Hello and welcome to our May Release week Preview. This release includes 5 new clear stamp sets, 2 new stand along die sets and introducing new coordinating die sets. Yay!
Erica here! It’s Day 4 of the Studio Katia preview week! Today I’m going to show you the Brush Stroke Stripes stamp set, which is part of the new release and will be available to purchase in just a few days, May 27th! Whoop whoop!
I decided to make patterned paper for backgrounds for my cards for this post. The MISTI as well as the MISTI Creative Corners came in super helpful to line up the stamps and make sure the distances between the lines were the same. I didn’t really have a plan per say about anything but just started stamping and trying colour combinations. Ombre is a favourite of mine and I ended up doing one in yellow going to orange and pinks, as well as one yellow to orange and back to yellow. Once I was on a roll, I also made a pink-purple-ish patterned panel as well as a yellow and green tartan look. AND a rainbow one. I know, I know.. mad as a hatter, me!
For my first card I cut a piece out from one of the yellow panels I made, out using the rectangle die from the Dotted Patterns Set1 and the colours made me feel very happy and joyful so I decided to stamp the word ‘Happy’ from the Happy stamp set right across the panel. I used black ink and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder to make it pop. No card is complete without sequins so I added a sprinkling of them on both sides of the Happy as well as add a few crystals too. Because #bling, right??
Moving on to the pink/purple panel, I grabbed the whole set of Dotted Ovals and die cut them just off the side of it so they weren’t right in the centre. As a nice contrast, I used a lovely textured purple card stock which shows through as I removed the biggest of the circles. At this point I decided to make shaker card so I also cut the three inner rings out in double sided sticky foam (I’m addicted to this stuff!) and discarded the middle one as that’s where I thought I’d put the sequins. The smallest piece got the stripy part glued on and then to make sure all the bits were lined up I used the the ovals to place them in the right spot. I glued down the middle oval and then added a mix of sequins using a sprinkling each of Luminous Lavender, Siberian Iris and also some Icy Clear Seed Beads around it before glueing some acetate to the third biggest oval and sticking that down on the card. On a small banner I stamped ‘Happy Birthday’ using the single word stamps from the Happy set.
For my third card, I used the pink-to-yellow-ombre panel and started by cutting out an A2 dotted panel by using the Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames. Then I stamped lots of paint brushes using a stamp set from WPlus 9 which I coloured in using Copic markers (for the handles) and then I matched the paint brushes up to the colour stripes and used the ink pads to get the colour exact. I glued them down and added glossy accents to the brush part to make them look wet. For the sentiment I used one from the stamp set, ‘You Color My World’, which I also coloured in used Copics. Because I felt it needed a little something, I added some white enamel accents before adding the sentiment piece to the card using foam tape.
I had some left of the panel so I cut the remainder of the strip into a straight piece and then rounded off the top with one of the ‘label shapers’ (for the lack of a better word) from the Dotted Patterns Set1 and also punched a hole with the small circle die from the same set. Fuchsia coloured ribbon and gold thread made a big hassle at the top and that was it!
One last little thing I made was a gift tag out of the yellow/green ‘tartan’ look patterned paper I made. This one was super simple (once the stamping was done) as it was a quick die cut job and add a ribbon (both a die cut one and an actual one) and done!
Ok, that’s it from me for today but don’t forget to check in tomorrow for more release teasers and then yet again on the 27th as we are having a a HUUUUUGE release day blog hop with lots of prizes and fabulous projects!
Happy crafting from Erica
I hope you have enjoyed this look at Brush Stroke Stripes! And now, it’s GIVEAWAY time! Leave a comment below, to win this stamp set, by May 26th, and we will randomly pick one winner for this set!
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another great preview.