Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the weather, the activities, the food, everything. I. Love. Fall. I was so excited when Fun Stampers Journey announced a fun fall promotion - Fall Fest! Get 20% off all Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving stamp sets and Artist Trading Stamps (ATS) during the month of October!!! Check out this neato mini catalog of **some** of the sale items!! The complete list of sale items is on the flier below.
I participated in an ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap for the first time ever and it was SO fun!! You create on a card that is 2.5"x3.5" which was more challenging than I anticipated - there are so many fun and creative techniques and embellishments you want to show off that you really have to make perfect use of all your space! So, I decided to use one of my absolute favorite bundles - Autumn Days. It is one of the most beautiful leaf stamp sets I have ever seen. I inked the leaf in Tangerine Fusion ink and then dabbed the edges of the stamp with my Pumpkin Bread ink pad before stamping on a piece of Butter Cream card stock. Then, I took the Fusion Blender and Blending Brush and colored the leaf in with Pineapple Smoothie reinker. Once my leaf was dry, I ran it through my Journey Platinum machine to cut it out and added Journey Glaze to the edges of the leaf, then dipped it in Journey Sparkle Dust. The base of my ATC is Tangerine Fusion card stock layered with Cocoa Powder card stock that I stamped with my Script stamp in Butter Cream ink. I tied a piece of Tangerine Fusion gingham ribbon in a loose knot and taped it to the back of my Cocoa Powder card stock. Finally, I popped the leaf up using Journey Foam Squares to add some dimension.
I was inspired by my ATC creation to make a card using the same techniques and design elements. Everything is the same, except I added a piece of Oatmeal Cookie card stock stamped with my Playful Leaves stamp in Oatmeal Cookie ink to the layers.
The Autumn Days Stamp Set, Autumn Days Bundle and Playful Leaves Stamp are all 20% off this month!
The Trick or Treat bundle and Widows Web stamps I used on this card are also on sale!!
Be sure to check in periodically throughout the month as I post more projects using sale items.
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I have been stamping for 14 years and am thrilled to be one of the first Fun Stampers Journey Coaches in Ohio. It was my honor to serve on the 2016-2017 Leadership Team for Fun Stamper's Journey.