Well, hello there. It’s Monday and that’s exactly how I feel… Maybe some cards will cheer me up? You bet! 🙂 In my last post I unboxed the current Stamp of Approval collection and showed you the entire content in a “quick” video. Today I wanted to show you what cards I made so far using the Stamp of Approval Stamps, Dies, and Stencils. This post showcases the first three. Stay tuned for three more soon 🙂
For the green-ish card I used a stencil from Simon Says, layered it on the paper and blended Twisted Citron Distress Ink. I moved the paper a little bit to the right and blended Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink on top. Now I removed the stencil and added Fossilized Amber to the entire panel. It’s actually a little too “muddy” looking, but that was the lightest yellow I had. To create the scalloped border I ran the card stock through my die-cut machine using the included border die. I took some circles from the Winnie & Walter set, arranged them so they are centered, and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, my favorite ink for sentiments. I die-cut the cake from white card stock, stamped the pattern with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with sparkly embossing powder. I heat embossed the sentiment on the tag as well. The word “wishes” is cut from black card stock. Here I added really nice shimmer with the Spectrum Noir glitter pen.
Did I already say that I’m a huge fan of the included stencil? I just love that pattern! For the second card I layered the stencil on white card stock and blended Abandoned Coral and Salty Ocean together. After cleaning the stencil, I moved it a little bit to the right and spread Dreamweaver embossing paste on top. I set that aside and let it dry. While I was waiting, I stamped the “crooky” cake, die-cut it, and adhered it together. I also die-cut the sentiment “Happy Birthday” three times and adhered all the layers together. (Imagine a short lunch break here) The paste was dry, finally. So I die-cut it using the other border that was included in the set. This time I didn’t want to have a scalloped border, so I used one of my Spellbinder dies to cut the black outline. Before adhering everything together, I added some yummy spread on top of the cake layers that I die-cut from the rest of the stenciled panel. It just needed a little bit glitter and I added that to the letters with the same Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen.
Tip: You might notice that the stamped cake is not solid and actually very splotchy. After asking in a Facebook group, I tabbed the stamp several times onto my arm before stamping it on the paper. That helped keeping the ink on the stamp to create a better image. I did that with every further stamp in the set and didn’t have any issue from that moment on.
I created the same background again, this time using Abandoned Coral and Wilted Violet. While the embossing paste was drying, I stamped some balloons, flowers, and swirlies to a smaller peice of white card stock. I used ink from My Favorite Things: Poppy, Sunshine, and Orange Zest. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine. I added the black outline again and adhered everything together as soon as the paste was dry.
Can you handle any more??? Then stay tuned for three more cards later this week using the Stamp of Approval Collection. Woohoo 🙂