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Today is the release day for the July stamp sets, and Sweet Stamp Shop didn’t disappoint! They are wicked fun! Not only is each set adorable, but, they also mix and match together so well! I love that about Sweet Stamp Shop stamps, creating little scenes from different sets in their line. SO fun! (The above sneak peek is featured on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog and is from the “Royal Wish” set)
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I haven’t had a chance to play with the new “On Cherry Street Kit” yet as I just got mine in the mail, but some things I really love about it already
- Everything is made in the USA by small companies. Sweet Stamp Shop is a small business and they appreciate the support they get, so in return they support other small businesses, nice how that all works out huh?
- You don’t need to sign up for a monthly commitment, just purchase them as they inspire you.
Be sure to visit the Sweet Stamp Shop blog tomorrow to read about the story behind the On Cherry Street Kits, it is a sweet one.
But today RUN to the blog and see all the inspiration from the design team. I am in awe at the talent these girls have!! Blown away!!
Before you head out, I wanted to show you a few extra creations I made while playing with the new stamps
For this card I used the new set “Princess”. I loved adding the liquid applique to the clouds, and the clear wink of stella pen to Drops Background by Sweet Stamp Shop. This rainbow and sentiment are ADORABLE!
For this card I used “Enjoy Calligraphy”. This card is a tough one to photograph, since it is SO shiny. I was already playing with my twinkling H2O’s so I played with adding layers and layers and layers of the Solar Gold. I heat set in between. I used the Distress watercolor paper, since I was adding so much water and paint. I then splattered a little bit of the H2O’s as well. Stamping on the paint was a bit tricky, I found Archival Ink to work best. For the background of the card I used the Simon Says Stamp Falling Star Stencil and gold embossing paste. I double stamped the sentiment so I could pop up the banner that read “Dream it”.
I just love this cute little dragon! He is SO fun to color. I played with copics and stickles for this little guy. I mixed in the Monogram Alphabet to create a banner. I did a lot of fussy cutting to have those flames coming out of him, but it was SO worth it! I added stickles to pretty much everything, I love using colored stickles and here on the flames I used orange peel.
And last, but not least my favorite card. As soon as I saw the “Royal Wish” set I immediately thought sand castle. (shocker right?) I painted a quick test castle and asked the girls on the design team if they thought I could pull it off, they all agreed I could- so I worked hard at making a beachy scene with the stamp. For this card I only used Distress Ink pads (except for the sentiment which I used Versafine in Sepia and that is from “Enjoy Calligraphy”). Again I used the Distress Watercolor paper, I stamped the castle in Vintage Photo Distress Ink and used a waterbrush to pull the color from the stamped lines. Anywhere I wanted to shade I picked color up off the distress ink pad with my water brush and painted in the castle. For the sand, ocean, sun and sky I just painted directly from the Distress Ink Pad (colors are linked below) and onto the Distress Watercolor Paper. I let the colors bleed together and sometimes added water to make it happen even more. I dried it very well with my heat tool and then stamped the sentiment. To finish off the card I added some quickie glue pen and ultrafine crystal glitter. I like to do so in little dots, to try and show the sparkle of the sand. What do you think?