Sunday, July 25, 2021

Tropical Christmas

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a Christmas in July Sale through July 26th. I decide to create two tropical Christmas cards to celebrate it. 




Both my cards were created the same way, just using different colors for the flowers and throwing in a pineapple to mix it up a bit(scroll down for second card and supply list.)

I wanted the background to have a beach vibe to it. I masked off part of my Bristol Smooth paper with post it notes and blended with Antique Linen. I wanted this section to have a little more texture to it. So, I utilized one of the backgrounds in the brand new Texture Tiles 6 and added it to this section with the same ink for a subtle tone on tone look. Then, I flipped the post it notes to cover the brown and ink blended the the top with Aqua Sky then I die cut the panel.

I gold heat embossed the flowers and pineapple on Bristol Smooth paper. I colored them with various waterbrush pens and fussy cut out. Next, I blended Sprout ink onto Bristol Smooth and stamped the small bough multiple times in different directions with Parsley ink to create the base for my images.

I decided on placement of my images so I could determine where the sentiment should go and embossed in gold. I assemble the card as seen using foam tape to pop up the images and added a couple of small gold pearls.




Supplies:

From Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:

    -Christmas Pine

    -Summer Vibes

    -Texture Tiles 6 

-Ink

    -VersaMark

    -Aqua Sky, Parsley, Sprout(Concord & 9th)

    -Antique Linen(distress ink)

-Arteza Real Brush Pens

  -Olive Green, Green Tea, Bumblebee Yellow, Sunset Yellow, Cadmium Orange

 -Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers

    -Purple Wine, Lagoon, Sunkist

-Other 

    -Strathmore Bristol Smooth & Kraft cardstock   

    -A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Dienamics

    -Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder

    -Foam Tape

    -gold metallic pearls(Pinkfresh Stuios

    -Bearly Art precision craft glue


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Cherry Thanks



When I saw the small cherries in the newly released Summer Vibes set I knew I wanted to create a background using them and pair it with the Summer Fruits set. I stamped the cherries on white cardstock and colored them making sure to leave some not colored for a little contrast. The larger cherry image was already colored in my stash. All I had to do was darken up the leaves a bit to make it match the background. 

I cut the green gingham paper to fit the front of the card and attached to the card base. Next, I added tape to the back of the cherry background panel(4 1/4 x 5 1/2) and positioned it at an angle over the card base. Once I was happy with placement I pressed down and trimmed off the excess. I die cut a circle, stamped the sentiment from the Thank You set and glued the cherry image to the front.  I wrapped red string around the front of the card tying in a bow, attached the circle panel with foam tape and added 3 small green gemstones. 






Supplies:

From Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:

    -Summer Vibes

    -Summer Fruits 

    -Thank You

-Ink

    -VersaFine Clair Nocturne

-Arteza Real Brush Pens

  -red, tawny, olive green, ice blue

-Other

    -A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Dienamics

    -clear embossing powder

    -Foam Tape

    -red string

    -green gemstones

    -Bearly Art precision craft glue

 


    


 

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Starry Night Baby Card

Today's card features Sweet Dreams Bunny Digital and Starry Night Stencil for a sweet nighttime baby card. I started this card in June when the digi was released and finally finished it up this month. Sometimes, I intend to finish something right away, but it actually ends of sitting in a pile of stuff to do. Anyone else do this too?

 


I printed the sweet bunny image and sentiment on regular white cardstock. I colored the image with watercolors and once dry, fussy cut out. Next, I created the galaxy sky background with distress oxide inks(picked raspberry, dusty concord, cracked pistachio and chipped sapphire). When I was satisfied with the blending I spritzed with water and blotted with a paper towel after 1-2 minutes and set aside to dry. Once dry, I splattered white pigment ink, diluted with a little bit of water, with a small round brush and let dry again. Then using the starry night stencil I added stars by gently using the same pigment ink(yeti). I wanted the starts to be soft white instead of a bold white so it didn't compete with my focal image.

I die cut the panel and started messing with placement of the image and sentiment. At this point, I decided to add the white string and ink blend the sentiment with cracked pistachio distress oxide ink. I assembled the card and popped the image up with foam tape. I still felt like it needed something else. So I dug through my stash and found the small stars which just happened to be the perfect shades to work with my card. Plus, they fit the stenciled stars perfectly. Score!!








Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karen

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Paint Splatters Stencil Fun & Instagram Hop


   

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having an Instagram Hop with the July Release. Lately, I have been really challenging myself to go outside my comfort zone and try new things. This bold background and gold sparkle are a definite stretch for me. The gold washi tape has been in my stash for two years and I finally found a use for it on this one and my last card.

I hope you will join us on Instagram for the hop! 

 


 

Supplies:

From Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:

    - Summer Vibes Stamp & Die Bundle

    - Paint Splatters Stencil

-Inks SU!

    -Only Orange, Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise 

-Arteza Real Brush Pens

  -Orange, Artic Blue,Light Green, Lemon Yellow, Ginger, Chocolate and Fair Skin

-Other

    -A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Dienamics

    -Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder

    -Foam Tape

    -Wink of Stella

    -Sakura white gel pen

 


 




 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Aloha


 

I'm playing with some new goodies from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps July Release! I had lots of fun combining stencils and Distress Oxide Inks to create the background. I tried out a new gold embossing powder too. So excited to finally have a shiny gold one!

 


 

Supplies and Tools:

From Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:

    - Summer Vibes Stamp & Die Bundle

    - Paint Splatters Stencil 

    - Fern Fronds Stencil

-Distress Oxide Ink

    -Scattered Straw

    -Mowed Lawn

    -Ripe Persimmon

-Arteza Real Brush Pens

    -Bumblebee Yellow

    -Sunset Yellow

    -Green Tea

    -Olive Green

-MFT Stamps

    -A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Dienamics

    -Rectangle Extraordinaire Stencil

-Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder

-Dollar Store Sequins

 


 

 This post linked to:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Love To Scrap - Anything Goes 

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Karen