Saturday, January 16, 2021

My Happy Place

 Happy Saturday everyone! I'm sharing this clean and simple Valentine's Day card with you today.

 


I began by cutting a white cardstock panel with a stitched edge rectangle die. I stamped the banner from Happy Camper across the top with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and the small hearts from Sweet Little Lamb in red along the bottom. Then, I stamped the camper (Happy Camper) on white and the sentiment from Love Wordfetti on pink.  I colored the banner and camper with Arteza Real Brush Pens and fussy cut the camper. I assemble as seen, cutting banner ends on the sentiment strips.





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

Karen

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps January Release Hop & Giveaway

We are so excited to be hopping today with some inspiration with the fabulous January 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, January 20th.

 


 

 I'm sharing two cards today featuring three of the new January Release sets. 

My first card features two of the new coffee themed sets, I Like Big Cups and Coffee Talk 2. I love coffee and collecting coffee stamp sets!

 


 

I wanted to create a little bit snarky non-traditional color Valentine's Day card. I started by embossing the hearts from Grunge Elements 2 in clear embossing powder on bristol smooth cardstock. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die, ink blended with chipped sapphire distress oxide ink and added a piece of washi tape. 

I stamped the coffee cups with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink onto white cardstock and pattern paper. I stamped the lids a second time and coffee sleeves on white. I fussy cut the cups, lids and sleeves. I stamped the sentiment from Coffee Talk 2 and XO from Much Love with chipped sapphire on the coffee sleeves. 

I paper pieced the cups together. I stamped Happy Valentine's Day from Love Wordfetti on white and cut a banner tail. I assembled the card on a white card base popping one of the coffee cups and sentiment up with foam tape. 

 

My second card features the fun new set Background Builders: Stripes and I used a previous layout from Freshly Made Sketches.  



I began by stamping the thicker stripes from Background Builders: Stripes with buttercup ink on so saffron cardstock to create a tone on tone effect. I cut the panel down and mounted on a black panel. Next, I stamped the Delightfully Delicate Background with VersaMark ink on a kraft cardstock base. 

I stamped the teapot from In This Together, with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, colored with Arteza watercolor brush markers and fussy cut out. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on kraft cardstock and assembled the card popping the 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 January 19th with winners announced on the 20th.


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

 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day,

Karen

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps December Release Hop & Giveaway

We are so excited to be hopping today with some inspiration with the fabulous December 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, December 23rd.

 


 

 My first card features the new dreamy Vintage Romance set.

 


 

I decided I wanted to do a no coloring card. I started by stamping the bottle with flowers with three different inks and fussy cutting out. Next, I cut a piece of pink cardstock with a crimped edge frame die. Then, I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and trimmed and matted with pink cardstock. I wrapped some white string around the pink piece and attached to the white base. Finally, I attached the images and sentiments to the front popping them up with foam tape.

 

For my second card, I paired the super fun Stamp of the Month, Much Love, with the previously released Lots of Love.

 


I began by stamping the background. I stamped the XO in green and blue, alternating the colors across the row and in each row. I cut the panel with a stitched edge rectangle die and set aside. Next, I stamped the pig on white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and cut with a stitched heart die. I colored the image with Arteza Real Brush Markers. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of blue cardstock and hand trimmed the banner end. Finally, I assembled as seen onto a light green base popping the heart 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 December 22nd with winners announced on the 23rd.


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

 
 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day,

Karen

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps November Release Hop & Giveaway

We are so excited to be hopping today with some inspiration with the fabulous November 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, November 25th.

 


 

I have been having a blast creating with the fun birthday sets! My only regret this month, is not having more time to create, so many ideas and so little time. 

My first card features Humorous Birthday Innies and Make a Wish. I know, the innies are meant for the inside of cards but I confess, I prefer to use them on the outside.


 

I started by stamping the smaller candle on white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and coloring them with Arteza Real Brush Markers. Once dry, I hand trimmed them out and set aside. I  attached a happy birthday washi tape to the front of a piece of bashful blue cardstock and cut with a crimped frame die. Next, I stamped the sentiment with the same ink as the candles. Finally, I glued the candles to the front and attached the blue panel to a white base. 

For my second card, I decided to play with A Little Snarky, Humorous Birthday Innies and Messy Stamped Alpha. Originally, I had a different background planned and when I attempted it it didn't look right. I was thrilled, when I came up with the idea of the numbers because it works perfectly with the sentiment. 

 


I began by using the numbers from the alpa set and starting in the center of the white cardstock stamped the numbers in a spiral pattern and cut with a stitched rectangle die. Then, I ink blended the background with Buttercup, Sprout and Aqua Sky inks (C&9th). I stamped the sentiment on kraft and girl on white with VersFine Clair Nocturne ink. I colored the girl's hair, skin and lips with Arteza Real Brush Pens and her shirt with Marmalade ink (C&9th) and fussy cut out. I assembled the card as seen popping the image 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 November 24th with winners announced on the 25th.


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

 
 
 

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day,

Karen

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Make a Wish

 Today's card features Make a Wish from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

 


 

I started by stenciling the background on white cardstock with the Radiating Rays stencil from MFT and Concord & 9th inks (Aqua Sky and Oceanside). I then die cut the panel with a  stitched rectangle die from MFT. Next, I stamped the cupcake bottom with Honeysuckle ink and colored the top with a Sunset Yellow Arteza Real Brush Pen. 

I stamped the cupcake frosting with Antique Linen distress ink for a little no line coloring with a Chocolate watercolor marker (Arteza). Since this is the first time I have tried the no line watercolor technique I was concerned how dark the outline was at first. Then, I was pleasantly surprised to see the darkness fade as it dried. Now I know why people like this technique so much! 

I fussy cut the cupcake out and created a sentiment banner. I stamped the words in Oceanside ink and the sprinkles along the edge with Aqua Sky and Ballet Slipper. I assembled the card as seen, popping the cupcake up with foam tape and adding a couple of sequins.

I really love the new Make a Wish set!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day,

Karen

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