Tuesday, January 14, 2014

{SS} January Monthly Technique Challenge

Good morning-
Every 15th of the month SweetStamps, encourages us to think outside the box and try different techniques.  This weeks challenge I LOVED and have in fact used before, but it's always nice to  revisit.  So this months challenge is:
You can see a tutorial on this technique on the challenge page or HERE
I LOVE the way this technique gives this stamp a different look!!
I stamped "In Her Easter Bonnet Silhouette" in amaryllis first.  Then I stamped "Italian Writing" in French Roast.  I then took the silhouette image and placed it on top of the Italian Writing and then stamped on paper.  So pretty right?!?!
I used beautiful Crate Paper and Cheery Lynn Designs dies, for the flowers. 
I added micro beards around the center pearls for added interest!!  
I think I will be doing that again!!  Love it SOOO much!! :) 
Here is a close up on the stamped image. 
Don't forget we also have our weekly challenge still going on. 
You can get all the details HERE
Join our weekly and monthly challenge
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLink at the end of the post. Please do not link to your main blog, we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to the SweetStamps blog.
Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweeStamps image to get an extra entry in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including SweetStamps). You must link back to SweetStamps on your blog post.
You still have a few days to join in our week's challenge #152 is:
I would like to enter the following challenge:
Cards and More #97
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #18
Tuesday Morning Sketches #232



  1. Gorgeous Design Hun, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love you to join us again next week....
    Suzy B DT

  2. So gorgeous, Calypso. You did a marvelous job with this technique and the added flowers are marvelous! Your cards are always awesome!!

  3. I don't even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don't know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren't already Cheers!I must admit that this is one great insight. It surely gives a company the opportunity to get in on the ground floor and really take part in creating something special and tailored to their needs.

    Cccam Server

  4. Adorable card! Thanks for playing at Fan-Tastic Tuesday. Good luck. Hope to see you next time.

  5. Beautiful card!! That's a really cool technique that I want to try now!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  6. So beautiful! Love the flowers. Thanks for joining at Cards and More: Anything Goes

  7. This is gorgeous! LOve the layout of this card, and those flowers are stunning!

  8. Great job with the kissing technique, love this idea and the card looks wonderful with those flowers.

  9. Really nice! Love the whole of the concept of the card.
    Sweetie crafty hugs

  10. Beautiful card! Love the silhouette stamp, and the kissing technique worked great on it! I need to remember to try this technique! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches and using our sketch for your wonderful creation!

  11. Beautiful! Love the kissing in brown on the Silhouette stamp- very classy! Love the beautiful flowers too : )

  12. Such a georgeous card!
    Thank you for joining us at Cards und More.
    Hugs, Gaby

  13. What a brilliant idea to use the pearls & microbeads - so much texture & glitz! I love it! Thanks for coming to play at Tuesday Morning Sketches with us this week!

  14. Calypso, this is so very pretty, i'd love this card! Thanks for using our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  15. Love how the words look on the image for this technique. Stunning design with those pretty papers and flowers.