Sassy Silhouettes in the City

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Our fun Sassy Silhouettes are back in two new, fabulous Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Sets. We’re having so much fun with these new sets on various colorful backgrounds where they are enjoying all sorts of your favorite activities. Our first set is Sassy City, and the girls are playing all around the city.

Fran made a special video to showcase these two sets and show how easy card making can be when you can just stamp a dark silhouette over a splash of color and make something dynamic and interesting! Pair them with our Big Words Happy or Big Words Thanks sets or our Greetings Galore to create cards for absolutely any occasion. Check out the video, then the products are below. Then visit our Design Team blog posts and comment for your chance to win some stamps! We’ll give away two of each set!

 

SSC1279 Sassy City Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1279 Sassy City Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1280 Sassy Travel Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1280 Sassy Travel Perfectly Clear Stamps

 

Sassy City by Fran Seiford

 

Our Design Team also played along here! Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win. U.S. Mailing Addresses only and our Official Rules are always here.

 

Jamie Martin

Alison Heikkila

 

Circle Time

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We have two beautiful new stamps, released in April, that have a fun circular design. This gives them a very unique look and lends to some beautiful creations. One of them, the Tree Circle, is a gorgeous silhouette. The other, the Wisteria Circle, offers an opportunity to color beautiful, lush flowers in purples, blues, pinks or hues of your choice. Both will remind you of a beautiful, relaxing Spring or Summer day outdoors.

W201 Tree Circle
W201 Tree Circle
W202 Wisteria Circle
W202 Wisteria Circle

Our team shared some fabulous art they created for our April catalog and some other wonderful creations last week. We know you will just love these projects. We wonder if you’d like to win one? We’ll choose three winners at random from comments on the blogs below to win your choice of the Tree Circle or the Wisteria Circle. U.S. mailing addresses only, and Official Rules are always HERE.

Monday

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Sue Drees

Wednesday

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

 

Friday

Lea Fritts

Alison Heikkila

Louise Healy

Kathi Rerek

 

The April Catalog is HERE!

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Hooray! Our new April Catalog is all finished! Want to peek at it? Take a look! This convenient flippy book lets you see all our newest images plus you can download it as a pdf to your computer, or you can print it out at home! (or just parts of it!). This can be a great reference if you’re working on a card, and you’d like to use one from our catalog as a sample.

 

Stampendous April 2018 Catalog

Of course on March 30 all of our newest products will be online for our retail customers (they’re already live now for wholesale customers), products like our adorable Sassy City set. You’ll see lots more samples of the Sassy sets in May blog posts, but here are a couple of cards that will pique your interest. They’re so easy and fun with just a splash of inks in the background and our great Sassy Silhouettes doing their thing in front.

SSC1280 Sassy Travel by Fran Seiford
SSC1280 Sassy Travel by Fran Seiford

 

SSC1279 Sassy City and SSC1282 Big Words Happy by Fran Seiford
SSC1279 Sassy City and SSC1282 Big Words Happy by Fran Seiford

 

Let’s have a look at some sneak peeks from our Design Team and guest blogger, Sue Drees.

Lea Fritts

Janelle Stollfus

Sue Drees

 

These great new stamps are just getting started! Next week we’ll look at the last of our Spring selection from the January catalog, then we’ll dive in to this new collection. We hope you’ll visit us often to see what’s new!

 

Product Focus – Sacred Christmas Stamps

Every now and then (and not as often as I should) I like to open up our blog statistics and see how many folks are looking at our blog and what they’re looking for. This week several folks searched our blog for Nativity stamps, so I thought we’d post some terrific samples with some of our best sacred stamps in case you still need help with Christmas card ideas.

Design Team member Jennifer Dove made this fantastic card using our CRV186 Cling Sacred Silhouette (also available wood mounted, like all our cling stamps, as V186). If you click on these links you’ll be taken to the product page on our website for the products. Below each product are little pictures of sample cards. Double click those small pictures and they’ll get big. Then, click to enlarge to really see the detail. You can also drag or copy them to your desktop to save them for ideas. Cool, huh?  Here’s Jenn’s card. It’s a really easy one because she uses Class A’Peel Stickers to make it look fancy.

Sacred Silhouette by Jennifer Dove

Design Team Member Cyndi Bundy made this terrific card with CRP137 Cling Manger Scene (or in wood P137).  She also made a simple card look fancy with these Class A’Peel Stickers. She added the Precious Bundle Greeting, inking only part of it with a VersaMark pad, and embossing the whole thing in the new Shabby White Embossing Enamel.

Manger Scene by Cyndi Bundy

I have always loved this fantastic large Wisemen stamp of ours, and every year I breathe a huge sigh of relief when it makes the cut for another year. Our in-house Sample Artist, Debi Hammons, used our new Aged Embossing Enamels on this beautiful piece. She inked the stamp with VersaMark and stamped it. Then she sprinkled Aged Copper on the leftmost king, to remove the powder she tipped the card away from the other two wet kings and tapped off the excess copper. Then sprinkle the center king with Aged Gold, tip away from the remaining wet king and let the powder fall across the copper one. Sprinkle the remaining king and the star with Aged Silver and tap off the excess. Heat and WOW! Don’t they look regal? Adding our new L251 Seek Him (or CRL251 Cling Seek Him) greeting in Aged Gold was just the finishing touch! And that fancy looking background?? She sprayed Kraft card stock with instant coffee mixed very strong with water in our spray bottle! While the paper is wet, sprinkle a few extra coffee grounds on it to create a variety in intensity. Do all your backgrounds and let them dry before embossing.

Wisemen by Debi Hammons

You’ll notice this year that silhouette styles are in. They make creating a large number of cards so easy because there’s no coloring necessary. Here DT member Lynn Mercurio used the Manger Scene and Precious Bundle to create her CAS card for our challenge earlier this year.

Manger Scene by Lynn Mercurio

DT member Wendy Jordan used the Manger Scene and Precious Bundle to created this sample embossed in Aged Black on Burlap. What an interesting texture!

Manger Scene by Wendy Jordan

If you’re new to stamping, or just want something simple, we created this sample for a demonstration at Michael’s Stores. It features our Traveling Far stamp and Blue Magic embossing powder.

Traveling Far by Laura Weed

Design Team Member Wendy Price created this beautiful take on the gifts the Wisemen brought the baby Jesus. Wendy embossed our Dream Text with VersaMark ink and Clear Embossing Powder on her paper. then she stamped our fantastic Three Gifts stamp over the top. The embossing powder resists the new ink, when you wipe it with a tissue the words show through in the paper color. Simple but fantastic.

Bottled Dreams by Wendy Price

Hopefully, this gives you some great ideas for using Stampendous products to create your cards celebrating Jesus’ birth. Here’s a link to all the Inspirational themed stamps on our website where you can find many more stamps which will work well for Christmas and year-round cards. Please let us know if we can help you find something specific by emailing us at stamp@stampendous.com.