Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New Stamp Release!

Good morning Friends,

Well, today is another stamp release from A Creative Journey with Melissa! I am just so excited for her. I made two projects using her stamp set, Petals for You. I made a card for Valentine's Day using the print and cut method on the Silhouette Cameo. I stamped the flower and leaves and scanned them into my computer. I then traced them with the Cameo using the Silhouette Studio Deluxe software and made svg's. I cut out the flowers, embossed and colored with Pan Pastels. I used some Stickles and brushed it around the middle petals and then I accessorized with pearls. Papers were from DCWV.

For my next project, I made a two-page layout of my daughter, Jenny. She is now 28, so this was a fun one to make! I decided all white background and then add color. I very much like this look as it is clean and sharp. I used my Cameo to do the print and cut for the flowers as in the card above; I also cut out the letters and numbers on the Cameo using Lavenderia Font.

For the flowers, I softened the paper fibers until I could mold them the way I wanted to. Around the edges of the photo mats, I used distress ink to give it a dimmensional look to the project. I used Stickles on the edges of the flowers. And, of course, I had to use some bling.

The rhinestones swirls were in my rhinestone drawer (I tend to collect anything that shines as I love adding these elements to my designs). Scrunch your flower as much as possible and destroy the paper's fibers. You can then mold it however you want to.

The 12x12 white embossed papers were from CTMH from years ago.....does anyone remember them? Around the edges of the 12x12 I used a ribbon tape. Both layouts were "Jenny" approved and I am thrilled at how they turned out.

Please go to A Creative Journey with Melissa and order your stamps today!