Hi Everyone! Welcome to Day One of the Papertrey Ink Countdown. I have two new sets, School Time and School Time Additions, releasing this month on the 15th. Things have been a little busy around here with a new little one and preparing my sneak peeks so if I leave something out, just ask. When I was creating these sets, I wanted them to be versatile so they would work well for scrapbooking and card making so there are many images within the sets that are perfect for both uses.
Stamp Set Details:
School Time consists of 15 stamps (4 image stamps, 4 sentiment stamps,
4 background stamps, one journaling card stamp, one rectangle border
stamp, and one circle border stamp) and will retail for $24.
School Time Additions consists of 40 stamps (21 number stamps, 18 word stamps, and a colon) and will retail for $15.
Okay, how about a first look at my new School Time stamp set.
It's hard to pick my favorite stamp in the set, but this alphabet background stamp has got to be one of my favorites. I love how easy it is to create an alphabet background. I stamped my background directly on my kraft card base and sponged the edges with brown ink. Then, I stamped the frame on vintage cream cardstock and cut it out. I rounded the corners and sponged the edges with brown ink. I added my sentiment and apple image. Then, I added my pure poppy and simply chartreuse layers. I stitched around the edge and adhered it to my card with foam adhesive. Last I added the cardstock circles and buttons to the bottom of my card.
Alphabet Background Stamp Tutorial
I thought I would do a little tutorial about how to use the alphabet background stamp because I designed it differently than most of the background stamps available through Papertrey Ink. This is what the stamped image looks like. See the dip in the letters about the G, J, and L.
To create the stamped alphabet background, stamp the image once. Then, ink the stamp up again and align it so the D and H fit in the dip above the G, J, and L.
Continue stamping your background up your paper by aligning the bottom letters in the dips of the previously stamped image.
Once you have stamped up your paper, it will create a diagonal image. Go back and stamp the image again by aligning the A beside the X and Z and vice versa for the oppposite side. When you are through, you will have a wonderful stamped alphabet background like the one on my card.
The other stamp designers have sneak peeks of their new sets as well so be sure to stop by and see what they've created: Nichole, Alli, Heather, and Dawn. Betsy also has some sneak peeks of the fun new set she helped Nichole design. I'll be back again tomorrow night with more sneak peeks at my new School Time stamp sets.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: School Time (Papertrey Ink - available July 15th)
Cardstock: kraft, vintage cream, pure poppy, simply chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: dark chocolate, pure poppy, true black (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: pure poppy buttons (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: sewing machine, sponge