Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Design Team and Stamp Release

I am very excited and honored to announce I have been chosen as a Design Team member for a new company called Stamps and Smiles. Jennifer Meyer from Sweet Designs has created this new line of stamps, and they are just as sweet as they can be.

This week the Design Team and I will be showing you samples from each of the soon to be released stamp sets.

My card for today uses the new stamp set called Cuppy Love. Isn't she just adorable? This set includes two sentiments along with two fun embellishments. The set measures 3 x 4 inches.

For my first card, I stamped the image on Cryogen white paper with Memento Rich Cocoa and of course colored with my Copics.
Cuppy - R81, R83, R85
Faces - E00, R20
Lil' Cup - B000, B00
Cherry - R46
Heart - R83

After coloring the icing on Cuppy with R83, I used my blender pen in a circular motion, just letting the solution dilute the color randomly. I think it gave it a nice icing appearance.

The circle behind Cuppy is a paper doily I found at Michaels. I used my airbrush and R85 to add the color, also airbrushing the pearl brad in the center of the flower and around the sentiment. I colored the ribbon with R83 to match the paper as well. Finished size is 5 x 7 inches.

Now through Thursday February 26, there will be a new sketch challenge for Stamps and Smiles. This is the sketch for today. You will have until Friday, February 27 at 7:00 pm Central time to upload your cards to SCS using the keyword SASSC1.

One random entry from each of the daily challenges will win the stamp set releasing that day. Also one random entry who completes all 4 challenges will win the entire release - a $75 value. Please have your card uploaded to SCS by Friday, February 27 at 7pm. The winners will be announced on Monday, March 2 on the Stamps and Smiles blog.

Remember please include SASSC1 in the keywords for SCS .

Here is my card for today's challenge using the new release, Cuppy Love.

I stamped Cuppy on Cyrogen white paper with Memento black ink.
Copics used:
Cuppy - E41, YG03, Y00, B00, R20
Lil Cup - E41, Y00, YG03, r20, R85

I used my Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities to die cut the image, airbrushing R85 before removing it from the die. The DP is from Imaginesce. The heart border is a Martha Stewart punch. I airbrushed the flowers, the pearls and the brad for the flower to match my DP.

Please take a moment to visit the other members of the Design Team to see what they have created with this stamp set.
Cindy Haffner
Lynda Benden
Vivienne Holden
Lori Boyd
Mercy Kerin
Jennifer Meyer
Jackie Pedro
Suzy Tyler
Pam Vernell
Jodi Collins - Guest Designer

And be sure to stop by tomorrow for another preview of a new great release from Stamps and Smiles and a new sketch challenge.


Anonymous said...

Fished product is not quite what i expected, but very cute. Where do you get all these ideas? Where ever they come from, they are wonderful. Keep it up. Edna Burgess

ScrapyCrafter said...

What a treat you have in your stamp room! This is such a cute cute image!! I especially love, love the name of the image.....Cuppy Love! How cute is that!!

Heather Bradley said...

Ahhhh now it all becomes clear lol :0)
Well done Sandy :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Sandy, these are both awesome! You really did a fantastic job with Cuppy! Can't wait to see what you come up with for tomorrow!!!

Mercy said...

sandy...your samples are too cute! love the colors and the dp you've used! i can't wait to see your samples for the rest of the week!


Pam Varnell said...

Both cards are fantastic Sandy. Great job with the sketches!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lookin good.

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Sandy :) Your samples are adorable!! LOVE the soft colors and beautiful layouts!

I am so excited to see more of your gorgeous samples!!

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are GORGEOUS Sandy! Your coloring is spectacular and I LOVE the doily behind the cuppy on the first card and all the flowers on the second!

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

I just love your Stamps and Smiles card. the emblossing is stunning.

Viv said...

If this is day one, can't WAIT for the rest of 'em Sandy. They are both stunning!
Viv xxx

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card! Cuppy is adorable!

Suzy Tyler said...

I love BOTH of these samples, Sandy! They are simply lovely!

Heidi said...

Oh my these are adorable sandy!

Jackie Pedro said...

These are just so cute, Sandy!!!