Monday, April 22, 2019

Trust In The Lord


Hello friends, Stephanie here with a card made with our new Stamp For A Cause set called Surrounded in Prayer.  This heartfelt stamp set was created in honor of our Creative Team member Jane Bosi and her recent battle with breast cancer for the purpose of raising funds for a cause that is dear to her heart. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Aspirus to raise funds for their Family House project which will support families while their loved ones undergo treatment. $10 from each stamp sold will be donated to the Aspirus Family House project. I colored my image with Copic Markers and the paper is from BoBunny.   You still have a few days left to get the stamp of the month called Happy Day for FREE with a $75 order and as always, you will get free shipping with a $75 order.
Happy Stamping!!!!!!


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Delightful Daisies

 Hello! It's Monika here today showcasing Delightful Daisies clear stamp set.

I wanted something bright and cheerful. I started out with heat embossing the flower image with white embossing powder on water color card stock. Next, using Jane Davenport Mermaid water color brush, I loosely (and very messily) colored the flower in then spritzed it with water and let it dry overnight... you get such an organic and cool look this way... it's different every time as you can't really (easily) control the flow of the color... after the image dried, I fussy cut it...


The background was stamped with Texture Tiles 2 clear stamp set... I just repeatedly stamped the image to cover the area... it is a very forgiving image so you don't have to be super careful with it...


I stamped the greeting on a die cut tag (retired SNSS die) and adhered the tag to the stem... then adhered a baker's twine bow to the tag. To further embellish my card, I added black Nuvo drops. 

I hope I have inspired you to craft today!

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a blessed Easter celebration! HE LIVES!

Monika


























Friday, April 19, 2019

Trapped Resist...Two Ways

Hello sweet friends!  Cathy here with two cards to share using some of the stamp sets from the SNSS April Release.  I was reminded of the Joseph's Coat Technique after watching a video on Jennifer McGuire's Blog and decided to try out some of her tips on my cards.

***THIS POST INCLUDES AFFILIATE LINKS***


A rainbow blend of Oxide Inks were applied to a mixed media panel.  The flowers from the Happy Day stamp set were clear embossed randomly over the panel.  A Versafine Onyx Black stamp pad was swiped over the entire card.  A paper towel was used to wipe off the black ink from the embossing and heat applied to bring back the shine on the embossing.  The Surrounded in Prayer image was colored with Copic Markers and the extra flower and butterfly were watercolored using the same Oxide Ink colors.


The background for this card was made exactly the same way except instead of applying black ink over the embossing, white ink was used.  The sentiment from the Happy Day stamp set was black embossed on vellum and extra flowers added to finish the card.

The stamp sets used for this card are available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  Happy Day is the Stamp of the Month and will automatically be added to your $75 order before tax and shipping.


If you haven't had a chance to check out the April Release Blog Hop, there's still time to enter your comments to be eligible for the PRIZE.  Just click on the link for more details!

I hope you will be inspired to give this fun technique a try!
Happy stamping!

Hugs,
Cathy

Thursday, April 18, 2019

walk humbly


Good morning! Today I am sharing two cards using some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from this month’s release. Here I used Cheerful Hexies and Walk Humbly.
 
I've been using purple a little more lately. It can be hard to find nice patterned papers with purple in them but these hexagons make it fun and easy to create your own background! The dress on the girl was paper pieced with a scrap I found in my stash. I paired the purple with some turquoise on my first card... love that combo.
 
 
My next card is monochromatic and I used the same scrap of paper to make the banner. Then I punched a hexagon window for the girl to peek through.
 


Here's the inside...
 

Have a great day!
Diane
 
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

April Release Blog Hop


Welcome to our April Release Hop! We're so excited about the new stamps available in the shop this month and can't wait to share the projects we've been working on with you! Read on for a few samples and a little walk through of our new release, then hop along to the blogs linked below for all sorts of papercrafting inspiration! Leave a little comment love on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced here on the SNSS blog, Tuesday, April 23.


Here's the official hop list. If something goes wrong along the way,
hop on back here to pick  up where you left off.


