Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s July 2017 Release! We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 3 new stamp sets and 2 new coordinating die cuts to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!
Today the DT is focusing on the brand new Happy Stamp & Die Set. I LOVE THIS SET!!!! It has every sentiment you’re going to need to pair with happy – birthday, wedding, anniversary, and even holidays like Fourth of July!!! And I am loving these word dies! There are so many fun techniques you can use with these new stamp and die sets. Here’s a look at my two cards using these brand new products!!!
For my first card I combined the brand new Happy Stamp and Die Set with the older Polka Dots Stamp Set. Like I said above, you can combine the word Happy with so many other sentiments included in the stamp set, and the one I chose to use on this card was Birthday.
One of my favorite technique to use with word die cuts is to build and layer them up to create a faux chipboard look. For the balloons I used the solid dots, both the large and small, with purple, pink and yellow dye inks. To create the highlights, I used a white gel pen and for the strings, a black Micron pen. Also, I wanted to add a soft glow of color in the background. For that I used Cracked Pistacchio Distress Ink.
For my second card I actually used both the “Happy” Stamp & Die together. By stamping the happy first and then overlaying a colored die cut, slightly offset I ended up with a fun shadow effect. I used a gray dye ink for the stamping and a mixture of pastel colored card stock for the die cuts.
I also stamped the “Do What Makes You” Sentiment on flag banner and layered up the cardstocks for more interest and dimension on this CAS Card. Here’s a close up photo of the shadow effect I achieved with layering the stamp and die.
To Celebrate this release, Inspired by Stamping is giving away a $25 gift card to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Inspired by Stamping blog by Sunday July 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Monday July 17th.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Your first stop is Joanna’s Blog! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers who are participating today: