Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Clear and Simple Stamps Release in Review: shapes + backgrounds

We're re-visiting all of the CSS goodies released last month, showing them off again and hoping to inspire you!

The little tag hints at what's inside the glassine bag: a card set created with the "sunburst" stamp, a sentiment made up of one stamp (from "sweet sentiments" - I've done the unthinkable and cut away the "you" from the "you deserve a treat" sentiment... yikes!  but I love how it looks and I know I'll get even more use out of it like this) and another from "favor flags" (I adore that the "for" in this set matches the font of the "you" in the other set - talk about easy mixing and matching!)


I used the alpha duo set (love that it comes with a solid & an outline alphabet!) to spell out a-m-a-z-i-n-g.  I then cut a strip of masking paper (I didn't want the mask to be perfect - I wanted some space between the letters and the sunburst to give it a vintage poster vibe) and stamped the sunburst over-top.  The card base was covered in water-marked stars (from the "playroom" set.)  

To complete my scrappy set of cards, I did a little color mixing and matching:

 Hope you like what you see!  The other designers have stuff to show off as well :)


  1. gorgeous, Elena!! I LOVE how you cut the "you" out with that flourish! What a great idea!

  2. These are beautiful!! I love starburst pattern and how there is a different pop of color on each card. Love the card set!

  3. really pretty....lovely colors!

  4. These are SO pretty - love them!!

  5. Fabulous card set, Elena! I love how you used the sunbursts!

  6. Fabulous! Love your use of the sunburst image with the masked sentiment.

  7. You amaze me. These are so pretty. Love the color combos and the burst once again is so cool set in one corner. The embellies are a fab touch. I could stay here all day!

  8. These are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Elena! I just love that sunburst stamp! What gray ink did you use it's fabulous! I've been trying to find a good one but haven't been successful lately. Thanks for sharing this! :)

    1. you are so sweet! I used hero arts' "wet cement" - it's the perfect grey/beige color. Jennifer McGuire just used it on her blog this past week, I think. It's fantastic!