Saturday, June 08, 2013

Inspired by Stamping June Release - Day 3

It is time for the Inspired by Stamping June Release! Every 1st-5th of the month IBS shares "teasers" of the new release. Then, the 6th-9th of each month the design team will share project "peeks" of the release. The FULL release is shared on the 10th!

I get to share my project using the Big Notes in French II (set of 4) and French Country Backgrounds (set of 3).

I told you the other day about my love of postage images. Well, French country images rank right up there aw well! Joanna really did a great job this month of making stamps that I love!

 I stamped the anniversary sentiment (Happy Anniversary) Big Notes in French II in black ink and cut it out with an oval die template. I also cut a mat from the next largest oval.

I used the floral spray from the Flowers Bloom set to decorate the ovals. I stamped the floral spray with dark red ink.I stamped the flowers AFTER I die cut the oval because it was easier for me to line the flowers up with the edge of the die cut shape.

I stamped the NEW French Country Backgrounds image (the grunge checkerboard) onto gold paper, then trimmed it down. I love creating my own background paper with stamps. (I just love paper!)

I hope you enjoyed peeking at the new Big Notes in French II and French Country Backgrounds sets. Also check the other French-themed sets: French Country (NEW), Big Notes in French I, French Boutique, and Paris.

Go and see what the other DT members are sharing today!

Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!

Check all week to see all the new sets! I will be back on Saturday with another project!

SPECIAL NEWS! Leave a comment on the IBS Blog May 6-10 (one comment per day, maximum) to have a chance to win the release sets of the day! One winner each day!

Remember, IBS offers FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25 for 24 hours (May 10th-11th Brisbane Time). The entire release is available as bundle for 15% off.

The June Color Challenge starts on the 11th and the Blog Hop on the 20th (theme is vintage/shabby chic), so mark your calendars!

Stamps: Inspired by Stamping: French Backgrounds, Big Notes in French II, Flowers Bloom
Designer paper: Graphic 45: French Country 6x6 pad
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Heritage Black; Neenah Natural White
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Triumphant Red
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Buttons, twine: craft store
Die cut shapes: Spellbinders Class Ovals Large, Small
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue


  1. Je l'adore! Quelle carte magnifique!

  2. Love that background stamp, Gloria...and I love the way you used it. Gorgeous!

  3. Ooh-la-la! French Country- love it!

  4. Beautiful card, love the colors you used!! Along with the lovely added bow!

  5. SO pretty, Gloria. I like how you used the flowers from Flowers Bloom to accent the French sentiment. Beautiful work!

  6. Impeccably detailed! I adore the seam binding bow and your super cool color scheme!

  7. So pretty, love the colors!

  8. Great color combo. :)

  9. Gorgeous card! Love the colors.

  10. Wonderful design. Love that checked background.

  11. Absolutely beautiful!!