It's Day 3 of of our December 2014 Release Week! If you are just joining us, don't forget to check out Day 1 and Day 2 to see lots more inspiration featuring the new products we will be releasing on December 5, 2014.
Today's cards all feature the Unconditionally stamp set. This set is full of a lot of great sentiments that are perfect for spreading a little love, whether friend-to-friend or with your significant other. And I gotta tell you, this is another one that I had a hard time putting down! I just love the fonts in this as much as I love the sentiments themselves.
This is my favorite card of the release. This could be a "love" card, but I think that sentiment just screams gratitude. Like you are so grateful, that your heart could burst! Know what I mean?
I started with a watercolor panel and added a little watercolored "splash" in the center using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Maramalade. Once that dried a used the tiny little heart included in Unconditionally and stamped a few in Memories Black ink.
I stamped the sentiment using the same ink onto watercolor paper as well and adhered it with foam tape. To finish off the focal panel, I added a few arrows using the previously released Cupid's Arrow Die and a wood veneer heart. I wasn't digging the natural wood look for this card, so I just colored it with a black Copic Marker and then covered it with a little Glossy Accents.
For the rest of the card, I layered a few neutral patterned papers together with the focal panel and added a mini clothes pin to "hold" them together. (Yeah, they are adhered together with adhesive too) I colored the top of the clothespin with a black Copic marker as well so it would match. Finally, I adhered the grouping to a Dove Grey card base using foam tape.
Along with the sentiments, there is also a great little solid frame image included in this set. All of the sentiments will fit inside of it either horizontally or vertically, but I wanted to show you how you can use it beyond that.
I really like the pattern this created by stamping the frame repeatedly to cover my background. I alternated between stamping it vertically and horizontally using Silver Lining, Bloomsberry, and Sweet Nectar ink on White cardstock.
To add my sentiment, I die cut a rectangle using the smallest rectangle from the previously released Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles Die and stamped the sentiment in Memories Black Ink. I cut another rectangle from Black cardstock and layered it behind the white one, offsetting it just a bit. I added a little bit of gray denim weight thread underneath for a little interest.
I cut the top panel a little short and added some gray striped washi tape to the bottom of my white card base before adhering with foam tape.
My last card for today is very graphic and something I've been meaning to try for some time now. And, since this is mainly a sentiment set, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try it. I'm very happy with how it turned out!
I started by die cutting the triangles using the Quilt Cuts 2 Die from Dove Grey, Cashmere, gold foil and aqua cardstock. This die cuts the larger triangles you see surrounding the heart. So I just cut a handful in half directly down the center to get the smaller triangles and then arranged them in a heart pattern.
I filled in the background with a few extra random larger triangles to help ground the heart and keep it from looking like it was floating. For the sentiment, I stamped the "you me" sentiment in black, stamped the separate ampersand and heat embossed it in gold and adhered it with foam tape to the center of the heart.
Very easy design, and I think the font looks as great with the modern edgy look as it does with the more eclectic and collage style of the first card. What do you think?
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That's if for today...you know what time it is...
It's time for another giveaway! Would you like to win the Unconditionally Stamp Set, the Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles Die and the Quilt Cuts 2 Die ? Just leave a comment below by 10:00 a.m. EST on 12/04/14 to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Releaser Winners page by noon.
Good Luck! We are half way through Release Week, so be sure to come by again tomorrow for more release inspiration and a chand to win it all!