Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Release Celebration - Bloom and Grow

Welcome to DAY 1 of our February Release Blog Hops!

Today the Sweet 'n Sassy team is thrilled to share the new Bloom & Grow stamp set with you.  This 4"x6" set includes 6 images that can be used together for layering or to create backgrounds.  It also includes 6 beautiful sentiments that have to do with blooming and growing---a lovely new set to get you thinking Spring.  (You can see the full set below)

For my card, I started with the new Checkmate stencil from Wendy Vecchi and used white embossing paste through the stencil.  See how part of the paste is kind of brown?  That was because there was left over ink on my stencil...LOVE that!!  Instant vintage!  And yes, I only used the paste on a portion of the stencil...I like that fading out of the design.

I then stamped the flower image (the larger one) from the Bloom & Grow set multiple times to create a fuller flower.  I filled the inside of the flower by stamping the smaller petals multiple times and then added the middle.  The leaves/stem were stamped on another piece of cardstock and and the entire flower was cut out and attached with foam tape.

Want to see the entire set?  Look below and also check out all of the blog hop and prize drawing details!

 Large Flower Petal image measures approximately 1.5" x 1.5"
Designed by Korin Sutherland
Stamp set is $15
The DT has shared their gorgeous samples in the thumbnails below.  Stop by each of their blogs and comment for a chance to WIN one of (2) $20 gift codes to our store!

Don't miss these other opportunities to win:
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on Friday's release blog post
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on full reveals in our SCS forum
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all participants in our release challenge hosted on blog

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, February 14th.  The list of winners will be announced on our blog by Monday, February 17th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

 

40 comments:

Susie said...

I love the use of the stencil too, Kim! I'm so glad you encouraged us to think outside the box by using a different medium with our stencils. A wonderful way to showcase this beautiful stamp set!

Patti J said...

Great card - LOVE that embossing paste, and what fun that your stencil was 'dirty'!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Jessica Fick said...

Kim, I love your card!! It's mixed media to perfection - love the textures and colors togther. It's just perfect!

Lucinde said...

The background looks great with the flower!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiufl love the background and then the flower on top

thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

grandmato19 said...

I am going to have to get me some of tht embossing paste -- this looks so beautiful!

merrymstamper said...

gorgeous embossing! Love the complete card!

Patty said...

Very pretty card!! I have never used stencils & paste..thanks for the inspiration!

Cathymac said...

We can always count on you to share a fabulous creation with amazing techniques, Kim! Gorgeous sample and use of this pretty stamp set! Love the fading of the texture paste and the depth of the flower image! Hugs!

Julie S. said...

Very pretty! I like how your stenciling turned out.

Dea said...

Beautiful card, I love the dimensions.

dea

Giovana Smith said...

Kim, this is wonderful!! Love the background, need to check out that stencil, Beautiful card!!

Mary-Anne V said...

I love how you used the stencil and the wonderful fussy cutting of the image.

Graciellie CH said...

Really like your use of the stencil, overall very pretty project! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

Sue D said...

FAbulous--I like the color of the flower and the use of embossing paste.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Ooh love the stenciled background! This card is wonderful!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Jan Leslie said...

How fantastic this card is! What a brilliant idea for the bg ... so pretty and so gorgeous!! i also love the way you doubled the flowers - very pretty!!

emilysestuary said...

OOOOH. I love that background and the colors you chose. This is my favorite from this release.

Beautiful.
Em

Dorinda K said...

Omgoodness. This is amazing. And I LOVE the stenciling.

Nana Griffin said...

Love how you used the stenciled piece under the flower. Very lovely!

McStamper said...

Great card. Love how you created the background.

Heather said...

How fun!! The leftover ink looks fabulous on the paste. And the fading out is the perfect look.

Janeen said...

just getting going with mixed media so very intriguing how you did this.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

i really love your embossed background. Beautiful card. TFS

itzamitzi said...

Sometimes accidents turn out great... like the ink on your stencil! Your card is super gorgeous. And I love texture so I want to touch it!

itzamitzi said...

Sometimes accidents turn out great... like the ink on your stencil! Your card is super gorgeous. And I love texture so I want to touch it!

Sandra said...

lovely - love the embossing paste.
Sandra ltb

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Kim. Love the deep yellow on the flower and the partial background.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fantastic card...the embossing really adds such wonderful details

Jean Bullock said...

the embossing paste looks great and I LOVE how you created a totally different look with the flower stamps. VERY CREATIVE!

marylouh said...

I love the layered background. I have to start using stencils and the paste more - keep saying I'm going to do it but.....
After seeing your card I'm going to go try it now. Love the color that bled into the paste - not a mistake, a happy accident.

Judy Woodland said...

Love the stamp set, and your card is just stunning! The colors are beautiful! So many possibilities, thanks for the great inspiration!

Pati said...

Pretty flower! Fun stenciled background!

Mary Kruschke said...

So this card is perfection! So detailed and elegant but yet simple to make. Love it!

the primitive country bug said...

This is so lovely! I really want to try my hand with the paste.

Andrea La Vigne said...

Such a great card! Love how you "faded out" the embossing on the background, and the effect your "happy accident" with the ink on the stencil created. Thanks so much for sharing!

Zella said...

Lovely!!

Indy said...

Just love all your ideas! The vintage stenciling...fab idea! Love the way you didn't use the entire stencil...seriously love your work!
Hugs, Debbie!

Kelly Flaherty said...

Great look - I really like the checkerboard background - so cool!