How are you today? Life has been pretty busy behind the scenes. Lots of projects going on at the same time, both creatively and in my normal life, so my blog has been left to fend for itself for a bit. That is… until today!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Guess what? There are some new stamps in town!!! It’s a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous release day, and I’ve had the lucky privilege to play with them a little early. So, I’m super excited to share a little peek of them with you here today.
And guess what? Simon Says Stamp is receiving them this week, you can start reserving your sets starting TODAY!!!! WOOHOOOOOOOO! You can never have too many stamps to create with, especially the cool kind that Tim Holtz likes to design for Stampers Anonymous and us… am I right? I flipped when I saw each of these sets and stencils, and I have a feeling that you are going to love them too!!
So, let’s get to the peek!
Today I’m sharing a card that I created exclusively for Simon Says Stamp.
Here’s a peek at the 3 NEW sets that I used to create it…
Floral Elements CMS445, Noteworthy CMS446, and Botanic Collage CMS447.
Floral Elements is a new set similar to Floral Outline CMS430…you all know how much I loved that one 😉 it’s awesome how the new set has elements as individual pieces, so you can build your own bouquet or as on my card, a leafy background!
Noteworthy is a fabulous new phrase set that has a more handwritten sharpie look to it. It stamps so smoothly on Distress Watercolor paper. I absolutely LOVE it! It will go in a more modern direction or, in my case a vintage way..it’s just so versatile!!!!
And finally, Botanic Collage, can we just pause for a moment………………
I LOVE THIS SET! A vintage floral and butterflies mixed with a distressed typewritten element???? I don’t think I need to say much more. It’s perfect! I used just a tiny portion of the typewritten element as filler in my background for this particular card, but psst..there will be more to come with this amazing set, just sayin’! 😉
Plus, there are a couple more fabulous stamp sets and awesome layering stencils that I haven’t shared here… but, you can hop over to Simon Says Stamp and check the rest of the collection out by clicking HERE. Do it, you won’t regret it!!!!!
Now, let’s get to making!
I started by spritzing a few Distress Spray Stains directly onto a craft mat. (Peeled Paint, Antique Linen and Rustic Wilderness) I selected a variety of the leaf stamps from the Floral set, then spritzed the stains with a bit of water and began stamping the stamp directly into the mix of colors on the mat, and stamped them very randomly onto a piece of Distress Watercolor paper, then dried them with my heat tool.
Using a detail Waterbrush, I lightly picked up color from the mat, then colored in some of the leaves, then dried the background with my heat tool.
I selected a stamp from the Botanic Collage set, then stamped some of the typewritten area using some of the remaining ink that was left on my mat, then I randomly stamped the background, then dried it again with my heat tool.
I loaded up one of the flower images with ground espresso distress ink, spritzed it with water, then stamped a few times onto a small square piece of Distress Watercolor paper, then dried it with my heat tool. Using a few of the leaves, I again stamped from the mat onto the paper, then dried with the heat tool.
I colored the images using some Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber Spray stain drips, then dried the paper again.
I stamped the phrase using Peeled Paint Archival Ink onto a scrap of watercolor paper then trimmed it to fit the front of my square paper.
The leafy background was cut into a square that was approximately a 5″x5″ square, then trimmed an additional square to fit behind the flower square.
I stitched around each of them using white thread and my sewing machine, then began arranging the card. The large 5″x5″ square was matted to a piece of Distress Watercolor paper that had been trimmed and scored to be the card base.
I stitched on a couple of shiny vintage glass buttons using some thread, then matted and adhered all the pieces to create the card.
With that, my card was complete!
Thanks so very much for stopping by today.
I hope you have a wonderful day and have enjoyed the peek at what I’ve been up to. Stay tuned…there will be more to come very soon! 😉
Products used to create this make….to shop at Simon Says Stamp CLICK HERE
Floral Elements CMS445, Noteworthy CMS446, Botanic Collage CMS447, Distress Spray Stain and Inks, Distress Watercolor Paper, Distress Detail Waterbrushes, Vintage Glass Buttons, Thread and Sewing Machine and more…
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