Clean & Simple Stamping

I saw this sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping and knew it would be perfect with July’s SOTM, Circus Alphabet!

July SOTM: Circus Alphabet

I made this simple 4×4 card using White Daisy Cardstock and Laughing Lola B&T. I stamped the letters from the Circus Alphabet in Archival Black Exclusive Ink™ for the sentiment and used the new ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers {that will be released in the 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations Idea Book on August 1, 2014} to color in the letters. I added a bow of Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment and a few Clear Sparkles to finish the card. I wasn’t anticipating using the sparkles, but I had smudged my inky finger on the White Daisy Cardstock so I had to cover up my oops!

Remember the Circus Alphabet is only available the month of July!! With a purchase of $50 this stamp set if yours for only $5! Or you can purchase it at it’s full retail value of $17.95!

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been getting shipments of new product from the soon to be released 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations Idea Book. I can’t wait any longer to share some of the fun new stamps, paper, etc!!

CTMH: Cuddly Salutations

I love making 3×3 cards!! They are perfect to throw in a gift basket, punch a hole in the corner and attach to a gift bag, or just to send out as a regular card!! I started by using the Dot Embossing Folder on White Daisy Cardstock. I love the fun, HOSTESS EXCLUSIVE, Cuddly Salutations Stamp Set* that this adorable Dachshund comes on. I stamped the image in Archival Black Exclusive Ink™ and colored it using the new ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers*. I added a circular layer of Seaside B&T* and then added the sentiment from the same stamp set using the same ink.

I ventured way outside my comfort zone on this card, and trimmed apart a couple of the stamped images on the Cuddly Salutations Stamp Set. The dot-dot-dot was attached to another image, but I wanted to be able to use it freely without having to mask the stamped image each time I used it. So I snipped it apart. That’s the great thing about polymer stamp sets….{if you are very careful} you can snip the images apart making them more versatile.

This stamp was perfect for the CASology Cue Card Challenge.

{ * = New product available August 1, 2014}