TCM Day 3

***If you're here for the Scrap That! blog hop, please scroll down to the next post :)

Hi y'all! I'm finally joining in with all the action and The Craft's Meow new stamp previews!
 I did not recieve my stamps until last Friday...Normally that would be totally fine...Except that I've been gone all of this week! And boy of boy what a week it was! But more on that later...

So I have only had a day to play with the next two stamp sets...But I am so glad I did as they are GORGEOUS!

I will be sure to catch up once things calm down a bit and create something yummy for you with the two stamp sets I missed....

More about all of that later, as we are here today to talk about the Telegram stamp set designed by the suuuuper talented and lovely Nina B!

Oh the possibilities with this set! It took me way longer than usual to decide on the style of this card...There was just SO much I wanted to do with these stamps! So I haaahd and hummed until I just decided to go with the flow and see what sort of shannanigans I get myself into...

I can honestly say I was a bit surprised that it turned out so girly...But hey...At least you know that this set is open to all sorts of styles and would look suuuuper cute no matter what your scrapping style!



I especially love the 'layering factor' of these stamps...If you don't know what I mean by that...I don't blame you...It's this silly little rating system that I developed in my never-ending quest to minimize my stamp collection and to avoid buying absolutely every stamp set I see...

So here's how it works...

If a stamp has a high layering factor...I can justify adding it to my ever-growing collection...

High layering factor? Ya. This is how it goes...If a set has several stamps that complete one image and allow you to change the colors and layer the images, it gets a high rating...Alternatively, if the images are static...you guessed it...It probably doesn't make the cut...Unless of course it is super cute and I decide I must have it! lol

Soooo...LONG story short...Not only is this stamp cute and it meets the 'I must have it' criteria lol...But it has an off-the-charts layering factor!!!! Almost every little stamp in this set can be stamped individually to complete the whole 'telegram' image...Or you could always use the super cute sentiments and images completely on their own!


For example, that little seal is a cute little stamp (1 of 3) that can be easily added to the telegram or added to any other projects!


 The 'Thank You' sentiment is just one of the many sentiments that you can stamp in the empty space prodivided in the main telegram stamp...


And the little check-boxes are super cute, too, since they let you customize your greeting or sentiment!
And as if that's not enough, the set even comes with it's own checkmark that you can use to check the boxes :)


Moving on to the rest of the card....Here is a close up of the lovely hinge I cut out of sticky-backed foam using this Tim Holtz die.


I punched the border using one of my all time fave border punches...Here it is. The keyhole is a foam diecut.


Here you'll see another one of my hand-made buttons and some lovely twine goodness!

Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until our blog hop on August first to see the full reveal of the stamps, so be sure to come back and join us for the full reveal and some awesome prizes!!!

Oh and I forgot to mention that you could win this stamp set before anyone else has it just by visiting the TCM blog and leaving a comment there! The winner will be announced tomorrow!

Also be sure to check out all the lovely creations from the DT -  here is the complete link list!

See you here tomorrow with the preview of the next stamp set!

*Ivana*

CONVERSATION

20 lovely comments:

1LuvnMama said...

How sweet! Luv the pastel colors and this stamp set is wonderful!

ChickieChirps said...

Beautiful card! I love the pastel colours and all the fabby details! I'm loving this new stamp set!

Arabella

Mandy said...

Absolutely stunning creation Ivana, I love the soft tones and al the detail...gorgeous!

Mandy
x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Beautiful absolutely beautiful , love all the soft colours :) :)

Sue D said...

Very pretty pastel card--looks like a versatile stamp set.

Tanya said...

Fantastic card! I can't wait to see the whole set, looks like a lot of fun.

Kristin said...

Oh be still my shabby heart...GORGEOUS! You have really shown this is a very versitile set. I like how you rate them, I'm the same way. The set MUST have lots of variables for use.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love all the layering and elements that you've added to this beautiful piece of art.....

Kim Duran said...

Beautiful card, Ivana! You just sold me on this set for release day!

Renee VanEpps said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!

Brandi said...

Oh so lovely! I love the delicate feminine feel to this card. Who knew a telegram could be so beautiful? I am in awe of your work. It's just divine. And I love your layering criteria…a clever idea.

Elin said...

Very cute card! I tend to love those sweet pastelcard. And you made it with great layers and embellishments!

Anne said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I love your layering ability rating:)

Lynn said...

your card is so beautiful, love the soft, pearly hinge and all your feminine details. I agree that this set is a "must have".

Ruby said...

This card is amazing.

Helen L said...

so pretty: I love the light and airy feel that this card has!!

Evelene S said...

I love your layering system. Your card has so many little added details and it really makes the card!

Janice said...

Great rating system you have! I "need" that stamp set so I can 'try' and make this card. It's fabulous!

Kary said...

Hi Ivana! Beautiful card!! Love it.

~amy~ said...

soooooo pretty!!!!!!

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