Friday, November 17, 2017

wood slice ornaments

Good morning!
 
Today I am sharing some wood slice ornaments. Here I used my Holiday Hugs and Poinsettias & Candles stamp sets along with We Three Kings.
 
The ornaments were stamped with Archival ink and watercolored with Inktense pencils. The first two are from Poinsettias & Candles and We Three Kings.  I added some Wink of Stella to the star, base, and flames on the first one and a tiny rhinestone to the star on the wise men one.
 

The back side of the first two...


The third and fourth use Poinsettias & Candles and Holiday Hugs. More Wink of Stella on the flower centers and snow angel wings.
 
 
The back side of the third and fourth...


Have a great day!
Diane


 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Celebrating.....

{janebosi}

I had the joy of attending the wedding of my two friends a couple of weekends ago.  It was a smallish affair and full of joy and promise, just like weddings are supposed to be!  I wanted to do a totally handcrafted gift, mostly because those kinds of gifts were most important to me when I got married about a 1,000 years ago!

This is the card I created to go along with a hand lettered sign that recorded the date their family was established.  I ordered the sign from CreateinHim on Etsy and I love it so much; I'm sure they do too!  I used both So Happy (the free with purchase set!! yay, you!) and Scribble Flowers to create this whimsical water colored card.  I love "painting" and find it to be so relaxing and therapeutic.

I sure hope you are enjoying the Birthday Celebration and finding lots of inspiration!

Be Awesome!  Jane

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Harvest Blessings

Hello friends, Stephanie sharing with you today.  My first card is using Harvest Blessings, I love this little stamp set and you can get it right now for half price, yep, that is $4.95 folks, hop on over to the store and get yours.  I used watercolors on mine and the paper is from DCWV.
My next card is using stamps from our Free Birthday Celebration stamp set called So Happy and yes, you can get this set free with a $50 purchase.  It is such a versatile little set.    Have you been keeping up with all the excitement so far this month?  10 years is a BIG DEAL!  Make sure you check out the Birthday celebration link HERE and also keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for all the fun surprises we have for you.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Colorful Birthday


Hello Sweet n' Sassy stampers! 
It's Ceal, here to share a card made with a set you can earn for free! Yep you heard right you can earn this set for free with a $50 purchase. Be sure to check out all the deets on how to earn this set along with other giveaways and freebies HERE.
November is our birthday month and we are celebrating 10 years! 



To make my card I started with a black top folding note card (I used black to make the bright colors stand out more), a white panel for the front and a white panel for the inside because of my base being black, and the So Happy set. 
Using the Misti stamping tool and the ruler from the Creative Corners I aligned the one of the "Happy" sentiments from the So Happy set and stamped it in rainbow order. After I got them all stamped I turned the panel and stamped the birthday down the side of the panel. To finish the card I used Copic markers to color over the stamped image to make it brighter. 







Saturday, November 11, 2017

Peaceful Sympathy

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!  Have you been having fun with all of our 10th Birthday Celebration activities?  

Yesterday we gave away two wonderful sentiment stamp sets to one lucky winner.  The cards I am sharing today use both the So Grateful and Keep in Touch, Too sets that were given away.

Both cards use a stencil mono printing technique found on Karen Dunbrook's Blog for the background.  Apply inks (Oxide inks were used here) to the back of a stencil.  Spritz with water and press onto a heavy piece of card stock.  Several prints, each getting a little lighter, can be obtained by continuing to spritz and press onto different pieces of card stock.  More colors can be added to each panel, turning the stencil slightly as each layer is added.

Since I found myself needing a sympathy card this week, I reached for the beautiful Peaceful Peonies stamp set.  The same Oxide Ink colors used for the mono printing were applied to my craft mat and spritzed with water.  The craft mat was used as a stamp pad to randomly stamp the peony on another piece of card stock.  One of the sentiments from the same set was stamped randomly over the flowers to finish the background.  The inks on the craft mat also became a paint palette for watercoloring the focal image.  The sympathy greeting from the Keep in Touch, Too stamp set was white embossed on a cut vellum banner and stitched to the card.  The design of the card came from Freshly Made Sketches.

The same mono printing technique was used to create the background for this card.  The Typewriter Text Background was lightly stamped over the panel.  Silhouette images from the Nature Silhouettes set were stamped on the left side.  A quote from Faith Quote Blocks was added along with a white embossed sentiment from the So Grateful stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more fun discounts and giveaways during the month of November...We're celebrating all month!!! 

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Cathy

Friday, November 10, 2017

Autumn Blessings

Hello Sweet Friends!  Julie here and today I am sharing a quick Mixed Media card using the So Grateful Clear Stamp Set (designed by Gloria Stengel) along with the Skeleton Leaf Background Clear Stamp (designed by Korin Sutherland). 


To create this card, I tapped a few distress oxide inks onto my craft mat, spritzed lightly with water and placed a piece of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” white cardstock into the ink.  

I repeatedly lifted the cardstock and pressed back into the ink (smooshing the ink until I was satisfied with the coverage :-)) and used a heat tool to dry the panel thoroughly before proceeding to stamp the Skeleton Leaf Background  with versafine onyx black ink onto the panel.

I trimmed the stamped leaf background panel into thirds, mounted each panel onto black cardstock and trimmed close to the edge. All three were mounted onto the card front with dimensional foam.

