Sep 12, 2013

SNSS: Snowman Soup


Good morning!

Today is the last day of the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps September release blog hops!  We've been pretty busy this week sharing lots of samples with all the new stamp sets that Korin just released for this month and I hope you've enjoyed seeing them all as much as I've enjoyed making them!  I'm happy to have some cards for my Christmas stash - always need lots of those on hand, don't you?

Today, we are showing Diane's newest SNSS stamp set called Snowman Soup and boy, is it ever adorable!  The snowmen and sentiments (not to mention the fun font she used for them!) are just too much fun to play with... 



I've made three cards for today's hop because I couldn't stop playing with the stamp set once I got started!  I stamped the images in Memento ink on Copic Xpress it blending card stock and colored with Copics, trimming them out and began playing with papers to see what 'evolved.'

For my first card, I layered the largest snowman over a strip of patterned paper that I cut a notch out from the bottom to make a banner.  The grey paper is embossed with a musical note impression plate and then stitched on the card front.  Some stone baker's twine matched the paper and grey in the image nicely so I wrapped it around the card front a couple of times and tied a quick bow.


My next card is a bit smaller than a usual one - it's 3.75 x 5 since the tiny snowman in the cup is a smaller image.  I layered him on one of SNSS's bookmark dies and grounded it a bit with a tiny strip of soft stone card stock embellished with a couple of pearls.  I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and free hand cut around it and popped it up for interest. 


The background paper is embossed with a holly impression plate.  I like to spritz my card stock very lightly with water before running both the holly and music note impression plate through my die cutting machine because it helps to deepen the embossing.  Most of my impression plates give me a deep enough embossed look except for these two, so the water softens the paper enough to make it a bit deeper.

I added some seaweed baker's twine wrapped around the card front since it matched the greens in the paper so well.  On my computer screen they don't look like they match as well as they in person...


My last card uses the other SNSS bookmark die for the hot chocolate snowman mug base.  I popped up the cut and stamped the whipped cream and steam directly on the bookmark die and color just a bit with Copics.  I stitched the patterned paper to the card front and embellished with a seam binding ribbon bow.  Such a quick and easy card to make!  My favorite kind!


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

  • Stamp set includes 7 images and 8 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The large snowman image measures approximately 2" x 2 1/2"
  • Designed by Diane Zechman
  • Stamp set - $15

Be sure to click on all the photos below for even more information and projects from all the other designer's with today's stamp set.  Leave comments while you're visiting for a chance to win today's stamp set for yourself!

Happy Hopping!
Jessica


25 comments:

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

love them all, the color combo's you have used set the stamps off lovely

merrymstamper said...

Wow, you rocked this set!! LOVE the colouring and the embellishing on your cards! Beautiful work!

Dawn Barrett said...

wow..>I love that christmas text paper!

Amy Marshall said...

Wonderful cards. Love the banner on the first and the bow on the third. All are fun cards.

Susie said...

OMGoodness! Look at all of these cute as can be cards!! Jessica, you've really given us a treat today. I love them all. An icy doily, beautiful background papers and embossing panels ~ each and element has given a magical touch to this little snowman.

Kay S said...

Love your cards! Those snowman stamps are so adorable! I think I may have to add those toy collection!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute cards Jess. Love the coloring. The green looks great... woudn't have tought of that and it's awesome!

Julie S. said...

Your cards are all so adorable, each one of them. I'm looking forward to owning this set.

Donna Whitten said...

All 3 of your cards are darling! I love this stamp set. I can see why you had fun playing with it. It makes precious cards.

Janeen said...

so very sweet. love the newsprint column and your cut file.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super cute cards. Love the layout. TFS

MaxineD said...

Cute cards Jessica - love the final 'quick and easy' one with the fabulous green paper.
Blessings
Maxine

Scrappin' Diva said...

What beautiful cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the green white colour combo and the vertical panels you created on each.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love them all, Jessica! The use of the gray in the first one really caught my eye- love it! I like how you create a grouping of cards that coordinate with like colors, dp etc.

Heather said...

These are all so cute!!! I think I like the first the best. Love the embossed background and the newsprint as a backer for this cutie snowman.

Indy said...

Wowza...three amazing cards! I love the green color! Nice work!

Sue D said...

Great design and paper on all three cards.

craftymom205 said...

Cute cards.

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Jennifer Garvin said...

Love your cards...beautiful work!

Pati said...

very cute cards! Lovely greens & pairing it with the white embossed background.

Elena said...

What a wonderful set of cards! Love how you added doily!

Tosha said...

You can tell that you like this set, every card so cute.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Each card is PERFECT, Jessica! You rocked the snowmen! ♥

Jill Norwood said...

Your cards are all wonderful! I am getting this set for sure! Love snowmen!

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