for it to sit on and added a sentiment. ATC done.

For the card, I simply layered some Neenah Solar White and Bazzill Brick cardstock and that is that. I love it!

I hope you like it and are inspired!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Botanical Branches + June Insta Hop

Hi friends! It's Julee popping in to share a little June inspiration with you. Today is our monthly hop over on Instagram, so be sure to hop on over there for even more inspiration from the team and a chance to win a $25 gift code to the shop! Winner will be drawn from comments across the hop and announced on the SNSS Instagram page on June 16.

On the hop today, I'm sharing a couple of cards with the gorgeous new Botanical Branches set. For the first one, I pulled out a watercolor palette to color up the main image as an olive branch. I trimmed by hand with a slight white border, then added a bit of twine to the stem.

I created a mini slim background using the Fern Fronds Stencil in a few different distress inks, then then over stamping randomly with the Psalm 23 Background stamp. I went with black accents for the mats, and a white embossed sentiment for contrast. The finished size is 3.5 x 6"

For the second card I stamped the same image a few times on kraft cardstock then colored with prismacolor pencils. I rarely use colored pencils, but I love the way they pop on kraft cardstock! This was a super fun and pretty simple image to color with just a few pinks, greens, and a white pencil. I added some texture to the background with distress ink and the Script Stencil The sentiment from Truth Quotes 1 is embossed onto vellum to finish things off, since I couldn't bear to cover up the coloring!

Today (June 9) is the final day of early bird savings! Save 10% on individual new releases in the shop, no code needed.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Did Someone Say COFFEE? | #SNSSVIP0621

Hello Sweet Friends! Sheri here with my sample card for the June 2021 VIP Challenge over in our Facebook Group. Each month we host a new challenge and a chance to WIN a $10 Gift Code to the SNSS shop. One random winner is selected each month.  You can find the deets on how to play along HERE.
This months theme is COFFEE, TEA or COCOA!  
My card features the Coffee Talk and Texture Tiles 9 stamp sets.

Card Measurements:
Kraft A2 Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Brown Mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
White Panel: 5" x 3 3/4"

Monday, June 7, 2021

Welcome Little One

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers! 
It's Ceal, here. Today I am sharing a couple cards that I created using one of our June release sets, Oh Baby.  This set also has a Coordinating die set as well. 

I made a CAS girl and Boy baby card by simply stamping the image on a stitched panel, coloring it with Copic markers and then adding some plaid patterned paper by Lawn Fawn as a mat. I also stamped the blanket and fussy cut it out to match the mat paper.


Saturday, June 5, 2021

Botanical Branches

Today I am sharing cards featuring two of the new June Release sets. I often like to make two cards with the same layout and just change up the colors. I really like to do this when I have an easy layout. 

Both my cards today feature Botanical Branches and the June Stamp of the Month Grunge Stripe Background. These two versatile sets will make a great addition to your collection! 

For my first card, I stamped the background with Ballet Slipper ink on white cardstock. I die cut and matted on white. I stamped the focal image with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. Once dry, I colored the image with Arteza Brush Pens(green tea, olive green, rouge pink and red). I fussy cut the image and used a craft knife to get the spots inbetween the leaves. I glued the image to the striped panel and let dry. I wrapped string around the front of the panel and attached it to a white card base popping it up with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on a scrap piece of Regal Rose cardstock and affixed to the front.



My second card is the same layout just a different color palette. I used Sahara Sand ink for the stripes and same color cardstock to layer the panel. I colored the image with crocodile green, olive green, bumblebee yellow and cadmium orange Arteza Brush Pens. I stamped the sentiment on Garden Green cardstock and used a natural twine to wrap around the front. For this card, I decided to add a little more color with orange and yellow paint spatters. 

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 4, 2021

Bundle of Joy!

     Happy Friday! Lieschen here from @harshgurl sharing a new card using stamps from this month's new release at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

    For today's card I used the cute Oh Baby stamp set and the Fence & Grass dies.

    I wanted these cute little outfits to be the main focus on the card so I decided to pretend as if they were left to dry outside! I used two pieces of kraft card stock to be posts and some string that I had in my stash. I then used the Grass dies to add some grass.

    To finish the card I added some glossy accents on those cute baby outfits, some pearls, and a sentiment from the Oh Baby stamp set.

    Remember to check out this month's SNSS release, it is so adorable! Thanks again for stopping by and reading my post. I hope it has given you some inspiration to do something fun and creative this weekend. Until next time!