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Hi! Hope you’ve all had a lovely Easter. We spent it at church and with our family and I didn’t eat a lot of chocolate as was too busy cooking!
During the Easter weekend, Tonic Studios launched their Delicate Detail stamp sets over on Hochanda and they were really well received. This is the first of two posts showing some of my samples for the launch to give you an idea of what you can create with them.
First up is a box – a simple pizza box with some basic layers and very simply gold embossed with the beautiful henna stamp.
The tag is using the set of 4 clear sentiments that come with the whole range. At present the sets are only available from Hochanda as one complete set but they will in time, be available separately.
This second project uses one of my favourite styles- the ‘off the page’ with acetate structure behind and lots of fussy cutting from the stamp I’ve photographed alongside.
You can see more of the detail here- the leaves are simply coloured with alcohol markers. It’s hard to see, but the base card is actually purple.
This card was hard to photograph with the lighter colours. Its one of the gorgeous Vintage stamps white embossed and coloured with Distress inks. Simple, but grouped a little differently to give a contemporary look.
This last one is using the henna circle again- but done in a very easy project. We had to prepare some easy demos for Paula Pascual so she could do demonstrations in super quick time.
I’ve loved creating with this stamp set collection and hope you’ll enjoy using them too!
Enjoy the rest of your Easter break and I’ll be back with the second part of projects using this set
Welcome back to the last set of projects before the August release later today.
I’ve created two altogether simpler designs, proving that these designs speak for themselves so well with little adornment.
Firstly, ‘Be Lucky’
Just love this set, with its wonderfully affirming sentiments. These little guys are enjoying themselves just hanging out on rainbows. I guess if I was perched on one, I’d probably be very happy too!
and, oh, that unicorn!!
Next, one of the most cute sets this release; ‘Peekaboo’
This is created principally as a baby congrats set, but I can see scope for sending to friends too. I have a very good friend who is uncannily like me in her tastes. I reckon this card would be perfect to send to her. I think I might add more clothes to the little guys or she might think I was really odd! (I know she thinks that already!)
I love the way you can use them so simply and they still pack a punch!
Hope you’ve enjoyed all of these teasers. Do pop over to see Stephanie and the rest of the girls over on the blog. It’s been wonderful having Rubeena & Jen this month- do pop over and see them too!
I’d love to know which has been your favourite set so far!
See you soon
I’ve really enjoyed going to visit the girls’ blogs to see what they’ve done with the sets! The Clearly Besotted August sets are all released tomorrow, but whilst you’re waiting, here’s a couple more projects to whet your appetite!
Bird Bath is a mini A7 set, and those birds are characters! Looking at the sentiments which are quite wide-ranging, the birthday one set me thinking.
When its your Birthday, you sometimes got ‘birthday bumps’. Obviously the birds might find that problematic, but not so a swift dunking.
That cheeky chap grabbed the birds feet and plopped him into the nearest bath.
The others were just watching and tweeting ‘Happy Bird-day’ to give full effect!
This next one is using the ‘Good To Be Bad’.
Obviously I’m not condoning being bad ;-), and these girls are just having a fun selfie.
If you look carefully, you’ll see a 3D selfie stick coming out of the card.
One of my daughters wondered why exactly the girl in the middle wasn’t actually holding the selfie stick. Pfft. Details!
I explained that she had a new device called a ‘waist belt selfie stick’.
I know, she didn’t believe it either!
See you tomorrow
Hey! How are you?
Welcome back to some more teasers. I’m just doing one set today, the beautiful English Rose set.
I’ve used it as it’s intended with the second two projects, but for this first one, I’ve heat embossed the middle image of the 3-step image and simply added some colour using Zig Clean Color Markers.
The sentiment is from the really useful ‘Message Me’. It gives a different vibe to the set- much more subtle and gentle.
Second up is how they’re supposed to be stamped.
Well, ahem.. possibly. I haven’t lined them up perfectly but thankfully they’re designed to be a little forgiving!
Yes, and purple? I really don’t like purple, so what possessed me to stamp in purple I do not know. It might’ve had something to do with the fact that it was the only colour combo I had that looked ok!!
Isn’t it a beautiful set?! I’ve just added a few little splashes of colour and left it alone.
Next up, same colour combo and using them as a filler rather than the main focus.
I love that Hello shaker die– it’s so useful, even when you’re not using it as a shaker. Apologies about the photos- the light wasn’t playing ball and with the kids all off, my time to fix it has been really limited!
Hoping you can get a good idea of the set, with or without dodgy pictures!
Do pop back tomorrow for more teasers, but before that, please visit the blog and see what the other girls have created!
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Release Day is here! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the Teaser projects. I’m back with a couple more cards today.
Firstly, a flowery card using the Forgive Me set. This A7 set is very useful for all sorts of techniques (kissing, no line colouring using a solid base, overstamping with a pattern etc etc). I’ve stamped a base colour here and added details using Prismacolors and a little watercolour.
I’ve also used the supremely versatile Shaker Shapes Square Word die-Hello but as a word die. Ir really makes a great central focus. These flowers aren’t enormous and are a lovely size for clustering.
My next project is using the ‘Eureka’ set. So many options; from congratulating someone who’s been clever, to a man card to a science nerd too!
I wanted to make a scene whilst still keeping most of the card uncluttered and when the Clearly Besotted Window die came through the post, I knew I’d found the perfect element.
I simply added an acetate layer behind the window frame and then added the little guy first and then the tree and ‘grass’ behind it.
I think it makes a cute scene and will be perfect for at least one of my teens come results day in August!
Have you found your favourite? I think mine is..well, that would be telling!
Please continue to check out the blogs (links on the Clearly Besotted Stamps blog) to see what Stephanie and the rest of the girls have been busy crafting!
See you soon, and thanks for keeping me company over the past few days!