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Stamps for All Seasons (Repost: Blog Post for CraftyDoodleChick.com)

Hi Crafty Doodle Crafters!!  It's Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules back to share a fun stamp set by Avery Elle that you can use ALL YEAR ROUND!  The newly added "More Stories" stamp set features four adorable characters:  a rabbit, a fox, a penguin and a hedgehog.  It also has so many various stamps to create scenes for any season.  Below are four different cards showing each season:  winter, spring, summer and fall.

This first card is a wintery scene.  I used four distress inks:  Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet and Scattered Straw to create the background.  I splattered water on the background and used a paper towel to soak it up creating a bleaching effect in spots.  I then splattered white Picket Fence spray stain to create a starry effect.  I added a 1.375 inch piece of velum on the bottom to create the look of an icy floor.  From there I added the sweet little penguin, stars, moon and sentiment banner to complete this wintery scene.

For my second card, I moved onto a spring scene filled with love.  This little bunny is sending some love.  I used watercolor paper and created the background.  I then used a heart shaped die to cut out the background.  I also die cut some clouds.  I then stamped the three hearts on the background and colored them red.  To add a little more depth, I die cut a larger heart and put that behind the watercolor heart.  I then added all the elements from the stamp set.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops, i filled in the hearts to give them some shine.  Now, we're on to summer.

Who doesn't love a warm summer night.  Well, this little fox is enjoying a new glowing friend on this starry night.  Using distress inks again, I created this bright night background.  I made sure to color only within the lines of the oval shape I die cut out of navy cardstock that placed over the background later on.  Once the background was complete, I die cut some birch trees and glued them to the navy cardstock and then centered that onto my colored background.  Now to add the cute critters.  I added the firefly, fox and sentiment using Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares.  And for a little fun, I used some glittery Stickles onto the fireflies wings.  Now, let's breeze into fall.

Last, but not least, my favorite season, fall!  I don't know about you, but I love the colors in nature during fall.  In this scene, once again, I used four colors of Distress Inks:  Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint to create the background.  I then stamped the sentiment and some grass to give this little hedgehog a place to sit.  From there, I drew in a tree branch... yep, I dared to freehand this one.  From there, I stamped the two leaves in the stamp set all over the background.  I colored those in red, yellow, orange and green.  Lastly, I added our cute hedgehog, mushroom and a couple of leaves I had cut out.  He's just enjoying nature and thinking of you.

How great is it to be able to get so much out of just ONE stamp set!  Check out this stamp set and many more atCraftyDoodleChick.com.  And don't forget to subscribe to get notifications on sales and blog posts.  For more inspiration, follow @CraftyDoodleChick on Instagram and FaceBook!  

Thanks so much and until next time...

Happy Crafting!

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