Saturday, March 24, 2018

birds & blooms trio

Hello! I am sharing a few more cards today using stamps from the March release. Here I used Birds & Blooms, Skinny Minnie Alpha, and Texture Tiles 1.
I stamped the bird and branch on my first card, then the top portion plus the branch were masked. I lightly sponged with blue and stamped one of the Texture Tiles over top. The bird & branch were colored with Copics. A few images were stamped second generation on the top, along with some faint yellow dots with another Texture Tile. Half of a paper doily and some pearls finished it off.

My second card is very CAS with a deep purple ink and more pearls.

And my last card is another CAS one but this time in pink. The other half of the paper doily was added to the top and another pearl.

Have a great day!


Friday, March 23, 2018

He watches over me

Hello everyone, I want to share another card with the new releases today :). For this one I used the Birds and Blooms set and the Timeless Hymns. They are great if you want to let someone know you're thinking about them.
I stamped the bird on marker paper and colored it with my markers. I cut it out and made a 'sky background' for it. It's just a rectangle I die-cut with blue distress ink. I stamped the sentiment on this panel too. To make the bird stand out a little bit more I added some foam tape behind it and I let it peek out on top of the rectangle. The bird and background are pretty bright so I decided to go for a black background with botanical images on it. The botanicals work great with the bird :).
Have a nice day!
- Lucinde

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Birds and Blooms

Today I have some cards using the SNSS Birds & Blooms Clear Stamp Set which is so perfect for the Spring weather we had here today - 73 degrees - wow it was a gorgeous day!

The first card is a mixed media-ish card using the March 2018 Stamp of the Month: Texture Tiles 1 as well as Birds & Blooms and color pencils on kraft.
The second is also color pencils but it is on Bristol Smooth. It is clean and simple and I used some distress ink for the background.

If today was any indication, I cannot wait until Spring is fully sprung. I hope this inspires you.

Have a blessed day!


Monday, March 19, 2018

Faux Bleached Birds & Blooms

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Friends!  I have two cards to share today using the Alcohol Faux Bleach Technique and the new Birds & Blooms stamp set.  This is a fun technique and the bonus end up with two great backgrounds instead of just one!

Begin by embossing your image on a piece of glossy card stock with clear embossing powder.  Using a felt application tool, dab on a variety of alcohol inks or Copic Refill inks and blending solution or rubbing alcohol to make the inks move.  Play around with the inks until you get the desired results.  Place the panel on a paper towel on an ironing board and cover with another piece of regular card stock.  Iron off the embossing using heat with no steam.  The image will transfer onto the second piece of card stock and leave a bleached look on the first.  And there you have it....two wonderful backgrounds!  To see a video tutorial on this technique at Splitcoaststampers, click HERE.

Now all you need to do is finish off your cards.  Birds & Blooms, Texture Tiles 1, and Timeless Hymns were the sets used to create these two cards and they are all from the March Release and are now available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired to give this fun technique a try!
Have a blessed day!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

'Tis So Sweet

{jane bosi}  Happy Sunday, Sweet Friends!!  I wanted to pop in to share some cards I made in a shabby chic style, featuring some of the March goodies!    I can't help but sing my way through the Timeless Hymns set featured in the above card.  I also used several of the images from the stamp of the month, Texture Tiles 1 on the background piece and the tag.  So subtle, but just the right element to finish things off perfectly!

The card below also features Texture Tiles 1 and both cards use Spring Blossoms.  Those flowers are soooo addicting! 

Enjoy your day!!  TTFN, Jane

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hoppy Easter

Hello Sweet Friends!  It's Sheri here today to share a Easter Card featuring the super cute Benjamin Bunny digital stamp and a sentiment from the Hoppy Easter stamp set.  As I've mentioned in the past I'm a huge fan of being able to mix digital stamps with my stamp sets especially if I'm crafting late at night and want instant gratification to my retail therapy.

For my card I printed out this adorable bunny on some copic friendly paper and proceeded to color him with copic markers. (Pink Bunny Parts & Flower: R81, R83, R85; Flower Stem: G43; Flower Pot: BG10, BG11; Bunny & Shadows: C00, C0, C1; and Bunny Cheeks: R20). 

