Jan 14, 2014

SNSS: God is Bigger


Good morning!

Welcome back to day 4 of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' January release!  Haven't the hops been fun so far?  The ladies on the SNSS design team are amazing - I'm always inspired by what they all come up for with the wide variety of stamps Korin has in her online store.

Today, we are featuring the God is Bigger sentiment stamp set:


I decided to try a watercoloring technique I've seen quite a bit lately in 'blog-land' and really like how it turned out. I stamped the stacked cup image from the Special Blend stamp set in versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder on watercolor paper.  Then, using my waterbrush and some Distress markers scribbled on my stamp block, I washed the colors of the cups over the images, watching it resist the embossed image lines.

I zapped it with my heat tool again to make sure the ink was dry and then stamped the sentiments one at a time (embossing each one as I went because it was hard to see them being white on white) and then used another greyish Distress marker to highlight the words.  I debated about stamped the sentiments in black or grey ink but thought I would go with the embossed look since I wanted it to be soft like the focal image.

Then, I embossed the card front, added a doily and stitched the entire focal image directly to the soft stone card front (before adhering it to the actual card base).  Some platinum shimmer baker's twine was all the embellishment I wanted to add since I wanted the image and sentiments to take center stage.


Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.  

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (5) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 5 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, January 17th. The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, January, 20th.

Thanks so much for joining us!
Jessica




29 comments:

grandmato19 said...

I love the honeycomb background and the stitching on this card. Just lovely!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Beautiful! Can't eat enough SNS

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Jessica, as always! So creatively designed :) Thanks for sharing!

Donna Whitten said...

I love your card! Great job!

Nana Griffin said...

Nicely done. Very pretty.

ionabunny said...

Love your watercolour resist. Such lovely colours and effect

the primitive country bug said...

fabulous card! I love the water coloring!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful use of watercolour!

merrymstamper said...

Wow! Love the watercolour technique and your card is simply gorgeous!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome outcome of your new technique. I want to try a project of my own. Fabulous project.

Sue D said...

Beautiful--love how you colored this image.

marylouh said...

Love the card. A local club is having a "high tea" in a couple weeks. This would work into a centerpiece for the tables. thanks for the directions on the coloring.

brenda trimmer said...

nice card - love the watercoloring!

Amy Marshall said...

Wonderful card. Love the water coloring.

Julie S. said...

Beautiful! That looks like a fun technique!

Heather said...

How fun are those teacups! Such a beautiful use of the technique.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Scrappin' Diva said...

What a lovely card and such a wonderful technique!

Pati said...

Very pretty watercoloring on the white embossing!

Kathy H said...

Lovely!

Maxine D said...

WOW - Jessica this is stunning - love the wash over the white resist.
Blessings
Maxine

Indy said...

Beautiful water coloring!
Hugs, Debbie!

Tamara D said...

Nice card!

Sharon Roselli said...

What a sweet watercolor card! love the sentiments!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - love the doily and the shading around the cups.

Zella said...

Very creative!

Natalie said...

Love your design elements! A gorgeous card and a wonderful use of the sentiments. What an encouraging stamp set!

Patty said...

Very pretty! Love the embossing stitching & bright colors on the cups!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

SO cute! What a great idea to emboss and color your image right on the doily -- it looks fabulous!

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