Did someone say April?? What is going on!? Today we have another new release Hop at Sweet N Sassy Stamps and I think you are going to love all of the inspiration we have for you! There are some really fun sets!
You should have arrived here from Michelle‘s page. If not, jump back there so you don’t miss anything – she is super inspiring! Hop along to all of the blogs (listed below just in case something goes wrong along the way) for even more inspiration with the April stamps. Leave a little comment at each stop on the hop before 10pm Eastern on April 27th and you might just be a lucky winner! One lucky comment from all the comments along the hop will win a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, April 28th.
- Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog
- Sheri Gilson
- Michelle Hale
- Lyn Tomlin – THAT’S ME!
- Lieschen Harshbarger
- Lee Ann Barrett
- Karen Decknick
- Julee Tilman
- Jane Bosi
- Esther Asbury
- Diane Zechman
- Charmaine Canham
- Ceal Pritchett
This month I am featuring the Mr and Mrs Stamp set. I really love the fun design of this set but I didn’t really have a need for a wedding stamp in my stash right now so I decided to see how I could use it in OTHER ways…you guys know I love to stretch my stamps!
My first card has a simple ink background using distress inks in grey and vintage photo on the Grunge Dots Stencil which I spritzed and smooshed onto my kraft cardstock (Neenah desert storm). I inked a line of the men’s shoes in vintage photo on a strip of white watercolor cardstock, spritzed them with water for a messy look then after it dried, I went in with colored pencils to make the details a bit sharper. I added a simple sentiment from Sentimental Wordfetti and a Father’s day note on the inside – I love that this can go to a plain old masculine card rather than a wedding card and now I can check my Father’s Day card off my list 2 months early – hooray!
Next, I created another simple card but this time, I went for an encouragement card. Honestly, it could be my Mother’s Day card too I think but instead, this one is for a sweet friend who I like to remind just how awesome she is when I get the chance… I inked up the wedding dress on kraft cardstock (Neenah desert storm) with light gray archival ink and colored it with bright (not white) Polychromos pencils. It looks like a party dress now – not a wedding dress don’t you think? With a black pencil, I wrote a scripture from Proverbs 31:25 into her dress. (The Proverbs women is so fantastic – I want to be just like her!) To finish it off, I masked the dress and added a little texture with my distress ink pads directly to the card. I added a few gems and that is this one.
I hope you had fun hoping along and were inspired to use your stamps for something other than what they are “supposed” to be for! NOW head over to see what Lieschen has created for you!!
If if you get the opportunity to craft with some of these great stamps (or any other SNSS stamp) we would love to see what you create on our SNSS VIP Group Facebook Page; Or tag your creations with #snss or #sweetnsassystamps on Instagram.
Thanks so much for stopping by!