Monday, May 17, 2021

Thanks for you Service


 Hello Sweet 'n Sassy friends! 
It's Ceal here. Today I am sharing a card that I was asked to make for someone who is retiring from the military and the giver wanted to thank him for his service. 
This set The Lords Battle was perfect. 

To create this card I used the Lord's Battle stamp set illustrated by Rebecca Rios whose designs are on sale right now 25% off through May 20th
I also used the Starry Night stencil and the sentiment is from the Sentimental Mash-Up set. 

For all the details and supply inks head over to my blog Simply Beautiful





Saturday, May 15, 2021

Cute Boots Birthday Wishes

I am playing with the newly released Cute Boots Digi stamp set and Birthday Wordfetti to create this springtime floral birthday card. 



This card was pretty easy to create by keeping the coloring and layout simple. I sized and printed the image on white cardstock. I colored the boots and flowers with Arteza Brush Pens and die cut the panel. I layered that panel onto a purple scallop edge die cut. I stamped the sentiments with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink on white cardstock. The sentiments didn't really stand out enough so I added some edging with a black marker. I added some yellow washi tape and three clear dots to finish it off. 

Birthday Wordfetti is part of the Customer Choice Stamp of the Month for the month of May. You get to choose your own $11.95 4x4 stamp set with a $60 order.

 





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

Karen

Friday, May 14, 2021

Butterfly

Happy Friday!! I have a bright fun card for you today. With all of the beauty that spring is bringing those warm days are starting to produce a few butterflies. 

I have been in love with the Garden Whimsy set from day one and had this little guy colored up on my desk. This month, I am trying to use my stash of colored images and backgrounds to create actual cards (haha!) so I paired this image with the sentiment from the new digi set called Favorite Mom. This set has lots of great flowers and sentiments but the one I chose was so perfectly how I feel about my mom, that I had to use it on a card for her! She loved it!




The background is Distress Oxide on kraft - if you haven't tried that, you definitely should! I stamped the image with Archival Ink on top after the Oxides dried and colored over it with Polychromos pencils. 

I hope you are inspired and have a great weekend!

Hugs, 

Lyn

Psst....PS and By the Way, there is a sale going on this week for any images by Rebecca Rios, I am playing with some of them now and will post soon!





Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Pretty Potted Florals and an Instagram Hop

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee. Instead of our usual mid-month Blog Hop, today we're putting on our first Instagram Hop! Be sure to head on over to Instagram and leave some comments for the designers for a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps online shop. The beginning of the hop and all the details can be found on our Instagram page:  https://www.instagram.com/sweetnsassystamps/



Along the hop, we're playing with a something old, something new theme. I am sharing a card which features one of my very first Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps purchases, Thoughtful Words, and my newest purchase... Pretty Potted Florals.  Both of these sets are illustrated by NinaB Designs and all of her sets are on sale this week! 



I started by stamping one of the potted flowers in Versafine Clair ink and then coloring with Zig Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a blender pen. I then stamped just the flower portion again and colored just the inner flower and fussy cut to pop up for some dimension on the stamped image.

The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Words set, and I stamped onto a circle that I stenciled with the Delightfully Delicate Stencil and salvaged patina distress ink.  Some patterned papers from my stash finished things off.


While I was at it, I decided to make another card with Pretty Potted Florals.  This time I attempted  watercoloring with watercolor pans.  I'm a little out of practice and was way too heavy with my paints, so ended up blending out with watercolor markers, then adding some Copic highlights to add some depth.  I fussy cut the image and placed onto a panel I had used to wipe up some salvaged patina ink, then finished off with a sentiment from one of my all-time favorite sentiment sets... My Thoughts of You.




Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out this week's sale and I hope you'll join us over on Instagram for the hop!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Count Your Rainbows | #SNSSVIP0521

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Hello Sweet Friends! Sheri here with a card featuring the Count Your Rainbows stamp set. This set also has a coordinating die set available.
 
Did you know that we host a challenge each month over in our VIP Facebook Group?  This month we are challenging you to use RAINBOW COLORS. For my card I used pastel rainbow colors.
 
Card Measurements:
Mini Slimline Card Base: 4 1/2" x 3"
Scallop Panel: 4 15/16" x 2 7/16"
Kraft layer: 4 3/8" x 1 7/8"
 

 We hope you are inspired and would like to play along! 
You can find the challenge HERE.


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Happy Stamping!!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Thinking of You

 

 Happy Monday! Esther here today sharing a beautiful bird themed card. The set I used is called Singing Praises and it's illustrated by Nina Brackett.  


 All Nina Brackett sets are 25% off this week!

 Above are a few of my favorite cards (and tags) using her line of stamps

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TIP: The wreath die I used on this card was actually too small to fit around my text circle so I cut a second one, snipped a piece out and glued the new section into the first one to  make it larger. I've also shrunk this wreath on past cards by snipping a section out  and gluing the ends back together. Just a fun way to stretch your supplies and make them work for your card design.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

New Sale at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

 Happy Saturday Stampers! It's Michelle here from East Bay Stamp Chick.


