Your Inner Compass

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hi! Here's another card made with the July 2016 SAM Stamp! 

This stamp got me thinking about my own inner compass - namely that I want to be sure I am true to myself.  I enjoy being able to purchase things from local business owners and/or people who are trying to supplement their income by selling specialty products that I can purchase from the comfort of my own home.  I like to support our local economy!

So Suzy Stamps are not only local,  but they are made in the USA!!!  As a consumer, that is important to me!  OK, I will climb down off of my soap box and tell you how I made this card.

  • The stamp, of course is from the July SAM collection.  If you haven't joined yet, be sure to sign up!
  • My base is an A2 size blue card. I had some nautical paper and cut two pieces with my Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave borders. 
  • Using my Mini Mist, I stamped the Compass Stamp on a white circle using So Suzy Ink Bites in Simply Sinful,from the Autumn Equinox collection. I know I have said time and time again how much I love these inks, but it bears repeating!!!  I cleaned the stamp off and re-inked with Versa Mark, and embossed it with Nuvo Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.  I love the way these embossing powders perform!
  • I cut a circle from some window plastic, and made a shaker frame, filling it with some sequins from 28 Lilac Lane Adventures at Sea.  
  • Using my Mini Mist, I stamped the sentiment from Sherry Russ Stamplorations True North Collection with Versa Mark and embossed it with Nuvo Gacier White Embossing Powder and hit it with my heat tool.
  • I finished it off with a red, white and blue sequin.
Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to stop by and pick up your supplies to make your own projects! Don't forget to post them on the So Suzy Stamp of the Month Facebook page!  Have a great day!

July 2016 SAM Release

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hi! Today's the release of July's great So Suzy Stamp of the Month release!  I love all of these Coastal Themed Stamps and this month is no exception!


This Compass Stamp is great! 
Here's how I made the card:

  • I wanted a larger card than I normally make, so I started with an A7 card base.
  • I had some paper that had an old world map that I thought lent itself to the theme I was going for.
  • The compass makes me think of finding your way and navigation, SO I decided I wanted to have some stars. I made a background using my Clarity Brushes and my So Suzy Ink Bites.  The color doesn't show up too well in the picture, so I included a picture of the paper before I cut it up.  It is at the bottom of the page. I used Dew Drop and Thistle Thicket from the Highland Spring collection, Wave Whisper and Mermaid Mist from the Coastal Breeze collection, and Celestial Sky and Plum Passion from the Peacock Plumes Collection. I cut a piece off of the used a Star Punch that I had from Stampin Up.
  •  I wanted the stars to shine through, so I added some Zing Gold Embossing Powder to the top of the card base.
  • I tore a piece of vellum to fit across the card, and embossed the Compass Stamp in the same Gold Powder.  I cut a circle to frame it up  with my MFT Die Namics Stitched Circle Stack Steel Die.
That's my card - hope you like it!
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