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
Those are the most clever card ideas! Love the magazine!!
What a great stamp set! Your imagination is such a blessing to all of us. I had to go to the dentist and felt perfectly safe because all the staff had masks and the dentist was in full PPE gear. But like you, I’m not comfortable going to the salon. My hair hasn’t been this long for years but now that the awkward stage is over, I’m anxious to see how long it gets and how flattering it is (or not). I work from home so not a big deal. Funny thing — I now have naturally curly hair that I never had before. I guess there’s a benefit to getting older.
Simply THE best card I’ve seen in ages!!
Hi Sandy 🙂 Terrific cards!!! Love to see the rainbow of us AND thinking outside the box on that hair salon cover card! Soooooo stinkin’ cute! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
You are so inspiring! You make it look so easy that I want to try too.
SQUEAL!! Such a FUN Card!! I LOVE the idea of this and the way that it ties into the times right now!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing your Creative Process and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
Wow! That magazine card is so stinkin cute!!! I’d gift it to my hairdresser!!!
Wow!you’re watercoloring is incredible! And I really love the sentiments!
That magazine card is the cutest thing I’ve seen in this crazy pandemic. What I really need is a mask that will make my hair look good (I’d settle for “better”). Here in North Texas our salons are open, but, like you, I’m not ready to have that close contact with a stranger yet. I’m 72 years and have worn my hair short for 50 of those years, so I’m getting pretty desperate.
Love how you drew in the masks! Simple, yet perfect. Why do you always make it look so easy?
I wasn’t sure about these stamp sets, but after your inspiration, it may be coming to my mailbox SOON!
Thank you for sharing your creativity!
I love the Voices in My Head collection ! As usual, your creativity and use of these new stamps is fantastic!
I love your cards, these images and sentiments- fantastic designs! You are so creative!
Your ideas are so fun and relatable! Love it!
Love these cards! They’re perfect and so timely! Thank you for creating them.
Cute stamp set. It’s amazing to me all the stamps that have come out in 2020 in the different stage. I myself will be glad to close this chapter in my life. But afraid it’ll be the new normal.
great magazine card so creative.