Sunday, September 25, 2016

Noel Ornament Garland

Ohhh...I'm excited to share today's project! It's a Christmas garland, created with the brand new Christmas Bulb Die Set! This is the cutest die set that includes the bulb, the ornament top, and a dove. There's a round bulb die set too! Use either of these sets to create gift tags, Christmas tree ornaments, or a holiday garland!

To create my garland, I started by die cutting eight bulbs, using coordinating designer paper. I layered one bulb shape on another...can you tell? I positioned the top bulb die cut sideways, creating the fun, curved shape that runs across the bulbs.

I then created a piece of silver cardstock by inking a piece of cardstock with VersaMark and embossing with silver embossing powder. Once the powder was dry, I die cut four ornament tops and attached them with a strong liquid glue.

The circles on the front of each ornament were die cut using a small circle die. I then used the Light of Christmas Background stamp to add design to each circle. Everything is better with text...

The fun letters are from the Outline stamp set; each were stamped on cardstock and water colored, using Distress Inks. Once the letters were dry, I fussy cut them, and attached them to the circles with foam tape. Here are a few close up photos...

All of the edges were distressed using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Once I threaded the ornaments on to my burlap ribbon, I decided this bulbs needed some bling so I used a gel medium and mica flakes from Prima to add some chunky glittery shine to each of the ornaments. Super fun! Can't wait to display this over the holidays...well...I can wait for the snow and cold weather...*smile*

I hope you enjoyed today's project! Happy Crafting!


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Water Color, Wings and a Snowman!

HI Everyone!

Hope all is well with you.  I am finding it hard to believe that we are almost through the month of  September!!  I must admit, I do like the fall season and the anticipation of the upcoming Christmas season.
Have you been checking out all of the gorgeous inspiration from the team using the new Christmas Release?  You really cannot go wrong with any of these sets.

This snowman from Diane Zechman is a perfect addition to your snowman collection!  How can you resist the angel wings?!  You can find him, as well as a sweet penguin, in the Holiday Hugs Stamp Set.
The image is heat embossed with black embossing powder, then watercolored with Kuretake watercolors.  Sparkle is added to the wings and stars.  On both the image background and my black card panel I added snow with spatters of acrylic paint.  
The heat embossed sentiment is from the new Christmas Pine Stamp Set
I hope you have been inspired to get started on your Christmas Cards!

Have a blessed weekend!

Lee Ann  :)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Peace & Joy

Hello Sweet Friends! Julie sharing a Clean and Simple Mixed Media Christmas card using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps  Peace of God along with Season of Love.

To create this card, I stamped the tufted titmouse image from the  Peace of God Clear Stamp Set and the sentiment from Season of Love Clear Stamp Set using black archival ink, used distress inks with a water brush to watercolor the bird (adding highlights with a Sharpie White Extra Fine Point Pen) and mounted both onto gray cardstock.

I had the snowflake embossed panel in my stash and applied shimmer paint over the panel before mounting onto a piece of gray cardstock and adhering the entire panel onto the bright pink card base.

I mounted the titmouse along with the sentiment with dimensional foam and dded the silver cord to finish off the card.

If you have not started on your Christmas cards yet, I hope I have inspired you to do so :-)

Hugs and have a blessed week, my sweet friends!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's right around the corner!

Happy Wednesday friends, yes, Christmas is right around the corner and you can never start to early working on your stash of Christmas cards.  I have 2 cards to share with you today both showing sets from our 2016 Christmas release.
This first one is using Holiday Hugs, such a cute little set created by Diane Zechman. I made a shaker card using paper from BoBunny.

This next card I think is my favorite of all the ones I have made with the new release. It is using Poinsettias & Candles also created by Diane Zechman. I paired it with this beautiful paper by Authentique. Don't forget you can get the 2016 Christmas sets in the Christmas bundle for a great discounted price of only $119.95 for 9 sets that is an awesome deal!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sending Christmas Cheer

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Friends, 
It's Ceal here to share with you today!

There are less than 100 days until Christmas and for me that means get on the ball with my card making. Our 2016 Christmas release has lots of great stamps to make some amazing cards, not to mention the ones that we already have in our Christmas line. 
For my sample I used the set Holiday Hugs along with the Hillside Edges dies. these two pair up so nicely, a must have for your holiday card making. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Are you already in a Christmas mood after all our cards this month? I am! (meanwhile, we're having the highest temperatures we've had in weeks in the Netherlands, so the weather is feeling more like summer than the last couple of months have felt haha).

I've got another Christmas card to share with you today. For this card I used the Christmas borders set. These images are so beautiful and detailed that you don't even have to color them (but they look lovely when you do too, of course).

I stamped one of the borders and the message 'Merry Christmas' with white ink on a black paper. I added a little bit of sparkles to the stamped images with clear sparkling embossing powder (it's so subtle it doesn't show in the pictures). I used this stamped image as a focal point for my card and just added some patterned papers and sequins to finish my card. Clean and simple, great when you have to make a lot of Christmas cards!
I used the 'Christmas Borders' stamp set.
Have a nice day!
- Lucinde

Friday, September 16, 2016

peace & joy

Good morning!
Today Sweet ‘n Sassy is featuring two new stamp sets (of mine!) that were released this month.  Here I used my Poinsettias & Candles stamp set on this mostly monochromatic card. 

I mainly stayed in the blues with just a touch of yellow and gray.  The candles were cut out by hand and layered over a paper doily with some bits of ribbon and twine to accent.
Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!