Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Celebrating Sweet n Sassy Stamps in April!

Hello, Hello!

So, I know I say this every month, but this month, Korin REALLY knocked this release out of the park.  My favorite Sweet n Sassy Stamps Set this month?  Country Garden by Jenn Nilsson.  I have 3 cards to share with you using this set.  Hop along with us to see more inspiration!  Leave some love (in the form of comments along the way) for a chance to win a voucher to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps store.  Winner will be announced on the snss blog on April 23rd.

I adore this stamp set.  The flowers- oh my!  Look at this bucket of flowers!  I colored this image with Copic markers and then fussy cut it out.  The background was done on a piece of mixed media paper.  I tinted some embossing paste with some purple'y' pinky ink and then applied it over a Stamplorations stencil, Gridlocked.  I let the paste dry.  I added some diluted, black, Ken Oliver Colorburst watercolor paint in the 'grout lines to make it look old and weathered, then decided that the pinky purple was too bright, so dabbed some over that as well.
Lastly, I added some green and blue Colorburst watercolors to the remainder of the background- loosely- to give the illusion of grass and sky.  To finish the scene, I added a sign to the side of my building; the sentiment is from the By The Sea Stamp Set and is heat embossed in white ep on black cs.  The wood sign pole was done by stamping the brown cs with the Wood Backgrounds Stamp Set with brown ink.  sequins finish it all off.
I am linking this card up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, 'E is for'.  In this case, E is for embossing paste. 

This peony in a jar is another image in the Country Garden Stamp Set.  What a beauty!  This was colored with Copics and fussy cut out.  I kept things clean and graphic by covering the white cardbase with a black, multifaceted cardfront die cut.  The floral image was grounded on a die cut from Altenew- Midcentury Frame.  The center of the frame was colored with Copics and the sentiment, from the same Country Garden Stamp Set, was stamped in Versafine Black ink using my MISTI.   The image is popped up on dimensional tape and rhinestones were added around the frame.

Same colors, new image!  Yep, I tried to keep a theme of using the same colors on all three cards, yet you can see how different all three are.  This bicycle reminds me of growing up.  I had a yellow Schwinn bike that took me everywhere!  This aqua bike was colored with Copics, as was the grassy scene behind it.  The sentiment, which is from the Beautiful Birds Stamp Set, is heat embossed in white on black cs.  Some patterned paper, sequins, and  a bit of hemp twine finish this card off.

Ready for more inspiration?  Check out what the rest of the design team has for you!

Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Julee Tilman
Ceal Pritchett
Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett- You are Here!
Lucinde van Ballegooijen
Lyn Tomlin
Sheri Gilson

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann  


  1. What an amazing set of cards, Lee Ann! I totally love your watercolor job on the first one. This is stunning and so eye-catching.

  2. Lee Ann, these are all so beautiful! Glad I don't have to choose a fave! Although, my porch is my favorite place to be (with the exception of my craft room), so I guess the first one stole my heart the best! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love how you made your own sign on the first card - and that background is just magnificent! All of your cards are gorgeous and love how colorful.

  4. Love these Lee Ann! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  5. Wow, gorgeous cards! Love all the different techniques you used.

  6. Love your cards! Thanks for sharing how you used colorburst. Your first card is my favorite!

  7. Flowers are always my favorite stamps, and this set is truly remarkable. You have used it in such stunning ways! Love the "I will give you rest" scripture next to the flower-bedecked chair!

  8. I like all your cards, but the first one is my favorite. It is so striking. Love the colors, design and the verse you used.

  9. You are such a talented lady! I am in awe of the brick wall on the first card. I have learned several new things just by reading your post. Thank you!

  10. Ah, sooo beautiful! I especially like each one. Each card is so special. Great stamps and great artists on this blog hop!

  11. Amazing cars Lee Ann! Each on is so unique! The background is amazing on the first one... and that little hanging sign! So cool! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless!

  12. Awesome cards with this pretty set! Love the bicycle and the way you colored the scene!

  13. I like the look of the brick in the first card and the scene created for the bike.

  14. I love almost your cards. But that first is just stunning. I love the texture and grunginess.


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