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Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Release Blog Hop



Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has an amazing release planned for this month, and the Design Divas are so excited about it!  Eight new clear stamp sets and three new sets of dies will be available in the store tonight. Make sure you've got a warm, tasty beverage and some donuts ready...you won't want to miss a bit of the inspiration we have for you today!



The first card sample I have is from a new clear stamp set called "True Friend."  This set will be sold for $15 and includes 7 wonderful sentiments about friendship that you will find yourself reaching for time and time again.










Creative Nugget: The background for this wonderful sentiment was created by scribbling several colors of copic marker on a large acrylic block.  This was then spritzed with some colorless blender solution.  A piece of Neenah Solar White card stock was smooshed and twisted on the block, picking up the color.  This gave my paper a soft watercolor look.  I couldn't resist adding a silhouette image taken from another fabulous set being released tonight.  The image was cut with a Spellbinder labels die and mounted on pieces of patterned DP by Echo Park.  Other elements on this card include a Cheery Lynn doily and flourish die, some heart trim, pearls, a layered flower, and some messy stitching.  The whole card was then given a shot of Tattered Angels, giving it a very shimmery look which was hard to capture on the photo.



My next sample comes from an adorable clear stamp set called "You & Me."  This set is not only perfect for creating those cute Valentine cards you will need to make, but gentle reminders of your feelings for special friends throughout the year!  It will sell for $15 and includes 5 images and 12 matching sentiments.








Creative Nugget: Aren't these salt and pepper shakers just the cutest?  They were colored with copic markers.  The salt was made with a White poster-paint pen and jelly roll marker and the pepper was made with a black Spica glitter pen and the white poster-paint pen.  The shakers were then covered with a layer of Glossy Accents to make them look like glass.  This was then cut with a circle die and mounted onto a fancy tags die.  The faux blanket stitched DP was mounted on some heart embossed Select White card stock.  The card was finished with some ribbon, pearls, and a little heart charm I had in my stash!

And now take a look at the rest of the Design Divas (and our very special January guest)...they've all whipped up some gorgeousness today!
Cathy McCauley --->  You are here!
We hope you can make plans to join us tonight in our Member Company forums over on Splitcoaststampers.  We're having a Release Party, and it is full of great activities, stamp set reveals, and fun with friends!  All of the partying will take place in our Release Party forum, so be sure to bookmark it! Hope to see you there!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Hugs,
Cathymac

True Friend Card Recipe
Stamps: True Friend (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Victoria Garden Paper Pad (Echo Park), Select White, Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Accessories: Labels Seventeen Dies, Carnation Creations Die (Spellbinders), English Tea Party Doily Die, Fanciful Flourish Die (Cheery Lynn), Black Kaiser Pearls, Ribbon (PTI), Sew Mini (Janome), Heart Trim, Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Copic Markers YG25, BG72, R32, R81, Colorless Blender Solution


You & Me Card Recipe
Stamps: You & Me (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Select White, True Black, Sweet Blush (PTI),  Lost & Found DP (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Fancy Tags Die (Spellbinders), Black Marker, Black Gingham Ribbon (Stampin' Up!), Sweet Blush Ribbon (PTI), Kaiser Pearls, Heart Charm, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Glossy Accents (Rander), White Poster-Paint Pen (Sharpie), Clear Jelly Roll Pen, (Sakura), Copic Markers BG000, W3, W1, R20, R32, R81

28 comments:

Kim S said...

Your technique on the first card is totally stunning - I am in love with your subtle silhouette behind the sentiment and the colors - so dreamy! And your salt and pepper looks real!

merrymstamper said...

lovely cards Cathy!!! the stitching on the first one is awesome! love that set :-)

Jennie said...

Sweet designs and love the technique you used on your first card...really love the watercolored look. Your second card is so cute!

Kim said...

Ahhh, adding the salt and pepper to the jars?? Brilliant!! What a fantastic card! And I love the way you combined the silhouette and sentiment...so creative!! Love 'em both!

Taylor U. said...

Whoa! The salt and pepper is SO cool! Great job on both cards!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Both cards are wonderful! Love your take on the silhouette and your very cute salt & pepper shakers.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Beautiful cards - I love the sentiment! Your color combinations are lovely! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Carol E said...

Very lovely cards, thank you so much for sharing them.

Cora said...

LOVE them!!! Gosh I just can't wait to get a hold of these stamps! They are really awesome!!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us:-)
Hugs,
Cora

Emily Painter-Davis said...

Oooooooooooooooh genious on the salt & pepper shakers.
Your cards are wonderful.
Em

Giovana said...

Love your cards!! The salt and pepper is my favorite, so clever !!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, these are beautiful Cathy! Love the background and fab elements on the first one... and the salt and pepper shakers! Just perfect! Great textures! :o)

Krissy said...

SNSS has the BEST sentiments! Love the first card! Brilliant way to color the salt & pepper shakers - so so so cute!

Bridget said...

Oh, Cathy - what an amazing bg you created for your sentiment and the music panel is fabulous! I love the gingham and charm on your second card too. You've showcased all of your sets beautifully!

synthis said...

Your cards are so, so cute!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are very pretty, I especially like how you created the 'salt' and 'pepper' and the glossy accents on the shaker set.

stamps&cars said...

LOVE the salt and pepper! Just darling.

ScrapNMore said...

S&P card is cute, I liked the glossy accents too. I can hardly wait for the party !~

Anita said...

Stunning cards!

Jennifer said...

I love how you brought the colours and the silouette together for the background of your sentiment!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous cards! The salt and pepper are so cute!

Calypso's Crafts said...

I LOVE your cards...I love the colors of all the PP and the image behind the sentiment brilliant!! I love the second card as well...those images and cute little sayings are irresistible.

Calypso

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Cathy, what a beautiful technique with the silhouettes set! So beautiful! And the little salt and pepper pair are darling!

suem66 said...

Your cards are so cute.

Patricia said...

I really like how you stamped the sentiment over the silhouette image on the first card. The second card with the salt and pepper shakers is just adorable!

Jessica said...

oh how adorable - these images are beautiful and I love how well you show cased them!

Helen Dooley said...

Great cards!!! Love them.

Shannon White said...

Goodness Miss Cathy,these are both so Fabulous! Love all the fresh springy colors and embellies on you first one! Wowzers! & the Sentiment is just Wonderful too. Your second card is just out and out Darling! Just makes me smile it's so Cute and Sweet! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon