Monday, September 25, 2017

Inspiration Week: Introducing Petite Poinsettis & Festive Greetings

Hello there!  Thank you to everyone who joined us for our birthday blog hop this weekend.  For any of you who haven't had a chance to hop, there's still time to leave comments at each of the blogs today for your chance to win one of twelve $25 gift codes to our online store.  :)

I'm so excited to continue our inspiration week all this week leading up to our official release on September 29th!  Today I'm showcasing our new color layering Petite Poinsettias stampsdies and the companion 3x4 Festive Greetings sentiment stamps

Card No. 1: For my first card I combined a mixture of pink and red poinsettias to form a wreath on my 5" wide circular card base. After all my flowers were adhered, I heat embossed my sentiment in center with white embossing powder and added thin lines of stardust Stickles glitter glue down the veins of my flowers for a bit of extra sparkle.  I love the way the flowers pop against the black cardstock!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Petite Poinsettias & Festive Greetings Poinsettia Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 2: For my next card I went more traditional, adding some greenery behind my poinsettias using the branch from Holiday Style.  I then sponged in some tumbled glass distress ink behind it and added a white machine stitched band over the top which had been stamped with my sentiment.  For my poinsettias, I used different brands of red glitter embossing powder for the last detailed layer.  Some scattered clear sequins completed my card.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Petite Poinsettias & Festive Greetings Poinsettia Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 3: For this card my design was inspired by a beautiful card by Dawn McVey shared here. I love how she created an arc to hug her sentiment using the flowers!  I started by stamping my sentiment just above the center mark on the right side of my card.  For my leaves, I loosely laid out my flowers and then stamped the leaves directly onto my card base which made my card come together so much quicker. After I was done adhering my flowers I topped the centers with some glossy accents and set them aside to dry.  A simple scalloped border along the bottom of my card using our Stitched Scallop Border dies was the perfect finishing touch to dress up this clean and simple card.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Petite Poinsettias & Festive Greetings Poinsettia Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 4:  I thought it would be fun to experiment with colors so for this card I went with sort of a rose gold look with my Poinsettias.  I must confess... I attend a monthly club at my local craft store and I created this for a card challenge where I was asked to create a card using the Pink Paislee star print vellum and the wood letter "W" so those items inspired my color scheme and design.  With that in mind I used our Heartfelt Wishes stamps to complete my sentiment with my designated letter and covered the letter with glittery embossing powder.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Petite Poinsettias & Heartfelt Wishes Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last card of the day I turned to the same tree bough stamp from Holiday Style, taking turns to mask off the spot under my flowers so that I could stamp the branch from both the top and bottom.  I trimmed my panel down to be 5-1/4" wide x 4" high and stitched around the edge before adding them to a red A2 sized card base.

I then added some berries from our Autumn Splendor set and placed my three poinsettias on top.  When everything had been adhered, I used my MISTI tool to stamp my sentiment using VersaFine Black Onyx ink because I wasn't taking any chances at messing it up. ;)

As a final finishing touch, I added some glossy accents to my berries and set it aside to dry.  I love the shine it gave them!  As an added bonus it also made the berry color deeper and richer so they would pop behind my red poinsettia stamped in the same colors.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Petite Poinsettias & Festive Greetings Poinsettia Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I hope you've enjoyed this closer look at our new Petite Poinsettias set.  You can download a printable PDF layering guide to help you line up your stamps HERE.

I frequently am asked which ink colors I used for my layered images.  While I think there are so many great options out there that can provide good results, these are the colors I used today for my stamped images...

Pink Poinsettias
Colorbox Bubblegum
Hero Arts Cotton Candy
Hero Arts Pale Tomato

Pink and Red Poinsettias
Hero Arts Cotton Candy
Hero Arts Pale Tomato
Colorbox Fireberry


Red Poinsettias
Hero Arts Pale Tomato
Colorbox Blossom
Colorbox Cranberry


Gold Poinsettias
Hero Arts Soft Sand
Papertrey Ink Fine Linen
Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft
Umbrella Crafts Tanned Leather (for centers)


Green Leaves
Colorbox Kiwi
Colorbox Grasshopper


Sage Leaves
Hero Arts Field Greens
Colorbox Golf Course


Here's a full look at the new 4x6 Petite Poinsettias & 3x4 Festive Greetings sets featured today.  These will begin shipping on July 29th, but in honor of our second birthday festivities this week, you can reserve yours today in our store HERE.  Don't forget to use the code "CELEBRATE" to save 15% off on all your orders too.

    
        
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Autumn Splendor Dies
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Autumn Splendor Stamps
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Heartfelt Wishes Stamps
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Holiday Style Dies
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Holiday Style Stamps
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Polar Playmates Let's Chill Card with Lexa

Hi everyone! It's Lexa here today with a card that highlighting the brand new Polar Playmates Stamp and the coordinating dies. I use these winter friends for a non-holiday card, as they are so adorable. This little scene is one of the examples you can try. Make sure to put your pre-orders in now!

Sunny Studio Stamps: Polar Playmates Let's Chill Card by Lexa Levana

First, I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolored them with Distress Markers and a wet brush. The brown husky is inspired by my old buddy who's a brown Siberian Husky as well. Both the seal and the husky are chilling out together while they go fishing ... taking turns, I hope. I blended some Distress Inks for the background - Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord. I stamped the snowflakes in various sizes with purple dye ink on the sky along with the snow falling using a white gel pen. Don't you think these both guys look so cute together? I'm also happy with the color combination for this card. Here's a closer look:

Sunny Studio Stamps: Polar Playmates Let's Chill Card by Lexa Levana

In case you haven't joined the 2nd Birthday Celebration Blog Hop yet, you still have some time to join us. Don't forget to leave some loves and comments to all the ladies because you may win gift certificates from Sunny Studio. Thank you so much for visiting the blog today. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Polar Playmates Stamps
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Polar Playmates Dies
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Friday, September 22, 2017

2nd Birthday Blog Hop with Holiday Sneak Peeks & Prizes


Hello & welcome to a very special post today.  I am thrilled and humbled to have reached our second birthday milestone this month!  To celebrate we are hosting a fun blog hop with some of our favorite designers who are sharing sneak peeks of our holiday release coming out next Friday. 

For my part of the hop, I am sharing five different ways to use our new Fireplace dies which come with everything you need to create a fun A2 sized shaped fireplace card! 

Card No. 1:  For my first card I wanted to create a traditional brick fireplace reminiscent of grandma's house.  I inked up three swatches of white cardstock using Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey & Ripe Persimmon distress inks.  I then die-cut the bricks using the four brick pieces that come with the set and adhered them with a glue pen in a random pattern.  For my mantel, I cut it from some wood print patterned paper and cut the trim from metallic gold cardstock.

While this set comes with some die-cut stockings, I thought I would mix things up by using the stocking stamp from our Christmas Icons set and the kitty warming himself from our Furever Friends stamps.  I then used a Copic multiliner pen to write the names of our family on the stockings.  
Sunny Studio Stamps: Shaped Fireplace with Stretching Kitty Cat Card (using Christmas Icons & Furever Friends Stamps)

Card No. 2: Next up I have a card where I used those same brick dies along with an embossing pad to emboss the bricks into the background of my fireplace piece, giving it a nice subtle detail.  I heat embossed my sentiment in white using a phrase from our Heartfelt Wishes set and a kitty from Pet Sympathy.  

For this card I thought it would be fun to do something totally different so instead of stockings, I used the wreath image from our Christmas Icons set, along with a metallic pipe cleaner to form my garland behind the wreaths.  I'm in love with the results!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Shaped Fireplace with Wreaths & Kitty Cat Card (using Christmas Icons, Pet Sympathy & Heartfelt Wishes Stamps)

Card No. 3: For this card I went more modern with the look of my fireplace, cutting the background from silver shimmer cardstock and topping it with what I like to think of as white subway tile.  I channeled my inner Barbie girl and inked my stockings using Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron distress inks.  I stamped my sentiment on the mantel using a phrase from our Gleeful Reindeer set.  A puppy from our Santa's Helpers and a gift from Christmas Icons complete my scene.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Shaped Fireplace Puppy Dog Card (using Christmas Icons, Santa's Helpers & Gleeful Reindeer Stamps)

Card No. 4: Up next is another somewhat modern take with a black and white fireplace. It's difficult to see in my photo, but my background was embossed with the bricks in the same method I used for my second card.  To embellish my card I turned to the kitty in the stocking image from our Santa's Helpers set.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Shaped Fireplace Card (using Santa's Helpers Kitty Cat Stamps)

Card No. 5: My last card shows a third way to use the bricks for the fireplace by cutting a random brick pattern from the front panel and layering another solid panel behind it.  For these I used some scraps of solid distressed patterned papers that were a bit thinner than my other cardstocks so they actually benefited from the extra thickness.  I embellished my die-cut stockings with some stitched lines using my multiliner pen and added candy canes from our new Playful Polar Bears set.  I finished my card with a banner that perfectly hugs the fireplace from our Sunny Borders set and a sentiment from our new Christmas Home set.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Shaped Fireplace Card (using Playful Polar Bears, Christmas Home & Sunny Borders Stamps)

Here's a look at the full die set which will begin shipping on Friday, September 29th.  The fireplace mantel scores along the top making it easy to cut two to form your card base and to adhere them together along the top.



