Monday, December 9, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Paper Badges using the Ink Road's Adulting Gold Stars Stamp Set

"Stars" is the theme of the week over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  It was the perfect opportunity for me to use The Ink Road's Adulting Gold Stars stamp set, which is pretty clever.  It definitely celebrates the small victories!

I started by stamping the sentiments into the star frame, then cutting out the stars.

Next I stamped some circles from Dina Wakley's "For the Love of Circles" stamp set. 

I painted the inside of the circles with acrylic paint.

I stamped some funky text on the circles using Tim Holtz's Sideshow stamp set.  Then I cut some patterned paper into squares to be the base of my paper badges.  I covered some parts of the patterned paper with white acrylic paint, then stamped some loopy text on (with Dina Wakley's aforementioned "For the Love of Circles" stamp set).  I smeared on a bit of colored acrylic paint and glued the stars onto my painted circles.

I assembled everything together and outlined the edges with a black Sharpie.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

The Ink Road: Adulting Gold Stars stamp set
Dina Wakley: For the Love of Circles stamp set
Tim Holtz: Sideshow stamp set
Sweet Sensations 6x6 patterned paper
Dylusions paint: London Blue
Dylusions paint: Cherry Pie
Dina Wakley paint: White
Dina Wakley paint: Ocean
Dina Wakley paint: Olive
Dina Wakley paint: Turquoise
Dina Wakley paint: Eggplant
Dina Wakley paint: Blushing
Dina Wakley paint: Fuchsia
Dina Wakley paint: Lapis
Dina Wakley paint: Tangerine
Dina Wakley paint: Lemon
Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Ranger Jet Black Archival ink
Black Sharpie marker

If you feel inspired by stars, we'd love to see your creations!  Upload them to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.