I masked the pumpkin and stamped the twisting grass behind them to give it depth and make the scene complete. I mounted these Black Onyx and Sweet Mango CS and added a ribbon treatment using both black gingham and stitched ribbon held together with an orange Basic Grey brad. TIP: When you use a stamped image that is round, a round embellishment somewhere else on your project like a brad or button is a perfect choice!
After stamping the greeting I embossed the little wavy border to add dimension and draw your eye to the sentiment. Pumpkins are colored with Copics from light to dark: Honey, Orange and Lipstick Orange, stems are Pea Green and Moss. Shadow underneath is W-3.
I have one more card to share with this set today, because she gave us this fabulous any time of year whimsical tree silhouette. I inked it up with Memento Rich Cocoa, Cataloupe, Pear Tart, and Potters Clay markers and stamped it onto white. Isn't that a great look? I die cut it with a Rectangle Nestability and then sponged a little wild honey ink around the edges before removing the die.
I layered it onto Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Ivory (embossed with Leafy Branch) Sweet Corn, embossed with Herringbone, and finally Fresh Asparagus and Grass Green. I kept if free of any prints and just focused on colors and textures. Last I added a little orange button sun and a couple more to the bottom over the green stitched ribbon for balance. Ahh, I just love fall, and I love this set!
Next we have Tami Mayberry's So Groovy. In the 80's, nothing said I love you quite like a mix tape! So after coloring her cassette player (the heart is a separate stamp in the set that I stamepd in Vivid Brick over each of the speakers) and added the sentiment, and pairing it with this perfect cassette patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend pack, I had to craft my own tape out of paper!
Start with a Black Onyx rectangle, and punch the top corners with a corner rounder. Punch a 1/2 inch circle on the side and use a Cropodile or circle punch to punch some small holes at the bottom. Cut out a rectangle for the middle with a craft knife and put a layer of acetate behind it for the clear window (I have one here but it's a little hard to see in the pic.) To make the little spool gear spinny thing (also my words!) I punched a flower out of white paper and then put the outside of what I'd punched (not the punched flower) behind the 1/2" round window so you only see the little white parts, too cool! you could just add little strips of white to poke out, spacing them evenly.... Last add a strip of white with "Mix Tape" in your own writing! Pop it up for dimsnion. Mount it on Black Onyx and Red Hot CS and this card is sure to bring back some memories!
FINALLY LOOK at this gorgeous pile of rubber that I cut out myself...NOT! If you haven't already heard, that perfect trimming you see will now done FOR YOU on all our new releases from this day forward, courtesy of Gina K Designs! It makes for a fantastic close trim and sets that are "peel and stick", ready to get inked up as soon as your Gina K orders arrive! How's that for some a-ma-zing added value to the quality rubber stamps you already love? Yippeee!!!!
For more samples with tonight's new stamp sets, please visit these participating designer's blog links:
- Theresa*Illustrator of Fanciful Fall*
- Tami*Illustrator of So Groovy*
- Melanie (you are here, thanks for visiting!)
- Tera *our CenterStage Spotlight Designer*
The entire team would like to cordially invite each of you to our release party this Thursday night, September 30. We'll have contest questions, challenges, chatter, and lots of samples with the new stamp sets to share during the party. Please make plans to join us from 7-10 central on StampTV!