Monday, August 8, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Sneak Peeks!

It's the most wonderful time of the month...The time when we begin our countdown to the release of new Sweet 'n Sassy stamp sets!! WooHoo! And this month that's not all...I've got a wonderful little secret that we're going to be announcing soon. You're going to have to keep checking back to find out what that secret is all about but it's big news I tell ya, big news!! :-)

Today's card is featuring the stunning new set titled, Autumn Leaves. I love leaf images as much as I love floral images. So much you can do with them and they're so pretty!! I have a feeling that I'm going to using this stamp set a lot!

I tried out a new technique - well new to me - with this card. Stamping and coloring on acetate. I had this idea after looking through tutorials on Michelle Zindorf's blog (I love Michelle and her work, so beautiful!) I think she used dye inks and a watercolor brush to color her images but I opted to use Copics, which worked perfectly.

I first stamped the leaf images on to my piece of acetate and then I turned the acetate over and colored on the non-stamped side. I found that I was even able to do just a bit of shading with the Copics, although you need to work fast as the ink dries almost instantly. I then stamped the sentiment on the front, added some bling and brads and my card was complete! Oh, I did use some lovely patterned paper under the acetate, this paper is from Pink Paislee...a wonderful soft, vintage print.

What to see some more lovely artwork created with this stamp set? Check out the following DT blogs or visit the Sweet 'n Sassy blog for more info!

Bridget Finlay

Taylor Usry

Korin Sutherland



Korin said...

Kim, this is absolutely breathtaking! The effect you achieved with the acetate is so realistic and just absolutely fabulous. I LOVE this card :).

Basslady said...

gosh, you are smashing me with this fabulous creation!

GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Taylor U. said...

ooooohhhh this is so lovely!!!! Just WOW!!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Great new images. Love the look of the copics on acetate. Beautiful card.

Kim S said...

Beautiful!! Your use of Copics on acetate make those leaves positively glow!

Julia Aston said...

Your leaves look beautiful on the acetate Kim! love the coloring and wonderful flourishes!

Bridget said...

Kim, I'm fascinated by your card - the black flourish reminds me of wind blowing around leaves, and I love the look of the leaves layered in color over the pretty dp!

Stephanie said...

This is so beautiful!! What an absolutely gorgeous card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Kim. Love the colors and the bling. Great use of the acetate.

maryr917 said...

wow kim this card is gorgeous-love the acetate stamping and coloring-your pearl flourish is a perfect accent

Shannon White said...

Wowzers! this is Gorgeous! 8-)


Kathi said...

Totally gorgeous and yet another technique that you've made me want to try.

I love those leaf stamps too!