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Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder Stamps & Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets

Happy first day of the month! I am excited to be joining Therm O Web with a new step by step tutorial, this time in collaboration with Waffle Flower Stamps! We’ve had a week of pure awesomeness at Therm O Web’s blog, with lots of beautiful project ideas and tutorials.

Waffle Flower was kind enough to send me some of their newest clear stamp sets. These stamps from Bouquet Builder and Rainbows are so nice to stamp and play with. I decided to go for a clean design and allow the images to be the focal point of my cards. Of course pairing them up with my favorite new Deco Foil Transfer Sheets made the cards even more amazing!

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Tutorial & Giveaway

Click here to visit Therm O Web’s blog and check out the complete step by step tutorial! You’ll learn how to use the new Polka Dots Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets layered on a black background to make your cards pop!

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There’s always an awesome giveaway going on right now so make sure you join for a chance to win a $25 gift card to thermoweb.com! WOW! Just scroll down and add your info to the rafflecopter in the end of my tutorial post here.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please follow us over at Instagram for a daily dose of Deco Foil inspiration. Until next time!

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Stamped & Stenciled Cards with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

It’s Gracie from Graciellie Design with a new cardmaking idea to share. I’m saying good-bye to Summer with a set of colorful stamped and stenciled cards. I had lots of fun making these so I’m happy to be sharing them with you today!

I started out by picking my color palette. I wanted to go for a bright and unique color combo and that is how my first card came to life in yellow and green. I stenciled the backgrounds with a TCW Distressed Details stencil using mostly ink. I did stencil a few patterns with TCW heavy body acrylic paint in yellow and silver metallic.

I stamped and colored the flowers from Mason Jar Bouquet Clear Stamp Set with Spectrum Noir markers and then added a stamped banner with the sentiment. This is a one layered card. I didn’t add card panels at all and that is why I love these designs so much. If you use a nice cardstock you are able to add lots of ink and paint layers, but of course make sure to use as little medum as possible.

My second card came about as a consequence of the first one. I thought I should make another card using also yellow and so I combined it with hot pink. I tried to follow the same stencil design I had added to the first one, which is not precisely simple, but I was able to achieve the same look with a similiar stenciling.

Making these cards lifted my spirit on a very hard day, so I hope I they can also cheer you up and inspire you to create something pretty today! Until next time.

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Monoprinted with Paints & Sparkle – Card with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

I’m sharing a new card with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps today and I’m bringing lots of sparkle and mixed media to cheer up your day.

To make today’s card I monoprinted a background with my gel press, a stencil and craft paints and once I removed the card panel from the gel press, while the paint was still wet I sprinkled glitter, mica and other beautiful texture elements that add shimmer to to the card.

I made a border using a strip of patterned paper and an SVG border cut that I created and then added two flowers lightly colored and fussy cut. Finally I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment, in beautiful cursive font, on a matching patterned paper banner. This Magnolia flower and this sentiment are from a set I designed for SNSS called Floral Greetings. 

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. Until next time!
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Trying Prismacolor Pencils for the first time with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

Coloring mediums have been all I’ve thought about this year, from Zig markers to watercolors… But today I’m trying out Prismacolor pencils for the first time! It is a different medium, slower to begin with, but it is -oh so totally- worth it!

I decided to use Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Mason Jar Bouquet flowers to try out my Prismacolors for the first time. I didn’t use any solution to blend the colors, I simple did it the classic way… Layering. Layering requires patience and if you have some form of arthritis you’ll feel uncomforable at some point but if you don’t press the pencil too hard, apply the color with small circular strokes you will achieve a neat transition.

The flowers turned out so delicate and pretty that I decided to create a very intricate lace card base for them using Anna Griffin’s Elegant Embellishments 2 cartridge on my new Cricut Explore Air 2. This card has so many delicate layers and it makes the images look even more classic and elegant. I decided to add a sentiment from my clear stamp set Floral Greetings released by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps early this year. And I think nothing says classic like ribbon so I tied a matching pink bow around the card front and embellished it with a gold button.  

If you want to take a closer look at these stamps visit SNSS shop here. There are many, many more beautiful stamp sets to choose from and even 2 more clear stamp sets I designed myself. That is all for now. I hope you give this coloring medium a try one of these days too! Until next time.

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CAS Coffee Card with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

I love clear stamp sets, and what I try to do every time I get a new set is stamp as many scraps as I possibly can, fussy cut them and color them all. That gives me a lot of options when I’m about to put together a card. That is exactly what I did with the coffee cup stamps from Fill me Up by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Today’s card is one of those clean and simple numbers created with previously stamped pieces on an also previously painted background. You see, I find it to be extra productive to make backgrounds and color stamped images in advance and keep them in a special basket until it is time to make a card. It often proves to be a magical process when you end up finding every coordinating piece you need in the same forgotten spot of your craft room!

