It's been a long time, hasn't it?! This seems to happen to me every summer but this year a good chunk of my "off time" was due to intense preparation for Summer CHA. I was grateful to be asked to create card samples for CHA - Create-n-Connect this year. And I also was given the opportunity to make samples for the brick & mortar stores. But that all kept me pretty busy ... working with stamps that I couldn't show you yet! That part was tough ;).
But today, in the Inky Antics store, you will find all kinds of new stamps from STS! Not only Halloween, Fall and Christmas, but also a collection made for stores this past spring.
Let's start with "Forest & Pines" - a stamp set for nature lovers:
My fall and Halloween sets this year are all drawn in a handcarved style. Yes, I actually did some stamp carving for this collection and absolutely love the look!
It's a little hard to choose favorites from all of my "babies," but this card gets bonus points because it was so photogenic! The main image is watercolored and I also colored a strip of white cardstock to stamp the sentiment - from one of my all-time favorite authors, naturalist and inspiration, John Muir. And the background is created by using the pinecone image on patterned paper.
This owl was so much fun to work with -- I think I have colored him with just about every medium possible! Here, I embossed with Stampendous copper e.p. and used Kaisercraft paper with shiny copper highlights. I "colored" the image with white gel pen which gives it some really neat subtle dimension IRL, and used white ink to "frost" the kraft cardstock.
Hope you've enjoyed this first look at the new release and the handcarved stamp style! I will be back soon with more samples for you. In the meantime, be sure to head over to the Inky Antics website for all of the new stamps and sets!
Thanks for coming by :) .