Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mint Motif August Sneak!

Today I get to show a sneak of the newest release from Mint Motif called School Basics.
(Mint Motif stamps are sold exclusively through iheartpapers)
This is such a wonderful set, and will fill a void in my stamp supply.
My children start school next week, so I made this envelope and card to give to my son's future teacher.  I don't know if he has a male or female teacher, so this set had to be pretty simple, just in case his teacher is a dude.  I have these great manilla envelopes, and I knew I wanted to incorporate the envelope in my project somehow.  So I started to decorate and finish the envelope before I started on the card.  I stamped the elementary style lined paper stamp, a few times in Memento ink, then stamped the sentiment.  Each of the words is by itself, so you can be really creative with the sentiment you can create.  The apple stamp was colored in using Copic Markers (R14, R24, R29, YG13 & YG17).  To get the watermark look on the envelope, I stamped the images in Versa Mark.
Make sure you visit each of the designers sneaks and leave a comment, one lucky person will win this stamp set.
Also Kimberly will be showing sneaks every day this week!!



Materials Used:
School Basics stamp set from Mint Motif
Tuxedo Black ink from Memento
Copic Markers
Spellbinders S4-116 Standard Circles Small Nestabilities
Versa Mark ink
Manilla envelope
American Crafts white card stock

27 comments:

i {heart} papers said...

Cute! Love the shadow under your apple.

Ellie A. said...

Oh so sweet! We still have a mth to go here in NY for school to start but I always send a little something to each of my sons teacher too. I always feel like that breaks the ice for the first day :)

jan said...

Clever to use office envelope!

Christina said...

So simple and cute! I love the way you've colored the apple, and the watermark stamped apples on the envelope are a great touch!

craftymom205 said...

Love the stamping on the manilla envelope.

Kimberly Crawford said...

Darling idea! Simple and lovely! Your coloring is wonderful too!!!

Rachel Joy said...

Oooohhh this is very cute! I'm thinking I need to go raid my office supply stash for some of these manilla envelopes! Thanks for the inspiration!

Krissy said...

love the envelope! great idea!

GrannyCharlotte said...

What a great idea. The envelope is just as special as the card. TFS.

FLEUR de Lo said...

I'm loving the perfect cursive of this set! My handwriting has NEVER looked that polished!

Mary Dawn said...

super cute mini, this stamp set is perfection!

melissa.flieg said...

Great card and I love the matching envelope.

Anna said...

Super cute! This would even be nice as a stationery set for a teacher gift!

Corrine Ann said...

Neat idea for envelopes! This is a cute set...lots of possibilities.

imastampin said...

Simply adorable. Your coloring is great!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

These are super cute:) LOOOOOOOOOOOVE simple--love these:) Great job!

jengd said...

Super cute cards! LOVE the way you used the writing lines for your sentiments!

Kathy Martin said...

Very very cute! Love that new stamp set! :)

AHadley said...

great shading, I love your examples!

Ida said...

Great idea and the Manilla envelope looks wonderful.

Lee Anne said...

These are awesome! I love the long cards and your design is so clean! I can see this being replicated a lot! Wonderful card!

isu.alum said...

Love this! The manilla envelope is the perfect companion for that card. The versamarked apples on top are just perfect. Love that effect. This is a must have teacher set that I can't wait to purchase!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kerry

jen said...

So cute- looks like it will be perfect for back-to-school!...

Valerie said...

I really like this stamp set, great job!

Sally Watkins said...

Super cute. Love the watermark images on the envelope. Thanks for sharing.

AJ said...

this one i just *love*! :)

catnap said...

Perfect for a teacher. So simple, too.

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