SOA Love is in the Air is Available NOW!

YAY!  The Love is in the Air collection is now available for purchase!  Hurry, it's only available while supplies last.  The past two collections sold out in record time, so make sure you get yours NOW!

I have one more card for you featuring the Love is in the Air stamp set and coordinating die set, the Postage Stamp dies and Bon Voyage Accoutrements (Add-on).

I had such fun creating this card.  Besides the new stamps and dies, do you see anything else new?  A new ink color perhaps???  
This collection contains not only stamps and die sets but there is also a super secret ink pad in there, WOOT.  You'll have to purchase the collection to find out what it is ;)

I had a blast creating this card.  I was a little stumped on where to start so I did a google search on hot air balloons.  I came across this gorgeous photo, which completely inspired my creation.

I hope you've enjoyed the cards myself and the Creative Team have cooked up for you.  I can't wait to see what YOU do with the Love is in the Air collection.  

SOA Love is in the Air Blog Hop - Day 3

Hello and Happy New Year!  It's been a bit since I have posted but I'm thrilled to be back for the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval release!  Today is day 3 of the blog hops.  Be sure to head to Catherine's website for all of the blog hop lists and release details!

If you haven't heard of the Stamp of Approval (SOA), where on earth have you been?  haha, just kidding!  SOA is an exclusive collection of stamps, dies and accessories created by or for Catherine Pooler.  These collections contain everything you need to make a variety of cards without having to reach into your stash.  

The Love is in the Air Collection will be released to the Wait List on January 9th!!  This is a limited collection that will only be available until they are sold out, so make sure that you are on the Wait List to be notified when it is available.  StampNation members get early access (a little perk of being a member!).

Now that we've gotten through all of the nitty-gritty details, it's time to take a peek at some projects!

My cards today feature The World Awaits stamp set.  I'm using positive and negative masking techniques on both.

To create my cards, the first thing I did was stamp the map images from The World Awaits on masking paper.  Then I fussy cut the images, saving both the positive and negative pieces.  Although all of that fussy cutting can seem overwhelming, you can save it to use again and again. (I stick mine right to the stamp set).  The results are well worth the effort!

For this card, I stamped the images on white card stock with Midnight ink.  Then I masked off the edges of the map (covering any open spots with post-it tape) and sponged in a rainbow of color.  Next I masked off the continents and sponged lightly with It's a Boy ink.  This helps the images pop a bit more.  I die cut the layer with the Postage Stamp dies and embellished with a scattering of sequins.

My next card uses the same general idea but I've added more layers and color!

I started this card the same way; stamping The World Awaits images in Midnight ink on a white panel. Using the same masks, I masked off the continents and sponged again in a rainbow all around the images.  The panel was then die cut using the Postage Stamp dies and added to a white layer that was cut with the same die set.  The sentiment was stamped and added, as well as the Love die that was die cut once from Black card stock and 3 times from white card stock, then layered together.  The design was embellished with hearts from the Bon Voyage Accoutrements die set.

There are so many possibilities with this stamp set and the rest of the Love is in the Air collection.  

Time to go hopping along now.  Don't forget to leave comments along the way.

One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on January 10th on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.

Maureen Merritt {You are here!}