OH my goodness, this day is finally here! I am over the moon that Clear and Simple Stamps Collection 5 release is here! Why you ask? Well, something I made here a few years ago, has become a real life stamp! Or should I say stamps!
If you follow my blog, you may remember me talking about my fun foam cloud stamps. I cut these out years ago, attached them to these acrylic blocks and have always had them right on top of my craft table so I could grab them at any time....you can see the ink and mess right? :)
So fast forward to earlier this year when Nicki texted me about making my clouds into a set! What? Really? OK! I sketched out some things that I thought would be fun additions to my little fun foam stamps, including patterned clouds and some cute sentiments....
I stamped out and traced my cloud shapes and sent them into Nicki. That is where Stephany and Nicki worked their magic and created Cloudy Day, Cloudy Day Sentiments, Clouds Combo Die set and Imprints 3.
I am so excited that my little fun foam clouds have become real stamps and dies! To see them become stamps has been so much fun! I have to thank the team at Clear and Simple Stamps, with a special thanks to Stephany and Nicki for taking my designs, and making them a reality! They have added in a couple more fun cloud shapes, a cloud border and an awesome set of dies! The dies are even more fun because (as you can see in my note) I asked them if the dies could work like Clear and Simple's current Shapes line, where all the dies are different sizes and have frame stamps included! Yes cloud frame stamps!!
I went completely overboard and made tons of cloud cards, so I am going to share a few with you here today! This first cloud using the Sunburst background stamp and the clouds dies from the set. These clouds are actually my first fun foam clouds. I love seeing them in die form. They look so fluffy! The sentiment is from Cloudy Sentiments!
This next cloud card is super simple! I used a fun blue card stock that I found at my local print shop, added in a little white ink distressing on the edges and the attached 2 flat bottom clouds, framed with stickles. This sentiment is also from Cloudy Day Sentiments. If you look closely, you can see Nicki and Steph added in stitched lines to these 2 cloud dies! Fun huh?
This next card uses some of the cloud stamps. These polka dots are fabulous and the stamps really provides such a great image! I used the fence die, grass die and the little bird die, all from CSS. The tab sentiment comes from All Occasions 2 and the tab is actually a new die this month too, Rounded Squares Combo. This card is a 5 1/2 x 3" card...kinda fun!
See the background of this card? That is a new imprint plate! A Sunburst! I layered up some clouds and a sun and topped it off with a sentiment banner....
One more....long post I know! Thanks for hanging in here with me! I used a flat bottom cloud in kraft and then ran it through with another new imprint plate....Woodgrain! How fun is that? I layered it up with some Washi Tape and then added in the sentiment using CSS's Simple Cuts Lowercase dies.
Ok, I'll be done now! I realized I only showed you one card with an actually cloud stamp so come back again soon! I have more stamped clouds to share!
Here is the fun part! CSS is giving me a set to give away!! Leave a comment for your chance to win one of 4 things...and here they are to see!!
I am so happy you came by and I can't wait to hear what you think. The DT is showcasing these sets and several others today! I, personally, can't wait to see them!
Don't forget to leave comment! I will leave it open until Friday, October 12th at 11:59pm CST. I will pick 4 winners on Saturday, October 13th!
Thanks for coming by! Have a great day!