Thursday, 21 August 2014

Encouragement card #1 for Inspired by Stamping

Sometimes card need to be made as an encouragement. This is one of those cards I made and I have two more to post on the later dates too.
I made this card with Gelli plate background: acrylics and found bottle cups were arranged to make this background. The sentiment and the die are both from Inspired by Stamping and actually this company has a few great encouragement sentiment I used on other cards too.
Very fast and easy  to make card, but then totally unique one as each background made this way is one and only.

Products used from IBS
Fancy labels 3  set- round die
 Words of inspiration stamp set
 I enter it to Craft Stamper monthly challenge using Stamping with household objects  February 2014 issue Birgit Koopsen technique (bottle and jar caps and twine) and The ink splatter technique by Ali Johnson, January  2014 issue

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Inspired by Stamping tutorial

Tutorial made with Inspired by Stamping stamps
 Box card
1. To make this card we need a simple template I am going to add here for you. Use 12*12'' cardstock and cut a piece measured 12*5 3/4 '' size. Score it vertically 4 times on 3 3/4'' sections, so you will have 4 rectangles and one strip on the edge. Score it again horizontally on 2 1/2'' from the top. Now cut as shown on the template with red line. Fold all blue lines to make a box and glue it using the strip. Fold the green line 
as shown. The base of your cards is done.

And now for the rest of our crafting.
2. Cut 4 rectangles that fit the lower sections, inks the edges and glue them over the lower part of the box.
3. Cut 8 smaller rectangles, ink the edges and adhere them over the flaps: 4 pieces over the upper side and 4 pieces inside the box.
4. Make two strips about 4 3/4'' long of the same basic cardstock. Fold 1/2'' on each side of each strip and glue them inside the box.
5.Stamp the label image from Princess stamp set with light green ink; heat emboss it with clear embossing powder and die cut with a similar IBS die. Stamp the crown with Princess word inside and glue on the front flip. 
6. Die cut the smaller label, stamps the sentiment and adhere on the first glued strip.
7. Adhere some chipboard roses stickers – or stamp some IBS flowers if you have more time- over the second inside strip.

8. Stamp the castle, hand cut it and glue it on the back of the box. Stamp a dress and the slippers, hand cut them and glue on the left flap. Add some other embellishment or stamp something else over the right flap.

And the closed- to mail it- card

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

SS Anything goes with new August release

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our new weekly challenge here on Sweet Stamps: this is our Anything goes one. The easy way to enter and even to win!
So here is my new card made with one of our new just released girly images:Claire.
I am not a big " coloring person". So it was quite a challenge for me to color the image and I finally managed to do it with watercolor pencils. Sorry for the pure coloring, but then I usually am a technical stamper, so it's totally not my " cup of tea". But the image is gorgeous and all other new release are even better (more coloring space for those who loves to color images).
I also used some Sketched flowers from the previous release and a sentiment from the gorgeous sentiment new released set.

 Hope you forgive me for the poor coloring and still like this lovely girly stamps from the new August release!

Monday, 18 August 2014


Hello my dear crafty friends! Today is my turn to show you my Garden creation made for our Sweet Stamps new weekly challenge. I know that its the last day to enter this challenge, but then who knows? You can do a card or another GARDEN PROJECT and even to  win!
So here is my card for today: stamped Mixed Media card made with   one of the new in SS shop Memory box stencils: Modern Blooming Frame.
I used a light green colored texture paste  with this stencil and then misted the white cardstock with blue mist to get this look of my background.
Next step was to make my stamped panel and it was stamped with Wildflowers SS stamp in black. To make it pop I added some red blings over each flower  center and some glitter glue over the petals.
Finally I stamped this lovely sentiment from the new SS Simple Sentiments set. I love this font a lot and it's  a must to have set!

See you tomorrow in our SS blog for new challenge and more inspiration!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Die-Versions/Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop

Welcome to the Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop!
This is a second post  for today- so please scroll for the first one. Busy weekend!

