Saturday, October 17, 2020

Together

For today's card, I paired the beautiful October Stamp of the Month set, My Thoughts of You, with Forever & Always to create this non-traditional color love card. 

 

 

I used the following colors of cardstock and ink: pumpkin pie, more mustard, ruby red, handsome hunter, night of navy (SU!) and kraft for the base. I cut the strips at 1/2 and 1/4 inches and attached to the card base. I stamped the hearts and hand trimmed out. I stamped the sentiments with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. The hardest part of this card was deciding out how to arrange the hearts.

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day,

Karen



 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps October Release Hop & Giveaway

We are so excited to be hopping today with some inspiration with the fabulous October 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, October 21st.

 


First up is the Stamp for a Cause set, Fear Not, available for pre-order today.  This set is filled with encouraging scriptures that you can use to create cards to uplift others and help a family in need at the same. That's a win-win in my book!



 

 

This card features Fear Not, In This Together, and Bee Sweet. This card went together pretty quick because I used colored images from my stash and a favorite layout. The images were stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink onto Canson mixed media paper, colored with Arteza Real Brush Pens and hand trimmed out. I cut the layering pieces with a die from MFT. I was super excited to find some purple gingham and cardstock in my stash that coordinated with the coloring of my flowers.

 

 

My second card features the super adorable Winter Gnomes! The images are so cute and can be used all winter long. I stamped the image with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink on white cardstock, colored with Shuttle Art markers and fussy cut out. I dry embossed one panel with a snowflake folder and stamped snowflakes on the other with Soft Sky ink (SU!). Both panels were cut with dies from MFT and GMD. I assembled as seen adding strips of real red, handsome hunter and basic gray cardstock, stamped the sentiment with black ink and added some small silver sequins to finish it.


 

For my last card, I paired the new release set Welcome Home with Encouraging Thoughts. The team is having so much fun playing with this set! I created the background by ink blending cucumber crush, wild wasabi and soft sky ink (SU!) with a drifts & hills stencil (MFT) on white cardstock. I stamped the clouds, trees, and fences with bashful blue, wild wasabi, and chocolate chip (SU!) and the houses and roofs with distress oxide inks. I die cut the panel and attached to a layer of black and then to a more mustard base. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on a scrap of soft sky paper, die cut and affixed to the front.  

 




 



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 October 20th with winners announced on the 21st.


Thanks for stopping by and your next stop on the hop is the amazing Lyn Tomlin !

 
 
Have a fantastic day,
 
Karen
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

You are Simply Amazing

Happy weekend everyone! I hope you all have a chance to get crafty today for World Cardmaking Day. Today's card features the October Stamp of the Month, My Thoughts of You. This sentiment kit is perfect for sending an encouragement card to someone you love! You will want to add this one to your collection.

This card is clean and simple and I love how the pink and green pop against the gray background.

 

 

I started by die cutting the background and sentiment panels (dies from GMD & MFT) from basic gray  and white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. Next, I embossed the roses and leaves from True Beauty in white onto Canson mixed media paper. I colored the roses and leaves with watercolor brush markers (Altenew, lime & rubellite). Once dry, I hand trimmed the leaves and flowers out. I assembled the card as seen, popping up the sentiment panel and parts of the leaves and flowers with foam tape. 

 



 

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day,

Karen

 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Tis the Season

I'm back today with another Christmas card featuring the super cute new Christmas Gnomes and the previously released Happy Camper from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps

 

 

I began by stamping the images onto white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. I colored with Shuttle Art markers, creating a dirt floor to ground the image and fussy cut the presents and wreath out. I cut a frame for my scene with a scalloped stitched rectangle frame die (Gina Marie Designs) from chocolate chip cardstock (SU!). This post highlights a way to use the inside cut piece. I stamped the sentiments in green and red ink and put all the pieces together as seen.

 



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

Karen

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps September Release Hop! The team has been having so much fun creating with this month's releases and we are so excited to share our projects with you! Hop along and leave a little comment love for the designers linked below and you just might be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $10 gift voucher to the Sweet n' Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, September 23.

 

 

I have two cards for you this month featuring four of the new September releases paired with two previously released sets. 

My first card features the adorable Christmas Gnomes, a fun Christmas Text Background and the versatile Holiday Greetings along with some elements from Happy Camper


 

I stamped the cute gnome and other images on white cardstock with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I colored the images with Shuttle Art markers and fussy cut out. I stamped the sentiment in real red ink  and backed with a scrap of the same color cardstock. Next, I stamped the Christmas Text background with VersaMark ink on a die cut piece of cucumber crush cardstock (Gina Marie Design dies). I assembled the card as seen adding a couple of green sequins to finish it off. The gnomes in this set are so cute!

 




 

For my second card, I paired a sentiment from the amazing Best Gift Ever with the gorgeous True Beauty set. 

 


This card went together pretty quick with simple coloring and the use of dies. I started by embossing the roses and leaves in white onto Canson mixed media paper. I colored the roses and leaves with watercolor brush markers (red/Arteza and moss/Altenew) and set aside to dry. Once they were dry, I went carefully over the top with Wink of Stella to add some sparkle, let dry and hand trimmed out. I die cut the background and sentiment panels (Gina Marie Design dies) from white cardstock and stamped the sentiment with black ink. I assembled the card, popping the sentiment panel and some image edges up with foam tape. I decided between the sparkle and background texture this card needed no other embellishments. Clean and simple for the win!

 



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

 
 
Have a fantastic day,
 
Karen