Monday, May 30, 2016

Have a Beautiful Day

Hello! Kim here today to share this card using dies and stencils. I stenciled the Roof Tiles pattern onto watercolor paper to give it some texture. I used three different colors and a blending tool to create the stenciled background. I used Sweet Stamps' Flutterby Sweet Cuts to die cut three butterflies and adhered it glued the cut out and solid image to each other I folded the wings up for some dimension. I then added the rhinestones to each of the butterfly's body. Next was to adhere the stencil cardstock onto the card front then placed the butterflies on top. I saved the sentiment for last so I know where to place it.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Wishing You The Beary Best

Hello SweetStamps.com Friends!!

For my card today, I started off my using the Wrought Iron Stencil and ink to add the fun design to part of my card!  I really think it adds a beautiful touch!
I used the adorable Love You Beary Much stamp set for the sweet bear image and sentiment!!

Isn't the bear just so adorable?!  I think so!
I finished off my card by creating some of my own enamel dots!  I used the pretty Rose Pearl!


Have a great day!


Thursday, May 26, 2016

A watercolor card with Leah :)

I created a fun watercolor card for you today using these products from Sweet Stamps:

Antique Leaf Scroll Border stamp
Three Rose Garland stamp
Framed Handwritten Words stamp
Medieval Metals embossing powder


I enjoy making watercolor cards so much, there's just something about this medium that makes you want to play lol.  And just a word about this embossing powder, it is seriously my go-to metal embossing powder.  It is so gorgeous, and pictures just don't do it justice!  If you would like to see more details about how I created this card, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper.

See you again next Thursday for more inspiration and fun :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Birthday Shaker Kitty Card

Hello again.  Well I have a fun card for today.
This card is very simple, but has a little twist that makes it fun.  The Cupcake is a shaker.
Here is a close up.  

I started out with a stamped image and colored with with copics.  then I used and exact knife to cut out the "cake" part.  Using a black marker, outlined the cutout.  Then placed foam tape around the opening, added a few glittering elements and closed it up with a piece of white paper.  Very simple.  
The whole thing was mounted onto to an A2 card Base, added a sentiment that was heat embossed with clear powder, added a bow and it is ready for a Cat Loving Birthday recipient.  

The stamp set that was used is:  Kitty Sweets
Thank you for stopping by,
Happy Crafting
Josette

Monday, May 23, 2016

Oh Happy Day

Hello! Kim here to share this card I made using the Sweet Cuts Flower Trio die. I started by die-cutting the flowers with the green cardstock. After that I cut each flower again in yellow, red and blue cardstocks. This is a great way to use up my small scrap pieces of cardstock. I cut each flower at the base to separate it from the stems and leaves and set it aside. I stenciled the clouds background and added some glass bubbles using dimensional glaze to adhere them onto the card front. I started piecing the flowers together by placing the outlines onto the card. I then placed the solid pieces of the flowers and leaves into the outline creating an inlaid look. Last of all I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Matching Bookmarks

Hello everyone, I have a pair of matching bookmarks for you today.  What better way to celebrate you and your daughter's love of reading than with matching bookmarks!


I created these bookmarks using several Sweet Stamps products:

Wild Roses Clear Stamp Set
French Writing Background Stamp
Locket Lady stamp
Checker Flowers 6x6 stencil
Forget Me Not Shades Dye ink
Medieval Medals embossing powder

If you would like to see more details about how I created these bookmarks, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper.

You can find all of the linked products in the Sweet Stamps online store.  Check back soon for more great inspiration from the talented design team members!


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Technique Focus: Resist Stamping and Pigment Powders

Hello, Josette here with another Tuesday card.  Todays card is a bit different.  It involves a technique that has been around for a while with a new twist.  So let's look at the card:

This photo does not do the card justice.  Here is another shot, double click to see detail.
So this technique is very simple.  Stamp the images in embossing powder and heat emboss.  Then using a pigment powder, sprinkle on the image, spritz with water to activate and let dry.  Once dry, place between  a folded piece of computer paper, and either heat with iron, or in my case I ran it through my MINC to remove the embossing powder.  In some instances I go back and color the image or enhance it, but with this card I left it be.  Mounted in onto a black A2 card base and let it be.

On my blog there is a detailed instruction of this technique: Here

All of the supplies are available at Sweet Stamp.  Any pigment powders will work,  I used a product by ColourArt, but there are many on the market.

Thank you for stopping by,
Until next week,
Happy Crafting ,
Josette