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Paper Smooches is showing off their CHA release during the entire month of January. 37 designers (including me!) are participating along with the Paper Smooches Design Team, so there will be a ton of projects to inspire you this month. Paper Smooches is known for their fun and whimsical hand-drawn stamps. They decided that it was time to broaden their product line to include DIES and wood mount stamps! I have a project to share using NEW Paper Smooches Product that releases on February 1, 2013 on their website along with many retail stores around the globe. You will find a new blog link (or two) to follow every day in January at the PS Blog.
Paper Smooches is giving away $500 worth of product! Hidden on FIVE of the participating blogs is a prize package worth $100 each. The prize includes a variety of stamp sets, wood mounts and dies. Comment on as many blogs as you can to increase your chances to be one of the five winners. Deadline to comment is January 30th, winners will be announced on the PS Blog on January 31st.
Today I'm introducing Design Motifs, a clear stamp set with many, many geometric shapes! How fun it will be to put together your own pattern with these stamps. My first card features the large chevron image, stamped repeatedly in rows of magenta, orange and red onto watercolor paper. I sprayed some water on the top edge of the image and let the colors drip together, and then finished with some white splatters and a sentiment from Word Up. The embellishments are simple: some black floss and a few coordinating colors.
I've got another card too, featuring the long stamp contained of many rectangle boxes in different shapes. Some simple gold embossing onto a custom background paper, along with the same sentiment and tied with May Arts Burlap String. This set, Design Motifs, was entirely way to fun to work with and there are about a million pattern combinations swirling in my head-waiting to make their way onto paper...
*I used the residual ink left on my baby wipe after cleaning up my mess on the first card to make the background on the second. Just pressed the wipe onto a clean sheet of watercolor paper!*
I enjoyed making my own background paper for these two cards...thanks to Moxie Fab World's 75 Creative Card Challenges Week: Make your Own Background Paper Challenge for the inspiration!
I'm so honored to be among this amazing line-up of designers to help Kim and Paper Smooches introduce their fabulous new product. Thank you!