Not long ago I shared on YouTube how I make these watercolor washes for my card backgrounds. I use student grade watercolors, but I love the results I get with them. I am also using a special shimmery metallic paper on this card called Cryogen White -that I also used for the tutorial- which makes the wash stand out even more.

This set is very versatile, and the images are so cute. It was designed originally for Bible Journaling, but you know me, I try things in different ways and I’ve been trying it out for cards also! You might have seen my latest card using this set here.
I stamped the coffee cups on Premium Cardstock and the cup holders from Kraft cardstock. I used a precision knife to cut out the hearts from the cup holders and mounted them with foam squares to add dimension. I adhered those to the watercolored background and finished them off with a coffee word I cut with my Cricut Explore Air 2. So yes, it is a very clean and simple card with a dramatic look with the striking colors and wash on the background.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Until next time!
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Bright & Happy Card with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

Today I’m using what I think is the cutest coffe cup clear stamp there is to make a freestyle collage card! I’m featuring stamps from the sets Fill Me Up and Scribble Flowers by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!

To make this card I went ahead and stamped as many scraps of white cardstock I could with flowers and leaves from the set Scribble Flowers with Umbrella Crafts Black Premium Dye Ink. This particular ink I used is hybrid and it allows you to watercolor the stamped images. I colored them with Zig Markers and a waterbrush using bright colors. Once all the images were colored I fussy cut them and set them aside.

I then stamped the coffee cup from Fill Me Up on Kraft 100# cardstock and the heart coffee cup sleeve on Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper using the same black ink, and fussy cut those too. The final element I stamped was the mini label with little check box words from the same set and heat embossed them in white on 48# heavyweight vellum.

Putting all the pieces together is always fun, but it can take time since there are so many ways to arrange them. The background is actually stenciled -using a TCW Mini Halftone Circles- with Mixed Media Medium and half of it is foiled in Silver Sequins and another part has Colorbox Winter Frost glitter. (See tutorial here.)I added a Wild Orchid -Purple- Double Stitch Design small circle die cut on the back to make all the element pop. I finished off the card with some pink paper twine, a green notebook page edge die cut and 3/8 Reversible Satin Ribbon w/stitches which brings together all the design.

That’s it for today! For more ideas an inspiration make sure to subscribe to Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps blog. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Watercolor Wash Background & Stamped Flowers

Today I have another fun card idea using clear stamps from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. The new set Mason Jar Bouquet is definetely a beauty and I wanted to stretch the stamps in the set to get different looks. So today I only stamped part of the mason jar image to make to bouquet hang from 3 corners of my card front.

I stamped part of the bouquet on two corners of the card front in black using Umbrella Crafts premium dye ink. To make sure the ink wouldn’t smear I heat set it well. (This works all the time for me.) I used a very pigmented set of watercolors in Rose, Purple Pale and Ultramarine Blue to create a wash across the card front. I kept layering color until I was happy with the result. I added some splatters and iridescent rhinestones to finish off the background and attached a stamped banner with a piece of Therm O Web foam strip to give it dimension.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. This card is really simple to make and the result is striking! I’m planning to get more of these creamy watercolors to make more fun backgrounds and practice my watercoloring on cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Trust in God with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

Today I’m sharing a simple but versatile idea to mix and enhance your card front using 2 different stamp sets to create a focal sentiment and a verse to go along with it.

My card has a striking, beautiful color palette. The fun polka dot pattern on the background adds a fun touch to the card. This is a bright and feminine ensemble that says Summer all along.

The encouraging word and verse are perfect for the card front. I used one of the words from Words of Life as the focal sentiment and then I stamped right under it a verse from Peaceful Peonies.I framed the inspiring sentiment with decorative die cuts and a heat embossed peony I colored with watercolor markers.

I invite you to stop by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop to take a closer look at these and many other new stamps. The shop has also a 50% off stamp and die sale you might like too! For more inspiration remember to follow SNSS blog, where the designers share project ideas constantly!

I will be back soon with more to share from SNSS. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing.

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Beautiful Camellias – Spring Cardmaking Inspiration with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

Today I want to brighten up your day with a pop of yellow with this fresh and Spring forward handmade card. A splash of watercolor and some alcohol marker coloring against a clean background sure makes you dream of Spring and Summer…

I used my latest stamp design for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, Floral Greetings. You get 2 floral images in this set and I decided to go with the Camellia bloom this time. I stamped it multiple times and fussy cut 2 flowers and as many leaves I could. Although the background was watercolored the flowers were colored with Spectrum Noir markers in different tones of yellow.

I used the flowers to frame the minimalist die cut wreath and added a few strips of blue and green cardstock to break the structure of the card front at the same time that it blends in the color palette. Finally I adhered a banner with a greeting stamped and heat embossed in gold on vellum and added some rhinestones to finish the card.

More inspiration using this stamp set can be found on Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps blog! The design team has come up with brilliant ideas using these flowers. I can’t wait to see what you create with it! Visit the shop and get this and other new sets today.

Thanks for stopping by!