July 14, 2015

Guest Designer - Ashley

Oooooh, I am a super big fan of stunning sunsets!  Talk about palettes of insane color and our Guest Designer this week has a wicked cool card with a gorgeous sunset!  What do you say we meet Miss Ashley and see what kind of fabulous cards she has in store for us?

I was super excited when I received the email inviting me to be a guest designer for So Suzy Stamps. I recently found their snarky stamps and I love them. If snark isn't your thing though, don't worry. They have plenty of other really cute stamp sets to choose from. Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made on the SSS blog.

For this card, I used the Open Road stamp. I have lots of photos I could use this stamp on in my scrapbook pages but I also envisioned a sunset created with distress ink blending. So that's how I made this card.

I started with the Herb 4 stamp set.  I stamped it along the bottom of my card base with Versamark and then heat embossed with white. Then I started from the bottom with yellow distress ink and started working up the card base with into oranges and reds. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark right in the middle of the card and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

For my second card, I used the Built from Fire stamp set and I LOVE this sentiment.

For my  background, I used a stencil and Dreamweaver's crackled embossing paste to make the bricks. I applied gold embossing powder and heat embossed the embossing paste, which gave the bricks some texture. I applied Tim Holtz distress ink in Barn Door to the whole background of the card. Around the edges, I applied Aged Mahogany and then used my distress tool to rough up all the edges. I used a sanding tool to lightly go over the whole card for a little bit of distressing. Then I inked my sentiment and looped an anchor paperclip through some twine for a finishing touch.

Thanks so much for checking out my cards today and be sure to visit the So Suzy Stamp Store to see all the other snarky (or not) stamp sets!
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  1. Nice cards!! The background is impresive!

  2. I love how people use the sentiments for things I would have never thought about. Very creative. I love your cards

  3. Pretty cards! Love the colors

  4. Love the color schemes on both the cards! ^__^ Very pretty!!!


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