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Sounding Joy stamp set and Coordinating Dies
Create a charming and harmonious scene featuring this adorable quartet + snowman playing the triangle! A selection of snow covered street furnitures help to create the most festive and peaceful atmosphere.
To showcase all of the adorable images from this stamp set, I used the Cinematic Shadow Box die to set the scene. I really love the layers and depth that you can achieve with this die. I ink blended Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, and Cracked Pistachio on my back panel. I added a spritz of water and splash of white paint for the added dimension.
All of the characters were colored using Copics, and I simply scattered the images onto the four tabs of my shadow box! For the music notes, I glued them onto pieces of acetate before adhering them to the tabs for a floating effect.
Abstract Blossom Stencils 360°
An abstract floral design like this one provides endless possibilities! Perfect for any occasion, this stencil design is large enough for creating a 4 for 1 design with a 7 1/2” x 7 1/2” canvas. You’ll be mesmerized by the stunning overlays with just a few turns of the stencil.
In this example, I used a 7 1/2″ canvas and rotated the stencil at 30° intervals. To ink blend, I used Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose Distress Oxides. After just two turns, this gorgeous floral design appeared! The stencil is made from transparent mylar which allows easy visualization throughout the inking process.
The dimension that this stencil gives is incredible considering the very little time needed to complete the ink blending! I cut my canvas into quarters and added sentiments from Heartfelt Notes and Words From the Heart Chapter 2 to complete my cards.
For my next card, I rotated my stencil at 15° intervals, creating even more overlays for my patterns.
For this duo, I cut my large canvas into halves, and then further cut each half into four equal panels. I then adhered them onto a slimline back panels cut from Cotton Candy cardstock. The sentiments were from the So Blessed stamp set.
Flurry Snowflakes Stencils 360°
A flurry snowflakes background is definitely one of the most festive and versatile background you can create for holiday cards! This set comes with two 6” stencils which you can use separately or together. Spin these stencils at different angles to create your favourite snowflake wreath!
These completed snowflake wreaths measure approximately 4″ in diameter.
Candice created for us a circular greeting card. She used both stencils together and rotated both at 60° intervals.
She kept a traditional snowflakes color palette and added a darker color back panel for a nice contrast. She also scattered gems of different designs to complete her card.
For my two examples, I went for more non-traditional color palettes. I used a few pastel toned Distressed Oxide for ink blending. I also used the same angle of rotation as per Candice’s card. I used a circle die on my design, and then cut out a slightly larger circle on Vintage Beetle Cardstock to create a circular negative space.
For my last card, I went with a shaker design in which I simply used acetate as my shaker pocket. This time I chose Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar for ink blending. The stamped image in the middle is from Magical Christmas Sentiments.
I hope you enjoyed today’s showcases and inspirations. Leave a comment below before you go and let me know what you think! And be sure to come back tomorrow for more Product Previews and Giveaways!
Sharon for Penguin Palace