We have a new sale at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps 25% off all stamp set designed by Nina B.

To celebrate the sale I made a new card featuring the Nina B stamp sets Thrill of Hope and Mason Jar Bouquet.

Thrill of Hope is traditionally a Christmas set but I though by adding the sentiment from the Mason Jar Bouquet set it made it more usable anytime. To make this card, I used a panel from one of my gel press prints. I love the gel press because every time you get something different. I though this piece was perfect for a night sky. I heat embossed the images with white embossing powder. I actually made a mistake and that is why the sentiment is on a navy piece of cardstock. I had originally heat embossed it right on the card in white. but I messed it up! So I had to add it on the navy cardstock to cover my mistake. I added a few sequins for shimmer and it's done. A very easy card!

Here's a look at the sets I used.


I hope you find some time this weekend to get crafty! Thank you for visiting and spending time with me today! 




Friday, May 7, 2021

Groovy Coffee Card

    Happy Friday crafty friends! Lieschen Harshbarger here from @Harshgurl to bring you another fun card I made using the Fill Me Up and Coffee Talk 2 stamp sets and the Fence & Grass dies.

    Before I jump into my project, I would like to let you know that May is Customer Appreciation month at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.There will be a lot of fun things happening as well as some really good deals! Starting today through May 13th, all stamp sets illustrated by Nina B Designs are 25% off! Also, if you spend $60, you can pick a 4x4 stamp set of your choice for free.

    To start my card, I had made some die cuts using the Grass die on some scrap card stock that I used on another card project. This left me with the negative space from those die cuts left over, so I used them as a stencil (a great way to stretch your supplies!) on this card.

    I used my mini blending tools and inks to create a fun background.     

    I was able to insert my cardstock through the die cut negative space to create a rainbow colored background for my very colorful coffee card.


     Once I was done with the background I stamped the coffee mugs from the Fill Me up set and cut them with my Brother Scan n Cut machine. I added a sentiment from the Coffee Talk 2 stamp set and some hearts from the Stand Tall stamp/die set. To finish my card I added some glossy accents to those cute hearts.

    I hope today's card project has given you some inspiration to do something fun and creative today. See y'all next time!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

featuring Jenn Nilsson

 Hello friends! If you haven't heard, it’s Customer Appreciation month at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and this week SNSS is spotlighting illustrator Jenn Nilsson with a buy 2 get 1 free sale. If you love her images as much as we do, head on over to the store...the sale on Jenn's stamps ends today! Also this month you get to choose your own $11.95 value Stamp Of The Month with each $60 order!


I used two sets she illustrated on my cards today. The first is called Flower Garden and I created some Mother's Day cards with it. I also used a sentiment from the new Rose In Bloom Digital set. This is a 3x6 Mini Slimline card.


My second card was made with her Mer-mazing stamp set. This set has a sweet little mermaid and several other cute sea themed images to accompany her. I used the "keep swimming" sentiment...I think we all can relate to that one! lol. The background was created with Distress inks which were applied to acetate, spritzed with water, and "smooshed" onto the paper.


Have a great day and don't forget to check out the SALE!
Diane

  






Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Hope in God by Charmaine Canham

Good Morning, Flowers!

I just received my (new to me) Jennifer Nilsson, Encouraging Peonies stamp set, and I had to ink it up. Sweet 'n Sassy also has a big Buy 2 get 1 Free deal on all of her stamps this week! Make sure to check it out! But let me tell you how I made this beauty!



I started applying the new Distress Oxide color, Salvaged Patina, to half of an  A2 cardstock base. 
 

Make sure this is dry or dried with a heat tool before moving to the next step. Stamp the smallest dots from the Textures Tiles 8 stamp set with Gina K Designs Soft Stone ink pad over the whole card.




I just love these leaves on this stamp set. I heat embossed them with silver powder from Hero Arts and Versamark watermark ink.


The Future stamp set has beautiful and inspiring sentiments. I stamped the sentiment with black Versafine ink, and clear heat embossed. I didn't want to take the chance of it smearing at this point.



I noticed that the leaves disappeared in the background in that beautiful patina color. I pulled out Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and painted the leaves with a small paintbrush. This gave it a soft watercolor look.

 I always want to doodle on my cards. I pulled out my white Posca and Micron pen and started stippling and adding highlights to the leaves. This is probably not recommended, but I pulled out my gray Copic markers and added shadowing under the leaves over the distress oxide. I finished by adding a hand-drawn border and white dots in the darker shadows.


This card transformed so much by adding shadows and highlights organically. I hope you liked my card today, and leave me a comment or a question if you have any.

Remember to check out this week's deal below!
I hope you have a great day!
Charmaine

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