Friday 15 August 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps August Release Hop

Hello and welcome to the August 2014 Release at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  
There are some fabulous new dies to coordinate with previously released sets,
all with an ocean theme!  They're perfect for summer time 
cards as well as for cards all throughout the year.  Don't forget to 
check out our fun Release Challenge with the chance to win a prize 
too - it's an easy one you won't want to miss! 

First up...Beauty by the Sea Dies which coordinate with the 
Beauty by the Sea stamp set.
For my card I used Distress Embossing Powder (Old Paper) 
which gives a near perfect impression of sand!  I used an 
embossing pen to create "waves" with white embossing powder.
The shells are stamped in Versafine Sepia and coloured with copics.
The sentiment is a great message from Calms His Child.
Now take a look at the full set and the details below:

Die set includes 6 dies.
Designed by Korin Sutherland.
Die set price is $15.25.

Next is Happy Ocean Friends Dies which coordinates with the Happy 
Ocean Friends stamp set. These little sea creatures are so sweet and fun to colour!
I watercolored a background, then spritzed with water before
 lifting off some of the ink with a paper towel.
I then spritzed with more ink, before adding some dewdrops in turquoise.
Check out the full set with all the details below:

Die set includes 7 dies.
Designed by Korin Sutherland.
Die set price is $16.75.

Next we have Flourish Seashells Dies which coordinate with the 
Flourish Seashells stamp set.
I watercolored the stamped die-cut shells in rainbow colors 
and then added a sentiment with words from the set God is Bigger.
Have a look at the entire set and the details:

Die set includes 5 dies.
Designed by Korin Sutherland.
Die set price is $11.75.

Release Challenge

Now to the Release Challenge!  We've got an easy one for  
you this time, it's"Add a Die Cut"!
Add at least one die cut to your card or project.    
To be eligible for the prize, 
we ask that your create a NEW card (no back linking, please) 
and enter your card in no more than 3 challenges.
  The winner (or winners) will be posted on the 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog on Friday, August 22nd.

Just a few guidelines as you play along:
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps image to enter 
(although we sure love to see it when you do!)
- You'll have until Thursday, August 21st at midnight EST to enter.
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $20 
If there are 25 participants (not including the DT) we'll draw 2 winners!
- Please use code SNSAUG2014RC when 
uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries.
- To enter simply share a link to your creation with the Linky Tool below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to join us again on 
Friday, August 22nd to see if you've won and 
to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!


KimCreate said...

Gosh, super cute cards. Love the new dies!

Colleen said...

Oh my, I love every one of these cards. The colors are awesome on each one of them, but I have to say the first and last ones are my favorite, they both have spiritual meanings and that is always awesome to me

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Great cards! Love the first one, great sentiment too :)

merrymstamper said...

I love all your cards! The first one captures my heart because the message is so profound.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful cards Bridget. Love your coloring... the ocean looks wonderful on the second card.

@JoyceCasaldi said...

What great cards!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What great cards! Love how you did the background!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!

Karenladd said...

All of these cards are just wonderful! The bright fun colors make me smile, and the beautiful verse on the 1st card touches my heart.

Cathymac said...

Beautiful, colorful, and creative, Bridget! Love the design of each one as well as the watercoloring techniques you've shared! Your cards are always so inspirational!

Birgit said...

All your cards are so sweet! Great coloring as we'll.

Sue D said...

Great cards with these new products. Love the sand on the first one.

sharon g said...

I like how you shaded so the edges aren't stark. Nice. I also like you colors, and the curvy lines as the sand.

Kris B said...

Wonderful cards! Love the sentiment on the first! Beautifully colored!

SHartl said...

These cards are awesome! I really love the saying on the first card, it is especially appropriate to my life right now.

Karren said...

I love all these cards but my absolute favorite is the rainbow colored shells card. Just gorgeous!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. TFS

Graciellie Design said...

All your cards are SO pretty!!!

nkm said...

You did such a great job...those bright shells are great!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

I love all three cards and all three styles! Your work is wonderful.

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

I love all your cards, but especially that second one. I think the watery background in that one just looks so cool. Tfs!