Aug 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti August Color Challenge


Good morning!

Today, a brand new Color challenge begins over on the Reverse Confetti blog.  Check out the fabulous colors Jen has picked for us for this month:



I decided to pull out my favorite Be a Barista stamp set again for this card and paper pieced it with some red patterned paper.  I added some shading to the cup with Copics and added the 'liquid' image with a light brown ink but wish I would have used black since I had to go over it several times with a W6 marker to darken it.  Then, I used a white gel pen for the heart 'cream.'

Such a fun color combo!  I hope you get a chance to play along with us!

Check out all the other designers' cards using the challenge colors as well as all the information on how to play along with us for the next few weeks!

Have a happy weekend!
Jessica

Card details
Stamps: Be a Barista (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Versafine
Card stock: Vellum; PaperTrey Ink solid and patterned
Other: Sewing machine; The Twinery gold shimmer twine; PTI impression plate; Verve label die; Copics; lace; gold polka dot washi tape (SU); SU gold sequins


Aug 15, 2014

SNSS August Release blog hop: colorful sea creatures!



Good morning!

Today's the day for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' August release blog hop!  The new dies that coordinate with three adorable summer-y sea themed stamp sets are now available for purchase - check them all out right HERE on SNSS online store.



For all 3 of my cards today, I followed the same basic pattern.  First, I stamped the images in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  Then, I used my Peerless Watercolors to color the images.  Finally, I lined up the coordinating dies and ran it through my die cutting machine.  The images were quite easy to line up this way/ I usually die cut and then stamp, but since I wanted to watercolor and specifically go 'outside the lines' this was the best way for me to do that with minimal mess... lol!


Card Details
Stamps: Flourish Sea Shells and coordinating dies
Ink: Versamark and Versafine
Card stock: SU notecard; watercolor; white
Other: PTI impression plate; Watercolor brush; Peerless watercolors; SU burlap ribbon; The Twinery turquoise shimmer twine; corner rounder; sewing machine



My second card uses the beautiful Beauty by the Sea stamp set and coordinating dies.  This set is just plain lovely - I adore how beautiful the shells are embossed and watercolored... such detailed images.  I stamped the Delightfully Delicate Background on the tag and then layered the shells over it.

Card Details
Stamps: Beauty by the Sea and coordinating dies
Ink: Versafine; Versamark; SU
Card stock: PTI and SU; watercolor
Other: Purple shimmer twine from The Twinery; doily; PTI impression plate; metallic rub-on paste (to use over the embossing to make it stand out more); Peerless watercolors and brush; corner rounder; Lawn Fawn tag dies


My last card is a fun one with the adorable Happy Ocean Friends stamp set and coordinating dies.  Just look at how adorable these critters are with googlie eyes on the beach scene! lol!

Card Details
Stamps: Happy Ocean Friends and coordinating dies
Ink: Versafine; Versamark; Versamagic
Card stock: PTI; Watercolor
Other: Peerless watercolors and brush; seam binding ribbon; MFT label die; Lawn Fawn journaling die; googlie eyes; PTI impression plate

And, now today's new challenge information for you:

Before I let you go, don't forget about our release day challenge and chance to win a $20 store gift code!

Our challenge is "Add a Die Cut"  Add at least 1 die cut to your card or project.  Use the Linky Tool below to add your card to the challenge gallery.  To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you create new card (no back linking, please) and enter your card in No More than 3 Challenges.  

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
            
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
 - You'll have until Thursday, August 21st at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $20 credit to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!  
If there are 25 participants, (not including the DT), we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSAUG2014RC when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 

To enter simply share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on Friday, August 22nd to see if you've won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!

Have a great Friday!
Jessica




Aug 13, 2014

Happy birthday, Lorie!


Good morning!

I have another birthday card to share with you today!  lol!  This card was made for Lorie, the amazing DT coordinator for Peachy Keen Stamps.  To know her is to love and appreciate her, trust me.  She made my time with Peachy Keen Stamps an easy one - always available for questions and help along with kindness and thoughtfulness to all her team members.

There is a blog hop going on for her birthday today, so if you've been following along on the hop, you should have arrived here from Denise's blog.

I pulled out my all time favorite Peachy Keen Stamps critter - the Faceless Chicken stamp set.  I added a set of eyes from the Chickie Face Assortment stampset (the 3/4" as is recommended) and used the sentiments from the Clucks Sentiments stamp set, stamping them on patterned paper and cutting them out individually as shown above.  I also used the Chicken Wire background stamp set on the yellow card front - I love PKS background stamps!


As you can see, I paper pieced the chicken, adding some Copic highlights and then 'tucked' her in a nest of tissue paper, die cut with a scallop circle and crinkled up for texture.  I should have spritzed some brown or yellow ink over the tissue paper (or used colored tissue paper) because the white is pretty washed out on the card.  It looks better in person.  lol!

Next up on the hop is Corina!.

Happy, happy birthday, Lorie!
I hope this is a wonderful day and year for you, sweet lady!
Jessica

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