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. Now that we have released all 24 colors of Poptone cardstock, we will be introducing you to some other 100# cardstock we love! We will be carrying 100% Wool felt to match this cardstock, and will be helping you find inks that match.
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:
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OK, so now that you know how to keep up to date, let me show you what’s new this month!
Today’s card shows you two of our cardstocks for this month. Jelly Bean is the rich purple I chose for a cardbase. Then I cut a card front from Gold Coins. I cut that to 4 x 5 1/4. With my card front, I centered the Martha Stewart Punch All over punch and made a little border. I left enough room on the bottom for my stamped sentiment.
Once that was punched, I decided I wanted to make the Gold Coins paper not so plain, so I used some Memento Cantaloupe ink and inked up some bells from the Down the Aisle stamp set.
After I adhered the Gold Coins front to my base, I added 3 Prima crystals to the middle of my flowers.
The 3 colors we are introducing are from Bazzill Basics’ Candy Shoppe cardstock line. It’s a new line of 8 1/2 x 11 100# papers. It’s smooth, which allows us to stamp clean and crisp images on it, and it is very sturdy to use as card bases. We will be carrying these in packs of 25 like the Poptone packs we already carry. We will be carrying matching 100% wool felt, and we will suggest some matching inks from inks we all already use. Bazzill has not introduced any inks for their papers, so we will give you our best matches.
The colors we are introducing this month are Jelly Bean (the purple I used today) and we have found the best ink match is Memento Grape Jelly. I also have used the Distress Concord too and that works pretty well for a match.
The next color is Gold Coins. I love this rich yellow gold color. I have found Memento’s Dandelion is a perfect match. As you saw in today’s card…I used Memento’s Cantaloupe and I like that too. The Cantaloupe color is a bit more orange but it works great for making your own backgrounds.
Our last color this month is Jawbreaker. This color doesn’t photograph as well as the others because it is dark, but it is a very pretty green. It has some blue but not much, so I can’t call it teal green. It has some evergreen hints to it as well. You’ll just have to pick up a pack of paper and see how beautiful this paper really is.
Check out what the Design Team has done today!
Guest Designer Jocelyn Olson
Stamp School Inks – Black Licorice
Stamp School Stamps – Wedded Bliss, Down the Aisle