I chose a bold pink and black combo to show off the beautiful Fresh Vintage stamp set. My first project is a box with an argyle patterned lid using the square postage stamp style image.
In the past I have struggled to line up paper pieces for patterns like this precisely. I had one of those "ah ha!" moments while creating this that made that so much easier. I used the Simply Scored board to score a diagonal grid on the black background with each square slightly larger than the punched out pieces. (Click on the photo to enlarge it if you cannot see the score marks.) These score lines not only add to the design, they are guides for perfect placement of the squares! On Monday I will have complete instructions with pictures and measurements to create this from start to finish.
I have to say this stamp really got my creative juices flowing because I had the idea for this next project late at night and just HAD to try it before I could sleep!
The black satin ribbon for this bookmark is stamped with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Melon Mambo embossing powder. The design is so delicate that the ribbon remains completely flexible! The circular stamped images are also embossed with the Melon Mambo powder. A very quick project for your favorite reader.
Next I tried my hand at a rocker card.
The base is two layered circles and the focal image is edged with black Scalloped Dots Ribbon that just peeks over the edge. Inside is a white circle to create a writing space.
And last is a pretty vellum party favor.
This is created with the Dresden Plate Big Shot die. The images are stamped with Melon Mambo craft ink. Much more simple than it looks! I will have all the "how to's" starting Monday so hop back then!!
This stamp set is so lovely that we could not stop at using it just once! Holly has more terrific projects with the Fresh Vintage stamp set on the next stop of the hop. Click on the NEXT button below to continue hopping on your way.