I am currently on leave from the corporate job, which has given me lots of time to play with my papercrafting products – which I am enjoying so much. Really not sure how it going to be once I go back to work next week – eek.
But I thought I should revisit the Freshly Made Sketches Challenges stating off with the Freshly Made Sketches #417 would be a nice way to create & challenge myself.
Overstamping is where you layer stamped images to create the illusion of depth. You can mix different colours – no masking involved or even add embossed images. One of the great things about overstamping is it doesn’t matter if you didn’t ink up the stamp correctly or accidentally rocked the stamp , this is because you will overstamp some of these areas & it will all look intentional.
To finish it off I added more pinecones with pigment ink & embossed with Ranger™ Copper Tinsel Embossing Powder. You can see I again over stamped some areas where I had stamped before but it works for these types of images.
Using correlating stamps and dies is big right now and a must-technique for any stamper and allows for perfectly cut images. With just a few turns of a lever, you can make your cards look super professional.
Luckily Close To My Heart have a bunch of Dies called Thin Cuts that come packaged with matching stamps – there are also a couple of Thin Cuts that are stand alone – allowing you to stamp or decorate the die cut image any way you like!
What I love about Stamps with the matching Thin Cuts
It is that you can recreate the same images over and over again in different colours, papers, textures- you name it, just by purchasing stamps with coordinating dies, you basically have the equivalent of endless stickers! All you need is a Die Cutting machine like a Cuttlebug or a Bigshoot to name a few. Basically -Thin Cuts are an easy way to add shapes, titles, and sentiments to any project — no scissors required!
Some Cards using Stamps with the matching Thin Cuts
There are a bunch of amazing Thin Cuts with matching stamps in the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book and here are a few cards to show how easy it is to turn a perfectly cut image into an amazing card, plus a few ideas to get you started.
Ok just when you thought it could not get any better, than making it easy for you to cut out your images – Thin Cuts dies are on sale all month!
Have you had a chance to play with the Jack the Close To My Heart Paper Pack?
Well let me tell you it is a fab fun & a little bit manly.
You will love the Jack the Close To My Heart Paper Pack to scrapbook your camping trips & if you have a little wild child this paper pack if perfect.
Into Pocket Scrapbooking
If Traditional Scrapbooking is not your thing – Jack as with all Close To My Heart Paper Packs includes some cut apart Pocket Scrapbooking pages that you can cut up & create your pocket scrapbook layout in a flash.
Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!
Choose from any stamp set in the current idea book, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza! That is right there are several retired stamp sets that Close To My Heart are making available for this month only!
Plus for anyone who signs up as a New Consultant in July and submits $400 AUD in commissionable sales by 31 August 2017l, you will earn the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE!
But that is not all – Hostesses who host a gathering in July that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher can receive the Word Puzzle Bundle FREE!
What is this Word Puzzle Bundle I hear you ask?
The Word Puzzle Bundle is a set of 12 classic D-size stamp sets and is valued at $324 AUD
Now what are you waiting for – oh the link to get this great Stampaganza bargain!
And remember to get the right My Acrylix® Blocks sizes they need for your stamps and becsue you will be doing lots of stamping with your new stamps you might want to add some My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner to keep your new stamps clean.
Have fun choosing which stamps you are going to get – remember now it is the lowest price stamp you get FREE!