I stamped the sentiment from So Grateful onto vellum and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I trimmed the sentiment panel and used a bit of adhesive behind some of the letters and corner to adhere it to the card front.  

I added a looped black satin ribbon bow along with a antique metal brad to hide some of the adhesive and a few copper sequins to finish off the card .

This was a fun card to create and I hope I have inspired you today! 



Also, don't forget about our 
10th Birthday Celebration!!

   
FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE

Through the entire month of November EVERY $50 order* will also include the “So Happy” stamp set, a $15.95 value, 
at no additional charge!! No coupon required.  

*Order must total $50 after discounts and 
before tax and shipping.




Plus, there more birthday promotions- a chance to win free stamps for a year, free printables, and more!! 

Thanks for taking the time to visit us- hugs and God Bless, 
sweet friends!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Love and Hugs


Hello everyone! Today I want to show you a sweet winter card that I made with ‘For the Birds’ and ‘Cocoa sends love’. The set with Cocoa has amazing greetings and it’s a great match with a lot of sets.

I stamped the bird on watercolor paper and colored it with my watercolor markers and a waterbrush. I have a (watercolor) paper pad with several gold and white foiled designs on it so I made a matching backgrounds with the same colors that I used for the scarf and hat from the bird. You could stamp your own background with embossing powder and create the same effect. I love that I can create a matching background really quick this way. You only have to wait patiently while it dries ;). The background was a little bit too bright for the bird so you couldn’t see it when I placed it directly on top of it. I decided to add a piece of vellum behind the bird to tone down the background. I die-cut a rectangle with a stiched border out of the vellum and stamped the sentiment ‘love & hugs’ on it. added a clear drying glue behind the borders of the vellum and a little bit behind the bird where you wouldn’t see it at all. I finished the card with a couple of pearl drops.

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/cocoa-sends-love-clear-stamp-set/#

http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/for-the-birds-clear-stamp-set/
I hope I inspired you to start creating today!

- Lucinde - Lucilight

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Warm Cocoa Wishes

Hi Everybody, Regina here.... 

It has been in the high 70's the last few weeks and now it's in the low 60's and 50's.  That's COLD for Mississippi weather lol.  I know, if you live up North you're chuckling right now. :)

I love to drink flavored coffees and hot chocolate when it starts getting cooler outside so I thought it was time to pull out this stamp set by Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps called Winnie's Warm Wishes








I used a Tim Holtz stencil for the background called Holiday Knit.  I love this stencil for holiday and winter cards.  For the very first time, I used my new Clarity Stencil Brushes.  I like the soft look but you do have to apply many layers.  I tend to press harder with a jumbo sponge dauber and always seem to make it darker than I would've liked so these definitely will solve that problem.  I used Gina K Designs Ocean Mist and Jellybean Green Inks and card stocks. 

I colored the cups with Copic Markers and added Nuvo drops in Gloss White on the marshmallows for some dimension and shine.  For some subtle shine on the hearts, I used the Sakura Glitter Pen in Clear Star.  You'll notice there is one cup in this set.... I mirrored it to make the other one. I used a piece of acetate and stamped the cup in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and pressed it gently on the card stock.  It's not going to stamp as crisp as the original one but I went over it with a black Faber Castel PITT Artist Pen with super fine tip and cut them out. 

Next I embossed the words I wanted for the card on Gina K Designs Black Onyx card stock with Brutus Monroe Alabaster Ultra Fine Embossing Powder and cut into strips. 

To finish it off, I used clear sequins which I think add such a lovely touch without interrupting the other items on the card. 

I like this stamp set also to make cards to send out after the New Year as well. 

For more inspiration, please visit my blog at http://cardsbyregina.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina

Saturday, November 4, 2017

so happy

Good morning!
 
Today I am sharing two cards using a special stamp set designed for SNSS's birthday celebration.
 
Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps is turning 10 this month and we are CELEBRATING all month long!  First, this FREE stamp set called So Happy is being added to all qualifying orders. SNSS is also considering adding printables to the Creative Worship line so Korin is giving one away for FREE! Plus, one of the illustrators, Rebecca Rios, is giving away her own FREE printable with ANY Creative Worship* purchase through the month of November! 
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL... you could win
 
FREE Stamps for a year!
 
There will be more surprises so...check out all the info HERE so you don't miss anything!  Now, how about that free set?  I first used it to make a sweet pink & gray card...
 


...and then another CAS card in turquoise & green. I chose a brown sentiment so the words would stand out.
 

Here's the full set!



Have a great day!
Diane

Friday, November 3, 2017

Winter Fun!

Happy Birthday Sweet N Sassy Stamps! I am so happy to celebrate these fabulous stamps - both clear and digital!! There is lots of fun going on this month including a HAPPY Freebie! Check it out HERE.

For today's cards, I am working on some Christmas/Winter cards and some SNSS clear stamps and digital... I had a great time with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. I used the tutorial from Splitcoast Stamper called Alcohol Ink Baubles.


For my first card, I used the clear sets - For the Birds; Sentiment - Christmas Pine. I Splattered metallic white water color paint for a snowy look and then with the metallic water color, I created a snow bank for my winter bird to sit on. Pretty simple but sweet!


For my second card I used some digis from Sweet N Sassy -  Cup of Cocoa and Snowman Soup (retired).


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great one!
Lyn