Thursday, June 6, 2013

Inspired By Stamping - Sneak Peeks of Big Congrats and Summer Postcards

Welcome to the party!  The Inspired By Stamping new release party, that is.  :-) For the next several days, each of the design team members will be sharing with you projects we've made with the new June sets.

Today, we are featuring Big Congrats and Summer Postcards.  (These links will work beginning on June 10th, when the new items will be in the store.)

Using Summer Postcards, a set of 15 small images, I decided to make some pretty magnets for my refrigerator.  I love the postage stamp frame around these pretty flowers.


I stamped each image on a die cut and then colored with alcohol-based markers.  I used a sealer after coloring (very important, and you'll see why in a moment), then topped each die-cut with crackle glaze.  After they were dry, I added a magnet to the back of each, and voila!  Fancy magnets.

By the way, Summer Postcards coordinates beautifully with Vintage Postcards (one of my fave sets!).



This is what happens if you do not use a sealer over the colored image before applying crackle glaze.  You get a fuzzy image, and it warps the cardstock.


See the difference?  Still love it, though, and haven't tossed that wrinkly one.  It will make an appearance on a card sometime!


Another new set coming your way is Big Congrats, a set of 6 sentiments.  I love the versatility of it, with the big font for "Congratulations", and smaller sentiments you can add on to customize.  I made a couple of New Home themed cards.


Aren't these keys sweet?  I stamped two, trimmed, and threaded some twine through the holes.  They remind me of the vintage keys I have for the interior doors in my house, which was built circa 1922.



Stuff to know:  

  • FREE shipping on all orders over $25 will be available 48 hours only, from June 10th at 7 p.m. - June 12th 7 p.m. Brisbane time (this converts to 5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time).  Just enter "June Release" during checkout for free shipping.  
  • Save 15% when you buy all 6 stamp sets 
  • Blog candy!  Check Joanna's blog every day from June 6th - June 10th for chances to win.
  • IBS offers FREE cut files on their website!  Click on a stamp set and you'll see the Download button.
There's lots of inspiration from the rest of our DT, too:

Joanna
Colleen - you are here!

See you tomorrow!

29 comments:

~amy~ said...

gorgeous work...you're always so very inspiring!

loulou said...

Love that cracked glass technique - absolutely stunning results

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww! These are gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and love love love those flowers!!!

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Colleen!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome job! Love the tiny hanging frames!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely magnets!! And such beautiful cards!!

Tina said...

Love the magnets. And, of course, the cards are amazing as always.

Annette Allen said...

wow Colleen you are amazing.. these are stunning..

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow, lots of work and lots to look at ! The little magnets are beautiful, great images and the new home cards are also beautiful. Great work! Shirleyx

Marisa said...

Love those magnets!! Beautiful work on all of them! Lovely set of Congrats cards too :)

Lisa said...

Your magnets are beautiful Colleen, you must have the award for the prettiest frig in town!! And those keys ARE sweet. I want to live in that charming little house on your card! Lovely work today my friend. Thanks for your congrats comment, it means a lot to me ;)

Benzi said...

I LOVE your magnets, Colleen. What a great idea with those pretty images. And, I have to have those keys..love them. Your New Home cards are super.

Deb Hickman said...

You are such a great inspiration, I love the magnets and gorgeous cards. X

Charlene said...

Love the cracked glass and these are little works of art!!!

Shea said...

OMG, those magnets are FANTASTIC! I think I know what I'm going to be doing this Saturday when my daughter comes over to craft with me. And thanks for the tip about sealing, too! LOVE the new home cards and those keys - what a great idea! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration today! :)

Leah said...

So very pretty!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Beautiful...beautiful!! Love the beautiful magnets you created!! They are so pretty and the size are perfect for this project. Your cards are also beautiful, as always.

Shani Thomas said...

Wow! The magnets are awesome and the cards stunning!!!

Pammejo said...

love the magnets and your beautiful card is simply amazing.

Gloria Stengel said...

Your coloring on those tiny postage stamps is AMAZING. I love all your projects today!

Jackie said...

LOVE those cracked glass magnets!!! They are beautiful and so wonderfully detailed.

Jackie said...

Oh and I'm sooo glad you stopped by my new blog! :)

Maria said...

Ohhh...so very lovely are the magnets and cards highlighting the new releases! Thank you for the tutorial on the magnets...gorgeous!

lisa808 said...

The magnet are so cute and such a great idea. Love your cards and the keys are fab.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! These are much prettier than any of the magnets on my refrigerator! I really appreciate the tip about using sealer before the crackle glaze. I always have sealer on hand, and I have had a problem with my image going wonky when I apply crackle glaze. I'll try this next time. Very pretty cards, too. Love the keys on the first card and the keyhole element on the second.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

I love the way you used the small images as magnets, especially the shaping and crackling details. The first card also tugs at my heart~ so sweet and such a delightful arrangement! Well done Colleen!

Sue Lelli said...

OMG, Colleen! Those magnets with the Gorgeous images are Fabulous! LOVE them all! Love seeing the boo boo too!

Grace Tolman said...

Beautiful cards and that magnet project is so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration.

Emily Keaton said...

OK, these crackled postage stamp magnets are STELLAR!! Colleen, they turned out so beautiful. I love everything about them!! Wouldn't these make a lovely gift? The crackled finish on them look perfect. Great new home cards, too. So beautiful!

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