Hi Friends! Today I have some fun projects using the new Girl Power 2 set from Sweet N Sassy Stamps. I have also used other sets (I will point them out as I go) but this one is the focus on all of my projects. [By the way, if you feel like you just need any of these stamps, I have a discount code for you (woo woo!!). If you spend $10, LYN10 get you 10% off your entire order.]

For these projects, I wanted to show how a single stamp could be used in different styles and complexities (is that the right word? I’ll go with it :)). To show this versatility, I decided to use the same color pallet on them and red and teal is the color combo I chose. These projects are all different but the each make me smile out loud! So here we go…

My first project is a mixed media art journal page. I saw a 6×6 disc bound journal and felt ready to commit to that as it was less intimidating than a bigger journal with two pages to cover. This is my more complex project as it has acrylics, and archival ink, and texture paste, and Copics, and Washi tape, and a masked (many times over) image. I even pulled out my gelliplate and got so messy and had so much fun. If you haven’t tried a journal page – I encourage it. It is very rewarding.Recipe (in order of use haha):

  • Background – Acrylics Dina Wakley Acrylics Ocean, Turquoise, and Sterling
  • Background stamps – Texture Tiles 1 using Archival Inks Cobalt and Paradise Teal
  • Splatters – White Gesso and Sterling acrylics
  • Corner texture – Stencil with texture cream (Momenta Art-C in Platinum)
  • Sentiment (big) Be Unique Clear stamp set from SNSS, (little) typed on computer
  • Image – Girl Power 2 Masked over and over. Main image colored with Copics R24, R27, R29(shirt), E53, E55, E57, E59 (Hair), E00, E21, E11(skin) Other images colored with warm grays – adhered with Multi Matte Medium
  • Washi Tape – not sure brand
  • Outline image with Stabilo All Pencil and water brush

My Second project is a less complex and uses only a few dies, designer paper (from my stash)some tulle, and sequins. There is a mask though 🙂  It is a shaker of sorts…Recipe:

  • Spellbinders circle dies (two sizes so I could add the frame on top) This card allows you to see through to the inside
  • Designer paper from my stash
  • Tulle – folded in half filled with sequins and closed up with score tape the taped down between the paper layers and the card base
  • Image – Girl Power 2 (I chose the girl that looks like me) Keep in Touch Too (sentiment) and Home for the Holidays (gift). I stamped the gift first then masked it then stamped the girl.
  • My background paper is cut with A Jillian Vance Design Basic Polka Dot Die

My Final Project is kind of Clean And Simple but still has a few steps. It still uses a mask (I cut them out so I wanted to use them as many times as possible I guess haha!) I cut out some frames, stacked them and colored up my image. to pop into the frame. I wanted this to look like a selfie pic of me and one of my best friends so I chose girls with our hairstyles. For fun I decided to try to video it. It isn’t awesome but it is my first time doing this and the video stopped and I had to add in the end…oh well – feel free to check it out if you want to HERE)

Recipe:

  • Spellbinders Rectangle and Square dies (taped together to create a frame and cut multiple times to stack and remain the same).
  • Image – Girl Power 2 Masked over and over. Main image colored with Copics R24, R27, R29(shirt), E53, E55, E57, E59 (Hair), E00, E21, E11(skin)
  • Sentiment – You and Me set from SNSS
  • My background paper is cut with A Jillian Vance Design Basic Polka Dot Die

I hope you are inspired to pick up a stamp set and see what other ways you can create with it. See how you can combine sets for a single project and most of all, this should be fun so make it FUN!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn