Monday, May 22, 2017

SSINKTC#45 Technique Challenge - Black Magic

This technique is a real show stopper!  And it's really very easy

Stamp your image on black cardstock using White Craft ink, and let it dry completely.  Be patient...sometimes it takes longer than you think it should (I found that out the hard way!).  Then using colored pencils, color over the white ink.  I used a white chalk marker to pop up the centers of the little flowers, then stamped the message in VersaMark and white embossing powder.  It's magic!

See what magic the other design team member have made by going to our blog.  Remember to leave us a comment - thanks!

Friday, May 19, 2017

SSINK Friday Favorite - Retired Stamp Sets

One of my favorite retiring stamp sets is Nailed It.  We do a lot of DIY projects, so I can really relate to it!

We made this waterfall card at a recent techniques and fun fold class.  Pull the ribbon and the squares tumble down - cute - and really not difficult!

See what the design team members made with their favorite retiring sets by going here.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

SSINK Mother's Day Special Feature

My mother was an awesome woman.  She was creative and smart, kind and caring and I owe my creative spirit to her.  Thank you mom.

This card is made using several retiring products:  Blooms and Bliss DSP, Circle of Spring stamp set, and the string of pearls (don't worry, we'll still have pearls, just packaged differently), and I stuck an old clear faceted button in too.

Happy Mother's Day to all moms, here on earth or watching over us.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SSINK Birthday Card

This birthday card started out as a bag!  I saw a tutorial for a quick bag made out of a sheet of DSP, so I grabbed the first piece I had and whipped it up.  

It came out pretty cute!

So when I started to make a card for this post, I thought this would be a good base for a card and cut the bag down to size.

The DSP is retiring Fall in Love from the Occasions catalog.  The words are also retiring, from the stamp set Endless Birthday Wishes, and say goodbye to the little Petite Petals flowers.

You can never have too many birthday cards, so check out the other creations from the Stylin', Stampin' Design Team.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Card Sketch SSINKCS#45

 I like card sketches because I tend to make the same design over and over again.  This way it gives me ideas on different designs to use.

I used Build a Birthday stamp set in the circle because it's retiring at the end of the month and I wanted to use it one last time.

The banner strip is retiring DSP, as is the Delightful Dijon cardbase.

Check out what the other design team members made by going to the SSINK blog.  Thanks for leaving your comments.