Happy Friday crafty friends! It's Lieschen again from Harshgul bringing you another fun card that I made using stamps from this month's new release. For this fun stamp set I used the Just Married and Through the Trees sets. To create the fun background, ...

Wedding Card for a Lovely Couple and more...


Wedding Card for a Lovely Couple

 

    Happy Friday crafty friends! It's Lieschen again from Harshgul bringing you another fun card that I made using stamps from this month's new release. For this fun stamp set I used the Just Married and Through the Trees sets.

    To create the fun background, I used my T-ruler to create a frame around my front panel. I wanted to make it look as if the cute Volkswagen was driving into the picture/card. After that I used a pencil to sketch out my hills and roads. I used my Prismacolor pencils to color the background and my Copic markers to color the trees and the Volkswagen.

    To finish the card, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Just Married stamp set on holographic card stock, drew some balloon strings as if they were tied to the car, added some glossy accents to the lights of the car and some crystal drops on the hearts, and lastly I added some sequins to act as balloons.

    Thank you for checking today's post! I really hope this card has given you some inspiration create something fun & creative today. Until next time!

    


just married

Hello! This month Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps has some great wedding sets in the new release. I used the Just Married set on two cards for today, along with the  Script Stencil and a previous set, Engagement & Wedding Innies.

For the background on the first card, I blended some Distress inks and then sponged a darker color of ink over top with the stencil. I added a piece of paper doily, some linen thread, and a few sequins. The cake and word are popped with foam tape. I used the bouquet image on the inside.

 



The bouquet was used again on my second card, this time as the focal image. I simply colored it in soft pinks and layered it over an embossed strip.


Have a great day!
Diane


 



    


April 2021 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to our April 2021 Release Blog Hop!

Who's loving all the fabulous new releases this month? Today we're excited to be sharing a hop full of inspiration with the April release, plus a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shop

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. You'll have 2 weeks to comment, with the winner announced here on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, April 28. Happy hopping!


It's also our first hop with our newest cardmaking Creative Team Member... Charmaine Canham! She's been a repeat guest designer for us, and we're so happy to have her and her lovely creations joining the team. Be sure to give her a welcome shout out (and a happy birthday wish, since today's her birthday) when you hop along!


Here's the official hop list. If a link misbehaves along the way,
hop on back here to pick up where you left off.


This month is also Korin and Colleen's birthday month, so in honor of them all, I thought I'd share a birthday card featuring Colleen's new Grunge Elements 3 set and Korin's new Everyday Greetings 2 set and the Script Stencil.

I started with a gel print background from my stash, then stenciled the script using black embellishment mousse and set it aside to dry.  The sentiment from Everyday Greetings 2 is embossed in silver on black paper and I added the dotted line from Grunge Elements 3, then tore around the sentiment to layer over the card.  When the mousse was dry I stamped the stars hearts and grid circles randomly around the panel in grey and black inks, then added some black ink smudged around the edges to finish things off.

Okay, let's get on with things.


Here's a little walk-through of our April release...

First up is the April stamp of the month, Butterfly Background. This set is available for purchase for $11.95, OR you can get it as a FREE gift with a $60 purchase (after any discounts and before shipping and tax) during the month of April! Please note you MUST add this set to your cart to receive the discount. Once your order qualifies, the discount will automatically apply in your shopping cart.


The lovely sample card in the graphic is from Karen and features Butterfly Background, Everyday Greetings 2, and Happy Day.


Creative team member Colleen Gaddie designed the next set, perfect for backgrounds and mixed media. Grunge Elements 3 is sure to be a much reached for set in your collection.



'Tis the season of new beginnings, and what better way to celebrate the happy couples in your life than with these fabulous images illustrated by Krista Hamrick? The Mr. & Mrs. Stamp & Die Bundle includes both the Mr. & Mrs. stamp set and coordinating die set bundled together at a discount. The stamp set and die set are also available separately at regular price.



Our next bundle brings us our first collaboration with Hillary Krippaene of Creative Faith Co. The Thirsty Soul Bundle includes both the Thirsty Soul stamp set and coordinating die set bundled together at a discount. The stamp set and die set are also available separately at regular price.




This month brings us Everyday Greetings 2, another collection of  hand-lettered all-occasion sentiments from Korin Sutherland.



If you loved Nina Brackett's Vintage Van set, then the Just Married set with it's sweet little love bug might be right up your alley.



Along with new stamps and coordinating dies, we have two new stencils debuting this month.






That's our April Release in a nutshell! So many fabulous sets to choose from! What's your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Your next stop on the hop is Sheri Gilson.

May you be blessed today and always!

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Sending Love & Prayers

 Hello Sweet Friends! Sheri here today sharing a Sympathy card featuring the Sympathy Morning Glories stamp set.
 
I first started off by creating the background panel by taking three shades of blue (light, medium & dark) and ink blended them. I then stamped the large Morning Glories image using a Misti tool so I could re-stamp to get a dark crisp image. Next I cut out the center of the image with a stitched rectangle die and added a mat before putting the pieces back in place. The sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a piece of black card stock and cut down into a strip. I also added a few clear sequins.
 
Card Measurements:
White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Black Mat: 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
White Stitched Panel: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Black Rectangle Mat: 2 3/8" x 4 1/8"
White Stitched Rectangle Panel: 2 1/4" x 4"
Black Sentiment Strip: 2 11/16" x 1/2"
 
 
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Happy Stamping!!

    

Masculine Cards

 

Esther (from Shoregirl's Creations) here today sharing two masculine cards I created with the NEW Everyday Greetings 2 stamp set. Both of them are no-coloring cards, though the second one has plenty of color on it! 

This first card is a fun birthday card that features the Gear Up and Time Well Spent sets as well as the Typewriter Text Background .  The watch and sentiment were stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink while the grunge elements were stamped in walnut stain distress ink.

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My second card is a silhouette card. The background is dusty concord, chipped sapphire, speckled egg, stormy sky distress ink blended together to form sky and water. I used just a bit of white pigment ink to lighten up the center of my card and create the illusion of moonlight across the water. To add a little twinkle to my night sky, I spread some white gesso through the Starry Night Stencil.

The lighthouse and trees are from the Landscape Silhouettes set, and I added grass along the bottom with Scene Silhouettes: Tall Grass and the Cattail Die. The waves were created with a small stamp from Scene Silhouettes: Trees. All the stamping was done in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. 

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