Sep 12, 2014

Autumn Blessings: Sweet'n Sassy Stamps September Release!

Good morning!

Welcome to Sweet'n Sassy Stamps' September Release!  The designers from SNSS are joining together to celebrate the fabulous new dies and stamp sets that are now available right HERE!  All the specific release information as well as the new Friday challenge details can be found on the SNSS company blog.

I'm going to jump right in and share my projects for today's hop event - get ready because I have several cards to share!  

I love stamps that have coordinating dies as much as you do, but also love dies that can stand alone.  Makes it even more versatile in my book!  My first card shows a die set that does just that.  It's called Leaf Silhouettes Dies (which coordinate with the Leaf Silhouettes stamp set).

I laid the large leaf dies all around the kraft card stock and die cut the entire panel - I was going for an applique type look.  Then, I took a variety of patterned paper scraps, die cut them from the same leaves I used on the panel and inlaid them into the coordinating spaces.  Then, to get a 'quilted' look, I ran the entire panel through my die cutting machine with an impression plate.  I rubbed a bit of light brown chalk ink over the entire panel to help bring out the embossing details.  Finally, I stitched the panel to the card front.  Such a fun 'shabby' card!

My next card shows some more die cutting and inlaid pieces with a couple more stand alone dies.  The deer and tree dies are part of the new Forest Silhouettes die set collection, which coordinates with the Forest Silhouettes stamp set.  The sentiment is from the stamp set.

I also used the tall grass die a couple of different ways on my card.  First, I embossed the grass die into the yellow card front and then layered some grass, die cut out of vellum, offset a bit on the card front from the embossing.

Next up is the next installment of our adorable Rhubarb the Teddy Bear!  I've missed him!  This adorable new set is called Beary Bountiful Autumn.  Some Copic coloring on Rhubarb, burlap ribbon & copper twine and textured/embossed card stock all worked together to make a fun fall card!

Next, is a card that uses the new Falling Leaves stamp set.

I decided to do a bit of experimenting and pulled out my Perfect Pearls to see if I could get a variety of metallic colored leaves.  I used gold and copper powders but it's hard to tell the different on this sahara sand note card.   It didn't work quite the way I was hoping but I like the layout and think it's a soft, pretty card so I thought I'd share it anyway.  Not all experiments work, do they?  

I wish I would have stamped the sentiments with Versamark and embossed with detail gold or copper embossing powder as it doesn't have the effect I was hoping for with the Perfect Pearls... 

And, finally, my last card uses the two new Autumn Blessings and Skeleton Leaves background stamp sets.  I love the simplicity of this card  utilizing many of my favorite things: heat embossing, doilies, sewing, die cut labels, textured card stock, seam binding ribbon, and buttons,..

Remember to hop over to the SNSS company blog for all specifics on each new product added to the online store.  The designers blog links can be found at the end of this blog post with their photo blog links.

Happy Friday!


Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards and designs Jessica. You made these images shine. Especially love your pretty embellishments. Rhubarb is so sweet. Great coloring. The little tab on the 4th card is awesome!

merrymstamper said...

These are jaw dropping gorgeous! Wow.

Priscilla said...

Wow! Love your inlaid cards. Fabulous idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Each project gets better than the previous. Love the deer and the tree. I need to remember to do more cutting and inserting other colors. Makes a striking design.
thanks for sharing so many wonderful projects.

Anonymous said...

These are fantastic.
The Fall colors and images. LOVE
Thanks for the inspiration.

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous cards Jessica - love the leaf backgrounds stamp!

Unknown said...

Wow! what wonderful projects! Love the inlaid die cute cards! Very creative! Cute bear card! The falling leaves stamp is gorgeous!

Heather said...

Oh, my goodness!! Each card is fabulous, and then I would see the next one and it would be even better! I really like the inlaid die effect you created on the first two.

Cynthia said...

Wow, really fabulous inspiration Jessica. Lovely new release!

Amy Marshall said...

Great cards, I especially like the first and last one. I love all the inlaid die cut leaves.

Sue D said...

Wow--lots of wonderful projects. I like the inlaid die-cutting and the quilted look of the first card.

Unknown said...

Cool cards!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Not only am I in awe of your gorgeous work, but also I am also in awe of the sheer volume of cards you made! Wowzers! All have a special touch that is so you. I love the first one- the textures and patterns really compliment each other.


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