It’s time for the last week of the Summer of Stamping – let’s go out with a bang! Julie’s come up with something I’d hoped she would – another size in the Voices in my Head series!!! This is a bloghop too, so be sure to scroll down to the end to see what else folks are doing with these sets.
There are a couple stamp sets and you’ll see them in my cards today….one with the hair and faces, one with accessories, and one with sentiments that are VERY timely for where we are in the world right now.
- Mini Voices In my head, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps
- Voices in my head sentiments vol 3, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps
- Voices in my head accessories, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps
- Combo of all three
Both of mine are “concept” cards – I took the sentiment seriously about missing the faces of my friends! Check them out in the video:
Miss Your Face
This is the simpler of the two – all about missing the chance to see their faces and smiles! We do a few things together on occasion but with masks and distance, and I do miss getting my normal unencumbered time with them.
I stamped all the hair stamps close together in a rectangle on watercolor paper, then drew in my own masks and eyes. Some simple watercoloring, then I tried painting a color around the “framed” picture – just by using up leftover paint in my palette. My camera cut off during that time, so I’ll try that technique again sometime on another card so you can see how I accomplished it.
The inside sentiment is SO hilarious, and says exactly what I want to say!
Let it Grow Magazine Card
This is the card no one else will be silly enough to make, but since I filmed it (thinking it was gonna be easier, ha!), I included it! I saw all the hairstyles in the set, and thought it’d be fun to make one of those magazines you flip through at the salon to choose a hair style or color – except now it’d have best hair styles to look awesome in a mask!
I started by creating the main rectangles of the cover and inside spread, and making a grid that would fit the small faces. I stamped the hair into each square, used several stamp sets to create the “cover” (Voices in My Head, Grow, and Let It) – then started the doodling with a pen!
This stamp set inside couldn’t be more PERFECT for this card – we must be growing like mad right now (not just our hair!) after all we’re going through!
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- New Essentials By Ellen sets:
- Older Essentials By Ellen sets:
- Voices in my head (large)
- Plant Ladies Say (Retiring)
- Arches Cold Press Paper EH – BLICK
- Jet Black Lawn Fawn Ink Pad
- Daniel Smith Watercolors EH – BLICK
- Silver Brush Black Velvet Round #8 EH – BLICK