It is hard to believe that the last day of the release is already here! I am so incredibly excited for you to see all of our new March products in their entirety! I know you are going to love them as much as I do!
Today I thought I would talk a little about affixing multiple stamps on a single block. It is one of the many benefits of clear stamps. Having that ability enables you to really customize your images for specific projects and techniques.
To begin the image I am building today, I started with one of the "happy birthday" images from our new Birthday Basics set. I like to place my images on the underside of the block as I look down through the surface. It allows me to see exactly what the image looks like and helps me to reference the gridlines and how they fit with the image.
I knew that I also wanted to personalize my stamp by adding the name "Madison". Since "i" is the central letter, it was the perfect place to begin. I have found that since these letters are so small, it is best to grasp them between your thumb & index fingertips. I then placed it directly under "happy birthday".
To finish the personalization, I added the remaining letters to spell "Madison". You'll notice that the "bases" of the letter stamps are rectangular. They were created this way for a purpose. By butting the letters up against one another, using the rectangular edges as a reference, your words will have perfect spacing with almost no effort. I was inspired by the old Karen Foster Snap Stamps that used to be popular.
I stamped my custom sentiment with spring moss ink onto white cardstock. After matting it with aqua mist cardstock, I used a ruler and my trusty Gelly Roll Stardust pen (Sakura) to draw an outline around the edge. The sparkle really helped to draw some attention to the sentiment!
I followed-up with adding the pennant flags in various colors & patterns. Because Candice had the foresight to keep all of these images separate, she has given us the ability to just have fun and mix & match!
My completed card has a unique fold to it. I started with a card base that measured 9.5 inches long, 5 inches high, scored @ 4 inches. The result is a front cover that is more narrow than the back. Whenever I do this technique, I like to add a pattern or a bit of color pop to the now exposed area of the back cover. Here, I stamped bitty outline stars from Candice's set. I added a small dot of stardust to the center of each star for sparkle. I also added more stardust to a few key areas of the pennant flags.
I will be posting additional information later today in regards to all of tonights events! I can't believe that TODAY is the big day!
Be sure to stop by Debbie's blog today to see one of the last sneak peeks. She really has outdone herself now and you won't want to miss it!
Alli is also doing some exciting things over at her blog. Perhaps a contest of sorts? you be the judge, and don't miss your chance to participate!
Candice has been keeping busy too. Stop by and say hi and take the opportunity to introduce yourself and she learns the ropes around here!
ink- aqua mist & spring moss palette pads, white craft ink SU!
stamps- It's a Celebration, Simple Alphabet, Birthday Basics
paper- aqua mist, spring moss & white cardstocks.
other- swiss dot satin (aqua mist), Papertrey Ink.