Good morning, crafters!
March is a special month for us as it's completely dedicated to crafting and creativity. To celebrate the occasion my Design Team (along with some special guests!) and I are holding a celebratory blog hop today! I don't know about you but I love any excuse to throw a party -- err, blog hop so I hope you're excited for today's festivities. There's tons of fun inspiration in store for you using a new stamp set that I'm releasing today: Make Something Beautiful. Make sure to continue reading to find out where to get yours and how to enter for a chance to win one!
For my project I wanted to create something bright and colorful that also incorporated a new technique. I got my inspiration from one of my crafty crushes, Yana Smakula. She's always creating cards with funky backgrounds so I decided to try my hand at recreating the effect. Instead of coloring in the images from the Make Something Beautiful set, I added color with ink. For the hot glue gun, I used a large circle image from Abstract Florals as the base. For the rest of the images, I simply flipped over the stamp and inked up that part that is normally stuck to the acrylic block.
I used a variety of inks from Simon Says Stamp for the bases and I stamped all the outlines over top with a crisp black ink. For my sentiment, I white heat-embossed it onto some black cardstock and trimmed around it to create a bubble. I popped it up in the center and adhered some clear sequins around it to add some sparkle. Overall, I love the colors of this card and the playfulness of the design.
Here's a peek at the full Make Something Beautiful set. I've had this set designed for a while but never had the perfect opportunity to release it. I think today is the perfect day, don't you think?! This set features a few different art supplies and greetings that are perfect for cards for your crafty friends! You can pick yours up in my shop today or if you're feeling lucky...
By hopping along and leaving comments along the way you'll be entered in to win this new set! Everyone will be creating projects using this set so by the time you click through you'll have loads of inspiration on how to use it. The winner will be chosen on Friday, April 7th.