Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sunsational Swim Time Fun

Greetings crafty friends. LeeAnn here today with my latest inspiration project. This one is using the Swim/Beach/Ocean theme.
For this project I used 2 of our great stamps:
Cool Cari:
Cool Caleb:

The first thing I did was use tumbled glass distress ink to formulate the summer sky look. After printing the images, I cut away the raft from Caleb and the ball from Cari. using some rectangular stitched dies and lawn fawn grass and hillside stamps I cut the landscaping and pool. I placed Caleb and Cari in the pool and the raft and ball outside in an arrangement that made me happy. 

All images colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers:
Tree: DG3, LG2, GB7, TN3, EB5
Pool Float: FL2, FL3
Beach Ball: DR6, TB5
Body: FS2, FS3
Caleb's Hair, Eyes: TN3, TN4
Caleb's Float: LG5, DG1, TB4
Caleb's Goggles: DG1
Cari's Hair: LY2, CT2
Cari's Eyes: TB4
Cari's Float: FL1, PL1, IG1
Cari's Goggles: PL1
Background Sky: Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

I hope you enjoy my Swim Time Fun project, and that you will be sure to come back tomorrow to see what Shylee has in store for you.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with another post for Sunsational Stamps. As we are heading towards Father's Day, I've created a card for Dad.

Aren't the cute?  What golfer wouldn't love this card?  And it's so easy to customize just for dad.  What color are his clubs?  What is the club flag?  Make it special just for dad.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Cool Cari

I used Cool Cari for my card today.
I attempted a magic color slider card.  I'm not really sure I did it right, but I do like how it turned out so I'm going with it.

I love this seashell paper and will be so sad if they discontinue it.
I used a mask to cover her up and sponged the background using Tim Holtz inks.

Be sure to check out the new additions in the shop.
And don't forget our challenge!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sea-Sational Ocean Critters by Sarah Rosse

Hello friends, Sarah here with a card from the ocean! This card uses the gorgeous whale from the Critters digital stamp set. This can be purchased instore at the Sunsational Stamps store by clicking here. As you see below, this has many options for all of your beach, swimming or ocean themed projects.

The background of this card was created using Zig clean colour brush markers. As pictured below, I scribbled various shades of blue on to my craft mat, then spritzed with water. I then took my piece of cardstock through this and ended up with this beautiful mix of colours.

I then used an embossing folder "Bubble" in my collection to give the impression for the card background. I love the look of this with the blue colours. The whale was coloured using the Zig clean colour brush markers with a water brush pen. I have layered the whale to give a raised affect amongst the waves. The sentiment is from Jess Craft Digitals. Let's take a closer look at him.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and background ideas, please don't forget about our monthly challenge (the theme is Swim, Beach, Ocean) you still have time to enter. The challenge post can be found at Until next time....

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ocean Critters

Good morning - it's Helen here to share a card I've made using the very cute 'Ocean Critters' digi stamp set:

You can find the set here in the Sunsational Stamps shop.

I printed the whole set out ad then used the bottom two critters plus the wave as my card base.  I then cut out the little octupus and attached him with foam tape to give the card some dimension.

All the elements were coloured with Promarkers and then layered up with some plain and patterned papers.

Talking of the ocean .... have you seen our May challenge yet?  The theme is 'swim - beach - ocean' and you can enter using any products although you will get extra entries in the draw if you use products from Sunsational Stamps.

Have a look here for all the details.

Enjoy your weekend!

Helen x

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Life's a Beach Card

The finished card looks like this:

 Supplies used:
-Beach Barb:
-Fun in the Sun by Peachy Keen Stamps.
-Beach Set by Hero Art Stamps.
-Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, and Tumbled Glass from Distress Inks by Ranger.
-Sparkle Shimmer Spritz by Imagine Crafts.
-White Smooth A2 Cards and Envelopes by Core-dinations.
-Copic Markers (Ones used are shown in the video.
-Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Brush.
Today I created a beach scene card using Beach Barb from Sunsational Stamps. I used distress inks to create the beach scene. I used Copic Markers to color Beach Barb and the other characters. The other characters came from a Peachy Keen Beach Set and a Hero Arts Beach Set. You can find the video of how I made this card on YouTube at Beach Scene Card Part 1 and Beach Scene Card Part 2

Beach Bums Art Journal Page

I have created an art journal page for this week's post. I used two digi stamps in my spread.
Cool Cari and Cool Caleb . I cut them out using my Scan N Cut 2.
I colored my images using Spectrum Noir markers.

