Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Happy Penguin: A Birthday Card

Josette here with another Tuesday Installment:  Todays' card is just plain cute!!

This is a fairly simple card with a big bang happy!  So let's discuss how I made it and the product used.  This is a 5.5" square card.  The base layer is white cardstock.  The Mat, is a piece of watercolor paper.  I randomly dropped Distress reinkers onto my craft sheet, misted with water until very thin, and dragged my paper through the puddles.  Once dry, I enhanced by further misting with water and letting dry.  I usually created several back grounds at a time, trying out different color combos.  Then when I need a base, just pull out the stack and go from there.

The image is from February Release: Cool Penguin.  I used  Classy Circle Frame and coated it with Enamel_Powder_ENCHANTED_AUBERGINE.  Using a circle die, cut out the Penguin just slightly larger than the opening and glued in place.  Added a circle of fun foam to the back.  Stamped the Birthday greeting from:  Kitty_Sweets_Clear_Stamp in black ink and heat embossed with fine clear embossing powder.  A black and white polka dotted bow was all that was needed to finish this card.

The Penguin was colored with Copics.  I used W0 to add shadow and R24 for the Bow with R27 for shadow.  Ready for mailing!!!

Hope you enjoy my Happy Penguin Card,  Come back next week for more card ideas!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, May 2, 2016

Especially For You

Happy Moday! This is Kim here to share with you my card using the Black Eyed Susans stamp and coloring it in with Copic markers. I added some shimmer to the flowers. The background was done using the Roof Tiles stencil. I sponged it using yellow and a deeper shade of orange inks. The panels were then cut into thirds. I stamped the sentiment using the Simple Greetings set and popped the image onto the panels using 3D foam tape and added some pearls.
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

May's Anything Goes Challenge

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!

We have a new monthly challenge...

Our theme is....
Anything Goes 

Remember you still have time to join in our 
April's Anything But A Card Challenge & since last month's Anything Goes challenge posted late it's overlapping with this month's challenge which means you have the opportunity to enter twice, but only for a few more days!  :) 
April's Anything Goes Challenge

Here are this month's DT Sweeties inspirational projects...

We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, tags, etc.} You could win some SWEET things of your own 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!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Guest Designer Tammi

Hello SweetStamps.com fans!

We'd like to give a warm welcome to Tammi from Making Memories!!


First a little about Tammi:

Hi my name is Tammi and I live in Southern part of West Virginia. I have been married to my wonderful husband for many years. I enjoy anything that keeps me in my craft room. (lol) I hope to share some of my creative passion with you on my crafty journey and inspire you too.

Tracey, we are happy to have you as a Guest Designer!!


Here is her first beautiful card with us:
Absolutely gorgeous!!

She used the lovely digital Kendra Glam Girl!!

Other goodies used:

Copic Markers
Nestabilities Dies
Cricut Cuttle Bug Die Cuts
Friskars Die Cut
Paper Pack - Purple Pinwheel - Shadowy Rose


Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

4020 Blossoms with Leah

I have so much fun coloring flower images, and this one did not disappoint.  This is the 4020 Blossoms rubber stamp, and it can be used to create almost any kind of card.  I have created a "Thinking of You" card with it this week for you to see.

If you would like to see my color combinations for this image, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper.

You can find this wonderful image in the Sweet Stamps online store, as well as many other fun floral images.

Check back again tomorrow for more great inspiration from the Design Team!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Butterflies and Flowers

Hello, Josette here with another Tuesday post.  Today is short and sweet but I would like to share a technique that can be used for all the piccolos at Sweet Stamps.

This is from a shadow box that I created using a resit paper and distress inks for the background.  The flowers were created from Glassine by Ranger and misted with dye ink.  The butterfly is the focus for this posting however.

 I started with Butterfly Accents Piccolo.  Added Enamel_Powder_ENCHANTED_AUBERGINE. after coating the image with _Enamel_Powders_adhesive.

Here they are embossed with the powders.  There is Vintage Black, Mermaid Tears, Mardi Gras, and the darker purple is where I mixed one of these with a darker purple.

Next I glued gemstones and crystals onto the butterfly.

I hope you will explore the Piccolos and Piccolo Enamel Powders and create your own enchanted creations.
Until next time,
Happy Crafting

Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy Birthday To You

Hello! Today's card is for Sweet Stamps post. I am using another stamps set from Sweet Stamps new release called Party Mouse. I also pulled out my stencil for the background. I colored the mouse in using Copic markers. I watercolored the blue background. I die-cut both the image and background and adhered them to each other using 3D tape. The tire stencil was done using the ink sponging technique then I cut it in half on the diagonal, added a tiny strip of orange cardstock and stamped the sentiment to the top portion of the card.