Sunday, March 9, 2014

New Borders and Backgrounds

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Day 2 of  
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps March New Release Blog Hop!
Today we are featuring a fantastic versatile border set, Borders and Backgrounds, for which a matching die set is available.

For this card, I wanted a very soft, vintage and rustic feel.  To achieve this I used soft pastels, vellum, weathered wood dp and tissue paper to stamp my border on.  Each border image is stamped slightly lighter than the next for a subtle ombre look.  I used the matching die to cut the 5 strips of scallop border out.  The sentiment is stamped on vellum and heat embossed with gold embossing powder- I love this new trend!
The inspiration for this card actually came from this gorgeous photo from Curtain Call~

I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Tick Tock- be inspired by time.  This sentiment is about a unit of time, a day. 

Here is a completely different look, using one of the images to make a background.  I just love the versatility of this set!

I was really running out of color mojo, so I went to my 'color' Pinterest board and fell in love with this photo-

I am entering this card in the Shopping Our Stash Challenge- I have 3 rows of a stamped image, 2 rows of text and 1 heart on my card-3,2,1!

And another completely different look, for a very elegant card~

I stamped the image x2 in Versamark and then clear embossed them-unfortunately you cannot see it in the photo-and then cut them out with the matching die. The seam binding looks like it is woven into the die cuts but it is really just underneath the scalloped die cuts.  Pearls cover up where the die cuts meet.

The Details~
  • Stamp set includes 5 images
  • Stamp set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • Images measure approximately 5.5"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Die set includes 5 dies

The DT has shared their gorgeous samples in the thumbnails below.  Stop by each of their blogs and comment for a chance to WIN one of (2) $20 gift codes to our store over the course of our 4 days of blog hops!

Don't miss these other opportunities to win:
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on Friday's release blog post
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on full reveals in our SCS forum
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all participants in our release challenge hosted on blog

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, March 14th.  The list of winners will be announced on our blog by Monday, March 17th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!
Lee Ann  :)
Supplies Used-
Lace and Butterflies
Paper- Flourishes white cs, SU vellum, SU Naturals White cs, MME designer paper
Ink- Versamark, Regal Rose, Basic Gray
Other- Copics, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Beginnings Butterfly Dies, Borders and Background Dies, gold ep, SU On Film Framelits, tissue paper, SU linen thread

Espresso Thanks
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Borders and Backgrounds Pick me Up (sentiment)
Paper-Flourishes white cs, SU Summer Starfruit
Ink-Summer Starfruit, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
Other-SU twine (Sale-a-bration), SU wood heart  

Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Borders and Backgrounds, Decorative Frames
Paper-Flourishes white cs, SU Basic Black
Ink-Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other- SU seam binding, pearls, clear embossing powder, Sweet n Sassy Stamps Borders and Backgrounds Dies, SU doily, Cuttlebug embossing folder, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax Die-Namics


  1. It looks like you had a lot of fun creating this fresh and pretty cards! Can't wait to get a border set of my own.

  2. I loved the wood paper on the first card. Made the other layers have an outdoor feel - along with the butterflies. The second card is so pretty with the vertical stripes of different colors. And the third card is so elegant. Black and white seems to be a trend and you used it well. the touch of aqua really set it off. Thanks for some great ideas.

    1. had a senior moment. I should have said "diagonal" stripes. The correct word came to me as I was traveling through the hop. It's still a pretty card - no matter what you call the stripes.

  3. Three amazing cards! I love the rustic, vintage of the first! Then the beautiful colors of the second, and finally the elegance of the third! Well done! They are all fantastic!

  4. Lee Ann, these cards are all lovely. Great use of the stamps and dies on all three! Love those slanted lines and color combo, and the embossing and border on your third card is simply beautiful!

  5. Wow! I just had to comment about your fabulous card creations! I am stunned at the creative way you used the various border stamps! I know that I get into a bit of a rut- always using border stamps or punches in the same way, but you have made me see the light! I really loved how you layered them up on the gorgeous butterfly card-- almost like lace ruffles or something. This looks especially striking against that fabulous rustic wood background. All in all, you have inspired me to whip out my border stamps and try some new things! You've got a great eye for art and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  6. What pretty and fresh cards! I love the first card with the butterflies and the time inspiration! Thanks for playing along with us at SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. Wow! I love all of these cards. Great use of the stamps and dies. Very inspirational.

  8. They're all fabulous! I love the first card with the butterflies. Can I ask who makes the wood background paper? I've been looking for some. TIA.

  9. Thanks for showing such a great variety of cards.

  10. These are gorgeous!!! I LOVE the first with that wood paper and the butterflies. Gorgeous!! And the third is soooo elegant, Such a great way to use these new sets.

  11. Fantastic cards! Everything from bright and cheerful to elegant and show stopping!

  12. Love the vintagey, rusticness of your first card. The border on the last card is super.

  13. Love all the cards.

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  14. A wonderful selection of lovely cards!

  15. All three cards are fantastic!!!!! What a versatile set! I love what you've created with it! Thanks for a chance to win!

  16. Wow you were busy with this set, I love all three cards they are Gorgeous!

  17. Very pretty cards. I love the spring color choices. TFS

  18. LOVE that sentiment "Live each day with intention"!! Simply fabulous and fits into my words for 2014 of Intentional legacy. Gorgeous card showcasing the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

  19. Love all of the different looks you can get with these various new Border stamps and dies! Your cards are all beautiful! TFS!

  20. Beautiful cards Lee Ann. I love the different borders you used... the first card is gorgeous with the scallop layers and the butterflies. Such pretty colors too. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  21. I really like the third card, at first glance it is so simple, but there is so much texture and layers going on, love it

  22. Love your cards!
    Thanks for playing with us at Curtain Call!

  23. Love the ombre borders. The last card is my favorite though with that pretty blue bow.

  24. Amazing cards. I love how you layered the die cut borders. The stamped borders across the card are lovely as well.

  25. Pretty cards - love how you used the borders and love those popped up butterflies.
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  26. Boy, your offerings just kept coming in this post! I was impressed by the first card. The weathered wood paper is the perfect contrast to the brightly-colored butterflies and border. Then the colors in the second rock--glad you found that photo on your color board for inspiration! And, just when I thought there couldn't be more, there is that final card. So elegant, and the "woven" look with the borders, pearls, and ribbon is perfect. Thanks for sharing all these!


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