Wednesday, April 25, 2018

All Occasion Sentiments and Patriotic Blog Hop--Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Welcome to today's Blog Hop. This week we are showcasing three sets from our NEW April Release. Last week we concentrated on graduation and other congratulatory events using two of our new sets. This week we will concentrate on the remaining three sets -- All Occasion Sentiments SET 1 and SET 2 and Patriotic Sentiments. Combine these sentiments with images, sentiments or Scripture from our other sets and your options are limitless! Hop along with us...the link list is a bit further down in the post.

My design for today's hop features Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's All Occasion Sentiments SET 2...with a crisp, clean "Happy Father's Day" greeting!

The inside of the card also has a sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments SET 2, stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink:

Let me give you a quick run down on how the steps and supplies to create this design...

The base is kraft cardstock. I began by spattering and distressing the card stock layers with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks...just smear some oxide ink onto a Ranger Craft Mat, spritz with a bit of water from a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, then spatter onto the cardstock using a paintbrush. Colors used: Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, and Black Soot. I also ran the Vintage Photo and Black Soot ink pads along the edges of the cardstock for added distressing.

The gears are Spellbinder Die D-Lites "Gears" die cuts. They are inked up with the same oxide inks using a Ranger Mini Blending tool. After coloring the gears, I added a bit of metallic sheen with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso Wax. You can see the sheen in this photo:

I added spatters of the Iced Espresso wax to the background of the card as well.

TomBow Aqua Liquid Glue and Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips hold it all together. Flat and easy to mail for Father's Day!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations for this hop! 

Sharon Johnson (The Stamp Simply Blog)
Deb Saaranen (you are here)


Sue D said...

Love this design for a masculine card.

Deb said...

Love this vintage, rustic design, Deb!

Traci S. said...

This is a GREAT Father's Day card, Deb! O ohh, I could make it for my brother's birthday, too!

These stamps are fantastic! I think they thought of just about every different greeting ever! I'm off to check out the designs from the rest of the team! God Bless!

Traci S. said...

May I please CASE this card, Deb?

Deborah Saaranen said...

Thanks All...loving these new stamp Traci said, they pretty much cover all greetings! And yes, please do case this if you would like Traci!

Annette Reed said...

I just got a set of Tim Holtz gear dies for Christmas. Hope you don't mind if I scraplift this. It looks great!