The Stamp Review Crew: Beautiful You Edition

Stamp Review Crew BannerIt’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew. If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, we are a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways. This week we are featuring the Beautiful You stamp set. I am #12 on the hop. You may have just left Stop #11, Yapha Mason!  I absolutely adore Yapha and her work.  After visiting me, you will continue to Stop #13, Holly Stene.  You will love what she has in store for us!  Enjoy today’s hop!

Beautiful You

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One of the endearing things about Beautiful You is not only the classic, somewhat retro line drawings, but also the fabulous sentiments.  As someone who taught young women to go forth and follow their dreams, I was compelled to purchase this set.  I will admit, I really had a difficult time coming up with a novel idea for this set, so instead I concentrated on the messages of the sentiments.  LAUGH out loud. LOVE deeply.  BE the ONE who stands out in a gray cookie cutter world.   LIVE with passion and lead the way!

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This card measures 5-1/2″ wide by 4-1/4″ tall when folded.

The first thing I did was to create a two masks by stamping onto scratch paper.  I coated this with Multipurpose Adhesive and allowed the glue to dry in order to create a repositionable bond.

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Turning my attention to the card, I stamped the girls in the order shown.

The Stamp Review Crew: Beautiful You#1 and #2 were masked, while #3 and #4 were stamped.  #3 and #4 were masked while #5 as stamped. All images were stamped in Basic Black Archival ink and colored using Aqua Painters and inks.

The Stamp Review Crew: Beautiful YouPowder Pink graces the legs and neck, while Smoky Slate and Real Red were used for dresses and umbrellas. Soft Sky was used to outline everything.

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The sentiment was selectively inked using markers, and punched out with the Classic Label Punch. Notice how it covers the smudged scribbles under the feet of girl #3.  Wink! Wink!

Here is another Beautiful You card I created using one of the other images in this set:

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You can read more about this card HERE.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card made with the Beautiful You set.  Won’t you let me know in your  comment today?  Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Stop #13, the incredible Holly Stene, to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.

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  3. Ann, I feel that I am just starting to stamp, absolutely struck by the masking technique of your first card, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. What a powerful message for your card, Ann! Stunning!

  5. Beautiful, classy cards, Ann! The masking on the first one is really great! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  6. Both are gorgeous Ann, but your first card is such a WOW…Love it! xx

  7. Amazing Ann! So in love with your card!! Kelly x

  8. Love both! The red is stylish and bold perfect for the sentiment!

  9. As always you out did yourself. It is beautiful but clean and simple. My first reaction was how did you do that and a course you total us. Thanks so much for the instructions. This is another one of yours that I will try to copy. Love the other too.

  10. Beautifully done card! The tutorial is super helpful, too!

  11. I absolutely love this one!!! Correction love ❤️ both of those!! Thanks for sharing the masking tips I would have been forever trying to figure that one out! TFS

  12. Wowzer … Love this card … An original Classic Look from a Classy Lady. Love it. Hugs.

  13. Beautiful work, Ann. I particularly like the encouragement of the first card. It would work for so many things, including “don’t be afraid to be different/stand out”. 🙂

  14. Gorgeous Ann! And the sentiment could not be more perfect!

  15. Stunning example of the masking technique!

  16. you make this card look so AMAZING!

  17. Love the Live With Passion card. Your interpretation is spot on and your design is flawless!

  18. What a fun masked scene! Kinda reminds me of Beyounce’s Super Bowl performance for some reason. I love a great lifting up and empowering card!

  19. Gorgeous coloring and brilliant to create the group of women with the lady in red leading the pack!

  20. Love the cards. You’ve inspired me to try coloring!!!

  21. Wow, Ann, that first card is amazing! It is not only gorgeous, but a great message, too!!

  22. Awesome masking technique! Ladies in red rock!

  23. Beautifully executed masking, and interpretation of the message in the sentiment!! I would expect no less from this leading lady 🙂

  24. I love it ?. Masking is one of my favorite techniques you did a beautiful job! ☔️☔️☔️

  25. I love your lady in red leading the way! Beautifully done…..masking perfection!

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