Friday, 14 November 2014

SNSS November Release Hop

Hello and welcome to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps November
2014 Release Hop!  November marks the 7th birthday of SNSS,
and it also means we crafters go into full fledged Christmas
card creating mode.  Hopefully you'll find inspiration on
every level with the DT creations this month!
 
 
 First I have a bright birthday card with candle shapes from
bright polka dot paper - I then used a leaf die from Small Leaves Dies 
for the candle flame, sponging the edges with yellow and orange ink. 
The Birthday Word Die is fabulous for
combining with the Companion Words
stamp set, take a look at both below.
 

 
 Next I've used the beautiful Bare Tree Die (I just love this, what an incredibly
useful die!) along with the deer from Forest Silhouette Dies

 
The background has been sponged with Stampin Up inks and then spritzed
with water and pressed with a paper towel so that some of the ink
lifted, hopefully giving the impression of falling snow.
(Please note this technique works with inks such as SU and Ranger Distress.)
I added some tiny punched flakes with the tiniest of pearls.
The sentiment is from Christmas Light.
Check out the Bare Tree Die below,
which includes tiny leaves and a tiny flower.
 

Next I've used a beautiful blessing from the Scripture and Sentiment
Companion set along with the same Bare Tree Die.


It works wonderfully to stamp the Scripture on the inside! 
I cut the tree four times and adhered them together for a
chipboard appearance. The background has been water colored
and I added some pearls and sequins to finish.
Take a look at all the verses with beautiful coordinating sentiments:
 

 Last I have a card using the sweet Baked for You set - the cherry pie
is colored with copics. Everything has been sponged with
Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap ink for a distressed look.

 
I made this card thinking of my Aunt Sandy in Kennewick,
Washington, who makes the BEST pie crusts ever and who
also uses cherries from their sour cherry tree
in the most amazingly mouth watering ways!
Check out the fabulous dies which coordinate with
the this set - Baked for You Dies.  A fabulous apron die is included!
 

 
 You can be inspired by the other DT creations which are linked
below and remember that one random commenter from one of the
DT blogs will be selected to win a $10 gift code to be used at
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. You have until Thursday, November 2th
at midnight EST to leave your comments,  The winner will be posted
on the SNSS blog on Friday, November 21st.
 
The Release Day Challenge this month is:
 
Wintery Birthday Card
 
To enter simply share a link to your creation below.
Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
- You don't have to use a SNSS image to enter
though it's fun for us to see when you do!
- Please create a new card, no back linking.
- We ask that you enter your card in no more than 3 challenges.
- You'll have until Thursday, November 20 at midnight EST to enter.
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge
to receive a $10 credit to the SNSS store!
- If there are 25 participants, not including the DT, we will draw 2 winners.
 
Thanks so much for joining us today!  Be sure to check back
on Friday, Nov. 21 to see if you've won!
-Please use code SNSNOV1014RC when
uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries.
 

18 comments:

jean w. said...

What a wonderful group of cards you've made! Loving that tree die!

Krista Hershberger said...

WOW!!! Your cards are beautiful, but LOVE the technique you shared about your Merry Christmas card!! That's now on my to do list...to do!! TFS!!

Brandi Case said...

Love the idea for using the leaf dies to make flames for those cute giant candles! Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Beautiful creations, Bridget! I adore the birthday card...so creative using the leaf die as the flame. Fabulous!

Stephanie said...

You have been busy!! You have showcased the new release in such beautiful and versatile ways!! TFS

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards!! the tree is so beautiful!! so lovely!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Julie S. said...

These cards are all great, I like them all!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful cards Bridget. Love the big candles on the birthday card. The sponging is so pretty on the tree card... and oh, that pie... looks good enough to eat!

Angie said...

Bridget! These are amazing!!! Your candles are incredible with the glow of the flames! Your tree is stunning in white turquoise!!!! The apple pie looks good enough to eat! Stunning cards!

Cathymac said...

All three cards are gorgeous, Bridget! How creative to use the leaf die as a candle flame…your sponging makes them literally glow! The sponging and the watercoloring on your tree cards make beautiful backgrounds for your wintery scenes, and that pie looks simply scrumptious! WOW…what fabulous cards for showing the versatility of this release! Hugs!

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like the leaf for a candle flame and all the scenes with the tree die.

merrymstamper said...

what Beautiful cards Bridget!!! The Tree die scenery cards are gorgeous!

Heather said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!! These cards are all fabulous! I LOVE the new dies, specially the "birthday" and the bare tree. Love, love, love that Christmas card with the bare tree. Awesome!

Janeen said...

that tree die is fabulous. thanks for the ideas.

Angelartistok said...

Wonderful designs! I especially like the blue "bare tree" card.

Gloria Stengel said...

I love all the cards, but my fav is the pie one using Graphic 45 paper, of course! ;)

Indy said...

What a fabulous collection of cards showcasing the new release!

Ellie said...

Such stunning creations!