Tuesday, May 14, 2013

glitter and thanks.

welcome to another day of Clear and Simple Stamps inspiration!


Awhile back, CSS hosted a "spread the love campaign" and today, I'm using the Limited Edition: Spread the Love stamp set (not for sale) that was a bonus set for those who purchased from their swag bag gift.  The stamp says "thanks for the love" with a little jar attached to it.

glittery thanks

The only problem: I wanted to use the jar.... by itself.  It's just so cute!

So true story: a little stamp surgery never hurt anyone.  By cutting the jar away from the sentiment, I suddenly had many more options for my card design.  Do you do that with your stamps?  I'm pretty sure most of my "happy birthday" sentiments are cut in half - I like side-by-side as well as stackable stamping options, hee.

glittery thanks

To create my patterned paper, I stamped the jar repeatedly into rows, and then stamped the distressed linen background over-top.  Just for fun, I colored in one jar's heart and glittered it up with diamond stickles.

glittery thanks

I gave the sentiment flag a bit of a wave by placing a foam square under the "t" for "thanks" and a glue dot at the other end.  I think it's a fun way to make sure that the banner keeps the shape that I want it to have.

I hope you like it!  If you'd like to see a different take on the same card, download the CSS app today!


6 comments:

  1. Love the blue of the jars and that distressed background, the surgery was definitely worth it!

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  2. This is beautiful!! Love it!

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  3. Oh, I love that little jar and how you used it, Elena! I want this stamp set!

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  4. I do that to my stamps too! At first I was mortified to do it! lol!

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  5. Sweet card Elena! I've been too afraid to do surgery on my stamps, so far. But, I have the stamp set you used for this card and now that I see what you've done...I think surgery is in the near future. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. I *really* love the linen background stamped over the entire thing - genius idea! But I'm sorry, no - I just can't cut apart my stamps! I just mask and/or selectively ink instead - my OCD won't allow anything else!!

    I so need to ink up this little stamp though - it is so cute but I had zero ideas for it! You might have just fired something off though! :-)

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