June 7, 2015

Guest Designer - Karen Hasheck

Welcome to our first of many Guest Designers for So Suzy Stamps!  There are so many fabulous designers out there using our stamps and I thought it would be fun to spice it up a bit and introduce you to a few people out there who would enjoy nothing more than to share their love of So Suzy Stamps with you!

Our first Guest Designer is Karen Hasheck from Karen's Kreative Kards Blog and she is going to be showing you how to make a couple of fun cards using our Moon Fairy and Believe stamps!

I am very excited today to be a Guest Designer at the So Suzy Stamps blog!  I discovered So Suzy Stamps when my friend Vicky from Crackerbox Palace recommended I check them out and I am so glad I did! After I received my first order of SSS high quality rubber cling stamps, I was asked by Suzy to be a Guest Designer and I was thrilled to accept. 
I chose to design with Suzy's Moon Fairy and Believe stamps. To make the card above, I heat embossed both stamps with black embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I sprinkled yellow and turquoise Brusho Colour Crystals on the watercolor paper and spritzed with water. The water activates the color crystals and the colorful background is the result. I cut the piece to 5" x 3 3/4" and layered on a yellow piece and then onto a black A2 card base. I added a couple punched stars (Tonic punch) to complete the card.

I was having way to much fun with So Suzy's beautiful stamps to stop at just one card! I masked off 4 edges of a white card front with temporary tape and sponged several shades of blue Distress Ink in the center rectangle. After I removed the temporary tape, I simply stamped the Moon Fairy and Believe with black Archival Ink from Ranger, added a couple sequins and layered onto a black card base. 

Here is a link to a few more cards I have designed with So Suzy Stamps. I highly recommend you go to the So Suzy Stamps website and check out her whole line of stamps and other products. 

I discovered stamping in the spring of 1999 and have been totally addicted to this awesome hobby ever since. I am recently retired and am having so much fun sharing card making ideas on my blog almost every day and in classes I teach in my home. I am a frequently published author of articles about stamping in Scrap and Stamp Arts and on line stamping magazines, and have had hundreds of my cards published as well. I am on several design teams including a charitable blog I own called Send a Smile 4 Kids where we collect and distribute handmade cards for children inpatient in 14 children’s hospitals.
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  1. Beautiful cards! The background goes so well with this beautiful stamp! They are just dreamy!
    Vicky Briggs

  2. Beautiful cards!! Love your backgrounds

  3. Wow! Lovely backgrounds and very beautiful cards! :) Thank you for sharing.

  4. Gorgeous cards! These are two of my favorite stamps. Beautiful job!

  5. Gorgeous cards! These are two of my favorite stamps. Beautiful job!

  6. I love both versions and the wonderful differences. Gorgeous colors!


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