Friday, January 8, 2016

Beautiful Day Cameo | Sweet Stamps!

Happy Friday my lovelies!

I'm here today to share a sweet little card with lots of die cutting and a few inking techniques.

Sweet Stamps manufactures many exceptionally good quality steel rule dies.  I have used three of the ones available to create the focal cameo and floral image on this card.

First I took a blank white piece of cardstock and stamped the Antique Leaf Scroll  border stamp with Versamark three times on the cardstock and embossed it using White Fine Detail embossing powder.  I used two colors of distress inks and applied them to the background with a ink blending tool.  The white embossed stamped image resisted the inking beautifully.

I took orange, white and green DCWV cardstock and cut using the Mini Flower die, the Cameo Lady die and the Fancy Leaf die. I also cut a label shape from a label die set from my stash.  I assembled the lady and the label together to create the cameo and assembled the flowers.  I used pearl paint to add pearls to the lady and pretty pearlized centers to the flowers and set both aside.

I used the Beautiful Day stamp to add a sentiment to the green strip of paper. (The original stamp says "Have a Beautiful Day" but I masked off the beginning of the phrase before I inked it in order to make it possible for me to use only the words I wanted to).  I added the sentiment, a piece of polka dot mesh and a ruffled ribbon to the bottom of the card.  I adhered my cameo, the flowers and the leaf die cuts onto the card and it was all done!!

Take a look at all the wonderful supplies to help you recreate this card available on Sweet Stamps' online store!

Later queenies!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy 2016!!! | Sweet Stamps



I'm so glad you decided to join me today!  I wanted to pop in and share a festive little new years card I made just for you, using Sweet Stamps rubber and clear stamps!

When if first saw the Braided Flower Border rubber stamp I knew it would make a stunning background for a card!  I stamped it in three colors of Memento Dew Drop inks in a diagonal pattern across a panel of  bright white cardstock.  I think this stamp is perfect for a new years card because it looks a little like ticker tape falling across your card!  

I adhered the stamped panel and then cut a piece of silver glitter paper by DCWV  and adhered that with dimensional squares down the middle of the card.  I then stamped the main image from the Banner Girl and Words clear stamp set, BUT I only cut out and used the BANNER portion instead of including the whole image of the girl holding the banner.  Using parts of a stamped image selectively can really give your stamp sets more life and versatility!

I adhered my "Oh Happy Day" banner to the silver as well as mixing and matching some fun letter stickers and foam number stickers to create the rest of my sentiment.  To finish, I added a strip of purple cardstock below and two strips above the sentiment to give it a bit more of a finished look.

I hope you have an absolutely WONDERFUL New Year's Day and a MAGNIFICENT 2016!

Thanks so much for sticking with me queenies!
Love you all,

Friday, December 18, 2015

Thank You | Sweet Stamps

Good morning people!

I'm dropping by today to bring you a little card that I made using some beautiful floral images from the ATC line in the Sweet Stamps shop!

For this card I took the Daffodils ATC, Parrot Tulips ATC, and the Black Eyed Susans ATC red rubber stamps and stamped them with Versamark ink and heat embossed them using the White fine detail embossing powder.  Then, I used several colors of Heidi Swapp color shine with a brush to lay down the colors on my background.

Once the water colors were completey dry I cut down the panel and mounted it on a 5x7 cardbase using pop dots.  I used large letter stickers for my sentiment and finished off the card with sequins, a strip of gold scallop edge paper and a faux stitching line around the parameter to pull some more white into the design.  I love how SUPER shiny it is and how beautiful the floral images stamped.

Don't forget to drop by the Sweet Stamps store and take a look at all of the gorgeous red rubber stamps!

Later queenies!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Jingle To The Beach | Sweet Stamps

Happy Friday sweeties!

I'm dropping in today to show you a SNEAK PEAK of a SUPER cute new image from Sweet Stamps!  

What I love about these images is that they give you the option to make some holiday projects that reflect how people from warmer climates might celebrate Christmas!  I love, love, LOVE these cute, beach bum reindeer!  This lady is sunning herself under a breezy palm tree with her candy cane and a pair of sunnies! Take a look!

 I first printed and colored the image with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and added highlights to the image with a white gel pen.  I fussy cut the image from the paper and set it aside.  I cut two panels of holiday scrapbooking papers from the DCWV "Christmas Wishes" 4x6 mat pad from 2014.  I tore the tops of each of the panels and layered them on a burlap cardbase - also from DCWV. 

