Sep 11, 2013

SNSS: Christmas Silhouettes

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Good morning!

What a week of inspiration the designers from Sweet'n Sassy Stamps have provided with the new September stamp sets!  I've really enjoyed seeing all the projects everyone has made for our hops.  It always amazes me what a variety of projects can come from the new releases every month.



Today, we are featuring the new Christmas Silhouettes stamp set - one of my favorites from this release.  I had fun playing and preparing for today's hop, trying to make cards that I can mass produce for my Christmas list.  I rarely send out all of the same designs to everyone - rather, I like to make several of one design and then repeat as often as I need to with new designs to keep it from getting too mundane for me.  How about you - do you do the same or do you mass produce?


I've mentioned already that I really like the new Stampin Up in colors this year - my cards today use the new light blue/turquoise and light green.  I paired them with Kraft and a light linen color to soften them up even more and give a 'country feel' to both of them.  

For both of my cards, I stamped the images in the in-color inks (blue for the snowflakes; green for the tree and holly) and then used a linen impression plate for just a bit of texture.  Some soft shading around the edges and some ink spritzing (with the in-color markers and my old SU marker spritzer) added some soft dots to the backgrounds.  


I added some sewing to both of my cards too, as well as some tiny Want2Scrap pearls but if I was going to make several of these for Christmas cards, I think I'd just use some white liquid pearls to save some money and minimize the bulk a bit more.  The dies on both cards are from SNSS's bookmarks & more die set - love those additions to our line.  For my second card I added some platinum shimmer twine - love the soft sparkle of that baker's twine.


Here's more from Korin about today's featured stamp set and coordinating dies:

  • Stamp set includes 6 images and 6 mix & match sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The tree image measures approximately 1 1/2" x 3"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set - $15
  • Die set - $21.25
  • Bundle ($36.25 value) - $32

Remember to check out all the other designers' projects by clicking on the photos below.  Leave comments along the way for your chance to win today's stamp set for yourself!

Happy Hopping!
Jessica




25 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Ooooo - What a pretty card to greet my eyes first thing in my reader! I love the colors and layout on the first one!

Tricia

K. Joy said...

Beautiful! It really looks like there is snow falling in the second card. :) Love the colors you chose!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty , love the colors. Great stamp set and dies. Mary L Schreiber

guilinger2 said...

your cards are lovely! what a great set!

mamichelle said...

Stunning cards! Love the color combos.

Dana D. said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the colors and details. Great new stamp set and dies.

Donna Whitten said...

I love your pretty cards,such detail to each one. Yes, I like to send different cards at Christmas also. Thanks for sharing, I always admire your work.

Pati said...

Pretty cards, I really like your layout!

Amy Marshall said...

Love your cards, especially the first one. The colors are a great change from the traditional red and green.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Jessica, once again, both cards are fantastic-your non-traditional and soft color combos are wonderful!

MaxineD said...

Oh Jessica these are gorgous, and I love the npn=traditional colours you have used. I design one card and mass produce come the end of November!
Blessings
Maxine

Heather said...

These are both gorgeous! I love the partial labels for the sentiments; looks fabulous!

Indy said...

Lovely! The pearls add such an elegant touch! Nicely done!

Dawn Barrett said...

Hey... What a great layout!!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Pretty cards. TFS!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

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craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

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Sue D said...

Very pretty cards! I like the colors. I mass produce my Christmas cards.

Jennifer Garvin said...

Love everything about these cards!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

beautiful paper choices. Wonderful cards. TFS

Kristen V said...

Beautiful cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

gorgeous...love the use of pearls for the berries and the die cut snowflakes on the last.

Linda R. said...

Great cards. I love holly and Christmas trees, so these are def. favorites!

merrymstamper said...

LOVE the colour combo!!! Both cards are beautiful with the Kraft CS.

Janeen said...

the pearls just add a nice touch.

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