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Happy Monday Crafty Friends! And happy release week! Yep, it’s release week here at Inspired by Stamping and we are so excited to bring you inspirations on Mon, Thurs and Fri. All new product will be in the store and available for purchase on Friday, March 14th. It’s going to be a great week here at Inspired by Stamping!

Today, our talented designers Nicole, Leah and myself are here sharing one of our new stamp sets, Sweet Pea! It is the start of a new Flower of the Month series! Each release we will be releasing a new flower of the month stamp set. These sets will contain one extra large stamp and then a smaller stamp that will fit perfectly inside our Garden Seed Packets stamp set.

Please note that the new stamp set links will not work until Friday March 14th when they become available at our store.

Before we begin, let’s announce the winner of last week’s blog candy! This winner is Re Gina! Gina, please email us your address & details at customerservice@inspiredbystamping.com We will get these goodies in the mail ASAP. Thanks everyone for joining us and spreading the news about Inspired by Stamping!

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Today’s grand prize is our new Flower of the month: Sweet Pea stamp set! Just comment here on our blog or on our Facebook page to be entered to win! Deadline is March 16th at 11:59PM AEST.

Nicole is amazing at coloring this beautiful sweet pea flower! Check out her video below as she shows you how to create this amazing card!

Inspired by Stamping, Nicole Picaduar, Sweet Pea stamp set, video tutorial, thank you card

 

Happy Monday! I know, we all have Monday blues. But, Nicole is here to the rescue! Do you see the ! card above? Something looks news or different? You guessed right! This card features a HOT stamp set that is coming out next week along with amazing products by IBS. This is called Sweet Peas Stamp Set and is filled with these wonderful image and different sentiments. There is also a smaller version that is perfect for gift tags or smaller cards to fit your needs.

Inspired by Stamping, Nicole Picaduar, Sweet Pea stamp set, video tutorial, thank you card

 

For today’s card, I used some distress markers. I wanted to create a soft look using some pink and purple colors. You can color along the outline and blend it using a watercolor brush or an aqua paint brush.

One more tip – If you want to pop out an image, give it some shadow. I took a marker to go around the bottom area of the image and blended it to give a subtle shading. I think this really makes a different. Make sure to keep this technique in mind when creating projects!

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What do you think about this sentiment? I love the elegant look of the sentiment with two different font styles. I simply embossed the stamp set using some white embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed the card! Make sure to watch the video below to see the process in action. Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

Nicole

Next up is Leah sharing a beautiful project featuring this new stamp set! You will just love how she stamped her image onto a fabric bag! Here is Leah sharing her projects today!
“Hello fellow crafters! Leah here and I am so excited to be sharing peeks with you for the newest release for Inspired By Stamping. This is a gorgeous release full of meaningful sentiments and gorgeous florals. We are showcasing Mother’s Day projects and mine is the gift I will be giving to my mom. I created a gift ensemble of a card, a draw sting bag and a mini tag book.
Inspired by Stamping. Leah Cornelius, Mother's Day Card, Sweet Pea Stamp Set, Mother's Day Bouquet Stamp Set, Tags, Fabric Bag
I wanted everything to coordinate so I kept the same color scheme throughout each piece. I chose to work mainly with the beautiful Sweet Peas set, but some peeks of the Mother’s Day Bouquet set are in there too 🙂
Inspired by Stamping. Leah Cornelius, Mother's Day Card, Sweet Pea Stamp Set, Mother's Day Bouquet Stamp Set, Tags, Fabric Bag
I went with watercoloring as my main feature for coloring these lovely flowers. For my card I stamped my image in Versafine Onyx Black in and watercolored using my Tombow markers and a water brush. I also pulled out Vintage Banners to house my sentiment which comes from the new Mother’s Day Bouquet set. My pattern paper comes from Spring Lilacs and a bit from Vintage Floral.
Inspired by Stamping. Leah Cornelius, Mother's Day Card, Sweet Pea Stamp Set, Mother's Day Bouquet Stamp Set, Tags, Fabric Bag
I was pretty excited to try out stamping on a fabric bag and watercoloring. I stamped my image using Memento Luxe ink in Espresso Truffle, heat setting it and then watercoloring my image using Inktense pencils. I applied my color by using a water brush and picking up color directly from the tip of  my pencil and then coloring the fabric. While the fabric is wet you have time to add or take away color by blotting with a cloth, but once it is dry it is permanent. Once I was happy with the color I heat set it. I also wanted a little something to go in the bag, so I made this little tag mini book using the smaller scale image of the sweet peas, this time colored with Copics.
Inspired by Stamping. Leah Cornelius, Mother's Day Card, Sweet Pea Stamp Set, Mother's Day Bouquet Stamp Set, Tags, Fabric Bag
Inside the little tag book are various quotes from the new Mother’s Day Bouquet set as well as Everyday Greetings, which is also being released in just a few days. I hope you enjoyed my gift ensemble! Have a wonderful, creative day!
**~ Leah ~**
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Next up is me! I couldn’t wait to get stamping with the new sets this month! As you can see above with a few sneak peeks that there are a few more sets to introduce later this week and a lot more coloring to do too!

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Coloring these flowers has been so much fun the last few days. The designers have done an amazing job coloring them too! It is definitely time to get out our copic or spectrum noir markers this week! I found myself while coloring thinking about all the color combinations that you could use with these three flowers!

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After coloring, I cut out the flowers using a couple of Spellbinder dies. I then distressed the edges and popped them up on dimensionals.

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For the sentiment, I fussy cut the Vintage Banners stamp set and also used a sentiment from the New Mother’s Day Bouquet stamp set that will be featured on Thurs & Friday. I then added some ribbon, a bow and a few pearls to add some extra glam to my card.

We hope that you are as excited about the new sets as we are and have enjoyed today’s inspirations! Don’t forget to leave a comment this week for a chance to win this great stamp set!

IBS-Joanna-Munster

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Paper: Spring Lilacs Paper Pad

Stamp Sets: Vintage Banners, Flower of the Month: Sweet Pea (release date March 14th), Mother’s Day Bouquet (release day March 14th)

Ribbon: Off White Ribbon

Misc: Pearls

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