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Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Release Blog Hop




Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps May Release Blog Hop!  I know I say this every month, but this month's release is so amazing!  You will love the seven new clear stamp sets being released this evening, so grab a beverage and a tasty snack, and get ready for some amazing inspiration from the Design Divas!


To make the hop even more interesting, one lucky participant will have a chance to win the whole new release!  That's right...just leave a comment at every blog along the way and one lucky person will be chosen at random from a random blog to win the whole release!

If you've just come from the amazing DJ Rants, you're on the right track...otherwise you might want to go back to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog to start at the beginning.  You won't want to miss a single project!
For my first sample, I used the new "Wedding Collage" clear stamp set which includes one fabulous image and NINE wonderful sentiments perfect for blessing the happy couple on their wedding day!


Creative Nugget:  The collage image was stamped on Neenah Solar White paper and cut with a square nestie using the out-of-the-box technique.  Copic markers were used to color the image and to create a light halo around the couple.  Flower soft, pearls, and Stickles were added for texture.  The Bo Bunny patterned papers were layered onto Sweet Blush card stock and mounted to a Select White card base. A Spellbinders label die was used for the sentiment and some glittery twine from my stash was tied in a bow and added to the sentiment.


My next samples were made using the Nature Silhouettes Clear stamp set.  This set will quickly become one of my favorites!  It includes ELEVEN wonderful silhouette images!  I know I will be reaching for this set time and time again to make wonderful cards throughout the year!


Creative Nugget:  For this sample markers were used to color directly on the stamp and spritzed with water before stamping the image onto Select White card stock. Piercing and stitching was added to the BasicGrey and lilybeedesign DP layers along with Baker's twine and pearls. The sentiment is from the Birds & Roses stamp set.


Creative Nugget:  A clean and simple layout was used to create this card.  The silhouette daisies were inked up with Ripe Avocado ink and one of the sentiment images was inked up in Walnut Stain ink and the two were "Kissed" together.  It's difficult to see on the photo, but the script was imprinted on the daisies.  The dragonfly was given a layer of Peeled Paint Distress Stickles.


I hope you've enjoyed my samples as much as I enjoyed making them.  Now head on over to our guest designer for the month, the amazing Jenny Harper! Here's the whole list of bloggers today in case you get lost along the way.  

Make plans to join us tonight at 8:00pm EST over in our Member Company Forums on Splitcoaststampers for our New Release Party!  We'll have full reveals of each fabulous stamp set, fellowship and chatter with friends, fun challenges, and more!  


Hugs,
Cathymac

44 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

First of all, your blog header with your sweet puppy dog is beautiful. Love that so much! Your cards are just awesome! LOVE the sparkle on her veil in the wedding card - and the layers. And the Nature samples are so neat with the colors you chose! Gotta have both of these!

Helen Dooley said...

Love all your cards but I really must say the wedding one is GORGEOUS! Wow. really beautiful!

Kim said...

Wonderful cards Cathy and I adore your "creative nuggets!" What fun, thanks so much for sharing those details!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful cards!!

merrymstamper said...

honestly Cathy, this is amazing!!! I would have to say your wedding collage takes the cake! Love all the cards but the wedding collage is my fave!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards--I like your coloring techniques.

Marlena M. said...

EVERY ONE OF THESE...beautiful!

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome designs with these remarkable images, Cathy!! I know I won't be able to resist the nature silhouettes!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for the creative nugget! Learned a lot!

Cibele Glazer said...

Beautiful cards! I can't wait to see the full reveal!

Jingle said...

Beautiful cards!

Jennie said...

Beautiful Wedding Collage design, love the coloring and Flower Soft. Love how you did the two Nature Silhouettes designs...the colors and designs are amazing! It is a beautiful stamp set!!! Thanks for your creative nuggets....LOVED that!!

Taylor said...

Absolutely stunningly gorgeous! WOW!

Jim, DeAnn, Daniel, and Benjamin said...

Beautiful cards! Love the creative nuggets too!
DeAnn

Sarah said...

Your cards are so beautiful!!!!

Candice Fields said...

All the cards are so beautiful! TFS!

Cynthia said...

This is my first visit to your blog and your header is adorable!! Sweet card samples as well. Especially the wedding collage!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Cathy. So many great details and design elements. The colors are so pretty... the papers are really nice too! The sponging looks great and the stitching and paper-piercing are such a nice touch!:o)

Anita said...

Amazing cards!

synthis said...

Wonderful Cards!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Beautiful job on your cards. They are wonderful.

Basslady said...

very magnificent and fabulous cards!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

seamom said...

Your cards are so pretty! The collage image is perfect for a wedding card or even for an anniversary. Your other two cards are very nice, too.

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Love your cards so elegant!!
Kristan

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a terrific trio of cards Cathy! I love the pearl accessories you gave the bride and that looks of spritzing the markers on the stamp like that is pretty - I will have to try that sometime. Thanks for the inspiration!
~Meredith

Harriet Skelly said...

Cathy I always love your work and these cards are no exception!! I love the wedding card and that silhouette set is a must have for me!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful cards. TFS

Jane Bosi said...

Beautiful cards, Cathy--I also appreciate the how to!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Janice M said...

Wow!! LOVE that Wedding card alot Cathy!! Just Beautiful!!

Ceal said...

fabulous cards Cathy, the wedding one is Gorgeous over the top

Indy said...

What wonderful cards!

Gisela said...

The daisies and dragon card is beautiful. I like them all but daisies is my style.

Sharon Jones said...

Absolutley gorgeous cards, every one of them!! Keep up with the c9

KSinMT said...

All beautiful cards. Thank you. Kathy

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cathy these are all wonderful. The pearls on the wedding card for the earring and necklace are fabulous. Beuatiful creations.

Theresa said...

GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!!! That wedding card is absolutely striking!!

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful cards! I am LOVING the new sets!!!

Playing with Paper said...

Beautiful cards!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...your cards are all so beautiful...love all the depth of color on each one.

Vickie Kertz said...

Oh My. What a collection. I love the color combo on every card. Wonderful choice of patterened paper to accent your images.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

They are all so wonderful! I love the clean and simple layout of your last card!!

Helen said...

Wow!! Such truly wonderful cards. I just love that wedding card. So very very special. All of them are just wonderful! Thanks,

Mary K said...

Your use of natural colors is lovely and they become so elegant. Great ideas for cards of all special occasions!

Vickie O'Dell said...

That touch of pink on the wedding card really sets it off. What a cool idea to add pearls as her jewelry.

Your paper choices on all 3 of your cards are great!