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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Shape Up

Hello again, sweet friends!  This release has been so much fun to design for…but the fun isn't over yet! Welcome back to DAY 5, and the final day of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps February Release Feature Blog Hops!
Today's feature is:
Today the DT is thrilled to share the new Shape Up stamp set with you.  This new 4"x4" stamp set coordinates with our Shape Dies but can be used alone, as well, to create backgrounds and patterns of all kinds.
  • The teardrop image measures approximately 1.3" x 1.5"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is $11

Here is my sample made with the Shape Up stamp set 
and matching Shape Dies:
Creative Nugget:  Rose Bud, Teal Zeal, and Cantaloupe Memento inks were randomly sponged onto pieces of Select White card stock.  The Delightfully Delicate Background was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink on one panel which was cut into three sections and mounted to a piece of True black card stock. Several chevron shapes were cut with the Shape Dies and stamped using the chevron image from the Shape Up stamp set. These were also mounted on the black panel.  Finally, a sponged strip was added at the bottom of the black panel.  Some seam binding was sponged with the same three colors and added along with a key charm I found in my stash of embellishments.  The sentiment from the Inspirational Word Art 1 stamp set was stamped once on a Spellbinders Circle Nestie and once on one of the sponged scraps.  Two words were cut from the sponged piece to highlight those words on the circle panel.  This was then attached to a True Black Scalloped Circle Nestie and popped onto the card.  This sample demonstrates how wonderfully the stamps sets in this release work together!

The DT has shared their gorgeous samples in the thumbnails below.  Stop by each of their blogs and comment for a chance to WIN one of (2) $20 gift codes to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store!

Don't miss these other opportunities to win:
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on Friday's release blog post
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all comments on full reveals in our SCS forum
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all participants in our release challenge hosted on the SNSS Blog 

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, February 14th.  The list of winners will be announced on our blog by Monday, February 17th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  I hope you've been inspired by our February Release Blog Hops!  Have a wonderful day!



Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Great background and use of color!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this stamp set!! So many possibilities! And I love your card, the colors are gorgeous!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wow...awesome design and colors on your card!!!

Birgit said...

Beautiful card! Love the background coloring technique you used.

craftymom205 said...

Love the colorful background

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Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love your unique design, Cathy-kind of looks like a kaleidoscope to me. So pretty!

Heather said...

Ooohhhh . . . I really like how you created the background papers. The colors are stunning together and give such a unique look.

Susie said...

Cathy, you are a master at the sponging technique. I'd love to have you give me a lesson. I've never felt confident using the sponging tool. Your cards are lovely - but... how could they not be, they come from a very creative heart.

Tish said...

I love your colors and the description of how you did this. You make it seem so easy and now I know this will be my next set of cards.
Thank you all again.

Scrappin' Diva said...

This is gorgeous! Love all the colors and the layering and the key charm!

Graciellie Design said...

Nice! From the background to every other detail, great job!

Sue D said...

Love how you made the background.

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Love, love, LOVE the bright, bold colors! And putting them against black really makes them pop. Thanks for sharing this, and for telling how you did it (I think that's just as important!).

Katie said...

This is beautiful, I love the colors! And the key charm is perfect with the sentiment. I love how you highlighted the words too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Cathy. Love the fabulous colors in the background and the mix of patterns... the little key charm is perfect.

merrymstamper said...

Intense colour!!! Love it Cathy!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Gorgeous background!