Friday, May 2, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Friday Feature - Love Birds

Hello sweet friends and welcome once again to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Release Friday Feature!
The Design Divas have some fabulous samples for you to see today as we feature one of our new stamp sets and matching dies available at the Sweet 'n Sassy StoreLove Birds clear stamp set and Love Birds Die Set.
Now it's time for our April Release Blog Hop feature and Challenge!

So...I have a confession...I ADORE coordinating stamps and dies.  Every time I stamped one of the images from the new stamp set on my pre-cut cardstock, I ohhh'd and ahhh'd.  Love it!  And how cute is this set?  Just perfect for a couple I know who are having their first baby in the fall.  WooHoo!!

To create my card, I started by applying white embossing paste through the Wendy Vecchi Honeycomb stencil onto a piece of cardstock.  Once the paste was dry I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color the entire background a lovely shade of pink (it's a girl!)  Next came some aging by using a blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (because ALL edges must be brown!)  Then I just had to create the layers on my card, using this pretty paper from Graphic 45, Botantical Tea (isn't that Celebration journal tag perfect?!), and text paper from Authentique.  My Sweet 'n Sassy images were watercolored, using Distress Markers, and layered on top of all that pretty paper using foam tape.  Ready to check out all of the other details about today's blog hop?  Read on!

Today's features are:
Stamp set measures approximately 6" x 4"
The branch measures approximately 4 1/4" x 2"
The love birds measure approximately 2" x 1 1/4"
Designed by Korin Sutherland
Stamp set priced at $15
Die set priced at $14.50

Our challenge to you this week is to use a bird on your creation.
The first 12 cards in the hop were created for your inspiration by the design team.  As you hop along, leave a little love behind, then create your own BIRD card and use the linky tool to add it to the gallery!

Just a few guidelines to remember as you play:
- You don't have to use a Sweet 'n Sassy image to enter (although we sure love when you do!)
 - You'll have until Thursday, May 8th at midnight EST to enter
- We'll draw 1 winner from this week's challenge to receive a $10 credit to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
- Please use code SNSFFC10 when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other galleries 
Share a link to your creation below.

Thanks for joining us today!  Be sure to check back again on Friday, May 9th to see if you won and to check out the next Friday Feature & Challenge!


Janette said...

very pretty Kim- I love how you created the bg. I am not that daring, I don't like getting messy lol

Cynthia said...

This is beautiful, Kim. Love the texture you've created with the embossing paste and stencil!

Gracie CH said...

So nice! Great colors and background!

Ceal said...

beautiful, love the muted look to it!

Lucinde said...

Great card, love your background!!!

Sue D said...

I like the colors and texture.

Valerie Andrieux said...

Beautiful card ! Love the texture and the colors !
By the way, I nominated you for the Liebster Award...