Hello everyone! This is my first of two posts today. Are you ready for Day 2 of Sneak Peeks for the My Creative Time ~ July Release? How did you do on guessing the products we used yesterday??? Well, today you get another chance...good luck! ;)
I have 2 cards for you again today:
This is a 5x5 card. The kraft cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink. For those of you, like me, that may be fairly new to using background stamps . . . I have a couple of tips. First, ignore your OCD tendencies!! LOL
If that doesn't work and the OCD wins, then make sure you have a juicy ink pad. That will give you the best coverage for a smooth stamp. My ink pad was almost a goner. So I decided to make it a splotchy background 'on purpose'. LOL Basically, what I mean is that when I stamped it down, I didn't press very hard. That way it looks splotchy all over the card. I'm trying to look at it like a wispy, windy sky. But because I'm totally OCD, I'm not really sure I like it. :( The ink for the sky is Summer Sky ~ Memento Ink. And the ink for the sentiment is Coffee ~ Ranger Archival Ink.
All of the papers for the flowers are from my scraps. And the pretty ribbon is from my stash.
Now for card #2 . . . get ready to smile:
This is another 5x5 card and it's super simple, but so much fun I think. The cardstock for the card base is from Bazzill. All I did for this card is stamp the background stamp and add a bunch of fun Smiley Face stickers. :)
The ink for stamping the background is black ~ Ranger Archival Ink. And the ink for stamping "SMILE" is vermillion ~ Ranger Archival Ink. I pop dotted the one hexagon with SMILE in it.
These super cute Smiley Face stickers are from EK Success ~ Sticko. They are shiny and sparkly and were super hard to get a good picture of, so I hope you can see how cute they are.
If you are new to background stamps like me, just keep practicing and use a new and super juicy ink pad and you will get the hang of it in no time. :)
***** SNEAK PEEK GIVEAWAY TIME*****
Okay, this time around we are doing something DIFFERENT! Since you ALL have seen this release in it's entirety, we decided to play a FUN game! First of all, let us tell you what you will win. ONE LUCKY person will win ALL of this:
This is what the prize package includes:
- D-Ring 12" x 12" album - Black
- (500) 3" x 4" Journaling Cards
- (40) Bi-fold Journaling Cards
- (4) 4" x 6" First Page Cards
- (4) 3" x 4" First Page Cards
- (4) 4" x 6" Last Page Cards
- (4) 3" x 4" Last Page Cards
- (60) 4" x 6" Title Cards
- (60) 12" x 12" Photo Pocket Pages
- (12) 13" x 13" Project Life Dividers
- (14) White Divider Labels
We will ALSO have a 2nd prize winner who will win a $50 gift certificate to Emma's store!
We decided to make our giveaway a little easier for you. Instead of listing all of the MCT products that each designer used on their projects, try to find just one. If you can "spy" one old or new MCT product and tell us about it in the comments, you will be eligible to win one of these great prizes!
Emma will announce the winner during the Blog Hop on Wednesday, July 17th!
***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON Facebook, Instagram it #mycreativetime or even tweet about this release and let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here that you did so. OR just tag Emma in your post. GOOD LUCK! Let's start spreading the word my friends! ;)
Well my creative friends, that's it for me for Day 2 of Sneak Peeks. Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created. And come back a little later today for my 2nd post of the day.