These newly released stamps can be purchased at a discount until August 8th - Save 15% (discount will automatically be applied at checkout). And for everything else, save 10% using the special code below:
If you have arrived from the very creative Jeanne, you are on the right track! If you've happened here from elsewhere, you may want to start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss any of the good stuff!
Let's get on with the fun! Here are my projects!
First up, I created a shaker card filled with glitter featuring the Head Up stamp set. I made a shaker card base then added the fussy-cut image and die cut sentiment which were heat embossed. If you look closely in the background, you will see the back of the shaker element has been stamped and silver heat embossed using the Retro Sparkles background stamp.
I absolutely fell in love with the sweet faces of the ostriches in the Your Kind of Crazy set. I admit I did a little surgery on the stamp and cut apart the image so I could rearrange the layout. I stamped the images and die cut the shapes out. After attaching the feathers with glue, I foam mounted the die cuts onto the mat and attached that to the card base.
For this next card, I did a little embossing and layering using the Vine Beauty stamp set. After embossing and fussy-cutting the image, I die-cut several layers and adhered them with foam tape. I attached the image to the layers, also using foam tape, and added some vinyl and other elements. I decided to forego a sentiment so this card could be customized as needed.
The Savannah Giraffes set inspired me to do a watercolor background. After die cutting the watercolored panel to size, I stamped and embossed the image. The panel was then mounted to a black mat (also die cut) and then to a designer sheet of paper which was torn to size and adhered to the card base. The sentiment was embossed and die cut, then mounted to the front of the panel.
And last, but certainly not least, is the Do-Rag Kitty with Thanks for Being You. This fun card, while using only a couple basic supplies, makes quite a statement! I stamped and fussy-cut the kitty three times. Once in gray, once in red and once in blue. I then cut the do-rag from the red and glasses from the blue stamped images. I used colored pencil to add a little color to the kitty, then adhered the do-rag and glasses. For a touch of whimsy, I added a couple rhinestones to the kitty's glasses. The scrapbook paper background was added to the card base and the kitty added to the panel. The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock, die cut and adhered to the card.
I hope you are inspired to try some of these new stamps and fun techniques. Don't forget, save 15% until August 8th on all the newly released stamps and 10% on everything else using my special code: TJ10Ro.
Your next stop will be the talented Beth. In case you missed someone along the way, here is the complete hop lineup:
- TJ Blog
- Lanette Erickson
- Cheri Weston
- Kathy Stacy
- Jeanne Streiff (you should have come from here)
- Ro Donner -- ME!
- Beth Norman (next!)
- Judy Jackson
- Vicki Garrett
- Giovana Smith
- Chris Dayton
- Pat Huntoon
And if you would like a quick link to all the new releases for August, just go HERE!
Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!