The waves, sun and title were cut out using my Scan N Cut 2. I used various other stamps as well to complete my spread.

Don't forget to enter our monthly challenge. You can find it here .

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

At the seaside tag

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today, we go to the seaside with a cute girl, follow us!!!

I decided to make a tag with a Distress background. I chose a cute girl from Sunsentional Stamps Shop.

Here's my tag!

I made some starfish with a stencil and texture paste.

I coloured the cute girl with Distress pencils.

I hope you have enjoyed this post, please don't forget about our monthly challenge ( the theme is Swim, Beach, Ocean) you still have time to enter.
The challenge post can be found at…/may-sunsational-ch…

Thanks by stopping by today!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Turtley Awesome

Hi folks.  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.

The theme this week at Sunsational Stamps is Swim/Beach/Ocean.   I used the Ocean Critters 2 to make my card and, as the title of this post implies, I think this l'il guy is turtley awesome!

For something a bit different, I decided I would paper piece my image rather than color it and I think he's pretty happy with how he looks.  To accomplish this in my Silhouette design screen, I traced around the outside of the image and filled it with digital patterned paper from a Green/Purple Plaid collection.  This was the bottom layer which I printed on the circle over  a wave border I made and colored in semi-transparent purple.  I also created the greeting using the text to path option.

I printed the turtle three additional times; once plain white and two more times with different plaids and fussy cut the pieces.  The focal image was placed on a larger mat cut from scrap.  Another plaid from the collection was used for the panels, which I placed on a base of Green Galore card stock.  Here's another look from the side.

On the reverse I placed the patterned paper panels just on the two outer flaps with my matted sentiment in the middle.  I thought I'd make a cute thank you card for the treat of a trip to the beach!

 As an alternative, I created a different sentiment as a friendship card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and I look forward to sharing another with you next time.  In the meantime, come and visit me at Katydid Cards if you get the chance.

Before I leave you, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge ( the theme is Swim, Beach, Ocean) you still have time to enter.  The challenge post can be found here

Monday, May 15, 2017

No Disguising Dad

Hi there crafty friends, Sharon aka One Crafty Mrs. here to share my Monday make with you.  I had a little help and used Lori Whitlock’s Circle Flip Swing card file for the Silhouette Cameo to make today’s card.  I used the faces from the King Of The Grill set by Lisa @ Sunsational Stamps. 


No Disguising Dad-May 15-ocm_SS


Triple Flip Fold

It may look simple but this card gave me a run for my money trying to figure out how to fold it, lol.  Once I figured that out, I printed the faces and cut them each into a small circle to fit. I cut 3 more larger circles out to layer behind the faces.  I used my PrismaColor Markers and a couple of Copics to color the faces.  I cut 3 more small circles out of white cardstock and 3 more larger circles to layer behind them.  Then I laid all of those pieces aside for the time being.



Tripe Flip Fold 2


I used the template from the card file to cut two pieces of cardstock for the front and inside panel of my card. I used a PrismaColor Marker to run along the edge of the cardstock to give it some definition.  Then I adhered it to the card front with some Tombo Multi Mono Liquid Glue.  I cut another piece of cardstock and adhered it to the inside.




The final step was to attached the faces to the front and the sentiments to the inside.  I added a piece of washi tape and called it done!


No Disguising Dad-open-May 15-ocm_SS


That’s it for me today.   Stop by the Sunsational Stamps Store and check out all the great stamps Lisa has available.  And don’t forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some fabulous inspiration from the other amazing Design Team members..

Before I leave, I want to remind you about our monthly challenge (the theme this month is Swim, Beach, Ocean).  You still have time to enter so head on over to the challenge post and link up a card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  See you again in a couple of weeks when I will be back to share some more great stamps!  In the meantime, take a minute to come and visit me on my blog - A Piece Of (My) Heart.