Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dark Nights and Bright Stars

Hello sweet friends!  God uses the struggles in our life to make us shine more brightly for him.  As we go through these trials with grace Jesus gets all the glory!  I love this quote from the Inspirational Word Art 2 stamp set available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.

 A galaxy sky seemed the natural choice for a background for this quote.  Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink and Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, and Wilted Violet Oxide Inks were sponged onto a piece of mixed media card stock.  The colors were well blended before Black Soot Oxide Ink was sponged over all of the colors letting some of the color peek through the black.  The panel was spritzed with water and sprayed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls.  Watered down white acrylic paint was then splattered on creating a night sky full of stars.  Spellbinder Dies were used to make an offset frame. Grass from the Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass stamp set was stamped on both the frame and the Galaxy panel.  The little fox from the Scene Silhouettes: Woodland stamp set was black embossed and cut out with my ScanNCut.  The sentiment is from the Inspirational Word Art 2 stamp set and was black embossed on a circle cut with a Taylored Expressions Stitched Circle Die.  A few sparkly gems and sequins were added to the sky to finish the card.  I'm also posting this card over at the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog.

The stamp sets used to make this card are available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  (**LOVE the new Scene Silhouettes stamp sets**)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Remember that our January Stamp of the Month, Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands, is free with a $60 order through 1/31/18.


Friday, January 12, 2018

January release cards

Hello! I am sharing a couple of cards with you today using stamps from the NEW January release.
For my first card I used Stop Drop Pray and Whimsy Bouquet. I just stamped, colored with Copics, and popped my panel up on a sheet of white craft foam. A few drops of Stickles were added to the little dots.

Here I used Through The Trees and Thoughtful Words. The trees were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and outlined with a light blue Copic marker. I tore the left edge and layered it over a punched scallop border. Then I added some ribbon with a few folds in it, securing it with Scor-Tape and a gold brad.

Next I used Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass, Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands, and Thoughtful Words. (Wetlands is the January 2018 Stamp of the Month!). The background on the circle was masked/sponged.

And my last card was created with Whimsy Bouquet (such a pretty floral set) and Thoughtful Words. A perfect card for getting a jump start on Valentine's Day! The floral images were colored with Copics.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hello, My Name Is...

Happy New Year all! I hope you had a wonderful 2017 and are ready for an even better 2018!

Today's CAS card uses the new clear stamp set Creative Worship: Hello My Name Is. I used the name tag in rainbow colors to create my background then went bold and black for the main tag. When it came to choosing the sentiment (name), It was sooo hard! 

There are so many wonderful choices and they are such powerful reminders of who we are! Examples include: CHILD of the one true king, 100% FORGIVEN, CHOSEN no matter what, among others. I settled on LOVED beyond measure as it just made me happy. More will have to come soon for sure! Which would you choose first? 

I hope you are inspired! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 8, 2018

Hope You Are Feeling So Very Loved

Hello Everyone!  Today I thought I would share a couple Encouragement cards that I created with the NEWLY released Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass and Thoughtful Words stamps sets.  I don't know about you but I tend to struggle with making these types of cards along with Sympathy cards.  One thing I've found helpful is making more than one at a time with the supplies that I've pulled out so I can have a stash to be able to send when I need one.  You can either make a duplicate or play around with the supplies and come up with a couple different layouts.

For my cards today I pulled out some card stock, inks, embossing folders to add a little texture, ribbon, and some black pearls.  I find that using a monochromatic color pallet along with a gender neutral design also helps.  Hope these ideas will help you the next time you need to create this type of card.

Don't forget that the Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands is the January 2018 Stamp of the Month and is FREE with a $60 order through 1/31/18.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Faith Makes the Impossible Possible

Hello Sweet Friends!  Julie here and today I am sharing a quick card using the January Stamp of the Month- Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands (free with any $60 order) along with the Scene Silhouettes: Wetland Grass and Faith.

I love the silhouettes in all of the new stamp sets- perfect for all types of occasions as well as masculine cards!

I created the background scene using distress inks before stamping the images with an archival black ink and heat setting with clear embossing powder. Once cooled, I cut the panel into 3” x 3” square and hand trimmed to nine 1” squares.

The sentiment from Faith was stamped onto white cardstock using archival black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, trimmed and mounted onto black cardstock.

I also heat embossed the duck image from Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands  before fussy-cutting.  After mounting the 1” squares with dimensional foam, adding the fussy-cut duck image, I finished off the card with a few crystal drops. 
Quick and easy- a fun card using just stamping techniques! No special dies needed.

I hope I have inspired you today and thanks for taking the time to visit us- hugs and God Bless, sweet friends!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Quick and Easy Background for Silhouette Images

Hello friends and happy new year! I have three cards to share with you today and each features a quick and easy background, created using water colors, Distress Inks, and Alcohol Inks. These fast background are perfect for showcasing any silhouette image, such as the ones  found in the December stamp sets...Woodland and Tall Grass (LOVE them!!) I created a demonstration video for you to watch the process I took to create all three cards. Take a peek and then head to your crafty space and try out one of these techniques! Share your creation on the Sweet 'n Sassy Facebook page! We love to see what you create! Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Snowy Birthday Wishes

{jane bosi}  Happy New Year!!

Today, I'm sharing a snowy birthday card featuring the new Scene Silhouette: Trees stamp set.  I love this set--it's so versatile!  Here are a few other cards which also feature this beautiful set:

These two cards also feature the new Thoughtful Words set.
I haven't quite gotten around to using the lush beautiful spring/summer tress in this set yet--I'm still in snowy freezy mode :)

The "happy birthday" sentiment is found in the Keep In Touch, Too.

Enjoy the New Year, be crafty!

Friday, December 29, 2017

December wrap-up

Hello! Can you believe 2017 has almost come to a close? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and many blessings come your way in 2018!
I am sharing a few cards today using the December Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets called Scene Silhouettes: Woodland , Scene Silhouettes: Trees, Hello My Name Is, Scene Silhouettes: Tall Grass, and Thoughtful Words.  CLICK on each photo for more info on each card.
an anniversary card to remind you of warm, summer nights...
a masculine card with a cute bunny and bear...
a Christmas bear...
and a birthday fox...
Have a great day!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

All of us at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps want to wish all of you a very
Merry Christmas!

Cathy here and I have one more Christmas card to share using some of the wonderful new silhouette stamps that will officially be released in January, but are available now for pre-order at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.

The snowdrifts were masked and the sky sponged with distress Inks, spritzed with water, sprayed with Perfect Pearls for shimmer, and splattered with white acrylic paint.  The snowdrifts were also sponged with the same Distress inks as the sky.  The deer and tree were added with the help of my Misti Tool.  The panel was cut with a Spellbinder square die and then cut into fourths.  Each piece was then matted with an offset piece of black card stock and adhered to a white card front.  I wanted this to be a Christmas card, so I pulled out a Christmas sentiment, but this card could very easily be for any occasion depending upon the sentiment chosen.  

The best part is that the Scene Silhouettes: Woodland Stamp Set is free with your $60 pre-order through December 31st.

The other stamp sets used to make this card include Scene Silhouettes: Trees and Poinsettias & Candles.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

May the blessings of Christmas bring you peace, love, and joy today and throughout the New Year!


Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Tree for The Seasons?

For today, I used the new Scene Silhouette Trees to create two with a fall and one with a winter tree. For the sentiment, I used the Thoughtful Words set. 

I am working on summer and spring next. I just need to change up the colors of the leaves and voila! How versatile is this set?! And I LOVE these sentiments - they are so special and relevant!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a day!