I'm sure many of you have been tuning into Dawn McVey's blog all week to see the amazing projects she has been creating with her new sentiment set, Say It With Style. The collection of oversized words paired with smaller companion sentiments is perfect for those that like versatility in their sets. Not to mention the bold style statement they can make!
- Say It With Style will be available for sale on December 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- Say It With Style contains a total of 21 stamps (14 large words/phrases and 7 smaller companion sentiments)
One of the fun things about bold sentiment sets like this is the ability to pair them with so many other images you already have in your collection, making them fresh & new again.
With this first project, I decided to pair it up with last months release, Big & Bold Wishes. They are the PERFECT complement to one another. The small companion sentiments in Big & Bold Wishes work really well with the large words in Dawn's new Say It With Style set; so much so, you would almost think they were made for each other! I alos wanted you to take note of this color combo...IN LOVE with this! Smokey Shadow, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss & Vintage Cream. Yummmmm!
I also used the large flourish from Big & Bold Wishes to frame the sentiments. The style of the flourished frame works really well with the trendy font style Dawn chose for her set! I just love the way all this stuff looks when put together!
You might have noticed some fun epoxy accents flanking either side of my focal point. Believe it or not, I created these sophisticated little tidbits with a few Papertrey basics!
I used a pattern from the Black & White Basics patterned paper pad, 1/2-inch circle punch and our epoxy stickers. Since my card uses Vintage Cream as it's neutral, I dabbed a little Chamomile Tea Dye ink onto the paper to take away the starkness of the white.
I punched out one of the designs with the circle punch and adhered it to the back of an epoxy sticker. I then adhered the epoxy sticker to our True Black Vintage Buttons. It was fun to dig through the mix and find buttons that were the perfect size to accommodate the epoxy accents! I love the way they turned out!
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Next up is a fun card I made pairing the new Blooming Button Bits set with Say It With Style. I wanted it to have a slight vintage western feel
You can see the finished product looks fabulous with it's companion sentiment, also from Say It With Style. I trimmed out both parts of the sentiments into strips and edged them with our Tea Dye Duo. I added a few stitches with Rustic Jute Button Twine and tied the ends in a dainty bow.
You might have noticed that I didn't use buttons in the center of my flowers, but rather text circles. This look was created by stamping the typewriter text from Background Basics: Text Style II onto kraft cardstock using Dark Chocolate ink. I then used three circle punches (all from EK Success) 3/4", 5/8" & 1/2".
After sponging the edges a bit with Chai Tea Dye ink, I adhered them to the centers of my flowers.
One last closeup from this card... the rhinestone border came out nicely with an alternating medium and small rhinestone pattern. I love the way it creates a lovely transition by placing the rhinestones right on the seam between the cream layer and the scalloped border. I will definitely be doing this again!
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One last card for the day today... this one is dedicated to my little Hannah. If you ask her what her favorite color is, she will tell you that it's "rainbow". So whenever I make a card with a rainbow color scheme, I think of her! (Plus she makes me smile, so the sentiment is appropriate!)
I then used some Copic markers to randomly color in a few of the open heart spaces in the centers of the dots. If you just lightly dab the very point of the marker three times (once in each *hump* and once at the point) within each heart, the white ink resists the markers just a bit which helps to contain the color and make your project look polished, even if you don't have a steady hand!
I stamped the Smile sentiment from Dawn's set with Pure Poppy ink, followed by the companion sentiment with True Black. I used one of my Nestabilities Circle dies to cut out the sentiment grouping. After adhering it to the bottom of my card, I trimmed the lower portion of the circle off.
To continue on with the rainbow theme, I used a 1/2"square punch (EK Success) to punch out swatches from (L-R) Ocean Tides, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Lemon Tart and Hibiscus Burst. It needed a little bit of zing, so I added a length of Scor-tape to the rainbow border, obviously omitting the sentiment.
After I peeled away the paper backing, I sprinkled on some Prisma Glitter. I love the look of a continuous sparkly border right over all the different colors of cardstock. Isn't it so fun! You will totally HAVE to try this the next time you are sitting down to stamp! :)
I hope you enjoyed today's projects as much as I did creating them! Like I said at the beginning of my post, fresh sentiments like this can bring new life to your entire existing stamp collection! We'd love to hear your feedback about Say It With Style! Or even your comments in general about all of today's projects. Leave a comment and let us know! Just for taking the time to do so, we are offering up an AMAZING prize package...
- Say It With Style stamp set
- Big & Bold Wishes
- clear rhinestones
- prisma glitter
- 1/4" Scor-tape
This prize package has everything you need to make a lot of the projects shown today!!! You have until 11:30pm EST, Monday, December 14th to leave a comment and be eligible to win. Please play nice, only one comment per person. One winner will be randomly selected and announced before the release at midnight. The winning announcement will be made on our December Release Winners page.
Want to see more of Say It With Style? Stop by and visit Becky Oehlers today to see what she created using this set!
Dawn McVey has more using her new set as well!
Kim Hughes has another sample using her new Be My Valentine template collection.
Visit Heather Nichols today to see even more of Simple Valentine!
The moment we've all been waiting for! Our new Distinguished Guest Designer, Jessica Witty, has a whopping three projects to show you using some of the new release stamp sets!
A complete list of supplies & dimensions for today's projects can be found HERE.