Friday, January 15, 2016

Snowman's Gift- A New Digital Stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Hi Friends!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful week so far!  Today, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is releasing several new digital (“digi”) stamps and I had a chance to create two cards with some of the new digi stamps (fyi- I will be posting each card in a separate blog post so I can link to the various challenges, etc. .:-))

This card showcases the  Snowman’s Gift Digital Stamp for the main image, the sentiment is from the new Snowman Soup Sentiments Digital Set and I used the Winter Blessings Clear Stamp Set for the snowflakes in the background.   

Isn’t this image adorable?  A cute little bunny giving this sweet snowman a carrot for his nose..what a gift for sure!

I also decided to incorporate the SC571 Sketch from Splitcoaststampers’ (SCS) for the layout.   If you have not visited the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps (SNSS) site or the SC571 gallery yet, I hope you will find time to do so- fabulous samples from the SNSS Design Team as well as the SCS gallery!!

To create this card:

Open a Word Document and insert the Snowman’s Gift Digital Stamp image along with the sentiment image from Snowman Soup Digital Sentiments.

Re-size as needed (click here for a fabulous video tutorial from Korin Sutherland, owner of Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps on how to re-size and crop digital images in Word).

Print the images out onto Whisper White cardstock and color with a water brush and markers.

Mask the images and sponge Pool Party Classic Ink around the “sky” and stamp the Winter Blessing snowflakes.

Use a Black Marker to draw the horizon line, trim the panel and stitch to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock using a zigzag stitch with the sewing machine.

Stitch a piece of Pool Party to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock with a smaller zigzag stitch and stamp a few more snowflakes from Winter Blessing.

Use the Big Shot™ with the retired Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of retired Designer Series Paper (DSP) and use the zigzag stitch to attach it to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

Mount the embossed sewn panel onto the Whisper White card base, add the Pool Party background panel to the card front and mount the Snowman’s Gift focal image panel to the front using dimensional foam.

Stamp a few snowflakes from Winter Blessing with Pool Party Classic Ink over the sentiment, trim and create the banner points by hand or with a punch.  Mount onto Early Espresso cardstock, create the banner points and add the snowflake charm with silver cord.

Mount the sentiment to the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Pool Party, Stampin’ Write Markers- Cucumber Crush, retired Going Gray, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky

Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pool Party, retired DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, retired Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine, White Thread, Hexagon Punch, Snowflake Charm, Silver Cord, Water Brush

There are several things that I love about working with digital stamps- of which, you can re-size the images and color just like a regular stamp plus they do not take up any space in your craft room! A "win-win" for me :-)

I hope you will take the time to check out the rest of the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Digital Release and have fun designing with your new digital stamps!

Thanks again for stopping by, I will be back shortly with my second card :-)

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