Woohoo, it’s time for another round of Stamp by Mail. This round we’ll be focusing on the beautiful Peony Garden Suite, with it’s romantic and soft looks.
This Stamp by Mail is going to run a little different to previous rounds, due to catalogues releases changing times. This round is going for 3 months instead of the usual 4.
Stamp by Mail is a subscription-based program, where basically everything is done for you. I create 3 cards for each month for 3 months. I precut your cardstock, and select your products so that everything coordinates perfectly for you. All the guesswork is taken out.
Prized Peony Stamp Set
Peony Garden DSP – Cut to 6″ x 12″ to fit in my post bag
Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
Square Vellum Doilies
Elegant Faceted Gems
1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon
9 Card Projects over the 3 months (3 per month) – FREE
All Shipping and Postage Costs (Standard Post Bag with Tracking)
You will need a few of your own items:
Stazon Black Ink
Inkpads – Petal Pink, Rococo Rose, Gray Ganite, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow (if you want to add depth to your leaves)
You will also need a Versamark Inkpad, White Embossing Powder and Heat Tool
Adhesives & Dimensionals
Additional Sentiments if you like
Here’s how the rest of it works:
Stamps by Mail will run over 3 months to which you will subscribe to. Each Month you will receive Product and your Card Kit in the mail from me. Instructions are emailed out.
For example: In the first month, you may receive the Prized Peony Stamp Set and Die. The first month’s cards will use just the product you receive in the first mail out. As the months progress, you’ll have more product to play with and the cards become a little more involved. You’ll have oodles of left over embellishments and paper to continue creating your own cards.
$68.50 per Month for 3 Months
What if I already have some products?
If you already have some of the products, please feel free to choose another product to the same value.
When does it Start? Stamps by Mail will begin in June 2020. I will order supplies to come to me on the 10th of each month. I’ll ship them out as soon as I receive them. The first month may be late, as I’ll be ordering my own products on the 3rd June, I’ll madly design our first 3 cards, cut kits and get them out to you as soon as I can.
Sign me up! – Registration will end on the 10th June 2019 (Australia Only) – Come to the blog if you don’t see the paypal button.
Paula and I have been working on our next Monthly PDF Class, this card is one I made first, but I didn’t quite have all the feels for it to put it in our PDF. So, it didn’t make the cut.
Nothing wrong with it of course, but just not what I was after for our Class (it’ll be out on the 3rd June).
Pretty straight forward card, but somethings that might not be obvious – I sponged around the Gray Granite base with Whisper White Ink to lighten it up a little. And the white dots are from the In Good Taste Elements. They are wooden elements, but I’ve white embossed these for my card.
Colours are Rococo Rose, Gray Granite and White, plus Shimmery for the flowers.
Don’t forget that there’s just a few more days left until I close off the InColorClub and Paper Share I have running. I’ll also have details of the next Stamp by Mail up soon.
I have another Sneak Peek for you, this time with the Birds & Branches Bundle.
This new Bundle has a couple of cute 2 step stamping technique birds. Branches, Leaves, little flowers, some eggs for the nest. All with matching dies, and a couple of stand alone dies.
For this card, I stamped the images on Fluid Watercolour Paper and washed over the image with an Aquapainter, then added a second colour to give more depth. For example, the leaves were stamped in Old Olive, then Mossy Meadow ink added to it.
Blueberry Bushel is one of the outgoing InColors, it’s a pretty bold colour and sure makes a statement!
Tomorrow I’ll have details of the Paper Share with registration for it. I also have my InColor Club running, thanks to all those who have joined already.
Hey Everyone! I have a little Tasteful Touches Sneak Peek for you today. And… I wanted to use up the Crackle Paint card I had from filming the other day.
So I pretty much had to use Rococo Rose in my colour combo considering that’s what I used on my background. While I was filming, I mentioned that I thought the Ribbon Combo from my last card was Gray Granite. (turns out it wasn’t) but I had decided to use Gray Granite as my pair to Rococo Rose.
Now, I’m not the best at layering elements to get the right type of look, but I had a go! The Feathers, the Sprig, and the Sentiment are all from the new stamp set Tasteful Touches. The die cut is from it’s coordinating Die Set. I’ve also used leaf die from Tropical Dies which is on the retired list. I love the open-ness of this die, which does cluster nicely with other elements.
Now since my last card, the Crackle Paint Background Stamp has sold out. But you can try this technique with any background stamp. Here’s the video again, in case you missed it the first time.
And a graphic for your Colour Combo Board on Pinterest, for when you’re stuck on colour ideas.
That’s it for me today, but don’t forget that I have my a-MAY-zing double Gift With Purchase when you order Online and use the Host Code below. The spend amounts for your gifts are in the graphic. Gifts will be posted out in June.
Well, my eldest turned 19 today. I have a few man cards in my stash, but I was thinking they were too manly, not teenagery! So this morning before he got up, I whipped up a card. And because I was short on time, I CASEd myself, but used Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper instead.
First, here’s the card I cased from a couple of days ago.
And here’s my card today.
I was going to use the exact same layout, but the extra layers would have covered all the wagons on the DSP, what would be the point in that?
The Large Number Dies retired some time ago, somethings you just can’t part with. I’m just sad I never invested in the matching alphabet. I added a little ombre depth to the 19 using the Cajun Craze Blends.
The Happy Birthday from Label Me Bold (retiring) was a little boo boo but I think worked in well. When I stamped the first image I was going to use, it was a little too heavy due to a juicy inkpad, so I stamped it a second time and got this cool effect. So not really a boo boo, just me too lazy to get the inkpad sorted out.
So one boys’ card is done, now I have a 17th to make. I’ll try not to leave it to the last minute. I have a few days!
Crackle Paint Stamp is retiring, along with a few other background sets. The Breathtaking Bouquet and Handwritten sets are also retiring.
I love them for adding texture in the background! In this card I’ve embossed on Shimmer Card, then did a watercolour wash over the crackle.
Then I also did the same for the Rose and Leaves from To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. The sentiment comes from Label me Bold also retiring. And I can tell you now, this set will be one that stays in my collection and will be used often.
The Mossy Meadow twine is from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack which is also on the retiring list.
I might even create a video for you showing the background, as I tried a new way of doing it. I don’t normally have much luck with watercolour washes.
The Stampin’ Up! Varied Vases stamp set is retiring. Here’s a card I just made, plus a couple I made some time ago.
I’ve stamped the vases on Fluid Watercolour Paper with Black Stazon, then coloured them with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Inks. I then used the matching punch to create a mask so that I could stamp the flower images into to vases.
The flowers have been coloured with Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Gorgeous Grape. I’ve done a light wash with Pool Party between each vase.
Here’s a couple from the past, very bright colours!