The links to the Sweet 'n Sassy shop in this post are compensated affiliate links. At no cost to you, I'll  receive a small commision on orders placed through these links. Affiliates do not see who ordered or what was ordered, but we do get to see that an order was placed through our link.  It's such a blessing as designers to know that our creative efforts are helping this company we so dearly love! 


The card I'm sharing uses the new Delightful Daisies set, and just like the name implies, this set is DELIGHTFUL! Here I did a little two step stamping with the solid and outline images of the daisies. The outline images are stamped in black, then I filled in with aquas and purples in two colors of ink for the solid images to give a bit of depth. I loved the sentiment on this patterned paper, so decided to add the flowers in a pretty arrangement to show it off. To tie in with the shabbiness of the paper, I added a bit of lace, then cut some leaf shapes from book paper and lightly added some gesso and inks to "age" them a bit.


Next up is this beautiful card from our fearless leader, Korin, pairing Delightful Daisies with the Marquee Caps Alpha set. Don't you love those two toned rainbow letters? Squee! What a fabulous way to use this fun alpha. And her watercolored daisies make me do just what the sentiment suggests... SMILE! Those splatters finish things off with pizazz, don't ya think?

The next stop on the hop is my blog, Poetic Artistry, where I'm sharing a couple more cards with the new release. Before you go, here's a little look-see at the sets included in the APRIL release...


First up... the March stamp of the month, Doodle Florals, is now available to purchase! This is a beautiful collection of flowers and leaves perfect for all your spring projects.


Next up is the APRIL stamp of the month, Happy Day. Whimsical and cheerful, this set is so versatile. It includes lots of builder sentiments, lovely little posies, a few little accents and a darling butterfly. This must-have set is only available during the month of April as a FREE gift with a $75 or more purchase.


We also have a very special Stamp for a Cause set releasing this month. Surrounded in Prayer  is a heartfelt stamp set created in honor of our Creative Team member Jane Bosi and her recent battle with breast cancer for the purpose of raising funds for a cause that is dear to her heart. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Aspirus to raise funds for their Family House project which will support families while their loved ones undergo treatment. $10 from each Surrounded in Prayer stamp sold will be donated to the Aspirus Family House project. To find out more about this project visit their website: https://www.aspirus.org/family-house-at-aspirus


Delightful Daisies is the next set in our April lineup, and as I said before, this set is completely DELIGHTFUL. Whether you love to color or you prefer to let your stamps do the coloring, this set has it all. These beautiful daisy images illustrated by Nina Brackett make the perfect focal point for any card.


If you loved the patterns in the previously released Forever & Always set, you're going to flip for these darling hexies! With the Cheerful Hexies set you can mix, match, layer, and stamp to your heart's content with these trendy, modern shapes and patterns. Then add a little flair with some cheerful builder sentiments to send a little handmade kindness someone's way.


The next set in the spotlight is Walk Humbly. This is the first stamp set illustrated by Creative Team Member Colleen Gaddie. Themed around the Micah 6:8 scripture passage, this set includes two lovely women images, words from the scripture and some darling accents. This set lends itself beautifully to both cardmaking and bible journaling.


Last, but certainly not least, is the fabulous Marquee Caps Alpha Korin showed so beautifully in her card above. This set of bold alpha marquee letters is just superb. Such a bright way to spruce up a card or journal page. Each letter is approximately 7/8" tall, so perfect for focal points and titles.

Alrighty, that's the release in a nutshell! Thanks so much for hanging out with me as I reviewed this fantastic release. Now I'm wondering, what kind of colorer are you? Do you find sitting and coloring outline images relaxing, or would you rather have coordinating solid images for easy 2-step stamping techniques? Let me know in the comments!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Happy Day

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!
It's Ceal, here to share a card with you today using our Stamp of the Month.  You can earn this set free by placing an order for $75 

To create my card I started with a top folding white card base and white panel cut down a quarter of an inch smaller. I stamped the flowers in Versamark ink and embossed them in white and then did a little ink blending on and around them.

Please stop back by tomorrow because we are having a new release blog hop and there is a prize involved. 




Saturday, April 13, 2019

Happy Day!

Hello everyone! Today I want to show you a card I made with the Happy Day stamp set, this months stamp set of the month. I think this is a great stamp set for one layer cards with the larger words and flowers that are in the stamp set.



