Welcome to Release Week at Stamp School! The last 3 days of each month, you will be treated to some beautiful creations by our Faculty here at Stamp School! Each month, we release 2 stamps per month. The first part of 2012 we will be releasing 4 colors of Poptone cardstock and matching inks until we stock all of their 24 colors. We also will be releasing 100% wool felt along with the cardstock each month.
Our Faculty will post their projects on their personal blogs (which we will link you to at the end of each post) and then during the month, they will post tips, tutorials, inspiration, ideas here on the Stamp School blog. If you want to be kept up to date on what is going on here at Stamp School, you can keep track of us a number of ways:
1) Our website and blog. You can subscribe to our blog feed, simply by clicking over on the Subscribe button to the left. You will then get a daily email of what is posted here on the site.
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OK, so now that you know how to keep up to date, let me show you what’s going on this month!
Today’s card is another example of making my own background/pattern paper. Last month, I confessed that this is not one of my strong points, but I’m getting a little better at it.
This time I used 2 images and 2 ink colors. The hard hat is stamped in a new color, Tangy Orange. I stamped it in full strength, and then stamped it again without inking it up. Hopefully, that gives a little depth to the card. I inked the hammer in another new color, Orange Fizz.
Next, I diecut a label from Sweet Tooth. I then took my ink blending tool, and inked around the edges with Orange Fizz and drew that color all the way across the cardstock so it’s a lighter orange color. Around the outermost edges, I used a little bit of Tangy Orange on my ink blending tool.
The sentiment is from our new set called “Men in My Life”. It is a follow up to last month’s “Women In My Life” and has a few sentiments for the inside of your cards as well as all of the names for the men.
I layered my diecut label on two smaller labels that I cut from Hot Fudge felt. I used 4 CandiDots in Gold Texture to finish out my card by tucking them behind the corners of my diecut.
Check out what the Design Team has done today!
Rochelle created a fun Father’s Day card with another cool image from the Dad’s Tools set, a vintage briefcase.
Vicki is showing off the golf cart image from the Dad’s Tools set, and created a scene any golfer would love!
Amber made an awesome card with the golf cart too! I love the little extra she added to her card.
Stamp School Cardstock – Orange Fizz, Tangy Orange, Sweet Tooth
Stamp school Inks – Orange Fizz, Tangy Orange
Stamp School Stamps – Dad’s Tools, Men in My Life