It's the first Monday of the New Year AND the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for the Stamp Review Crew. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators focused on sharing a ton of ideas focusing on a single stamp set. This week we're featuring Sweet Stack. You have likely come from Bronwyn Eastley on your way hrough this amazing hop. If you get lost, simply click on the banner for a list of participants and get back on track.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record (they're coming back, you know! But now they're called ViNYL), I love stamp sets that coordinate with punches or Big Shot dies. But you know what I love more? When the Big Shot dies they coordinate with are on sale at a 30% discount! While supplies last you can get the Swirly Scribbles at $18.90. They're normally $27.00! So this is perfect timing to grab a set of these babies. Scribble on! AND the sentiment is from a new Occasions set called Sending Thoughts. It will be available starting January 4, 2017.
Step by Step Tips:
- I die cut the side bar from Wild Wasabi card stock and glued it in place on a 4"x5 1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock using White Multipurpose Glue. Then I trimmed off the edges even with the card front.
- Cut two vine swirls from Wild Wasabi card stock. Glue one of them to the upper right corner of the card face.
- I die cut the Flirty Flamingo Stitched Oval and mounted an oval with the sentiment printed on Blushing Bride card stock in Basic Black Archival Ink.
- Glue the sentiment component over the vine swirl on the upper right corner.
- Glue the second vine swirl over the lower portion of the sentiment component.
- Here comes the FUN part. There are four different swirls in the Swirly Birds stamp set. Pick the largest three. Start with the lightest color and the most solid stamp image. Ink it up. I used Sweet Sugarplum. Stamp it off and then stamp it again on Whisper White card stock. Ink up the next stamp with Sweet Sugarplum, and stamp it directly over the first image. It's like magic. Gorgeous! Finally stamp the smallest of the three images in Melon Mambo and stamp over the previous two images. YUM! This is so much fun! Experiment with different color combinations. The finished project looks nothing like what you expect. It looks better!
- Fussy cut out the flower. Add three Dimensionals and place on the finished card face. Simple!
Next stop on the hop is Heidi Baks where she'll wow you with her beautiful design skills.