Welcome to the Stamps of Life & Clearsnap Blog Hop! We're so excited to be hopping with our good friend Stephanie Barnard and her talented design team. We traded inks for stamps and wow, we love the crisp images from her amazing clear stamp line!! They work perfectly with the Stephanie Barnard ColorBox Dye Ink Pads!
And, it's not a Hop without a fabulous prize so here's what we're giving away:
An entire assortment of Stephanie Barnard ColorBox Ink Pads!!! Since this is a BIG Amazing Super Duper Awesome Prize, we're gonna ask you to do a couple things in order to enter to win. Here's how to enter:
- Comment here on this Blog Post and each blog in the Hop = 1 entry each blog comment
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I was thrilled to have the chance to work with the Stamps of Life sets this month. These clear stamps are easy to ink and stamp well every time I use them. Today, I am working with banners4all and flowers2build.
Generally, I like to add a lot of elements to my cards, but sometimes simplicity is the way to go. When you find stamps and inks that work well together, why not show them off?
I stamped the flower banners in Strawberry Ink on white cardstock. Using the Sizzix Pennant Dies, I cut the banners to fit, then cut a larger banner from red cardstock. The "wire" was stamped with Chocolate Ink and the banners were adhered on top with foam adhesives. The sentiment was stamped directly on the corner of the card in Strawberry Ink. Simple, but pretty.
Using more details than my prior card, I created a totally different look.
Using the Rollagraph Crackle Wheel I inked my card base with Banana then Artichoke Ink for a fun background effect. Using the stamps from the flowers2build stamp set and Artichoke Ink, I did an overstamp on 3 pieces of white cardstock. This effect creates a second stamped image in a lighter color.
I die cut all three images with Sizzix dies being sure each stamped image lined up with the next one. After inking the edges with Artichoke, I stacked the dies with foam adhesives. On the top layer, I added tiny flowers from this set that were stamped with Banana ink. The corresponding outline stamp was then stamped on top with Chocolate Ink. The flowers were cut out and adhered to the top layer.
The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock in Chocolate Ink, then matted with brown cardstock. Another small flower was added to the corner. Tiny pearls were added to the centers of the flowers.
Ink: Stephanie Barnard - Artichoke, Banana, Chocolate, Strawberry
Stamps: The Stamps of Life - banners4all; flowers2build
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