Friday, April 24, 2015

April 2015 Blog Hop Winners

Hello Sweet Friends!  Happy Friday…and it will be a happy Friday for two lucky winners from our SNSS April 2015 Release Blog Hop!

Our comment winner is #9 from Kim's Paperie Petals Blog:
Sweet April

Our "Masculine" challenge winner is #10:

Love the sentiment with this sailboat…perfect for any special young man! 
April and Donna, please send an e-mail to to claim your $10 gift code.

If you received Korin's e-mail on Tuesday, you already know that Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has cancelled the Sweet Perks Club as well as the new release for the month of May.  Be sure to tune in daily as we will be featuring some of our most popular stamp sets and dies.  You won't want to miss any of the fun or any of the fabulous creations by the Design Divas!

To start things off, I have 3 "Clean and Simple" cards to share with you today.  We have a Women of Purpose Ministry at our church.  One Saturday a month some of the more "mature" ladies of the church share their talents and gifts with the younger ladies.  It is my turn to share tomorrow, and of course we will be stamping.  Since some of the ladies have never stamped before, the cards we will be making are very CAS.

The first card was inspired by the talented Bridget Finlay who is a master of "Clean and Simple."  Her inspiration card can be found HERE.  One of the images from the Nature Silhouettes stamp set was stamped twice in opposite corners using the "Second Generation" stamping technique.  The sentiments are from God's Purpose.  Some gingham ribbon and a few pearls finish the card.

To create the background, Rose Bud and Cantaloupe Memento Inks were rubbed onto an acrylic block, spritzed with water, and stamped directly on a piece of Mixed Media paper.  This was done twice to intensify the color.  The Majestic Butterflies and the sentiment from the Script Birthdays stamp set were stamped with Watering Can Archival ink.  A few splatters and some rhinestones finish the card.  Any dye based ink will work for this technique.

The final card was made by sponging Memento Inks through a negative mask to create a circle in the center of the card front.  A script stamp was used to add interest while the mask was still in place.  The woodland scene from Landscape Silhouettes was also stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink while the mask was in place.  The mask was removed and the sentiment was stamped.  Twine, a button, and some pearls finish the card.  The stamps used to make this card are not available at this time.

These are the stamp sets currently available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store used to make these cards: 

Thank you so much for joining us today!  We so appreciate all of you and hope you've enjoyed your visit!  Have a blessed Friday!

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