I am so incredibly excited to introduce this next set to you. It is something that you are going to be thrilled to use in your own projects over and over again! Possibly even a product that you won't be able to live without!
Embellishments is a new stamp set designed by Tiffany Pastor. This set is full of a variety of bold flourishes and other embellishments that can be used alone or as a companion to other images in your collection. Especially bold sentiments! Tiffany has been able to capture the essence of vintage style in a clean, modern way that you will find applicable to a variety of types of projects.
- Embellishments will be available for sale on August 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- Embellishments contains a total of 24 stamps (1 border, 2 large flourishes, 7 smaller flourishes, 1 fleur-de-lise, 3 small accent images and 11 sentiments).
In addition to this fabulous stamp set, a coordinating die is being introduced that will cut out the two largest flourishes from this new set with ease!
- The Embellishments die will be available for sale on August 15th.
- It will retail for $8.
- This is a single die that includes coordinating shapes for two of the largest images in the new Embellishments stamp set.
Now that I have made the official introductions to these fabulous products, let me show you a few of the creations I've created with them.
The first project I have to share with you is a scrapbook layout I created which allowed me to use the flourishes in this set in a few different ways, all on the same project!
To begin, I first took one of the large flourishes and stamped it repeatedly on Melon Berry Cardstock using Vintage Cream Ink. I am just totally in LOVE with this image and the beautiful pattern that can be created with it!
To create my second pattern, I stamped the border image from Embellishments on either side of strips of Sweet Blush cardstock using Melon Berry ink. I then followed those up with the striped image from Background Basics: Retro through the center.
After edging all of the patterned pieces with Vintage Cream ink, I adhered them together to form the decorative strip at the bottom of my layout. I just love what a soft and romantic look I was able to achieve.
Now, for one of my favorite parts! The die & image coordination! Here, I first cut Vintage Cream cardstock with the die to create the two shapes that coordinate with the two largest flourishes in the set. I then stamped the images on those pieces using Melon Berry ink. The detail and the precision with which these two products work together is just simply divine!
Here's a close-up of one of the finished flourishes paired with the felt flower details I made to adorn it. Can't you just picture this beauty in a variety of different colors?!?!?
Here, I assembled the title for this layout from four individual word stamps from the Embellishments set on a single block. The font combination that Tiffany chose is so wonderful to work with. I absolutely adore them and the way they work together! The title was stamped with True Black ink.
To add emphasis to my photo and help tie it into the rest of the project, I used a Copic Marker to tint a portion of my black & white photo. With just a few strokes of the pink marker I was able to add definition to Hannah's pink ballerina attire. Notice too the date I was able to add to the corner of the photo using Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger and Black Noir ink. I always love adding small details like this.
The journaling block was created with the new Mat Stack 4 die (more about this later in the week), cut from Vintage cream cardstock. I added journaling lines to it using one of the images from Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger and Melon Berry ink. I also added one of Tiffany's sentiments to the top portion of the black with True Black ink. After seeing how cute this turned out, I could easily make it in 20 other colors to use on other layouts and cards!
A strip of Sweet Blush Grosgrain ribbon was added to the center portion of the page to serve as a neutral border. The final assembled page is just spectacular. I love the combination of all of Tiffany's different images and think they were a perfect compliment to this photo.
This bright and cheerful color scheme would be sure to brighten anyone's day!
I started by stamping the "Hey You" sentiment from Big & Bold Wishes with Versamark ink onto Aqua Mist cardstock. I then added White Filigree embossing powder and heat to set. After the sentiment was completed, I went back in and added the surrounding pattern with one of the large flourishes from Embellishments using Versamark ink. You want to do these steps in this order so you don't end up heat embossing the pattern as well when you are applying the powder.
There is a small floral image included in this new set that coordinates well with our Large Scallop Border die. Tucking one of these images into each of the scallops is a wonderful way to dress them up. The border was die cut from Harvest Gold cardstock and then stamped with Summer Sunrise ink.
Once the border was added to the card, I topped it with a big fluffy bow created with Summer Sunrise Stitched ribbon.
I also ended up adding white dots to the stamped florals using a white gel pen.
The bottom portion of the Kraft card was covered with polka dots created with Polka Doe Basics II and Fresh Snow ink. I love the fun combination of patterns on this card and how whimsical the final product turned out.
This card uses the same floral image I used in the previous project, just as a focal point instead.
Here, I have stamped a small flourish with Spring Moss ink to represent the stem. Meanwhile, the floral images were added to that stem using Raspberry Fizz ink. I love how I can use this image as part of a border or a focal point and the looks are so amazingly different and versatile.
The sentiment, another one from Embellishments, was added using True Black ink. I also used a 2-way glue pen to add a few dots of glitter inside the open portion of the floral images.
Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain ribbon is pleated across the front of the card using my sewing machine. I love how this border helps the Raspberry Fizz flowers in the focal point pop.
I created the butterflies with two different types of tools. The large one is created with our Butterfly die. The smaller butterflies were created with a Martha Stewart punch. After punching those from Stamper's Select White cardstock, I stamped them with the smallest dots from Polka Dot Basics with Raspberry Fizz ink. They were then run through my Xyron sticker maker and covered with a layer of prisma glitter.
