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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Keeps Calm

Hi! Cornelia here with a preview on one of the sets in the January release. I played with the A Girl and Her Shoes set. It's in the store already and you can grab it, before it sells out.

I first stamped two of the shoes in alternating pattern as a background.

I then took the large solid shoe, stamping it on white card stock and lining up my Stamp-a-majig, since I wanted to get a good black impression and in my experience you have to at least stamp twice, sometimes even three times.

Here you see the first impression:

And below is after the second stamping - it makes a huge difference. Nice, solid black.

Added the sentiment in red - also inked it up twice. It is really important to not move the Stamp-a-majig, or the paper for that matter, otherwise your image will be blurry....

I trimmed and glued the above panel onto red card stock and mounted it with foam tape. I also added some very light shading with a light grey Copic marker to the shoes. It does not really show in the picture, but it made a difference in real life. the shoes just get more dimension that way. I could not resist and added a single tiny red gem.

Now, which pair is your favorite?

Stamps Cornelia used in today's project:


A Girl and Her Shoes is one of 6 stamp sets released in January 2015. And did you know that you can substitute this stamp set plus one or two more (you get to choose the stamps!) and have them sent to you as part of your STAMPlorations stamp club membership? We've got lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set like Trendy Butterflies sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) to every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to sign up, click here.

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for January. We'll pick a commenter to win a $10 gift certificate or her choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winner on February 1!


  1. WOW - makes a girl want to go shoe shopping!!! =]
    Seriously, though, loved that tip about stamping in black with the stamp-a-ma-jig!! I always struggle with that thing but practice makes perfect!! Thanks!!

  2. Oh this is so cute. Love the background stamping and the sentiment! Fabulous, fabulous and fabulous!!

  3. This is adorable. Love the color combo and how you stamped the background. This is such a fun card.

  4. That's a great sentiment! Very striking color combo! Love how you achieved a very black shoe - I am never that successful with my stamp positioner!

  5. Such a classic creation with a cool sentiment! Love the BG stamping all over, a brilliant take and highlighted that shoe in bold and black with a beautiful tip, Thanks for sharing!

  6. Loved it ! Red really makes the card pop :)

  7. SHOES! They are my best friends. I love the graphic background you created with your stamps.

  8. So cutel. Love how you spotlighted the shoe layer with a red gem, framing and sentiment. TFS this fun new stamp set.

  9. Cute card - love the CAS look and the color combo.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  10. oh ja... allerdings mĂĽsste bei mir eher stehen
    Keep calm and buy stamps *lol

    kleiner tipp; das doppelt stempeln spare ich mir dadurch das ich vor der schwarzen Tinte versamark transparent auf die PPstempel gebe - versuche es mal klappt bei mir bestens

  11. Great idea to use this set for the background! Love the added gem on the shoe.

  12. Oh my...I need those shoes..in my wardrobe. Now! Your shoe-background is wonderfully eye-catching and the star-of-the-shoe, crisply stamped, is gorgeous! The gem adds such impact. Yep...love this oodles!

  13. Fantastic card! I'm not a huge shoe person but I could definitely make some cute cards with this set!

  14. Fab card...and oh I so wish I could still wear any of these!

  15. cute stamp set. Thanks for the tip of double or triple stamping. It's so much better when the design really shows

  16. what a great stamp set! love the addition of the red gem.

  17. Fabulous girlie card, Cornelia, the black and white with the splash of red is so eyecatching.


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