 I used a sentiment and star embellishment from MAMBI as the inspiration for my whole sentiment.  I added the "to the Beach" with a mix of tiny type stickers and burlap printed letters from Jillibean Soup. I adhered three transparent sequins around my sentiment and attached my sweet reindeer image with pop dots.  I finished the card with another embellishment that reads "the 25th".

Thanks for stopping by today!
Don't forget to go over to the Sweet Stamps' Store and get yourself a little something!!

Later queenies!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Kitty Birthday Card | Sweet Stamps

Hello lovelies!

A quick little post about a quick little card I made using Sweet Stamps' Kitty Sweets clear stamp set and Embossing Powder.

First, I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cut him out.  I wanted him to be wearing a little birthday hat, so I cut a triangle with a slightly rounded bottom out of a piece of patterned paper and outlined it with a black Memento marker to make it looked like it was stamped .  I then colored around the black line with white gel pen - that gave the hat the same little white border as the cat.  I attached the hat to my cat and added a button - cat complete! 

I took a DCWV cardbase and three DCWV papers from the "Dots and Stripes" line and layered strips across the middle of the card, alternating colors within my color scheme. (Tip time! If you run your fingers under the edges of each layer it will give you some nice dimension without using pop dots! Just don't put adhesive all the way to the edges!)

Finally, I attached my cat to the card base and began working on my sentiment.  I stamped the frame and the "Wishes for a great Birthday" sentiment and embossed them using Silver Fine Detail embossing powder and Black Fine Detail embossing powder - respectively.  Once the senimtent was attached - the card was done!

I know that you all enjoyed the sketch I added to one of my posts last month, so I wanted to give you one for this card as well!

Now, don't forget to stop by Sweet Stamps for all your supplies this month!  
Thanks for stopping by!
Later queenies!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Frosty Papillon | Sweet Stamps

Hello there crafty people!

I'm here today to bring you a shimmery masterpiece featuring Sweet Stamps' Starflake Medallion stamp, Large Butterfly Accent Piccolo, and Embossing Powders and Enamels!

Let's get started!
First, I took the Starflake stamp and stamped it twice on my background, once on the top right and once on the bottom left, in versamark ink.  I used white detail embossing powder to heat emboss the images.  Next, I used several colors of glimmer mist and sprayed over the embossed stamped images to create the shimmery background color.

Next, I used the same stamp and stamped it onto periwinkle cardstock, heat embossed it with the same white embossing powder, and sprayed it with clear, shimmer glimmer mist.  I cut out the shape, leaving a bit of room around the edge and attached it to the background with foam adhesive. (See below how shimmery it is?!)

Lastly I took one of the Large Butterfly Accent Piccolos and covered it with Embossing Fluid and used the same white embossing powder all over the front.  After that layer had dried I used layers of Embossing Fluid and Aged Pink Piccolo Embossing Enamel on the edges of the butterfly to create the look the the butterfly had begun to build up frost on its wings!

Lastly, I attached a gem from my stash to the middle of the butterfly and it was done!

Thank you so much for spending a little of your holiday weekend with me!  
Have a good weekend - Later queenies!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pretty Tree Card | Piccolo by Sweet Stamps

Good Morning crafty peeps!!

I'm here today bringing you a pretty little shaker card using a beautiful range of products from Sweet Stamps called Piccolo!

When I first saw this pretty floral tree image I knew I wanted to use the Piccolo Enamel Powders to add color and dimension to the shape.

I used the Piccolo Embossing Powder Adhesive and covered the entire outside edge and several of the flowers with the adhesive liquid.  I applied Shamrock Dreams Enamel Powder and heat set it.  I repeated that method with Mardi Gras Enamel Powder and Copper Kettle Enamel Powder to cover the rest of the tree.  I finished the tree with dots of metallic pearl paint around the edges - and set it aside to dry.

I die cut an A2 sized frame out of brown glitter cardstock and layered in on top of the soft brown snowflake paper.  After the tree was completely dry, I used it to trace a window in the middle of the snowflake paper, cut it out and fit the tree into the window.

I attached clear transparency to the back of the piece, making sure to cover all the little openings in the tree, and then used foam adhesive to create a well for my shaker.  

I filled the shaker with brown seed beads from my stash and Sugar Beads from the Sweet Stamps store.  (I wish I had used a few sequins or confetti to make the shaker a little more obvious, but there's always next time!)  Lastly, I adhered the whole front piece to an A2 cardbase!

I had SUCH fun working with these products and I can't wait to break out my Piccolos again!  Take a look at the Sweet Stamps store for tons of pretty and intricate shapes like this!

Have a wonderful weekend queenies!