I positioned the butterflies at various angles, slightly folded in the middle so as to appear that they are in flight. I love the design of this and what an artistic flair it took on.
This next project is very different from the others. It is a simple layout in design, but has a wonderfully rich pattern embellishing its' cover.
It all started with these three images assembled together on a block. After making this grouping, I was able to stamp them twice, rotating the black 180-degrees before the second impression using Terracotta Tile ink. I love how ornate the frame turned out.
After stamping the frame, I added the small floral accents inked in both Summer Sunrise & Orange Zest inks for a variegated effect.
The sentiment (from Heather Nichols' new set, Falling Leaves, more about this throughout the week) was stamped in True Black within the center of this flourished frame. I also followed that up with borders drawn with my black pens and a ruler to help define the sentiment.
I swiped a little Tea Dye Duo around the edge of the block to help give it a more vintage feel. I also stamped leaves on the Terracotta Tile card base using Terracotta ink. I don't think there is any debating that this project embodies autumn and all of the rich, beautiful colors it holds.
This is a simple, one-layer thank you card that could easily be produced in different color schemes.
I started by combining a large & small flourish in the two corners of the card cover using Hawaiian Shores ink.
I was then able to add the "thank you" sentiment from the Say It With Style stamp set, using Simple Chartreuse ink. One of my favorite color combinations.
A simple little clear rhinestone was added between "thank" and "you" as a finishing detail.
I also added an embossed border using my Scor-pal and Scor-pal tool.
The finished project is classy, sophisticated and just a touch modern.
This last project proves that Embellishments doesn't have to be JUST for feminine projects, it works jut as well for masculine projects.
I stamped the two largest flourishes in Enchanted Evening ink on their coordinating die-cut shapes, made from Stamper's Select White Cardstock.
A set of punched circles paired with a punched star create the central focal point. I also embellished the star with clear rhinestones to help add emphasis to it.
You'll notice here that the Ripe Avocado background of this card was used with the Canvas side of the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate. The sentiment was added with Fresh Snow ink from the Enjoy the Ride stamp set.
I hope you thoroughly enjoyed everything I showcased for you today. This set has SO many possibilities and I have only begun to touch the surface of what it's capabilities are. So, what are your first impressions of this set? Any thoughts of how you would like to use it on your own projects? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment on this post to let us know what you're thinking! This is the prize package up for grabs:
- Embellishments stamp set
- Embellishments die
- Fancy Flourishes stamp set
This prize package has well over a $50 value, so you definitely won't want to miss your chance to enter! You have until 7am EST, Wednesday, August 11th to enter this contest with your comment. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced by noon EST the same day on our August Release Winners page. Thank you for stopping by today and good luck!
Be sure and stop by Betsy Veldman's blog today to see what she has created with Embellishments.
Tiffany Pastor herself is also showcasing her new set.
Beth Silaika is focusing on her new set, Been Boo'd.
Erin Lincoln has an extra special post prepared for you using Been Boo'd as well. (I will be featuring additional project using this set tomorrow).
Alli Miles is sharing samples created with both of her latest sets.
Heather Nichols has created some amazing work using the two new sets she is introducing this month.
Dawn McVey has inspiration to share using the latest addition to the Color Couture line-up.
- STAMPS: Embellishments (available August 15th), Background Basics: Retro, Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger
- INK: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry, True Black, Black Noir
- PAPER: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush
- OTHER: Embellishments die, Vintage Cream Felt, Sweet Blush Buttons, Sweet Blush Copic Marker, needle & thread, Sweet Blush Grosgrain Ribbon, Beautiful Blooms Dies, Mat Stack 4 die
- FINISHED SIZE: 8.5" x 11"
HEY THERE CARD
- STAMPS: Embellishments (available August 15th), Big & Bold Wishes, Polka Dot Basics II
- INK: Fresh Snow, Summer Sunrise, Versamark
- PAPER: Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Kraft
- OTHER: Large Scallop Border, Summer Sunrise Grosgrain, white gel pen (Uniball), White Filigree Embossing Powder
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"
HELLO FRIEND BUTTERFLY CARD
- STAMPS: Embellishments (available August 15th), Polka Dot Basics II, Polka Dot Basics
- INK: Fresh Snow, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, True Black
- PAPER: Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White
- OTHER: Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain Ribbon, Butterfly Die, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, corner rounder punch, prisma glitter
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"
- STAMPS: Embellishments, Falling Leaves, Leaf Prints (available August 15th)
- INK: Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, True Black, Tea Dye Duo
- PAPER: Terracotta Tile, Rustic Cream
- OTHER: black pens & ruler
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"
THANK YOU CARD
- STAMPS: Embellishments (available August 15th), Say It With Style
- INK: Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse
- PAPER: Stamper's Select White
- OTHER: clear rhinestone (KaiserCraft), Scor-pal
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"
- STAMPS: Embellishments (available August 15th), Enjoy the Ride (sentiment only)
- INK: Fresh Snow, Enchanted Evening
- PAPER: Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening, Stamper's Select White
- OTHER: Embellishments die, Fiskars Star Punch, circle punches, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate (Canvas Side)
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"