Thursday, October 27, 2016

Inspirational Word Art 2

Hello! It's Monika here today with a circle card... and not just any circle card, a SHAKER circle card. You must have figured out by now that I love making shaker cards. At first, it might seem time consuming and difficult, but it actually can go really fast especially if you are using one focal image and you keep it simple as I did this time around (earlier this month I made a much fancier shaker card) :
The greeting (Inspirational Word Art 2 clear stamp set) was stamped with VersaMark then was heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I did have the background already laying on my desk, so that was really fortunate, but you could just use a pretty designer paper. I was trying to make a Northern Lights Background a while ago, but it turned out a mess... so I put it aside... then yesterday I was looking for a dark background that would work as a starry night, and picked up the blotched piece... spritzed it with Mica Spray to add some shine and I had a night sky! It is really hard to see on the picture, but it has some violet and green areas...
 I added tiny gold, silver and iridescent stars along with micro beads inside my shaker.
These are the products you'd need to make this shaker card:
*Circle Scallop Die
*Circle Dies
*Window Sheet
*Star Sequins
*Micro Beads
*White Embossing Powder
*Dimensional Tape or Fun Foam
*Inspirational Word Art 2 clear stamp set
*Tim Holtz Tarnished Pewter Mica Spray
*Background Paper
*Silver Glimmer Paper
*Silver Rhinestones
*Silver Thread

Here are some of my previously made shaker cards:
Thank you for stopping by,

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Music Speaks

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to today's project, featuring two beautiful sets, Music to my Ears (a fantastic background set!) and Scribble Flowers

Here are the steps that I took to create my 5" x 5" card...
  1. Using VersaMark and black embossing powder, stamp the music background stamp on a piece of 5" x 5" cardstock. (I used Neenah solar white) Be sure to keep the image towards the center as you'll only see the image through the circle cut out.
  2. Using Distress Inks, smoosh some ink out on a non-stick craft sheet, and a water coloring brush add color to the background. The embossed areas will resist the inks. Since I wasn't using water color cardstock, I just dropped the ink on to the cardstock and let it spread on its own, which preventing the paper from peeling. Set aside to dry.
  3. Using Memento Ink, stamp various images from the Scribble Flowers stamp set on to a piece of scrap cardstock, color with Copics, fussy cut.
  4. Using a Spellbinders circle die, cut a large circle out of a piece of 4.75" x 4.75" cardstock, use foam tape to attach to the cardbase.
  5. Using a Spellbinders scalloped circle die, with a smaller circle die nested inside the scallop circle, cut a frame out of black cardstock, attach around circle opening.
  6. Stamp sentiment on piece of white cardstock, cut out with ribbon cut on one end.
  7. Attach sentiment, flowers, and bee using foam tape.
  8. Use Glossy Accents and Wink of Steller glitter pen to add some sparkle and shine, see up close photo below.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the project! Be sure to check out the Sweet 'n Sassy web site for the two sets used on my card (there is also a new die that coordinates with the Scribble Flowers set!)!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 24, 2016

How Tweet It Is!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying your fall!  I think we have finally left summer behind here in St Louis.
I took a break from fall cards and Christmas cards to make this super CAS card using the new How Tweet Stamp Set.  I'm guessing we have all been here at one time or another!  :)

I couldn't help myself!  The sentiment, which is from the LOL Cats Stamp Set was perfect for what I was going for!
I free handed the wire, colored the image with Copics and then masked the bird to sponge in the sky.

Super simple!  I hope I have inspired you to look at your stamps in a different way!
Happy Crafting!

Lee Ann 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

May God Grant You Peace & Strength

Hi Sweet Friends! 

Happy Sunday! Julie, here sharing a Clean and Simple card with Peace of God Clear Stamp Set from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

I love all of the image, sentiments and verses in the SNSS Peace of God Clear Stamp Set!  My husband and I feed the birds and the Tufted Titmouse is one of our favorites (we affectionately refer to them as "Tufty" or "Tufties").  

This set makes me smile when I create with it as I recall the fun memories of "bird watching" with my sweetheart- we truly have such an Awesome Creator God!!

