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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

{Special Stamp Release!} BOLD SENTIMENTS by Shery Russ Designs -- Comment to Win!

Hello, STAMPlorations friends! We recently released 6 new stamps under the Bold Sentiments line. As a writer and editor, I love words and love playing with them. (In fact, 12 years ago, I created a program featuring over 20 different word prompt generators to help writers jump start their writing. The free version of this program has been downloaded by 16,000+ writers and its premium version is being used by many.) As a graphic designer, I love typography. So what's a girl to do? Come up with word stamps that can be mixed and matched to create meaningful sentiments!

The 6 new sets - Believe, Create, Discover, Explore, Imagine, and Journey -- can be used in cards, artist trading cards, art journals, tags, scrapbook pages, home decor, and more.

preview-STAMPlorations-Believe  preview-STAMPlorations-Create  preview-STAMPlorations-Discover

preview-STAMPlorations-Explore  preview-STAMPlorations-Imagine  preview-STAMPlorations-Journey

For this special release, I'm sharing some projects I made featuring the sets. Comment on this post and you could be one of 2 lucky commenters who'll win their choice of one of the 6 new Bold Sentiments sets.

First up are these 3 decorative mixed media coasters. I applied a coat of gesso on heavy chipboard squares, applied Distress paints, and did collage-style stamping. I stamped the words on tissue paper and decoupaged. I sealed the coasters with matte gel medium.


The next 3 projects are all one layer cards.

Card #1
I applied a thin layer of gesso over the card base before stamping the sketchy butterfly and loosely coloring it with Sakura Koi watercolors and Inktense pencils -- I let the colors drip down the panel.


Card #2
I laid a stencil over the card base and loosely watercolored inside the triangles. Once dry, I traced the triangles with a calligraphy pen and then ran a wet brush over to let the ink bleed. I stamped around the edges to create faux texture as well.


Card #3
I went monochromatic on this one layer card: I stamped the narcissus twice with antique linen Distress marker and then traced over the impression with a calligraphy pen. To create the inky, artsy look, I ran my waterbrush over the ink.




How this special stamp release works:
  • Comment on this post by Friday, August 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).
  • We'll randomly select 2 from comments left and announce the winners on Sunday, August 16.
  • Each winner gets to choose 1 from the 6 stamp sets featured today.

These Bold Sentiments sets are available in the shop and until August 19, they're 10% off! (Stamp club subscribers: you can pick these stamps instead of the current set when your subscription renews; or you can snag them at an additional 15% off with your personal discount coupon code!)

And if you haven't visited the shop lately, you're missing out on one awesome change: lower minimum orders for free shipping to our non-US customers! Now orders of at least $25 (previously $35) get free shipping to Canada and orders of at least $35 (previously $50) get free shipping to all other countries. Free shipping coupon codes are found here.

Hope you're having a great week!

44 comments:

  1. The Hashtag Authentic stamp being my favourite...I love these new Bold Sentiment stamps...There are so many ways you can use each one of these...
    Awesome cards Shery!!!!

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  2. Wow, this is a fabulous set. So many choices and I love how you can use several texts on one creation (I mean, they sure match very well together).

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  3. Possibilities and versatility = limitless! What a fabulous collection, Shery! Your showcases are gorgeous: I'm sold!
    Hugs~c

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  4. WOW!! This is a fabulous set. Love the versatility of it!!

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  5. I am in love with these sets, Shery! And, you have shown such creative ways to use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. These would be great for just everything! The possibilities seem endless. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. Shery these are like wow....a must in every collection, they say 'diamonds are a girl's best friend' but I think these would out do that quote...love them.xx

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  8. AWESOME! Not sure where you find the time to create with all the other things you got going on, nut I am thrilled you did! These ROCK and I want them! :)

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  9. Shery, what fantastic projects you have made with the new releases!! These new releases are must haves!!

