Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop Release Day Celebration


Welcome to day two of the Sweet Stamp Shop release day!!  Have you been enjoying all the crafty goodness, showing off the great new release?  I'm super excited to share my two cards with you today where I'm using a sentiment set...That's right...a set with only sentiments!  Just look what you can do!  Both of these cards were created with the Holiday Sentiments stamp set.  And for both cards I got a little crafty with embossing powder...why, hello my old friend!

For my first card I took all of the Christmas sentiments and attached them to my stamp press, keeping them as close together as possible.  Then I stamped the images on to cream cardstock, using VersaMark (or any embossing) ink.  I then embossed with gold embossing powder and cut the cardstock into a tree shape (some might call this a triangle).  I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to give the card some more depth.  I then dry embossed the green background and a small piece of brown cardstock, which served as my tree trunk.  A bunch of twine for a bow, and finishing touch on my tree, and then a sentiment in black, punched out and popped up on the tree, finished my card.
 
For my second card, I wanted to highlight the New Year stamp so I started by finding an online template for a champagne glass.  Once that was printing and cut out of cardstock, I once again used embossing ink and one of the stamps from the Pattern Craze stamp set (love this set!) to stamp the design a few times on the glass.  Then I got busy with my silver embossing powder.  Once the glass was attached to the card, I stamped and embossed the sentiment, and using one of the small hexagons from the Pattern Craze set, I created champage bubbles!  Super fun, right? 
 
Are you ready for some more crafty treats?  Then go check out the rest of the DT's projects!  And don't forget that on the final release and full reveal day, October 25th, all of the new stamps will be marked down to $10.00!  WooHoo!!   Enjoy the rest of the hop!
 
Kim - You're Here!

22 comments:

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

I love these Kim!

Kristi said...

Super adorable!

Samantha Mann said...

eek!!! LOVE your new year card!!!!! so genius!! wow!!

Michele Duffy said...

The hexagon champagne bubbles are too cute!

Stephanie U said...

Love the simplicity of the cards!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

very cute cards. Great job.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great! I love that first card, so sweet and rustic and the second is just fun and funky!

Kerys said...

WOW! Awesome cards! I love the CAS look! This new stamp set is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Amber S said...

That Christmas tree card is so adorable.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love this idea on stamping and the cutting the shapes. I will try this one myself. TFS

Chelsea said...

What a great new years card. It's so fun! And the tree is a really nicely done, simple and quick card. This set looks great.

Julie S. said...

Great ideas !! Awesome cards. TFS.

Kim H said...

great tree idea, love the distressing on the card. really like the embossing on silver and the hex bubbles. thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like the embossed words in the shapes.

sharon g said...

The embossed paper looks great!

Deirdre said...

Gorgeous creations Kim.

Queen B said...

OMG! I love the New Year card!! The hexagons as bubbles are brilliant!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...awesome project!!

Michelle McClure said...

You sure rocked the sentiment and pattern craze stamps. Love the CAS look.

Indy said...

Fantastic work! Love them!

Caryn S said...

Love how you used the sentiments on the tree in the first one, and hexagon bubbles - too clever!

HappyCrafter said...

These are both very snazzy! Very creative way to use your sentiment stamps, and I bet in real life the embossing really stands out.