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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

{Preview} ARTSY BORDERS + Sample Inspiration Projects

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Today I'm excited to give a preview of the new stamps coming to the shop beginning April 8. They're called Artsy Borders. Monika and I (Shery) are sharing a few projects we made using these stamps. Well, it's actually a lot -- we got a little carried away, as you'll see, especially Monika ;o)

I came up with these artsy border stamps out of a need: I love masking, but I wanted a way to quickly create something (especially when I don't have a lot of time to spare) where I wouldn't need to do a lot of masking and still get that artsy collage look. I played around with some images, starting with ones that were already stamps, and used them to create border stamps. And you all know me...I love grunge, artsy, distressed backgrounds and all that, so I added in some newsprint, sheet music, the works...and we've got four to start off this fun line of stamps:



























Whew! As you've seen, the Artsy Borders can be used in many ways (as backgrounds, accents, focal image) in a variety of styles (CAS, graphic, mixed media, one layer) and techniques (embossing, watercoloring, inlaid die-cutting, spotlighting).

Artsy Borders will be available in the shop starting April 8. However, they're already available to stamp club subscribers. These stamps are the new stamp club perk I mentioned in my post here. Stamp club subscribers get one of these border stamps free every 3rd time they renew their subscription or they can pick these stamps instead of the usual 5x7 stamp set. (By the way, the stamp club subscription price will increase on April 15, but current stamp club subscribers will stay locked in at the current price and get to enjoy all the perks, old and new, without extra cost.)

Hope you enjoyed looking at the cards that Monika and I created to show off the fun addition to the shop! We will be adding more Artsy Borders soon! Which one's your favorite?

Happy stamping!

24 comments:

  1. Oh I love all of these border stamps! My favorites are the butterflies and cupcakes.

    Will there be coffee cup border? ;)

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    1. Hi, Helen. Definitely! There will be at least 4 coffee cup borders :o)

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    2. thankjs for that answer, this was the first thinking in my mind *lol
      CU hellerlittle

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  2. Oh, WOW. Love these borders. Thanks to the team for such wonderful inspiration.

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  3. Beautiful stamps!! Love all the designs!! Lovely!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  4. Fabulous inspiration. They can be used for all different styles of crafting and that's what I love about them. Gorgeous and fun cards and looking forward to owning a few of these! x

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  5. I LOVE these border stamps! Big love!! WOW!
    Hugs~c

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  6. These are cool. Love the daisies and butterflies. Ooh yes to coffee or those pretty delicate tea cups you have. Hugz

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  7. Fabulous new border stamps - I love 'em, Jo x

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  8. Gorgeous cards Shery and Monika. The flowers borders are so beautiful! Hugs xx

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  9. Okay I am going to have to beat the husband into some kind of submission because I want all of these! The butterfly first then the daisy then the daffodil! Love them and love how you have used them. Not sure whether to thank you because my stamp must have list and stamp wish list just grew! Karen x

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  10. I missed the cupcakes! How could I have missed those super dute cupcakes! Oh no, my Mr is not going to be happy xz

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  11. Love all of them - but especially the butterflies

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  12. Loved the artsy grungy border Stamps !! Awesome cards too :)

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  13. Loved the artsy grungy border Stamps !! Awesome cards too :)

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  14. Brilliant idea!!! Beautiful stamps...and beautiful creations!

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  15. Wowwwwww!!! Loving the border stamps so much! <3
    Suchi xx

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  16. what a great Idea !!!
    Shery you did a wonderfull job with those... hope there are soon coming more (see above @ #01) and maybe some with the (little) Birds ????
    CU hellerlittle

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  17. These are fabulous - love the butterfly and daisy borders in particular.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. Oh, these border stamps are so fun and versatile. I think my favorite would have to be the butterflies..Thanks for the inspirational projects ladies:)

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  19. Oooooh, these borders are rattling around in my brain so much. Can't wait to get my hands on them.

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  20. Beautiful to see how different a border can be used and looks! Great cards!

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