Hello everyone, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has just released seven brand new stamp sets! One of the new sets is the gorgeous Dazzling Dahlia! The flower is huge! I knew it was big, but it didn't dawn on me just how big until it arrived. It is gorgeous all ...
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Dazzling Dahlia No Color Cards and more...

Dazzling Dahlia No Color Cards

Hello everyone, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has just released seven brand new stamp sets! One of the new sets is the gorgeous Dazzling Dahlia! The flower is huge! I knew it was big, but it didn't dawn on me just how big until it arrived. It is gorgeous all colored up, but sometimes we just need a quicker card. So, I decided to showcase some ways to use this flower without coloring it.

My first card was inspired by some red and white cards I saw on Instagram recently. They were so striking and I knew I wanted to try it out with this new set. I found a piece of red pattern paper in my stash and paired it with real red ink. I stamped the flower onto a slightly off white card base and stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of the same cardstock. I die cut along the edge of the pattern paper with a scallop edge die. Next, I popped the pattern paper piece up with foam tape along the top edge. Finally, I punched two holes in the sentiment strip, tied some red string into a bow and popped up along the left edge.

For my second card, I wanted to do a variation of my first card. I started by finding a scrap of pretty pattern paper and coordinating cardstock. I settled on garden green and matching ink. I heat embossed the flower on the green panel with Versamark and white embossing powder. I decided to die cut the green panel and mount on the same card base as my first card. I stamped the sentiment from Sentimental Mash-up in green ink and assembled in the same way as above.

So there you have it, two quick and easy cards using the gorgeous Dazzling Dahlia. Love this flower!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!


Dahlia Birthday

Hi friends! It's Julee popping in with a fun birthday card featuring the gorgeous new Dazzling Dahlia set. Have you seen this huge, beautiful flower?  I started this card during a fun little informal team virtual meeting, stamping the big dahlia in black, then watercoloing with Zig clean color real brush markers. When I was done with that, I flicked on some dylusions white linen spray, then fussy cut the flower.

Next I stamped the leaf and colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I layered this behind the flower and adhered with foam tape to the card base, adding some fun flicks with black and purple inks

The sentiment is from the Birthday Word Art set that recently came out of the vault. I just love these big sentiments! I embossed the hooray it's your birthday in white on black cardstock, then added white flicks to finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulously creative day.


time well spent

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share with some great new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sets called Time Well Spent (the June Stamp of the Month) and Gear Up. I also used the Texture Tiles 2 set. These are great for Father's Day (which is coming up soon!) or any other time that you need a masculine card.
I used the brick pattern for the background on my first card and then sponged the panel. The time piece was popped up with dimensionals.

For my second card, I cut the top of the time piece off and turned it into a watch. The band is an old Santa's belt die from my stash! You could easily just layer it onto a strip without the buckle or possibly create one with small rectangle dies.

Have a good day!


Peace Be Still

Hello Sweet 'n Sassy Stampers!
It's Ceal, here to share with you today a couple cards using the Peace Be Still set from our June release.  How is it June already? 

To create my first sample I started with a white top folding card base and a piece of Bristol (water friendly) cardstock panel. I stamped the boat image from the Peace Be Still set, colored it and then masked it off to create the background. 
To create the background, I used the Tim Holtz glass media mat and laid down some Speckled Egg (love this new color) distress ink, sprayed it with a little water and then picked it up with the bristol panel. I repeated this step with Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. After I achieved the look I wanted I added the waves also in the Peace be Still set. Te greeting is from the For my Father set. 

My second card uses the same set, Peace Be Still.
This time I started with a white top folding card base, a black panel and a bristol panel. I stamped a wave and then masked it off to stamp the next one. After I got them stamped I left the top row masked so I could create the sky background, I did that by using the Life Changing Blender Brushes and some inks. After I finished the background I removed the masks and colored the waves using Copic Markers. Its hard to see in the photo, but I added some shimmer to the waves with using a Nuvo shimmer pen and I also added some glossy accents to them as well. To finish the card I added a greeting from the same set, Peace be Still.


Brotherly Love

Hi Sweet 'n Sassy friends! It's Julee popping in to share a couple of cards with you.  With Father's Day, (which also happens to land on my Father-in-law's birthday) coming up in a few weeks, I've had masculine cards on the brain.

Father's Day Card by Julee Tilman

I know a lot of people struggle with masculine cards, but I really like making them. Probably because I really like grunge... and a break from my usual embellishments.  This card started by building the man from Brotherly Love, then masking him off and overstamping with the Psalm 23 Background on designer paper.  I then colored the image with Copics and cut with a circle die.

Father's day card by Julee Tilman

The sentiment is created with the Messy Stamped Alpha and stamped directly on a piece of the same designer paper. I then chose another piece of designer paper for the background and grunged it up with stamps from the Texture Tiles 1 set.  I added a bit of sponging to all my panels, then finished off with dark brown mats and adhered to an A2 card base.

Masculine card by Julee Tilman

Next up, I stepped out of my grunge comfort zone and went for a more clean and simple look. I built the image, this time adding in glasses, a nose, and a mouth, then colored with Copic markers. I die cut this panel in a square and sponged tumbled glass distress oxide around the edges.  The thinking of you sentiment is from the Sentimental Mash-up set.  I then stamped a few sentiments from Sentimental Wordfetti, and embossed them in white on black cardstock to add my "thoughts" to the thinking of you card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this gave you a little inspiration for creating masculine cards.


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