Friday, April 17, 2015

The Basics

Hello!  It is Lisa here and TGIF, am I right?!  Today I am taking us all back to the basics of cardmaking.  Now when I say basics I wants to remind you that the basics are beautiful not boring.  Sometimes I get so wrapped up in trying new techniques and adding so many embellishments that I lose site of why I really love cardmaking... for the stamping.  So I have created this little beauty with nothing but some good ol stamps, ink, markers and foam adhesive...

Supplies Used:

Well I hope I have inspired you to take it back to the basics, and link something up with our newest challenge: Pink.. you'll also be in the running for a gc to the Sweet Shop so you can pick up some of these goodies for yourself!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pink and Pastel Birthday

I love the Spring colors and I think they coordinate perfectly with the SweetStamps challenge this week- Pink.

 I initially was going to sponge on the color, but just applied it Direct to Paper using the Ink Spots. I used the Tulip Stencil over the top of the colors using In the Pink Ink. I added splatters of black and touches of a border stamp from the You Brighten My Day set. I used the stem of the flower in the same set for my flower stams, and added Kiwi Green leaves using another stamp from the same set.  Next, using a Prismacolor pencil, I added dots  and dashes in white. I used the Wink of Stella Green for the Piccolo Flourishes, and was inspired by a card by Donna K using her Piccolo's 'naked' or 'au natural', so I just added a touch of shimmer in the centers using the Stardust pen. The dragonfly Piccolo was embossed using the Brownstone in the center and Mossy Glen on the wings.

Products I used from the SweetStamps Store:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Triple Tulips

Today's card features the Triple Tulips image, one of my favorite SweetStamps images and it's so quick and easy to color.  I used Copis for coloring.

Image: SweetStamps -  Triple Tulips

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Copics - Y19,18,17,15,13, G29,28,24,21,20

Paper: Beckett Expressions for image, Die Cuts with a View - yellows

Accessories: Eyelets Outlets and Brads - pearls, Paper Glaze for pearl adhesive, Copic fine tip marker for black on birds, Diamond Stickles for berries

Tools: Spellbinder - scallop frame, foliage, Memory Box - birds  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

happy day wishes

Donna K here with you sharing my take on the PINK challenge.

I wasn't quite ready to pack up my Easter goodies so I took 
my collection of Piccolo Eggs and turned them upside down
to create party balloons. 

I wish my photography was better so you could see how sparkly and pretty
each egg balloon is but hopefully you'll get the idea. 

Don't forget you have all week to play along.
Show us your PINK creations!!

Be sure to check out all of the  Sweet Stamps /Globecraft & Piccolo  links listed below:
Globecraft & Piccolo Blog

The following Sweet Stamps products were used in this design:

Monday, April 13, 2015

Challenge #217 - Pink

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!
Happy Monday!!

We are discontinuing some of our cling stamps, to make room for NEW designs later this year!!  You can find all the images in the CLEARANCE section here!!

Time for another weekly challenge!

Our theme is....

Guest Designer.... 

What a fun "pink" card!!

DT Sweeties projects...

We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {Cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.} You could win a $10 shopping spree for goodies at's online store by playing along in our challenge! 

Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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***Check back throughout the week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties!!***

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

#219 Anything but a Card ----inspired canvas

The Anything But a Card challenge speaks loudly to a mixed media girl. And my offering is this chunky wrapped canvas.
I left the canvas block untreated. A natural bleached cotton.
I chose the following elements from the Piccolo lines.
I used Mossy Glen on my word.
Vintage Gold on the Cage
Cranberry Wine on the Bird
I also used some leaves cut using the
Fancy Leaf SweetCut Die.
Again a fairly quick and quite simple design.
Have a wonderful day.
Teresa Atkinson

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Watercolored Roses

Nazeema, here to share a fun way to use the stencil just released last month. 
This week, it was all about flowers.  So going with the theme, I grabbed the new Spring Florals stencil.  This stencil is 6x6 and has 4 different flowers on it, which are all fabulous.
For my card today, I used only one of the roses for this card.  I started by cutting the rectangular shape using a die and scrap piece of cardstock.  I did this because, I knew I was going have a great white space area and this was easier than masking.  Using the Spring Floral stencil, I added some color using my Intense color pencils.  Holding the stencil in place, I took a small brush and very little water and colored the area.  I did the same step for the other two roses, just flipping the stencil and turning it to get a different angle.   
After the water dried, I rubbed the edges with Blue China distress ink.  It was a little brighter than I wanted it to be, so I toned it down with Antique Linen.  I created a thick border around the image and stamped the sentiment. 

Here are the supplies I've used on my card today: