Change can be difficult, but sometimes change brings new opportunities. After 6 fun years creating vintage inspired stamps, we are moving on to some new projects with Pink Persimmon. We'll no longer be producing clear stamps and will be offering you some great discounts on all of the inventory currently in stock.
For the next few weeks, you'll have a chance to get our stamps at 30% off. We'll continue to offer even deeper discounts until we have cleaned out the warehouse! Discounts will be automatically applied at checkout (no coupons needed). 30% off is only applied to the STAMPS in our store.
We'll keep you all posted on the new projects. We love working with crafters and plan to stay connected to all of you in a new and fun way. : )
So spread the word! This is a great opportunity to add to your stamp collection and once they are gone, well, you know...
So here's the scoop, we have some stamp sets that are packaged with our old logo and packaging style, (Did you notice that our logo changed last year?) and we can't sell these stamps to our wholesale distributor. Keeping two sets of inventory is driving us crazy! So crazy that we decided to give YOU the WHOLESALE price! Some of the sets are really limited in quantity (others have more than enough - yes, predicting inventory and sales is a tricky business). But my inexperience is your gain! : )
Click on the SALE link on the home page to see all the stamp sets on sale. Some are available in very limited quantities, so shop soon! Have fun! Sale ends on Sunday Feb. 23rd at midnight.
Kristii Lockart used the Sewing Notions and the Classic Pattern stamp sets to make this pretty card. While it doesn't specifically say "Valentine's", I think it would make a very elegant card for a special friend, especially one who loves sewing.
See instructions below for the step by step on how to make this card. Lots of fun heat embossing on this one!
Cut a 4 x 5 1/4 white card base and stamp the Pattern for Succes stamp in the bottom right hand corner using black ink.
Stamp the Card Pattern Stamp with Versamark Ink onto vellum paper and then stamp the pin image in the lower right hand corner. Cut the strip out. Layer the vellum strip onto a pink strip that has already been attached to the card base.
Die cut a circle out of gold cardstock and Stamp the Lily Cotton Sewing Stamp with black ink.
Stamp the banner with the measuring tape stamp in Versamark Ink and emboss with pink embossing powder.
Stamp the scissors onto white cardstock and cut out. Stamp the button onto vellum and cut out.
Punch a border for the bottom edge of the card.
Create a computer generated sentiment and die cut with a tag die.
Embellish with a bow, stiched rub ons, and a pearl accent.
Kristii loves working with our new Sassy Girl stamp set. She is perfect for all occasion cards and come with 3 different sentiments. You might have your own "sassy" sentiment that you might want to include... just sayin' this girl is open to all kinds of attitude.
Kristii is a master with her Copic markers. Here are the markers that she used to color in our beautiful girl: R81, R83, R85, Y17, Y32, E11, E33, E50, 100, 0
Not familiar with Copic Markers? These are alcohol based dye ink markers that allow for beautiful blending of colors and allow the artist to incorporate shading and highlighting for a realistic look. Lots of tutorials online and a quick google search of Copic Marker Tutorial will give you lots of options.
If you look closely, Kristii did a base color on our Sassy Girl's dress and then added shading in with a slightly darker pink color along the edge and anywhere that a fold might occur. Same process with the skin shading. Because of the alcohol in these markers, the blending of the two colors makes a smooth color transition.
One thing to remember when using Copics is the type of ink that you will use to stamp your image (the black or brown outline). Tsukineko Memento or Brilliance Ink, Ranger Distress Inks, A Muse Dye, or Stewart Superior Palette Noire all are brands of ink that work well with Copic Markers. Be sure to allow the image to dry completely before starting the coloring process.
Highly recommend that you do a few tutorials and get a little base knowledge of how Copics work before purchasing (they are a bit pricey). But I promise you'll absolutely love coloring once you learn how!
Cherry Nelson made this adorable little paper doll from the Mini Lottie stamp set and turned it into a valentine.
I love how Mini's arms are attached to a large heart and then also holding a smaller heart. So cute!
I can see a whole year of Mini's celebrating each holiday! Add an easter bonnet and make her body out of an easter egg? What would you add for the 4th of July? The possibilities are fun to think about.
Here are some fun samples that their team created, but there are tons more to inspire you! Special thanks to Jean and her amazing design team! This one used the Style Girl and Sweetheart Silk Stamps for a fun vintage card:
Created by Roni
Another fun sample is an adorable match book made with the Sweetheart Silk Stamp on different vintage images, almost like trading cards! You can see the full project at her blog: Black Hole Art Studio
Created by Barbara Rankin
Take a look at the Altered Pages blog and visit the other team members in the blog hop. The giveaway is open until Sunday, so don't delay!
New Pink Persimmon stamp release coming up tomorrow (Friday!). Yippee!