Welcome back, it's Day 3 of the February Release! First, I am enjoying reading your enthusiast comments so much! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Today we have 2 new sets to sneak a peek at. These two go together like peanut butter and jelly, like milk and cookies, like peas and carrots...OK, I'll stop now, you get the point. :) So here are the details:Spring Post
- is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 26 stamps; 3 postage stamp images 15 sentiment builders, and 8 individual letters
- will be available for purchase February 1st for just $19
- is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
- contains 23 stamps; 1 postmarked image, 12 month circles, and 10 individual numbers
- will be available for purchase February 1st for just $10
You ready? For this first one, I wanted to create a feeling of early Spring. You know, when the chill is in the air, but the birds are returning and you can just feel the warmth creeping in around the edges?
Seriously in love with this set! There are really a ton of image building possibilities. I started by stamping the largest postage stamp image in Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink) and adding the "birthday" sentiment underneath it in red. The contrast of color here is striking in person.
Using one of the "HAPPY" sentiments in the set, I stamped it over the postage stamp also in red (Stampin' Up!). You'll find that many of the sentiments in the set also fit into at lest one of the postage stamps.
Now here's my favorite part...I used the postmarked stamp from Postmarked and stamped it over the right edge of the postage stamp using gray. I decided to create this card in honor of my grandma and so I chose her birth date to personalize it. I stamped the January circle and then added 24 for her birthday.
I stamped the postmarked image and date again and trimmed out the inner circle so I could add some dimension for the date. Two little buttons and some heavy inking around the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger) finish this off. I think this card took me 10 minutes to complete and that includes stopping to photograph along the way.
The images I chose for the postage stamps in Spring Post are symbolic of Spring to me and the set contains quite a bit of sentiments. You will find a few for general purposes, some combinations for Spring and Easter, and some for expressing your love. I look forward to creating sets for each of the seasons!
Since Valentine's day is literally right around the corner, I wanted to show you a perfect masculine design, not one heart to be found anywhere. GASP!
What do you think? Fun and classic...no? And thanks to these two sets, super easy! Let me break it down. I started by stamping the empty postage stamp image (Yes! there is and empty one) and adding the individual "O", "V", and "E" letters to the right.
Then I added the "L" inside of the postage stamp.
To finish the sentiment, I added "Always" underneath, leaving room on the left for the postmark image. All that was left was to personalize it.
I added the "February" ring and the date...done. Thanks to "Postmarked", any date could be used to fit any any occasion you might need.
I hope you are excited and ready to see more of these sets because the girls are ready to break it down for you:
We still have one more day of sneak peeks to show you before they go on sale, and I have a full reveal for you tomorrow. Which set from the release are you most excited about so far? Leave me a comment, letting me know by 11:59 pm Sunday, January 30th . I'll pick one random winner from the comments to receive Spring Post & Postmarked. Winners will be posted here, be sure to check to see if you've won. Thanks for joining us and hope to see you tomorrow!