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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Challenge #185 - Embossing

Happy Tuesday from New York! Hope you had a great time with family and friends for the Labor Day weekend. 
Did you get the email about our September New Release?
We now have our very own line of ART STENCILS!
You can see a few of them used in this week's challenge...
Take a look at these fab designs from our DT Sweeties...

We'd love to see your Embossed creation (you can dry emboss, heat emboss or even paste emboss), so come play along! {Cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.} You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store by playing along in our challenge! Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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Our Monthly Technique Challenge {Double Side Step Card} runs through September 14th so come play along for your chance to win FREE stuff!

***Check back later this week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties and Guest Designers!***

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Masculine card

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Masculine Birtdhay challenge!
Irit is here and also it's a lst day to enter this challenge, you still have pretty much time to do so.
Here is my card made for this challenge: masculine colors and very general sentiment, but then it's just a good fit for the challenge.

First I made a background with Memory box mask : Texture distressed grid  and distress inks.
Then I made the focal panel with new released Backgrounds stamp using my favorite resist emboss technique: clear ink, white embossing powder and then  a lot of inking over the embossed image.
I used ATC white cardstock and then matted it over ATC black one with a bit of edge cutting.

I made the embellishment with Globecraft/Piccolo bird cage chipboard covered with embossing enamel and layered over the background shape and just added a piece of twine.
The sentiment was made with the new gorgeous sentiment set and my card was all done.
Seams like a lot of techniques, but then it's easy to make card.
Now it's your turn: just  one more day to enter the challenge! Go for it and you can win!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Birthday Boy on His Travels

Good morning and a very Happy Sunday!

Hi, Denise here, for SweetStamps.com, to share with you my creation, hopefully some inspiration for you, I created for this weeks challenge.

If you haven't already joined in for this weeks challenge there is still time!

You could win a $20 shopping spree for amazing goodies of your own choice at SweetStamps.com's online store by just playing along with us and have some fun and share your creation with us!

It could be from a ATC, Cards, Mixed Media, Scrapbooking Pages, etc, so come and join the fun!

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Why not pop over on a daily basis for some new inspiration from our 
Design Team Members!

Weekly Challenge C#184: Masculine Birthday Card

Well here is my project for some inspiration for you! 
You will find more details regarding this project on my Blog.

The Birthday Boy on His Travels 

This is one of the lovely new stamps that has been released on the 1 August
from SweetStamps.com

All the products I used for this project can be found in the SweetStamps.com online Store

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Shorebirds Swing Card

 Hello Stampers, I'm here to share with you a card for Challenge 184 - Masculine Birthday. Remember to go post you project so that you can be eligible to win some cool SweetStamps product!  I decided to keep things simple for my project because this is a masculine card. Guys just don't like lots of extras! I can say that the photos just don't do the card justice! It's better in real life with all of the vibrant colors!
I used shell buttons and tiny real shells to decorate two corners. The top right corner has a little jumping dolphin and adds a bit of whimsy. The art work was done by stamping Shorebirds 3011 onto glossy card stock and then I sponged on ink and used water based markers to complete the image.
Once the card is opened. You can see the sentiment and a place to write a personal message. I used the SweetStamps sentiment Special  Day 9114. Making fancy fold cards is fun! If you would like to give it a try, visit my blog for more information and a materials list.
Before I leave you today, I would like to say that I had great fun creating projects for you this month! I also wish to thank you for letting me share those with you! I hope you gained some inspiration and good ideas for your projects!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On the Hunt- Masculine Birthday

We are the most spoiled DT out there I think!  We get to play with lots of goodies at Sweet Stamps- the latest- The Globecraft Piccalo Accents and Enamel Embossing Powders.
 The texture from the Enamel EP's is so awesome- and I love the Copper accents in the Copper color- hope you can see that in the picture on the letters and the base of the deer. The top of the deer is embossed with Brownstone EP. This is one of the pieces from the On the Hunt Accents set. You can see the full set HERE. I think I know a couple of guys that would enjoy this card : )

We hope yo see you join us for the Masculine Birthday Challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Weathervane - Masculine Birthday

This week's challenge on the SweetStamps blog is Masculine Birthday and this is my (Roxie) addition to the challenge.

I used a Globecraft and Piccolo Weathervane accent covered with Vintage Black enamels as my focal point for the card after masking and sponging with Ranger Distress Inks.

More card info can be found on my blog post.

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store:
Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany