Hello friends! Welcome to the first new release by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for the new year! There's something for everyone...something sweet, something sassy, and something elegant as well as a die set you will reach for over and over again!
First, let me tell you about our
Something New Challenge.
Just make a card or project using something new…a new stamp set, a new tool, a new paper pad…anything as long as it is new. Be sure to tell us in your description what you used that was new. Link up your project using the Linky Tool at the bottom of this post. Of course there will be a PRIZE…one lucky participant will be randomly selected to receive a $10 Gift Code to be used toward any item at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store! Make sure your project is uploaded by Thursday, January 15th. The winner will be announced on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, January 16th.
Now…Let's see what's new!
My first two projects were made using the new Parisian Postcard stamp set designed by Graciellie Designs.
Creative Nugget: A background was created using several of the images from Parisian Postcard and the Typewriter Text Background. Gathered Twigs and Victorian Velvet distress inks were sponged, dabbed, and stenciled on for a vintage finish. Copic Markers were used to add a little more color to the rose on the postcard and the stamp was popped up for dimension. The postcard was all tied up with twine and the sentiment on a Mini Tag die cut was tied on as well to finish the card.
Creative Nugget: The rose and the butterfly images from the Parisian Postcard stamp set were perfect for making this get well card. The rose was randomly stamped on a piece of Neenah Solar Crest card stock and sponging added for a aged look. A piece of mixed media paper was smooshed onto watered down Worn Lipstick distress ink to create a very light background. Next, the sentiment from Flower Blocks 3 was stamped, and the roses were stamped around the sentiment. The Worn Lipstick distress ink was watercolored on and around the roses in layers to add more color. The butterfly was also watercolored, fussy cut, and popped onto the card. A wrinkled seam binding bow and pearls were added to finish the card.
The gorgeous stamp set that was used to create both of these cards is
Creative Nugget: I enjoyed using both the Sweet Sarah and Sassy Cindy stamp sets to create this card…Sarah and Cindy are Besties after all! The images were colored with Copic Markers and paper pieced. Of course they are wearing their best jewelry! Bright colors and a scattering of pearls and rhinestones make this a fun card. The sentiment on the inside says, "That's because the BEST ones are already mine!