Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Sweet n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop Celebrating the January Release

 Hello, Hello!  

Welcome to the January Sweet and Sassy Stamps Blog Hop!  We are sharing inspiration using the wonderful sets released this month.    As you hop, be sure to comment on each blog as there will be a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet n Sassy Store given away.  Deadline to comment is 10pm ET, January 19th.

My favorite set, even though I am not a coffee drinker, is 'I Like Big Cups'. These various coffee/tea containers allow me to put whatever I want in them!  I have been enjoying 'filling' cups lately.  Today I filled the large mug from the I Like Big Cups Stamp Set with the flowers from the Mason Jar Bouquet Stamp Set.  A bit of masking is all it takes to mash the two sets together.  

Start by laying your stamps out on your MISTI to get an general idea of placement.  On the cs, lightly pencil the lowest area where the stamp lines are going to cross.  Once you have done this, mask off the foliage portion of that area on your paper.  Now you can stamp the cup.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I would be coloring with Copics.

Once you have stamped the visible portion of the cup, place the flowers on the paper to see how things are lining up.  Adjust masking to stamp areas that will be visible on the mug that were masked off last time.  Remove the mug image from the MISTI. Place the floral image on the paper, lining up within your stamped mug.  Mask off any areas that you do not want stamped with the floral image.  Stamp your floral image. Once stamped,  fill in any light/unstamped areas with a black marker. 

The image was colored with Copics.   For a fun little detail on the mug, I stamped the bee from the Rose Banner Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it in Gina K fine detail gold embossing powder.   

I am linking this card up to Inkspirational Challenges, where this week's word prompt is 'Mask'.  
I am also linking up Addicted to Stamps-'Make Your Mark'.      

For this next card, I fill my cup normally (with tea) but added a slice of lemon to the mug.  

The Lemon is from the Life and Lemons Stamp Set.  The I Like Big Cups cup and saucer were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; I added some fun detail by stamped the loopy flower from the Tea For Two Stamp Set across the cup;  I then colored with Copics.  Then I fussy cut the cup and saucer and the lemon out.   I used a craft knife to cut a slit along the top edge of the cup so I could slip the lemon slice into it.  My background is a monoprint made with my Gel Press gel plate , a stencil and acrylic paints.  I stamped the sentiment (oh how I love the font!) from the Life and Lemons Stamp Set onto the monoprint background in Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  The cup and saucer are popped on foam tape.  A few sequins from Studio Katia- Summer Fusion- and a MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edged Frame die cut frame finish the card. 
I am linking this card up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Layer it Up

Lee Ann 

Other Places to Shop~

Studio Katia Sequins
Simon Says Stamp~
Life and Lemons Stamp Set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Tea for Two Stamp Set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Mason Jar Bouquet by Sweet n Sassy Stamps



  1. My favorite card is the second one.
    I have just recently started playing with gel plates and like your background.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Your cards are GORGEOUS!!! I love the light and shadow coloring on your dark coffee cup on the first card. Your background paper on the second card is so cool looking!!! GREAT design for both.

  3. Gosh I love the decorations on the mugs. The flowers, the bee....these are right up my alley!!!!!! Great coloring, too.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous looking cards! I love the colors and the layers too!

  5. Love your beautiful coloring of these images! Awesome cards!

  6. The coloring is so pretty and fussy cutting. That background gel plate makes it even more gorgeous!

  7. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  8. I just keep coming back to the coffee cup full of flowers. It is so so beautiful!

  9. Truly inspiring! I love how you put these stamps together!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

  10. Your coloring on the first card is fabulous! On the second card, the slice of lemon is a cute touch! Your gelli technique with a stencil created the perfect background.

  11. The coloring of the blue coffee mug is spectacular! Both cards are simply gorgeous.

  12. Your stunning coloring makes for show-stopping cards!

  13. Beautiful coloring! I LOVE the tea mug! JUST WOW!

  14. Wow! Both of your cards are fabulous!! The colours/colouring, the layout &, well, just everything!

  15. Wow!! I love both your cards, Lee Ann, but the first is simply stunnning!! You feel that you could just reach our and pick up that mug of flowers! Thanks so much for sharing and the wonderful inspiration!! Take care! :)

  16. What a great idea to put flowers in the mug! I am definitely going to try that!

  17. Love the colourful flowers and the little touches - the orange cs and the bee- make this a great card. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges.

  18. I really like how the mug looks.

  19. beautiful cards....just love the mug filled with blooms. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  20. Beautiful colouring!

    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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