I kept the design very clean by only adding a strip of pattern paper as a backdrop to the bunny.  (A great way to use up those scraps we all have in our stash).  I then stamped the greeting with black ink added some ribbon and glitter dots as embellishments.

The Texture Tiles 1 stamp set is the March 2018 Stamp of the Month and is FREE with a $75 order (after all discounts and before shipping & tax) through 3/31/18.

 Happy Stamping!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lead Me In Thy Truth

Hi Sweet Friends!

Julie, here sharing a Mixed Media card created with my distress oxide inks along with the March stamp of the month, Texture Tiles I and previously released sets, Majestic Monarchs and Wait on the Lord.

FYI- I was experimenting with distress oxide ink and realized that I should have used watercolor paper versus white cardstock for the direct to paper technique- oops!  I used broken china, seedless preserves, picked raspberry and abandoned coral in swipes directly to the cardstock.  It dried too quickly for the ink to move so I added splashes of the same colors to soften the background.  

Once the background dried, I stamped the sentiment from Wait on the Lord with archival black ink, heat set the ink with a heat tool before die cutting with a stitched oval die and mounting onto an ornate oval die.

I also added splashes of distress oxide ink in coordinating colors to the designer paper and stamped the script image from Texture Tiles I with picked raspberry ink over the sentiment oval as well as the black and light blue background panels.

The butterflies from Majestic Monarchs were stamped in black archival ink, heat embossed with clear ep before watercoloring with the distress oxide inks.  I fussy-cut each butterfly out and added them along with a few sequins to the card front.

Shimmer was added to the butterflies as well as the oval sentiment and fram using a clear glitter pen to finish off the card. 

I absolutely love the different tiles in the Texture Tiles I Clear Stamp Set- perfect for adding texture for so many cards!!  And don’t forget, Texture Tiles I is the Stamp of the Month for March! This means that you will receive this stamp set free in March with your $75 order ($75 net after all discounts) and you will also receive free shipping and handling (on $75 US only)!!  

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a wonderful Easter and Resurrection Sunday!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Emboss Resist Technique on Scrapbook Page

 Hello crafty friends and welcome to today's project...a scrapbook page! This page features a resist emboss technique along with the Through the Trees stamp set (along a few others). Below are a few close up pictures of my layout along with a step-by-step video. Enjoy and happy crafting!

Supplies: -Through the Trees Stamp Set - -Majestic Butterflies Stamp Set - -Typewriter Text Stamp - -Wetland Grass Stamp Set -

Monday, March 12, 2018

A couple cards from the March release!

Hello! I am sharing a few cards today using stamps from the March release
For the first card, I used Birds & Blooms and Texture Tiles 1.
I wanted to use two of the Texture stamps together, with two colors, but I didn't like the combo I tried first so I ripped the bottom off and flipped it over. Sometimes those accidents make us get creative and the results are better than what we originally visualized! lol.
On my second card, I used Texture Tiles 1 and Long Stem Silhouettes. I kept the card to two colors and let most of the background show. A paper flower in my stash was the perfect color to match!
For my last card, I used the awesome new SNSS alphabet, Skinny Minnie Alpha, with an oldie but goodie... So Sweet Cocoa!

I stamped Cocoa Mouse and the alpha letters by lining them up in the MISTI. Then I simply used a ruler to quickly draw some lines to "box him in".
Have a great day!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Hello everyone! Today I want to share a fun spring card with you. I love how you can build a colorful scene with the new Birds and Blossoms stamp set.

For this card I stamped the branch with flowers three times and a couple of the flowers and one of the birds. I stamped everything on watercolor paper and colored it with watercolor markers and a water brush. I added a black strip with the message on top of the stamped scene so I didn’t have to mask anything and I could hide a couple of overlapping parts of the branches behind the strip. I stamped the message with an embossing ink and added a white embossing powder to make it stand out. I distressed the edges of the watercolor piece with a blue ink and adhered everything onto a kraft colored card.

I used the Timeless Hymns and Birds & Blooms for this card.

Have a great day!
- Lucinde