Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sweets...Reveal Day 2

Hello stamping friends! I'm back to help announce the second group of sweet sets arriving in the Sweet Stamp Shop.  The design team (and guest designers) have prepared some delicious morsels to tempt your sweet tooth...and your stamping muse!
View Finder, Gears Backdrop, Warm Notes, Let's Chat
I'm happy to share a few little projects I created using the Gears Backdrop.  It was fun incorporating the Valentine theme/Date Theme...
What a fun little collage.  It all started with the red backdrop...Then I decided I wanted to incorporate some handcut gears.  After that, I just put a fun collage together, popped it up onto the red layer, stitched and poof...  There it was!  
I added the gears stamping to the hand drawn heart too.  The little red fan shape is actually half of a candy/cupcake wrapper glitzed up with some stickles!  
I added some little silver pearls to mimic the circles punched in the watercolor paper.  

And for another fun card created with this fabulous Gears set, I'm sharing this little collage:  
Now actually, this is a combination of two sets.  Nesting and Gears.  I stamped the gears onto craft cardstock using Ranger clear resist ink.  I stamped the frame only (framed sentiment in the nesting set) and incorporated some of the nesting doll faces into the "frames".  I really like incorporating paper and graph paper and it works so well with the gears set, don't you think?!
Handwriting the little "smile" sentiment just finished the card off.  I really like to have my sentiments on the front of my cards.  
Staples are a great touch on a card with graph paper!  LOL

And yes...Yet one more card.  This time I'm using some old, some new...Gears Backdrop, God Bless America ($7.95) and the really cute die set called Snapshot Fun ($5.95)!  What fun!

I stamped the gears background with colorbox chalk ink then stamped the sentiment and heart using Versafine Onyx ink.  After coloring the heart with Copic markers, I attached the Polaroid diecut onto the gears.  

 A closer peek at the card base and you'll notice that I repeatedly stamped the "Thank you for protecting our freedom!" sentiment using Ranger distress ink.  The twine, bling and clothespin were the final touches in assembling this "on the fly" card. 
This card is on on the way to the military base near my home.  I had thought about sending it to OWH but because of the paper clip and the "bumpy" nature of this card, I felt a hand delivery was more appropriate. 
I hope you are inspired by my creations and hope you'll stop back again.  Before you do, head over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to get more sweet temptations from designers like me.  

PS...Leave a comment, I'd love to find out what you think of the newest sets!  Return tomorrow, because all EIGHT sets will in the Sweet Stamp Shop... Now accpeting PAYPAL!!!  YAHOO!


  1. Very cute cards! I love all the new stamps!!

  2. Great cards! I especially like the one with all the faces!

  3. wow oh wow!!!! those gears are just amazing!! and that card where you combined the nesting images with the gears...GENIUS!!!!!!! i was wondering where those faces were from! i'm blown away by your talent! :)

  4. Love the layers on all of the cards!

  5. Very cute. I like the dolls SO much.

  6. Such fabulous and unique use of the stamps! Love all your cards!

  7. Very nice the gears as a background stamp. I esp. like your 2nd card with all the multicultural faces.

  8. Fabulous!!!! I love those gears!

  9. I love the graph paper. Such a cool look.

  10. Great variety of cards using the gears.

  11. All of your projects this week are so inspiring! Its been fun to play along with such a fabulous group of talented ladies!

  12. Great cards! You are so creative!

  13. I really like the "smiles" card. I would never have thought to use "gears" to make a card like that, but it really works.

  14. You use these stamp sets so creatively! Great ideas and finished projects.