Hello crafters! I hope you enjoyed the first card I shared as part of the Pretty Pink Posh design team earlier this week. Today, we have some fantastic news to share with you: Pretty Pink Posh is part of the Simon Says Stamp “Stamptember” celebrations and releasing an exclusive stamp and die set! Yes, you read right: there’s now a stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh with a matching die set.
STAMPtember® (stmp-tmbr) is defined by Simon Says Stamp in this way… an event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. However, it didn’t take long until we became a One Stop Shop. Now STAMPtember is so much more than stamps! This year you’ll also see a focus on many other exciting products like dies, inks, notecards and some special surprises. Our intention is to enhance your stamping experience! Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business, and we are celebrating by releasing exclusive products with many of the industry’s finest brands. Be sure to visit our Blog as the home base for the festivities! Trust me when I tell you that the excitement this year is over the TOP, and we are planning fun surprises to keep you on your toes all month long!
Now, being faaaaar away in Germany the set didn’t make it here in time to play with it for today’s announcement, but instead I though I’d delight you with a card featuring a few other Pretty Pink Posh products, both sequins and dies.
I knew that I wanted to use the Stitched Banner Duo die in a different way, so I die cut it partially, creating a flap right in the front panel of my card. If you are wondering how I did it: line up the top fold of your card with the border of your cutting plate. The rest just hangs off and since there is no pressure, the die only cuts where the card is sandwiched between the plates. I stamped the sentiment on the inside.
The cute image is from My Favorite Things and I used it because it’s just great to color. Especially for the hair and the folds in the dress, which I added in with different shades. I think I need to use my Copics more again, it was really so much fun to color up this image. In case you are wondering, these are the colors I used:
- Dress: Y06, Y15, Y17, Y38, YR16, YR27, BG18, BG13, BG11
- Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
- Hair: E29, E27, E15, E13, E53
- Dog: Y23, Y27, E37
By cutting some colored card stock I could create the colorful accents at the tail of the banner, which I glued to the card front, simply to add more contrast to the card. Since that wasn’t quite enough contrast for my taste, I glued down some sequins by Pretty Pink Posh (naturally) and added a few black dots around them. I never did black dots and I was surprised how well it worked. I also put some Glossy Accents on top of the dots to make them shine and give them dimension (can you tell I’m enjoying my fine tip applicator?).
Last but not least I added some twine to the card to balance out the design. I like to poke two holes in the card front and then (laboriously) fiddle twine through it a few times. I personally like it better than wrapping the twine around the entire width of the card.
I hope you enjoyed the project. Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team has put together for this occasion:
- Pretty Pink Posh blog
- Gayatri Murali
- Nichol Magouirk
- Nina- Marie Trapani
- Julia Altermann (that’s me!)
- Lisa Elton
- Amy Kolling
- Joni Nina Andaya
- Yuki Yoshioka
- Carissa Wiley
- Simon Says Stamp blog
And last but not least, I’m sending this card off to the following challenges: MarkerPop “Anything Goes”; Simon Says Stamp “Make It colorful” and Inkspirational “One Layer” (I’m not sure if my colorful tails for the my flap disqualify me, but I gotta try 🙂 ). And since I gave my Copics a workout, let’s try out for Time Out “Make Your Mark” as well.