I started off by stamping the SNSS Peace of God "Tufty" image with archival black ink onto white cardstock,  used a water brush  to color the image with distress inks , die cut with a stitched circle die and mounted onto another stitched circle die cut from cherry cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock with archival black ink before scoring a few lines for texture and mounting the entire panel onto the cherry card base.

To finish off the card, I added the focal image with dimensional foam.  Quick, easy and a delight to create!

Thanks for stopping by- I hope all of you have a fabulous week!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

How tweet it is to be loved by you!

Happy Thursday friends, Stephanie here with a "tweet" card for you using the How Tweet stamp set.  Yes, it looks like a Valentine's Day card but really can be used anytime of the year.  I colored with Copic markers and the paper is from My Minds Eye.  I just love this stamp set, it is so cute and really easy to make up quick and cute cards.  How Tweet is available now for pre-order.  Come back tomorrow we will be showcasing another new stamp set.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dashing Through the Snow

Happy Wednesday!
It's Ceal, here to share a card with you today. I am still working on my Christmas cards as there is only 67 days until Christmas, can you believe it??
My card uses one of our new Christmas releases, Holiday Hugs. This is the sweetest set and I love all the images but this little penguin is such a cutie! 
I also used the Hillside Edges die set for the snow covered hill and trees.

To find out all the details on how I made this card, head over to my blog Simply Beautiful.

Monday, October 17, 2016

How Tweet!

Hello everyone! You just can't miss this stamp set ;). We've already featured it a couple of times the last days but it's sooo cute... I couldn't resist sharing another card with this little bird.

I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used watercolor brushes to color it. After the coloring I die-cut it with a circle die and adhered it on my card. And of course I couldn't resist using a beautiful yellow base color for this card. I don't use a lot of yellow but with this bird it's just a great combination. And a great way to use my yellow papers, which are actually really pretty on a card. (maybe this stamp sets helps me to love to use yellow again ;)). I made a little tag with the sentiment and added it to the red ribbon. And, of course, a couple of sequins couldn't be missing on my card.

Used stamp set: How tweet
- Lucinde

Sunday, October 16, 2016

how tweet

Good morning!
Today I am sharing two cards using the How Tweet stamp set from this month’s release.  
For the first card, I used the little bird to create a whimsical thank-you card.

I die cut the center from the polka-dotted layer and it was popped with foam tape to create a frame.  Some fussy-cut clouds were attached at the top.
For the second card, I also used the Hillside Edges dies.

This time I colored the bird with yellow and pink. Since I had some pink in my background paper too, I went ahead and also made pink-ish clouds.  Why not?  The bird and clouds are popped up with foam dots.
Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

Friday, October 14, 2016

How Tweet It Is!

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!  It's Friday and that means it is time for another new stamp set to be featured, and what an adorable set we have for you today!  How Tweet includes six images and seven sentiments that can be used for many different occasions.  This stamp set will just make your heart happy!

Now, isn't that little birdie as cute as can be?  The blue panels were made with distress inks on mixed media paper and the designer paper is from Bo Bunny.  Copic Markers were used for the coloring of the images and the Freshly Made Sketch for this week was used for the design.  The branch is from the Love Birds stamp set and was cut with the matching Love Birds Die.

Have you seen the new Inspirational Word Art 2 stamp set that was showcased last week?

This sentiment is one of six in the set and inspired the background for this card which was done  by sponging VersaMark ink through a star stencil and white embossing the stars.  Color Burst pigment powders were sprinkled on the mixed media paper over the stars and spritzed with water.  The design for this card came from the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge for this week.

The products used to create these cards are available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.

The Love Birds stamp set and Love Birds Dies are available separately or as a Bundle.

Be sure to stop by the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Facebook page to see more amazing samples of these two sets made by the Creative Team then head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store to pick up either of these two fabulous stamp sets!

Have a "TWEET" day!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Happy Bird-Day

Hello My Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!

It's Susie here to share a card using a stamp set that will be released tomorrow.  
It is called How Tweet.

How Tweet is a set with the three images shown and about a ton of sentiments.  I love that little birdie and the clouds in two sizes.

Be sure to check back because tomorrow you will be able to purchase this set!
Gotta love Fridays!!!! 

Have a creative day and stay tuned for more beautiful 
projects from our design team