Katie Gehring here. Over the past month, the design team has taken turns posting on the blog to share their final projects and to say goodbye. Today it’s my turn.
Over the years, Heather designed lots fabulous background stamps that can be used universally to give your projects that extra bit of pattern and pizzazz With February, right around the corner, I used some of my favorite background sets to make a Valentine. First I stamped the Woodgrain pattern from Grunge onto a rustic cream cardstock. Next I die-cut some hearts and stamped the scroll pattern from Damask Darling onto the large heart.
Next I stamped the sentiment from Pumpkin Seed Sentiments in black ink. I trimmed the stamped panel and mounted it to some patterned paper (Crate Paper) to create a polaroid-type look.
I attached the completed panel with a bit of washi tape to a card base covered with cardstock and patterned paper (Imaginese) that I die-cut and embossed to create even more patterns and texture.
I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration that Heather and the team have shared both over the years and the past couple months. I have been extremely blessed to have the privilege of working with such an amazing group of ladies. Although the blog may be quiet, Heather is planning to leave the store open to continue to sell her inventory and best-selling sets. If you have any questions, just pop Heather an email at madebyme33 (at) hotmail (dot) com, and she will help you out! Also, don’t forget that many of our cards and sketches are on Pinterest. You can check out our boards here.
Finally, thank YOU for all your support and love for Skipping Stones Design! Your passion and love for these stamps has been such a joy! So it’s goodbye for now, but I am sure we will be seeing each other around!
Hello everyone! Rochelle here! I’ve always enjoyed the lovey inspirational stamps that SSD has to offer! Today I wanted to share a “Thinking of You” card that I created for a friend. I used “Breath Taking Butterflies”. That swallow tailed butterfly is the perfect image for a nice thinking of you card.
The beauty of these stamps is their versatility. You can make so many fantastic creations! I hope you and enjoy and cherish your SSD stamps as much as I do!
Hello, friends! This is Jennifer Ingle here with you today and I have a sympathy card using one of my favorite Skipping Stones Design sets, Healing Wings. I actually used this set so much I had to replace it! I love it THAT MUCH!
I stamped and fussy cut the butterfly and then added a bit of washi tape and velvet May Arts ribbon to embellish a bit. Just a simple, pretty card for those times when someone needs a hug in the mail.
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to take advantage of the PMS sale!
To create the butterfly, I stamped it on vellum and colored the back. The body was created with a bit of knotted twine.
A big thank you to Heather for the opportunity to play with her fabulous stamps each month! And thank you to the rest of the design team!
Happy Friday everyone! Bit of a sad day for me as it’s my last post for Skipping Stones. It’s been a fabulous run and I want to give a bit thanks to Heather, Katie, Stephanie and the rest of the team for being so much fun. I really enjoyed it.
Here’s my card for today. I’m showcasing Margarita Birthday today. It’s such a fun set and I know I can find someone to send it to you.
Thanks to all of you for always stopping by! It’s been a blast.
Grain of Salt – 4.25″x5.5″
Stamps: Skipping Stones Design Margarita Birthday
Paper: white and black card stock, Echo Park Paradise Beach
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Hero Arts Prisma Glitter, Martha Stewart Green Beryl glitter, white embroidery floss, paper piercer, corner rounder punch, Copic New Leaf and Blender pen
Good Morning! Cyndi here today with one of my favorite SSD sets…Chick Chat!
I thought this adorable trio of chicks and the sentiment was perfect since I am at CHA right now seeing some old friends and meeting new ones.
Speaking of old friends, its time to say goodbye to my friends at Skipping Stones. This is my last post, but I won’t be far away! Thank you Heather for being so generous with us!
Hello! Megan here with my last Skipping Stones post. I used one of my favorite stamps. I just love this sentiment because it cracks me up! I used one of the bras and the Hang in there stamp from the Bras Volume 1 set. I kept the card simple, but bright to cheer up someone’s day, and still focus on the funny stamp. I embossed the background with a spellbinders embossing folder for a little bit of texture.
Judith Gowdy here today sharing a card today that I made using the beautiful stamps from Breathtaking Butterflies – this is a must have set
The butterfly was coloured with a combination of distress markers and prismacolor pencils then sprayed with Mr Huey’s Shine for a bit of sparkle.
This is my last post for Skipping Stones Designs and I am really going to miss this team. Thank you Heather for the wonderful opportunity and to the other DT girls for being so welcoming.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
One thing that sets Skipping Stones Design apart from the rest of the stamp companies out there are their plentiful amount of humorous stamps sets! Take for instance, Gray Hares…perfect for your mother, sister, girlfriend or even for those guys in your life! Plus, it offers up the option to use during the Easter Season too. Love stamp sets that offer so much diversity.
This is my last post for Skipping Stones Design, thank you to Heather and the rest of the team for a really fun adventure!
Happy New Year!!!
I’m so excited to start you off in 2013 with one of my most favorite SSD stamp sets………………
|There is a little swirly pattern found in the stamp set and I used that to make the swirly background. You can’t tell it in the picture but I used Brilliance ink so there is a subtle shine and glimmer to match the glittery patterned paper.
I made this for my husband so in order to make it a little more masculine, I chose the gray, black and silver combination. The little touch of olive green in the image and the buttons really sets it off.
|For the inside, I got a little creative. The “You can have Olive my love” sentiment is from the Chic Martini stamp set, but I wanted to add the phrase “in 2013″ to the rest of it. The numbers weren’t the difficult part it was the “in” that I didn’t have. So, I found the word “Independence” in another stamp set and just inked up what I needed to make it work!
For 2013, all of the DT and Heather wish you lots of crafty happiness!
Try new things!
Experiment with what you have!
And most of all, have fun crafting!