Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

I could not resist using the new Fall Owls stamps again-especially today on Thanksgiving.

 The images are all colored with Copic markers. The DP is from a paper stack with no cover on it....
I added a button with a bow and some sequins for accents.

Here are the products from the Sweetstamps store I used on the card:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Silhouetts Over Color

Hello, it's Roxie here today to show you a colorful card using distress inks for color and the Perfect Airbrush to blow white acrylic paint in full strength and also slightly diluted onto the colors.  The chevron pattern is created with stencil and molding paste.  The black images are stamped on, the white images are die cuts.

I used the 1/16" and 1/4" Perfect Layers rulers to create my mats/borders.

The envelope and insert were masked off, sponged with ink then the black image stamped beyond the color line.

The flower die was cut in both white and black and the white is offset over the black to create a slight shadow effect.

Ink: Ranger Distress Inks - Peacock Blue, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Memento - Tuxedo Black
Paint: Ranger -Adirondack- white acrylic
Image: SweetStamps - ArtsyFarty - Foliage #1
Dies and Punches: Die-namites - flowers, Martha Stewart - butterflies
Plastic stencil: Die Cuts with a View
Paper: Core'dinations - dusty purple, yellow, Remember When - black, Beckett Expressions - Radiance for image panel
Other: Golden Gel Mediums - light molding paste, Aleene's tacky glue for attaching flowers and butterflies, self sticking Forever in Time gems, unknown clear gems (scattered around the flowers), Aleene's Paper Glaze for adhesive, Stickles - Yellow

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Christmas Bordered Sentiment

Donna K with you today sharing with you an easy design
using the "Bordered Sentiments" technique.
That challenge started yesterday and you can find it by scrolling down just a tad.
I covered the sentiment area with a piece of painter's tape.
The stencil I used for my background is called Stone Path.
I used distressed ink to shade the background.
One of my pennant die cut pieces served as my tree "template."
I used Glastique to adhere my buttons
and I topped off my little tree with a sweet bow from the 
That's it for me today...
You can find the complete list of supplies below
Happy Tuesday 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Challenge #197 - Bordered Sentiment

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!
Happy Monday!!

Time for abother weekly challenge!

Our theme is....
Bordered Sentiment
This week we have a Technique Challenge!

Guest Designer 
Beautiful bordering of the sentiment!
Thanks so much for guest designing with us this month!!

DT Sweeties projects...

We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {Cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.} You could win a $10 shopping spree for goodies at's online store by playing along in our challenge! 

Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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***Check back throughout the week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties!!***

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Have you seen the other beautiful cards this week. The challenge for the week was THANKS and I am Thankful to be on this team of creative ladies.

For my card I again went with simple. A soft blue blank card, layered with various green hills, I stamped it using the Earthy package of stamps and the Swirly Tree Stamp along with the Framed Sentiments set,  using the larger of the two trees. I varied the stamping colors on my tree and the Sentiment.

These would be a great gift set - or even a good place marker at the seasonal gatherings.

Have a fantastic week.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Watercolored Thank You

Good morning-
Calypso, here with you today to share a gorgeous watercolored thank you card, that is perfect for ANY occasion.   With Thanksgiving being just a few days away, what better way to extras your gratitude than with a hand made card.  SweetStamps has a HUGE selection of stamps that are perfect for saying "Thank You", but I wanted to do it a little different this week.
For my card today, I am using the beautiful stamp "Blossom" with I stamped with distress embossing ink and Detail Pearl embossing Powder.  I used Peerless watercolors and a water brush to color my image.   My original plan was to stamp the "thank you" sentiment down at the bottom right corner, but it just didn't feel right.  So I took a chance and stamped the sentiment randomly around the image and heat embossed with the Pearl embossing Powder.  
Hope you have enjoyed my card today and I hope that you can join our "THANKS" challenge this week. You can link your card HERE

Hope you have a great weekend and I hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving week and I will see you back here on Saturday.

Nazeema "Calypso" Thompson