Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps April Release Hop & Giveaway

We are so excited to be hopping today with some inspiration with the amazing April Release. Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you just might be the lucky winner of a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, April 28th.

 

 

My first card features Just Married from the April Release and the out of the vault Hearts Die Set.

 


I stamped the image and sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink on white cardstock. I embossed the car with clear embossing powder, colored with Arteza Real Brush Pens and fussy cut out. I stamped the love sentiment from the set with Versamark ink on white cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. 

I die cut the panel with a stitched edge rectangle die and then ink blended Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink over a portion of it. I die cut a small heart and colored it red then cut a banner tail on the sentiment. I assemble as seen on a gray card base popping the image and sentiment up with foam tape. 


My second card features the brand new Everyday Greetings 2 along with previously released True Beauty, Background Builders: Stripes and Bookmarks & More Die Set.

 

 

Everyday Greetings 2 is filled with fantastic sentiments and I love the mix of bold with a smaller font!

To create this card, I decided to pull from my stash of extras. I actually have quite the pile of colored images, backgrounds and die cuts so I was glad to put them to good use. The blue background was created with Versamark ink and the Stripe background set. I love this ink for a more subtle tone on tone look. 

The multi step roses were stamped with shades of pinks, purples and greens and fussy cut out. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on the bookmark and trimmed to fit the blue die cut panel. I assembled pieces on a white card base popping the bookmark and portions of the flowers and leaves up with foam tape. As the final touch, I added some small white pearls around the sentiment.

 



 





Giveaway: Leave a little shout out in the comment section on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop! Comment deadline is 10 pm ET Tuesday April 27th with winners announced on the 28th.


Thanks for stopping by and your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Julee Tilman!



Have a great day!

Karen

 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Best Wishes

Hello everyone, I am loving all the new goodies in the April Release! For today's post, I chose to play with Just Married and Make Music Stencil to create a card you can use for either a wedding or birthday card. 

 


 
I began by stamping the image and sentiment with VersaFine Claire Nocturne ink on white cardstock. I colored the image with Nuvo watercolor pencils and fussy cut out. I die cut the pink panel first and then dry embossed with the Make Music stencil using my die cut machine. I found die cutting first is better so it doesn't flatten out the dry embossing.

As I was going to assemble the card I felt it needed something more. So, I decided to stencil the Delightfully Delicate Stencil with pink ink on the white card base. I assembled as seen, cutting a banner end on the sentiment strip and adding some light pink sequins. I also popped up the pink panel, cake image and sentiment strip with foam tape. 

The Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps VIP Group on Facebook hosts a monthly challenge. The April challenge is a themed one, upload any creation with a springtime theme. I think my card fits the bill. We would love to have you join us!


 




Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karen

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps March Release Hop & Giveaway

We are so excited to be hopping today with some inspiration with the fabulous March Release. Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you just might be the lucky winner of a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, March 24th.

 


 

 I love the playful design of the Garden Whimsy set and it pairs perfectly with Texture Tiles 11



I began by heating embossing the leaves from Texture Tiles 11 on white cardstock with clear embossing powder. I inked the background up with mowed lawn distress ink. Then, I wiped off ink from the embossed parts, used my heat tool to make the embossing shiny again and die cut the one end with a scallop edge die from Bookmarks & More Dies

Next, I heat embossed the butterfly from Garden Whimsy on white cardstock with black embossing powder. I colored the image with Arteza Real Brush Pens and fussy cut out. I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink on a scrap of turquoise cardstock.  

I started to assemble the card, but decided to stamp some stripes on the white card base with Background Builders: Stripes and aqua sky ink. I assembled as seen, wrapping string around the front and popping the image and sentiment up with foam tape. 







Giveaway: Leave a little shout out in the comment section on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop! Comment deadline is 10 pm ET Tuesday March 23rd with winners announced on the 24th.


Thanks for stopping by and your next stop on the hop is the amazing Lee Ann Barrett!

 
 
Have a great day!

Karen

 

 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Your Kindness

Good morning Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp friends! Today I am excited to share this card with you. I recently received the sentiment set Kindness Matters and I am so glad I finally got it. I love the mix of fonts and different ways to put the sentiments together! 



I paired the sentiment set with a few other goodies to create this bright and bold thank you card. I started by creating the background with the Delightfully Delicate Stencil and picked raspberry distress oxide ink on white cardstock. I love this stencil! I layered the white panel on black and attached to a pink passion card base.

Then, I cut one of the bookmarks from Bookmarks & More Dies, trimmed it to fit the stenciled panel and stamped the sentiments from Kindness Matters with VeraFine Clair Nocturne ink. Next, I embossed the three flowers from Happy Day with VersaMark and black embossing powder on white cardstock. I colored them with watercolor brush pens and fussy cut out. Finally, I attached the flowers popping the two bigger flowers up with foam tape.





 

 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks for stopping by!

Karen

 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Wishing You

Happy Saturday everyone, today I am sharing a floral card with an old fashioned vibe to it. The old fashioned look was not part of my original plan, but how it turned out and I really like it.



This card was pretty easy to stamp and complete. I mixed and matched inks from various companies to stamp the roses and leaves from True Beauty on white cardstock and hand trimmed out. I used Background Builders: Stripes to stamp the lines on the white (pale pink ink) and pink (versamark) cardstock. I like to use VersaMark when I want a more subtle tone on tone effect. I die cut those panels with scallop and stitched edge dies. I stamped the sentiment from So Happy with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. I assembled as seen popping the white panel up with foam tape.

 

 

My card also fits the February VIP Challenge over in the Sweet 'n Sassy Facebook Group. We would love to have you join us!
 


 



The So Happy set is part of the Overstock Sale going on during the month of February at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and have a wonderful day!

Karen