Sunny Studio Stamps: A2 Fireplace Shaped Card Steel Rule Die Set


I hope you will join me all next week when I will be sharing more ideas with the rest of our holiday release.  In the meantime I'm ecstatic to have a very talented group of ladies helping me celebrate today.  They are showing more sneak peeks with amazing projects that are sure to inspire you!  Your next stop in the hop is Sandy's blog.  :) 

In case you get lost, here's a full list of everyone hopping today...

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Sandy Allnock
Michelle Short
Anni Lerche
Lexa Levana
Juliana Michaels


Don't forget to leave a comment at every stop because each designer is giving away a $25 gift code to our online store for 12 chances to win and a total of $300 in prizes!  

You have until Monday evening at 11:59 pm PDT to leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on our blog on Friday, September 29th.  :)




Do you love what you see and can't wait to reserve your favorites?  In honor of our birthday celebrations you can pre-order everything now and it will be held and shipped out on the official release date on September 29th.  Plus use the code CELEBRATE to save 15% off all retail prices through Sunday, October 1st.









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Christmas Icons Dies
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Christmas Icons Stamps
Christmas Icons Stamps
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Furever Friends Dies
Furever Friends Dies
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Furever Friends Stamps
Furever Friends Stamps
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Gleeful Reindeer Stamps
Gleeful Reindeer Stamps
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Heartfelt Wishes Stamps
Heartfelt Wishes Stamps
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Santa's Helpers Dies
Santa's Helpers Dies
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Santa's Helpers Stamps
Santa's Helpers Stamps
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Sunny Borders Dies
Sunny Borders Dies
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Sunny Borders Stamps
Sunny Borders Stamps
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Pet Sympathy Dies
Pet Sympathy Dies
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Pet Sympathy Stamps
Pet Sympathy Stamps
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Christmas Home Stamps
Christmas Home Stamps
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Fireplace Shaped Dies
Fireplace Shaped Dies
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Playful Polar Bears Stamps
Playful Polar Bears Stamps
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Playful Polar Bears Dies
Playful Polar Bears Dies
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Autumn Greetings Owl In A Pumpkin Card with Vanessa

Hi everyone! Vanessa here with an autumn card mixing new stamps with older ones. I love to color with colored pencils on kraft cardstock and think that it is a perfect match for fall themed projects.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Autumn Greetings Owl In A Pumpkin Card by Vanessa Menhorn

I first trimmed my cardstock panel slightly smaller than the card base and stamped the images from Happy Owl-o-weenHarvest Happiness and Woodsy Creatures with a light brown ink. Then I colored everything with my Prismacolor pencils. After I had stamped the sentiment from Autumn Greetings, I adhered the panel to the card.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Autumn Greetings Owl In A Pumpkin Card by Vanessa Menhorn

This could easily be made into a one layer card, but the dark card base gives it a nice contrast, don't you think?

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you'll be back tomorrow for our big blog hop! Don't want to spoil anything, but there will be peeks at the new stamps!

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Harvest Happiness Stamps
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Woodsy Creatures Stamps
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Autumn Greeting Stamps
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Happy Owl-o-ween Stamps
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Barnyard Buddies and Missing Ewe Shadow Box Card with Amy

Hello everyone! Amy here today with a shadow box card that uses the Barnyard Buddies and Missing Ewe stamp sets. These farm animal images are some of the sweetest and the cutest I've ever seen! It's a fun set for sure.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Barnyard Buddies and Missing Ewe Shadow Box Card by Amy Yang

For today's card, I used extra images that I stamped and colored (with copics) from my previous projects. I didn't want it to go to waste, so I made a box card for them. Box cards are great for creating dimensional scenes, and they fold flat for easy shipping. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Barnyard Buddies and Missing Ewe Shadow Box Card by Amy Yang

I used the smaller Stitched Scallop dies to die-cut green patterned paper for the front of the card as shown. I made the hills inside the box with the wavy die from Oceans Of Joy using the same patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink, applied white embossing powder, and heat set it.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Barnyard Buddies and Missing Ewe Shadow Box Card by Amy Yang

To finish, I adhered all the images to the box card. Thank you for stopping by the blog, and happy crafting!

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Oceans of Joy Dies
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Stitched Scallop Dies
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Barnyard Buddies Dies
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Barnyard Buddies Stamps
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Missing Ewe Dies
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Missing Ewe Stamps
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