I have been so busy lately: stamping, cleaning, trying to decorate, and have no shopping started. Yikes! But, I’m back (shortly) to tell you about MFT new released stamp sets. There are 3 total to tell you about.
First, let’s start with Icing on the Cake set. I think this is my favorite set. I have so many ideas for this, but not enough hours.
My little guy, Ethan, turns 4 in January. I’m guilty of not making cards for the ones I love. I always seem to forget with all the party planning. So, this year, I’m ahead of the game by a month and made him a personal creation by his Mommy. It’s bright, fun, and wild just like Ethan. I’ll definitely stash it away and save it for him.
The next new release stamp set is called Rain or Shine. This set has quite a variety of sentiments to cover many occassions.
Just a little retro and wild. I love any stamp set with dogs. I added Crystal Effects to the puddle and it turned out really cool. The wavy patterned paper to the left has a White CS bordering with Paper-piercing and faux-stitching. Added May Arts ribbon to the left side for balance.
Wanted to use some SU! DSP on one of the cards, and here’s what I came up with. If you have never used clear stamps before….here’s a tip — with sentiments, you can bend them to whatever style & design you are trying to create. I bent the sentiment to go with the shape of my CS. Added some May Arts ribbon and a Red rhinestone brad for some finishing touches.
The last new release is called Baby It’s Cold Outside. I have so many ideas for this set as well. It is very fun to work with. (See prior posts for more samples with this set).
The pic just doesn’t do this snowglobe justice. It is a wow! item that I created for my daughter who collects snowglobes. I added silver thread fringing to the bottoms of the scarf. Added lines to her legs to coordinate with her scarf. Liquid Applique for the snow covered ground with a touch of dazzling diamonds to match the glitter within the snowglobe (when you shake it).
Okay, here’s what I did to the inside image. I wanted the appearance of falling snow. I took a sheet of Acetate, used my Sizzix snowflake assortment (4 different snowflakes), and punched the snowflake images into the Acetate….for some reason, due to the fine details of the snowflakes, my machine wouldn’t cut them out, so it turned out sorta embossing the outline image in the Acetate. I covered the snowflakes with Crystal Stickles and attached the Acetate sheet over the main stamped image. When I put it in the snowglobe, because of the water and the space inside for inserting, it magnified everything. It is sooo coooool. I bought the snowglobe at Target for somewhere around $7.99 which isn’t bad for a cute little gift.
I have looked high and low for a “build a snowman kit”. I saw it online, but decided to look at some of my local stores. Can’t find it. What I want to do is — buy one of those Stampendous clear large paint cans, fill it with the items for building a snowman (faux pipe, buttons, coal eyes, faux carrot nose, etc), stamp this image and decorate the clear paint can. How cute of an idea, but I can’t find these items locally. I will have to order online. This would be the perfect gift for a little girl.