Welcome to the October release with Sweet Sentiment (affiliate links). This month we have some fabulous magically amazing sets. I've created a fun collection of projects using all 4 of the new stamp sets.
Books and Bears
I lightly inked the mandala stencil with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide, creating a very faint near-glow behind this gorgeous fairy.
Accessory images from the Oak Fairy and Internet Trolls sets were perfect together, with simple layouts. Rolodex and pumpkin dies are from Jaded Blossom.
Speaking of the troll, I am IN LOVE with this guy. I mean, you guys KNOW I love all things magical. Trolls are a definite love for me. And this guy is absolutely perfect -- large scale, amazing detail, and such a kind expression. (Yes, I went there with my sentiment. Did you sing it? Comment and let me know.)
This adorable birdie is an accessory image with the troll, but holds his own on this holiday tag. Sentiment typed on my typewriter. Luggage tag die is from Jaded Blossom.
Despite the large scale of the image from Books and Bears, I still wanted to create a bookmark. So, I aligned the girl and bear's face within the bounds of the die cut bookmark (from La-La Land Crafts). I think it turned out great.
I didn't want to neglect featuring the image in its entirety though, so I opted for a simpler card layout. I layered a torn book page behind the watercolored image and added a sentiment of my own. (Just an FYI: The smaller font of the included sentiments is harder to read after being stamped. You will want to make sure you use a very crisp ink to get the best results.)
For the final stamp set, The Goat, I colored this horny beast two different ways.
I created this simple, geometric background using die cut scraps. They draw the eye to the focal image but add fun pops of color and interest. Fun tip: the Gina Marie enamel dots in the shop fit perfectly in his pupil, seen below!
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