Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Celebrating Sweet n Sassy Stamps July Release!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps July Release Hop!  I know I say this every month, but wow!  This month's stamps are amazing!  Hop along with us for lots of inspiration and leave a little comment love on each blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps store.

I used the newest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my card.  See below for the sketch.  My colors are from The Paper Players.

The set is the new Flower Garden Stamp Set.
I stamped the image multiple times in Scattered Straw Distress Ink on Arches 100% cotton water color paper.  Then I spritzed the stamped panel with water, using my Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer; this allowed the ink to move around for a soft, muted and blurred background.
Next, I used the same Arches watercolor paper and my MISTI and stamped the image in Salty Ocean Distress Ink. I used a water color brush and clear water to move the ink around on the flower and let it dry, then stamped over the image again and repeated this process until I was happy with the image.  I did this two more times for a total of three flowers and then fussy cut all of them out.
The flowers were arranged and adhered to the yellow panel, some of them popped up with dimensional tape.  The 'Hello' is from the True Beauty Stamp Set and is stamped in Altenew's Moon Rock ink.
The panel was embellished with a bit of vellum in the upper right corner and a light grey cs on the lower left corner and then adhered to a white panel which was then mounted to a 4.25 x 4.25 grey card base.  A few Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins and a twine bow finish it off.

This next card uses another image in the same stamp set, Flower Garden.  The bird comes from the set, Birds and Blooms.  The bird was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink on watercolor paper and then colored with Arteza Brush Pens.

The floral branches are actually one of the floral images from the Flower Garden Stamp Set; I masked out the leaves and colored the stems brown instead of green.  Once colored, I fussy cut the flowers out.
To assemble, I used a MOJO Monday sketch and a distress ink panel I had in my stash.  My coral panel is debossed with the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die.   A white square panel and a light blue cs circle ground the bird.  The bird and branches are popped up on dimensional adhesive.  My sentiment is from the Sympathy Morning Glories Stamp Set.  Some sequins from Buttons Galore and More and Lucy's Cards finish off the card.

Here is your Freshly Made Sketch for the week~

Blog Hop List~

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Julee Tilman
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Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury
Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick
Lee Ann Barrett - You are HERE
Lyn Tomlin
Sheri Gilson

Comment by July 21 for a chance to win!

Need more places to shop?  See links below.  Enjoy!

Lee Ann

Simon Says Stamp
Flower Garden Stamp Set
Sympathy Morning Glories Stamp Set
Birds and Blooms Stamp Set 
True Beauty Stamp Set
MISTI Stamping Tool
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Dotted Swirls Debossed Die
Copic Sketch Markers

Dick Blick Art Materials
Copic Sketch Markers
Arches cold press 100% cotton 9 x 12 watercolor pad

Ranger Ink
Tim Holtz Scattered Straw Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer


  1. Beautiful cards, Lee Ann! Love them both!

  2. Pretty cards! Love the blue & yellow color combo of the first card. And I'm a bird nerd, so the birdie card is my favorite.

  3. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I especially love the twine tied around the cut out flowers. Thanks for some wonderful inspiration :)

  4. Loving the blues......the flowers and the bird....beautiful cards!

  5. Marisela Delgado said: so beautiful love that cute bird!

  6. Love these both! The background on your first card is how you did that! Gorgeous florals! Thanks for sharing this with us this week and using my Paper Players colors!!

  7. Such a pretty floral for our color challenge this week! Love the stamped background you created!! Thanks so much for sharing it with is this week at The Players! :)

  8. Great stamping and awesome background techniques!!

  9. Beautiful cards! Love the images in the Flower Garden set! Pretty color combos and backgrounds on your cards!

  10. Gorgeous flowers and I love that bird! Excellent designs!

  11. I love the yellow and blues together!

  12. Beautiful and striking cards!

  13. Oh my goodness - this card is super stunning! Those colours really are amazing!


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