Wednesday, October 14, 2020

October Sweet n Sassy Blog Hop


Hello friends! Welcome to the October Sweet n Sassy Blog Hop! 
The designer's are excited to share some projects with you featuring this months awesome release! 
Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the
The winner will be announced on the Sweet n Sassy blog next week. 
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My first card is a sympathy card I created using the BRAND NEW Encouraging Peonies set. I stamped it first in versamark ink on blue cardstock and embossed it in silver. Next I stamped it on white card stock and added just a bit of color to the petals and leaves with a waterbrush and some distress oxide inks.
Supplies and Tools:
  • Encouraging Peonies (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Tag Die
  • Baker's Twine
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Waterbrush
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger):
    • Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint

My second card features a preorder set called "Fear Not." This special set is part of a fundraiser for a high school senior Nick Saenz whose battling osteosarcoma.  

To make the little houses stand out a bit more against my patterned paper background, I used a black sharpie to trace around the windows and add a few lines around the edges.

Supplies and Tools:

  • Sweet n Sassy Stamp Sets
  • Flower Shower Spring Stack (DCWV)
  • Quilted Delight M-Bossabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Crochet Dies (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Black Rhinestones
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger)
    • Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Black Soot
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Twórcze pasje Danki said...

I love navy blue backgrounds, and this peonies blend in wonderfully with the card. The whole is elegant.

VanessaB said...

That sympathy card is so gorgeous, and i love the fear not card you created ❤

Andre M. said...

Beautiful designs on your cards, love the sentiment on the second one! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful and elegant with the embossing. The last card is so pretty with that colour combination.

Cindy Holmes said...

Oh my gosh! Your cards are soooooo gorgeous! I can't decide which one is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

The peony card is gorgeous!

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh, my goodness Esther - GORGEOUS!! I love the silver embossing and these wonderful new stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy. LOVE your artwork. Thanks for sharing with us at WAW.

Christine said...

Wonderful cards! I love the delicate embossed peonies used as a background, and the bright plaid neighborhood is so much fun!

sharon g said...

Oh baby, the Peony looks gorgeous! I LOVE the silver embossing, too! You are amazing.

Teri S. said...

Esther, your peony card is ouy of this world with delicate beauty & elegance! WOW!! I really enjoyed the shades of purple on the second card along with the layout.

Christine | Dances With Hooves Paper Design said...

WOW - these are stunning. The embossing is divine!

Mary Holshouser said...

The flower is beautiful against
the darker blue background.
The silver embossing really
pops. Both cards are
wonderful. thanks for sharing

Becca Yahrling said...

So gorgeous, my friend. Love the embossed BG on the first card; so elegant. And the 2nd card makes me so happy to look at with hosw colorful and fun it is.

Conniecrafter said...

The first card is just gorgeous, I love silver with dark blue, such a pretty combo and your peony is just lovely!
Love your color choice in the second card, not one I would think of but so pretty!

Stephani said...

I absolutely love that silver embossed background! That’s gorgeous!

Kathy Conrow said...

love the embossing,

Kathy Conrow said...

Loveembossing! Nice!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Such a beautiful card Esther. You are a wonderful representative of Sweet n' Sassy stamps. I have a number of sets. ~ Abby