Gina is sharing two more sneak peeks of the new January release stamp sets on HER BLOG. Today's peeks are of my new set, Stamp It Big, and Melanie Muenchinger's new set, Stately Flowers 6. I love that I am peeking with my friend Melanie because she helped me so much with this set. It has been awhile since I released a set (before clear was available and before Gina has been cutting her own rubber). Melanie held my hand while I was learning to navigate the software and offered tons of wonderful advice for the set. Thanks sweet friend. xo
My card today features Stamp It Big. To see a sample of Stately Flowers 6, check out Melanie's blog. These sets also work very well together and I will be showing a sample of them together soon!
I am so excited to add this stamp set to my collection of Gina K stamps. I have been wanting larger sentiments because I thought that was one thing that we don't have enough of... but I also wanted to create a stamp set that had MORE to offer. Stamp It Big is a set that will work well with every other stamp set you own AND on it's own. There are several large focal words and smaller accent words/phrases that combine to form tons of card sentiments. The patterns and icons make perfect backgrounds, focal images, and can be used to "Stamp Kiss" the larger words. There is even a scalloped border stamp :)
And, there is a coordinating Silhouette file that will be available through Gina K Designs that contains outlines for the larger words and all of the smaller shapes as well as a large speech bubble and a thought bubble to add tons more options for using this set. Don't have a Silhouette? Not a problem--the set words well on its own and with punches you may already own.
For my peek--I used the set without using the Silhouette file:
Pure luxury white cardstock using Memento Bahama Blue ink. (Note: The sentiment that comes in the set actually says "Friends"...and this is to make the set more versatile. With one or two small cuts, the "s" is easily removed to stamp the word "Friend" and then replaced to make "Friends". You can also simply not ink the "s" but I prefer the previous method to ensure that no residual ink remains on the stamp and could end up on the card.) I punched some small hearts with an old SU! punch I had lying around and then stamped checkerboard pattern on them using Memento tuxedo black ink before adding them to the card. I popped up one to give it some dimension.
I used the stripe pattern block and stamped it repeatedly (totally simple to line up with clear stamps!) along the bottom of the card to create that border and then added some of the new Cherry gingham ribbon (available at Gina K Designs on Thursday night!) and a button from Tickled Pink Assortment of Buttons (also part of the new release!)
This graphic card was simple to make and the possibilities are endless for the combinations of patterns and sentiments. You will see lots more ideas in the coming weeks. LOTS!
All of the new stamps being peeked this week will become available in the What's New section of Gina K Designs on Thursday evening and there will be more sets peeked tomorrow on Gina's blog. Please join us for an illustrators hop on Thursday morning at 8 am CST (9 am EST) to see all the new sets in action and then for the Release Party on Stamp TV on Thursday night from 7-9 pm CST (8-10 pm EST).
Hope you like my new set! Thanks for stopping by!