I'm so excited to be showing off the newest CSS release: medallions 1 and medallions 2 stamp sets.
I had the best time getting inky and artistic and created full pages of my own designer papers. I changed up the stamps on every sheet, but kept to a grey/beige, pink, and light blue color scheme to make sure that everything coordinated. My best tip for creating diy patterned paper? Stamp the bigger elements first, and then fill in with the smaller ones. And, if you're scared of stamping a random design, why don't you do what I did and evenly space out your medallions? I plotted out my patterns, and erased the pencil lines when I was done.
I've featured the patterns on this card - cut up my diy patterned papers and stitched them onto a raised panel. I also created a coordinating envelope liner.
I used more of my diy paper in this embroidery hoop. I grabbed a naked embroidery hoop that I had lying around, gave it a coat of blue paint and fitted the inside with my favorite medallion design. The sentiment is perfect, and from the CSS set "rag doll mia: banner." I also stamped and cut out a butterfly from the "au naturel" set, to coordinate with my card, which featured another image from that set.
When I set out to create the hoop, I didn't think I'd like it as much as I do - it's on display on my nightstand now, and makes me happy every time I see it.
I hope you like what I came up with! Click over to these designers to see more of what's being released today: