Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hey Girl - More From Studio Calico's Galileo Release

Hi everyone!  I'm back as promised to share another card featuring some of the new products from Studio Calico's June release.  I'm LOVING this Hey Girl stamp set which was designed by Mama Elephant for Studio Calico.  There are a few big bold script sentiments and lots of little add on sentiments to make the perfect encouragement card for someone special.

If you want to see more from the Galileo card kit, including another video tutorial, visit my blog post here.

Today's card came together rather quickly.  There are a variety of stamps in the Hey Girl stamp set, which means I don't really need any other stamp sets to go with it.  I love that I can create a fun stamped groupings in colors that coordinate with that patterned papers and washi strips from the Galileo card kit.  I used the patterned papers to inspire my ink colors for the scribble circles.  This stamped grouping creates the base layer for everything else to sit on top of.

I also used the patterned paper from the Galileo kit to die cut some fun, wonky hearts that are a part of the I Do Stamp and Die set designed by Kelly Purkey.  These were perfect for scattering here and there on my card front.  I mounted them with foam adhesive to give them more dimension.  If you want to add even more dimension and shine, try coating them with some glossy accents.

In the video, you'll see me using The Absorber to clean my stamps.  This is something new to me....but so far I am loving it.  I had ordered it after seeing Kristina Werner use it in one of her video tutorials.  Then I ran out of baby wipes and I was forced to use it for the first time.

The Absorber was originally designed for drying cars.  It's super absorbent and is stored damp.  The product packaging claims it doesn't mold (and I haven't had a problem so far).  I just wipe my stamps to clean them after use (just like I would with a baby wipe).  I can rinse it out as needed and use it over and over again.  It's also machine washable.  But my favorite part is that it is lint free...so no more little fuzzies on my stamps after I've cleaned them.  I cut my full size absorber down to make it easier for me to use and store in my craft room.

If you want a deep clean on your stamps, I recommend using the Hero Arts Ultra Clean and Stamp Scrubber.  This cleaner is great for cleaning of stubborn inks like Staz On or if you just want to give your stamps and good thorough cleaning.

I've included a video tutorial walking you through the entire creation of today's card.  I've also linked all the supplies used in this project below.

If you love the Hey Girl stamp set by Mama Elephant, I recommend you pick one up quick before they run out. :)  Remember, this stamp set is only available at Studio Calico.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you've enjoyed this project and I hope you have a fabulous day!

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Studio Calico Galileo Card Kit

Hi everyone!  Today is Studio Calico release day and I'm pleased to be here sharing five projects featuring the fabulous Galileo card kit.  This kit is full of fabulous patterned papers, washi strips, enamel dots, a fabulous stamp set and even a mini ink pad.  And it all come in a fabulous, durable zipper pouch for storage.  (I'll show you that in the video below.  Scroll down to watch a video tutorial on TWO cards from the main card kit!)

I've linked all the supplies used in these projects below.

So let's get going on some projects.  The first three projects feature products only from the Galileo card kit.  I've just added some inks and white paper to create these projects. 

The stamp set in this month's kit is so versatile.  I did some stamping on a die cut circle and then stamped this bold thank you sentiment right over the top.  I used the patterned papers from the kit to inspire my ink color choices.  I edged the circle with Versamark ink and then added gold embossing powder to give the circle just a touch of gold.  Since these card bases come with envelopes, I created a matching envelope while I had all of my stamping supplies out.  All of the patterns you see here are from the card kit...and the embellishments too!

This card may be my favorite!  I used the map patterned paper from the kit to create a "globe".  I stamped the heart from the <3 a="" additional="" also="" an="" and="" card...with="" card="" created="" demo="" dymo="" embossed="" embossing="" family="" feel="" for="" from="" fun="" globe="" hen="" i="" in="" ince="" included="" ink="" it="" kit.="" kit="" know="" label.="" label="" layer.="" layered="" let="" love="" maker.="" miss="" my="" nbsp="" of="" on="" own="" papers="" patterned="" pink="" powder.="" s="" scholastic="" send="" sentiment="" some="" staples="" such="" summer="" t="" tag="" the="" them="" then="" there="" this="" to="" up="" used="" using="" vellum="" versamark="" wasn="" with="" you="">

I used the ice cream cone stamp from the kit to create banners on this card.  I used both the front and back sides to vary the pattern.  I love how the card basics add on pushed me to make a card that was different from an ordinary A2 sized card.  This #10 sized card was fun to put together.  After stamping my banner flags, I finished the card off with some of the enamel dots from the kit and some basic twine for my banner strings.

These next two cards were created using a mix of supplies from the main card kit and some of the add on stamp sets.  The add on stamp sets are amazing this month.  Be sure to grab them before they disappear!

This card was created using the Hey Girl add on stamp set by Mama Elephant.  Adore this stamp set. I combined it with some patterned papers and washi included in the main kit.  I also used the dies included in the I Do Stamp and Die set by Kelly Purkey to cut some hearts for embellishments.  I finished it off with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for just the right amount of sparkle.

My final card project features the Custom Notes stamp set and the I Do Stamp and Die set.  Such fun brush script in the I Do stamp set.  And the Custom Notes stamp set works great as a background stamp as well.  I added an ampersand from the Studio Calico Punctuation Wood Veneer...but you could substitute this with a die cut or stamp...whatever works for you.  The wood hearts were cut using the coordinating dies.  Perfect card for the bride and groom!

The Galileo card kit and add ons are available for purchase at midnight EST on May 27th (the links will go live at that time).  If you are a Studio Calico subscriber these will be available for you to purchase at noon EST on May 27th.  Click here to learn more about Studio Calico subscriptions.  Be sure to grab your favorites while you can.  They are sure to go quickly.

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