The joint blog hop with Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle begins today (7am EST) and goes until Aug 17th (5pm EST), so there will be plenty of time to check out all the great projects created by both teams.  The theme is Christmas, so you'll get lots of great inspiration for your upcoming Holiday cards.

Die-Versions manufactures low profile dies made right here in the United States and Sparkle N Sprinkle manufactures rubber stamps, glitters, embossing powders, and flocking, also made in the US.  This is like a match made in heaven - low profile dies combined with lots of bling!  Doesn't get much better than that.

One winner will receive a Grand Prize consisting of a $50 gift certificate from Die-Versions and a $50 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle, for a total of $100.  The winner will be announced on Aug 17th on both the DV Blog and the SNS Blog as well as their Facebook pages.

In order to be eligible for the Grand Prize, please: 
  • Leave a comment on each Designer's blog
  • Follow both companies on Facebook (DV Facebook pageSNS Facebook page) if you haven't already so you can keep up to date on all the latest goings on.   (I'm sure that all of the Designers would love for you to Follow them too, but that isn't a requirement to win this prize.)   
You should have arrived here from Mary blog.
 If not, then you should begin at the Die-Versions Blog and end at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can go to either the DV Blog or the SNS Blog to see the complete list of participants.

We'd love it if you'd like to leave a comment at either the DV Blog or the SNS Blog telling us which projects were your favorites.  :-)

So here is my card made for this hop.

 All DV DT girls got a lot of powders and glitters from SNS company and we also got this gorgeous tree stamp. As I got this lovely winter cottage die from DV July release It was so clear that I am going to make a scene full of glitter card.
So I first stamped the trees over the white cardstock and heat embossed with Winter white EP. Then I stamped the same trees again and heat embossed with Frosted Juniper EP and hand cut them out.
The winter cottage was die cut from white cardstck and heat embossed with Winter Berry EP and then layered over the double sided glue sheet and Cloud nine glitter was added all around over the cut out adhesive surface. I misted the panel with blue mists and added some random sprickles of Cloud Nine glitter and Rapture blue glitter.
Then I arranged the card and added some pre- made stickers; lucky me as those PHP stickers were glittered with the same blue color as the one I used over my piece.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Archana

We hope you enjoy this blog hop and it gives you lots of inspiration!  Don't forget to leave each of us a comment and follow both Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle on Facebook.


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our new monthly challenge here on Sweet Stamps!
This month we challenge you to make Double sided step card and this is my take of this challenge.
I made a card using Kraft background and then added Graphic 45 paper over it. I stamped some swirls over the patterned paper on the front and made this central panel with new released Sketched Floral Borders set and added a bit of watercolor over the stamped images.
I added the sentiment- not seen too much on the photos- on the inside step from another new stamp set called Simple Sentiments. I am really in love with this set- great font with lovely and simple sentiments that fit for any card.

And now it's your turn! Play with us this month and you can win some great goodies!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Free as a Bird with Rubber Dance

Hello my dear crafty friends! Today I am going to share my second project made for Rubber Dance stamp company and it's again a kind of a Mixed Media art card.
I made the background with Memory Box stencil and painted to yellow texture paste and inked the edges with blue ink. Then I made the central panel with Dancing Woman most gorgeous collage stamp and made a watercolor effect with Gelatos over the panel.

This Free as a (bird) PHP sticker was just perfect as a sentiment, but bird color was red and brown. So I just covered it with pale blue pearl glue and let is dry overnight. I added two more bird stickers (those were in a perfect color) and my art card was done.
I  hope you like my card and those gorgeous Rubber Dance artistic stamps as much as I love them.
You can find them all here in the shop!
All the stamps used for these projects are from Rubber Dance:

 So believe me when I tell you that you will not be disappointed with Rubber Dance stamps - the quality is absolutely awesome, they stamp like a dream and the designs are stunning. Oh and the customer service ain't bad either .
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