Monday, October 26, 2015

Thanks with Distress Inks

Hello!  Today at Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps blog I am sharing a tutorial using Distress Inks and water. Here's a peek at what you will need.  

I am a huge fan of distress inks and water for backgrounds but I have been wanting to try a stamping technique so after a few experiments I am ready to share my tips with you!

First ink up a stamp with one or several distress inks.  I found that I preferred to use a stamp with solid areas such as this bold sentiment rather than thin lined images or sentiments.  The fabulous Words of Life Collection 1 stamp set is brimming with words that work perfectly with this technique.  

Take a mister of water and spritz ink liberally.

The trick is to get the ink to spread.

After the ink is dry (I use a heat tool), ink stamp with a black ink and stamp over the top of the original stamping.  I like using the MISTI when doing this technique for the easy and precise alignment!

For my sample,  I am playing along with Splitcoaststampers' HYCCT1525 I die cut the "thanks" with a circle die and added three butterflies from Parisian Posctard.  For the background, I created a watercolor wash using distress inks.

Here's another sample using the word HOPE from Words of Life Collection 1.  I just love the font on this one!  The background for this card was created with Brusho Crystal Colours with splatters from Distress Inks.

 Parisian Posctard

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Red Rubber Designs - Ginger Joy

Hello!  I have just this little sneak peek to share with you today using the adorable Ginger Joy stamp. I hope you stop by Red Rubber Designs Blog to view the entire card!

   Red Rubber Designs has a wide variety of winter stamps to help you create one of a kind treasures for friends and family.  To check out the winter/Christmas line click HERE.

One last thing before you go, the October Progressive Sale is in full swing!
Be sure to visit  Red Rubber Designs store and grab some goodies at fabulous prices!  This week select items are 40% off while supplies last!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sooo Thinking of You and Enjoying my MISTI

Today at Splitcoaststampers  the Product Focus is all about the MISTI.  The MISTI is an amazing tool but to find out the reasons why I like the MISTI I hope you will hop on over to the Product Focus page and read my review!  You will find everything you need to know about the MISTI such as tips, a video, reviews from fabulous stampers and much more!

I have been having a wonderful time this month playing with different types of watercolor backgrounds and my MISTI, here are a few samples! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, October 16, 2015

Sweet N Sassy October Release

Hi and Welcome to Sweet N Sassy Stamps October Release day!
This month's release is just right for a wide variety of art projects including, card making, art journaling, Bible journaling ATC's and Pocket Pages!!!

For my first card, I chose one of the images from Name Above All Names.  The images in this set remind me of stained glass so I water colored with distress markers for a hint of transparency.

For my next card I played with the background stamp from Winter Blessings, it measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" which fits an A2 card without having to reposition the stamp!

Here's a closer look at the stamp sets I featured today:

Winter Blessings

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now I hope you will hop on over and check out my teammate's blogs to see what they have created just for you.  

Monday, October 12, 2015

Let it Snow with Red Rubber Designs

I am greeting the new week with a spring in my step after spending a couple of weeks with back pain so it is indeed a happy day here!  I have lots to share today so I will get right to it.  First off all month long Red Rubber Designs is having it's largest sale of the year!  This week sale items are 30% off!  Hop on over and grab your favorite designs while supplies last!

 This month I am creating most of my cards with Splitcoaststampers  HYCCT challenges in mind.  HYCCT is an annual card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer held by Splitcoaststampers during the month of October.  I will package up my cards and send them to MD Anderson in Texas at the end of the month when the card drive challenges come to an end.  

I chose this gorgeous Let it Snow stamp set from Red Rubber Designs to play along with Jacqueline's HYCCT1507 challenge to T-R-A-S-H cancer.

T- Trees
                      R- Rectangular image
                                     A - Acetate Smack background
                                    S - Snow, silver Wink of Stella
                       H - Happy Winter Card

I added Wink of Stella on the image for a great shimmer!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Winter is For the Birds

Happy Wednesday!  Today I get to share a  winter card using the super fun For the Birds stamp set.  I think this set is darling and includes sweet and funny sentiments!  

  For the Birds is one of this month's Sweet Perks Club Bundles which means you can get this stamp and coordinating die set for a special price but you have to act fast!!!  The Sweet Perks Club price only lasts through midnight tomorrow!

I played along with a couple of Splitcoaststampers challenges for my card.  On Monday Joan asked us to add watercolor die cuts to our projects so using the Wrinkle Free Distress method I stamped Seedless Preserves distress ink on my craft mat  and swished mixed media paper through the watery ink then die cut the hearts with SNSS Heart Dies.   I am also playing along with Stacy's fun HYCCT1506 challenge to add a trio of hearts.    For the finishing touch, I stamped the sentiment and die cut with Speech Bubbles.  I love how Cathy layers her speech bubbles so I have borrowed the technique for my cards!

 In this lighting, it's difficult to see but I added Wink of Stella to the hearts and also the snow on the branch.

   Make sure you stop by the store and pick up your Sweet Perks Club Bundles today!!!

October Sweet Perks Bundles:

 For the Birds

Harvest Blessings
 Winnie's Warm Wishes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Sweet N Sassy - Sweet Perks Bundle

Hello, everyone and happy Friday to you!

Today I am sharing one of Sweet N Sassy's October Sweet Perks Club Bundles! 

Winnie's Warm Wishes stamp set now comes with dies so there's no more fussy cutting around the steam on Winnie or bending the pom poms while cutting around them, and no more worries about cutting too close to the images! 

 Winnie's Warm Wishes along with Harvest Blessings and For the Birds are available until October 8th at the special Sweet Perks Club discounted price! For more details stop on by the Sweet N Sassy Blog today!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at Winnie and her steaming cup of cocoa!

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