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  10. They are wonderful Shery - and will work not just for our card creations but journals and artwork too. I especially think they are wonderful for the male species too - they don't always want the flowery sentiments so I can imagine using these on creations for my husband and brother. Love them and want some lol! Karen

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  11. What beautiful sentiments - they are perfect for encouragement and inspiration cards. Love the bold images and chance to win one of these sets:) Thank you Shery

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  12. Oh. Oh. Oh. Love the stamps but, more than that, I love what you've done with them. Absolutely fabulous coasters and the artsy look of the narcissi is incredible. But, that butterfly made my heart beat faster. Love what you did with the color.

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  13. Love these sentiment stamps Sheri! And your projects with them are just as awesome!

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  14. Awesome sets, Shery! Fab set of projects, especially love the mixef media cards! This is another 'must have' for me. šŸ˜ xxxx

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  15. These are so wonderful Shery. The words you put together are perfect. I have a hard time believing in myself so if I were to win one of these fabulous stamp sets - the BELIEVE one would be SUPER. But, of course, any one of them would be greatly appreciated and used! j

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  16. Wow, love all of these projects showcasing these fabulous bold sentiments. So much inspiration! Thanks!

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  17. Awesome sets/sentiments. Fabulous project inspiration. I especially like the coasters. Thanks for the prize chance.

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  18. Not sure how I'll pick which set to get if my name is drawn, but somehow I'll manage--LOL! These are just great, Shery!

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  19. What wonderful stamps. Love your crafty ideas.

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  20. This is my first day getting your blog updates. I'm super excited to see your cool collection of products. How awesome it would be to win these wonderful stamps right out of the gate (as it were)! Fingers crossed!

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  21. Wooow Shery your new sentiment are fabulous....I can imagine which card I can make...love your butterfly CREATE card...never stamp sentiment with bold red like you did...so inspiring...luv your new set....wish I am a lucky one..♡♡
    Monika

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  22. Great typos !!!
    I love love love the black and gray card !!!!
    TFS your artworks with us
    CU hellerlittle

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  23. Oh I LOVE these sentiment sets! GREAT font. Gorgeous creations ♥

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  24. Cool cards. Love these big sentiments. May need all 6. Hugz

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  25. Wonderful new sets, love the "Create" set, and would love to win it. Thanks for so much lovely inspiration too with the DT's cards.

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  26. Beautiful and very bold text! Love this new release! And your creations showed them so well and inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  27. Fun, gorgeous coasters and those three cards are absolute stunners!! What a wonderful set of different Stamps and inspiring words you have created - I think one of each would definitely add to my creative process - hope you are doing well and feeling good!!!

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  28. Oh Shery these are magnificent stamps - love them, and your cards are stunning too - love how you use so many stamps, yet your art always looks great - if I tried that it would just look straight messy :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  29. these stamp sets are fabulous-a must have and you have created amazing projects with them x

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  30. STUNNING both the stamp sets and your creations!

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  31. LOVE these new stamp sets and what you've created with them is amazing!

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  32. These are all so fantastic!! Just love the font of the bold words, its gorgeous!

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  33. Whoa!!! Greattttt stamp sets! The bold sentiment stamps have been one of my favorites and these new sets are so amazing! These cards are superb and each one of the cards are so special! Thanks for this chance Shery! <3

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  34. Love these bold sentiments, and, each with great second liners! So current!

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  35. Love the coasters and cards! Love the bold stamps too. I ordered one and want some more too! Great for cards, apparently coasters, and layouts!

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  36. Fab new sets! Love those coasters and the butterfly!!

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  37. Your projects are great, as are the new stamp sets. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  38. Your creations are so gorgeous. I love the stamps, I can just see how versatile they would be and I love the idea of creating your own coasters. The way you use stencils is just so incredibly inspring to me, as I'm a bit stencil challenged :)

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  39. I like the projects very much. Thanks for pointing and inspire. The new stamps are great.

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  40. Just on vacation so would be great for my scrapbooking. Love these sets.

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  41. Beautiful sentiment sets and cards Shery. I am late for the party, but had to comment! TFS and keeping us inspired.

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