Jul 19, 2023

Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Instagram Hop Vintage Card Inspiration

Hi friends!  I'm back with part two of my Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps guest design post.  If you missed part one, click HERE.  Today's projects are on the more vintage side, which is what I love the most, even though I dabble in color to keep myself open and explorative.  

For my first card, I played with watercolor mark making using Distress Inks in a combination of Ground Espresso, Gathered Twigs and Frayed Burlap for the bottom portion of my card.  I masked off the top so I would have a one layer card for stamping the Sew Many Stitches onto.  What a fabulous stamp set this is, and one that I'm thrilled to add to my stash and will use constantly.  

I added the glorious new release Hope Word Art sentiment at the top, fussy cutting the banner and mounting with foam tape for dimension.  I finished with a watercolored moth from the Secret Garden stamp set.  This card makes me so very happy!  

My next project is for the July Inspirational Hop on IG, where one lucky commenter can win a $25 gift certificate to the shop.  Find me @sewpaperpaint and then hop along following the links in my post.  

For this tag I started by doing a no line watercolor of the bird stamp from Singing Praises.  For no line watercolor, you simply stamp in a super pale color then watercolor over it and the lines virtually disappear.  I used Antique Linen Distress Ink then colored with a combination of Frayed Burlap, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Black Soot.  

Because I was using a similarly neutral background for my tag, I chose to go in and do some sketchy outlines with my Staedtler triplus fineliner, a pen I love so much, which I also use to fill in gaps in stamping because it coordinates well with Versafine ink.  

I used my leftover inks from coloring to dip the tag into, then applied texture paste through the Floral Doily Stencil.  

I added some stitching from Sew Many Stitches at the bottom in Rusty Hinge, then a piece of torn hymnal page that says "measured grace... gives", so sweet!  I bundled some sisal fibers and stapled the middle to secure, then perched my birdie with foam tape and glue.  

I stamped another inky panel with this beautiful promise from the GORGEOUS Hope Word Art stamp set and curled the corners with a toothpick, and added more stitch stamping.  

I tore a piece of fabric from my stash to add as a topper and used a crossover of staples to secure it so it would remain fluffy and not cover the gorgeous focal elements.  

I realized I never blogged my last couple of projects for SNSS hops, so I thought I'd sneak them in here as they tie in with the vintage vibes of this post.  For this card I embossed the Psalm 23 background stamp in Egyptian Turquoise (by Scrapcosy for WOW)  then added a light dipping of Frayed Burlap and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.  This Psalm background is my favorite stamp!  I love the small size and script and of course the beautiful prayer.  I would love to see other Psalms in various sizes/scripts in the future.  <3

I watercolored the Encouraging Peonies stamp and fussy cut it, stamping the coordinating sentiment on an oval die cut and finishing with a jute bow.  

And one more card I made for the spring CLBH.  I just love making coffee cards and actually won this stamp & die set from a recent Coffee Lovers giveaway.  :)

I used very watery Peacock Feathers DI and brushed along the center of the panel, spritzing with water to create the drops.  I stamped the Delightfully Delicate background stamp along the bottom portion, misting the stamp to give it a less defined look.  I used the Coffee Talk stamp set for the mugs and sentiment, adding some loose watercolor at the top of the panel in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  

I hope these projects have inspired you today and you'll stop by the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps shop to see all of the other new release products.  xx, Autumn

Jul 10, 2023

Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Hope Word Art and Wildflower Release


I'm honored to be a guest designer for Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps this month and have had a wonderful time getting inky with the new release!  For my first card I've combined the absolutely gorgeous Be A Wildflower stamps and coordinating dies with the Hope Word Art stamps.  

I did an embossing resist using Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade.  I absolutely LOVE this promise and hope it brings you joy today!  I masked off the top element of so it would fit better with my flower arrangement.

Next I used the gorgeous Be A Wildflower stamps & dies again with Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch and Squeezed Lemonade for another embossing resist.  

I'm really into blue and yellow these days as a reminder to pray for Ukraine.  To get the halo effect in the background, I used a makeup type of ink blending brush in a circular motion, but then sprayed and blotted the whole blended panel and added splashes of Blueprint Sketch, watered gesso and plain water in layers.  

Next, I did a little monoprinting fun with the fabulous Floral Doily stencil by using Distress Oxide in Shaded Lilac.  I fussy cut the doily and layered over another inky panel made with SL and Wilted Violet, on which I stamped a sentiment from the God is Good stamp set.  

Atop of the doily, I layered flowers from the gorgeous new release Be A Wildflower stamps & dies.  I especially love the sprigs of greenery included in this stamp set!  I really hope these cards have inspired you to get inky today.  xx, Autumn

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