Thursday, 11 October 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release Blog Hop


Hello, and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Release Hop - today we're focusing on Christmas!  We're so glad you've joined us - hope you can stick around and be inspired by the new stamps and what the Design Team have created for your enjoyment!
Don't miss a single stop along the way because one lucky commenter from a random DT blog will win a $25 gift credit at the SNSS store!
Also hope you can  join us for the Virtual Stamp Day at Splitcoaststampers for some fun challenges and chat.
I've been into making CAS cards lately so that's what I went with for today's cards...I love a pop of color against clean, crisp white space!
My first card uses the new set Poinsestta - the flower is colored with copics and popped up, with the leaves and petals being curled up for dimension.  I kept it to one popped up layer for less expensive postage because I'd already popped up the sentiment panel but it would be very easy to do multiple layers for even more dimension!
I added white pearls for the flower center/centre and put it all against a lattice embossed background.
There are a number of wonderful sentiments with this set but I went with the simple "Merry Christmas"!
Supplies used:
Creative Expressions Lattice embossing folder
Copics
Pearls
Memento Tuxedo Black


My second card uses a beautiful silhouette set called An Old Fashioned Christmas - there are so many ways you could use this fab set, but I sponged some snow banks by masking with post it notes.
I also thinned down a bit of white acrylic paint with water so that I could use a toothbrush to spatter
 it for a "blizzard" effect!
I added some punched snowflakes with pearls for embellishments, keeping plenty of white space, with only a wide plaid ribbon bow and matching button to finish.
Supplies include:
SU Pool Party ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Ribbon
October Afternoon button
Circle Cutter
Woodware snowflake punch
Pearls
Post-it-notes
Acrylic paint

Here's a list of everyone participting in the hop today, enjoy all the inspiration!
After the hop, join us at Splitcoaststampers for the Virtual Stamp Day for an opportunity to win more fun prizes!
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

33 comments:

Teri said...

I absolutely LOVE BOTH of your gorgeous cards! Great job!

merrymstamper said...

your Cards are beautiful! Love the CAS cards and the pop of colour. The white splatter of paint is beautiful, it makes me think of a snow globe :)

Kim said...

Ohhh Bridget, these are beautiful! I love that background on your poinsettia card and the second is like a lovely snowglobe. Great!!

Kim S said...

An absolutely beautiful use of white. Your poinsettia and your Christmas scene absolutely pop and become even more lovely!

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Bridget! Love the embossing on the first one with the poinsettia popped up and your second card is gorgeous! Love the snowy effect.

Basslady said...

fab cards with a GREAT style!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Cathymac said...

Both cards are absolutely breathtaking, Bridget! I LOVE the white poinsettia card and feel a CASE coming on even though I do not have that beautiful embossing folder! The sparkle make that winter scene magical! Both designs are glorious!

Rebecca Wagner said...

Beautiful CAS cards! You did a great job. TFS!

Amy Kolling said...

Gorgeous CAS designs! I'm in love with that lattice EF!!!

Marla said...

WOW your cards are beautiful. Love the embossed background and the teal color in the background of your silhouette stamp. TFS

jimlynn said...

Super fantastic! Love the lattice embossing on the first card and that ribbon on the second! CAS and wonderful.
Lynn

Maria said...

great job. beautiful cards

Marsha said...

Both are sooo beautiful. Love the embossing on the first and the ribbon on the second. Wish my CAS cards were this elegant. Going to CASE yours. thanks.

donnaben said...

Love your cards, I see I will have to purchase that embossing folder.
Thanks for sharing.

Donna B

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful, elegant cards! Love the embossing on the first and the design/masking on the second!

Gloria Stengel said...

oh so pretty!

Stampin_melissa said...

Both cards are stunning! You had me at "hello" with that embossing on your first card, great coloring too!

jan farnworth said...

very pretty cards.

Maureen R said...

Fantastic cards! Your coloring & masking technique are perfect for the season!
Hugs,
Maureen

buggin2stamp said...

Wow! I love that lattice embossing with the poinsettia. They go perfectly together. And your snowy scene card is breathtaking. Looking at that little scene makes me want to be there right now. :) Will definitely be CASEing that second card when I get my hands on that set.

Sue D said...

Both cards are lovely!!

Shannon White said...

Wow Bridget!! These are both Simply Gorgeous!! Love the Elegant embossing and pretty poinsettia on your first one. And the Wonderful winter scene you created on your second one! Loving the masked snowbanks and spattered snow!! Just looks Fabulous!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Carol L said...

Your cards are simply stunning!! That poinsettia looks amazing against that fabulous embossed card base, and I love the colors and ribbon you used on the 2nd. WOW!

Amy Kolling said...

I must get that embossing folder! Such beautiful cards. The silhouette is just so classy!

StampingJudy said...

Very nice! I really like the card with all of the scoring!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness these are both gorgeous designs!! I LOVE the elegance of them both too! The pearls on the top one and the gorgeous ribbon on the second! WOW! Thanks for the fun blog hop! HUGS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards Bridget. Love the CAS style. You still managed to put a WOW! touches on both cards, like the embossed background and pearl middle on the poinsettia, and the sparkly circle on the second.

Mary Kruschke said...

It amazes me how you all have such different colors for these gorgeous Christmas cards. Or maybe I'm just stuck in a rut. Thanks for pullin' me out!

Makiko Jones said...

Super pretty cards and fabulous CAS style, Bridget!!

Heather said...

Both of these are such beautiful cards. I, too, love the look of crisp white with a pop of color. You pulled it off so well. The the circle on the second cards looks a bit like a snowglobe. Great job.

Flo S. said...

Very pretty cards, both of them. I love the first for the flower with pearls and the embossed background. The second for the colors and the snowflakes.

rizzosw said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing!

ajax said...

These cards are both so lovely. I am in love with the sleigh ride scene. It is so very hot here in Florida. Thanks for the inspiration.