Hey there crafty peeps! Today marks the day of the newest released stamps coming from the amazing Nicole Rixon over at the Sweet Stamp Shop. And I am feeling so lucky to be apart of it all!
ETA: When you hop over to the Sweet Stamp Shop and place an order, be sure to mention my name in the order comments. At the end of the week, the designer with the most orders wins a crafty prize! But this is not all about me people... If I win, YOU win! Mention me in their order comments and then leave me a comment HERE, and I will put you in the running for winning a crafty package from little ol' me! We have until friday to win together! So get shopping!
I whipped up a few things to celebrate the day:
I Copic coloured and fussy cut my little shop houses which are from a few different sets being released today:
Even though these are from different sets, they all work so well together, don't you think?! This is one of the things I love about Sweet Stamp Shop stamp sets. Versatility!
And, I have a lot of stamps in my arsenal and there are so many big sets with these little bits and bobs that I never use. But not Nicole's designs.... I love the sizes of these sets. They are smaller but every bit is usable, and everything packs a big design punch, ya know?! That's just pure genius in my mind!
I wanted my houses to be dimensional but not all the same height and since my foam dots seem to lack in 'height variety' I decided to layer this Meat Market with just a few pieces of card stock. It made it dimensional but not as tall as the other shops.
When drawing my outline I used my T-ruler and a white gel pen from CutCardStock.com. This Uniball Signo white pen writes like a dream! I will NEVER go back to the other gel pen I was using. I was always so mad at that thing. Shaking it and banging it on my desk like a wild chimpanzee!
This lets the ink out nice and smoooooth like. But one thing to consider when you are doing this, remember to wipe off your ruler after each pass. Otherwise when you move your ruler around it will smear smear smear the ink like bad mascara after a good cry.
Ok, so here is my final card! Lots of fun shop houses to colour. Or as they say here in Singpore 'shop-shops'. Not to be confused with just regular shops ;) I loved colouring these little babies, so I opted for a black card base to help make that colour pop.
And just one more little project to share. I coloured and fussy cut a lot of the little images in these sets to create a set of 6 cards. I created a circle mask with my Spellbinder die cuts. I laid a few of the images inside the mask to be sure of the spacing. And actually I thought this one was too small so I went one size bigger.
After securing the mask, I inked up my card bases with Distress Inks. I opted for 2 similar colours for each card. I wanted to give the colour more dimension and coverage. These cards measure 4.5 x 4.25.
So then after that, it was just a matter of colouring and cutting my little images and popping them up on the card base. This one features a sentiment from an older set: Just the Basics.
Here's just a few single shots of certain cards. I used some coloured pencils for some, but I do wish I would have just stuck with Copics for all of them. In fact, now that I realise that's what I did, I am so confused about my reasoning! Why did I decide to do that? Hmm... Just doesn't look as nice with that bold background, right? I added some Wink of Stella to this too, but you can't see it :(
I think this guy is my favourite. Every time I hear Bon Appetit, I say it 'bon appe-teezer' with a nice funny accent. And I have no idea why. This guy seems like he says it that way too...Maybe it's the moustache?
And here are all the cards together! Fun ya?
Ok... so what do you think of the new release? Have you checked them all out? Which one is your favourite? I would love to hear! Be sure to check out the Sweet Stamp Shop blog and all the other DT members creations. There is a boat-load of inspiration out there and cute stamps to be used! As well as the Sweet Stamp Shop for all your stamp needs. And I tell ya, after today's release, I think that need is huge!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy shopping = Happy crafting!