For this card I stamped the images on cardstock with black ink. After that I colored the flowers and leaves with watercolor markers and a waterbrush. I added a couple of watercolor drops with the waterbrush to create a background with a bit more color. I used a couple of sequins to give the card a bit more sparkle and that's all for this card.


This card is pretty quick to make and you could even add the stamps on a stamping tool and stamp a bunch of cards, color them and create a couple of cards really fast.

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/april-stamp-of-the-month-happy-day-clear-stamp-set/

I hope you're inspired to create!
- Lucinde

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Scribble Flowers

Hello Sweet 'N Sassy Friends!  Sheri here today with a couple cards featuring the super sweet Scribble Flowers stamp set!  I'm in love with the whimsical design of this set!

For my first card I combined the Scribble Flowers set with a sentiment from the NEW Cheerful Hexies set.  The font of the "hello" sentiment works perfectly with this set.  

Directions:
  • Cut an A2 White Card Base (5.5" x 4.25")
  • Cut a white layer (5.25" x 4") and then stamp three of the leave foliage directing onto the panel and color along with the sentiment. (Optional: Use a corner chomper to round two of the corners)
  • Stamp the flower image along with four leaves to color and fussy cut out.
  • Arrange the flower and leaves and attach with foam tape/pop dots for dimension.
  • Attach panel to card base. (Optional: Use foam tape/pop dots to add dimension) 
  • For final embellishments I added rhinestones and some glossy accents to the flower center.


My next card features a sentiment from the All About You stamp set.  

Directions:
  • Cut an A2 White Card Base (5.5" x 4.25")
  • Cut a layer of kraft corrugated card stock (5.25" x 4")
  • Cut a white strip (5.25" x 2.125") and randomly stamp the leaf foliage and color.  Cut Green layer (5.25 x 2.25") and attach.
  • Stamp sentiment onto a 2.125" square and attach it to a 2.25" square.
  • Attach pieces to card base. (Optional: Use foam tape/pop dots to add dimension).
  • For final embellishment I wrapped twine on the leaf layer before attaching to card base.


http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/scribble-flowers-clear-stamp-set/

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/preorder-cheerful-hexies-clear-stamp-set/http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/all-about-you-clear-stamp-set/

The April Stamp of the Month, Happy Day is FREE with any $75 order (after discounts and before tax & shipping) and is still available until 4/30/19.

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/new/

And...
 
 
Happy Stamping!!




Monday, April 8, 2019

YOU are Amazing!

 Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Friends, Stephanie sharing with you today.  I just love, love, love this new Delightful Daisies set.  I stamped the solid image with Distress Oxide ink and the background paper is from DCWV.  The word friend comes from the set Spring Blossoms and You are Amazing comes from the set All About You. 
You can save 10% when you get the early bird bundle but hurry this offer expires TOMORROW!
Don't forget our Stamp of the month and you will Love the one we have for you this month!  Happy Day is such a fun set to play with and it is free with a $75 order.  

Saturday, April 6, 2019

April Stamp of the Month: Happy Day

 Hello! It's Monika here today showcasing the April Stamp of the Month set: Happy Day clear stamp set.
I love flowers and this set has super cute images that are perfect for card making, scrap booking and Bible journaling.

My first card is an encouragement card with water colored, fussy cut images... I love the extra dimension with the popped up images.


The background was sponged with green distress ink (Tim Holtz) then spritzed with water... the subtle green is the perfect backdrop to the vibrant images. I used Jane Davenport water color markers for the coloring. The greeting is from Be Encouraged clear stamp set, my go to encouragement sentiment set!  


My second card is a square birthday card... I hand drew the wreath and dressed it up with stamped and punched images. You must have seen the sweet wreath cards from last month from the DT, using Genuine Love clear stamp set... I used the same idea, with some of the images from Happy Day stamp set. Again, I used Jane Davenport water color markers for the coloring.


The first part of the greeting is from Happy Day clear stamp set... the BIRTHDAY image is from So Happy clear stamp set.  


I love adding little details to my cards... flower clusters and rhinestones (and some Nuvo crystal drops)! 

I hope I have inspired you to craft today!

Thank you for stopping by,
Monika