So I had an awesome opportunity pop up last week and I have been dying to share it with y’all!  I got the go ahead today so here goes nothing!  I have been on Christina Renee’s digital team for a few months as a guest and was recently asked to be a full time member of her Hybrid Team.   Very cool!   (And I’ve got the coolest thing to share with you later on – with a tutorial!)

Well – guess who is debuting a paper line at CHA this week???  Yep, Christina Renee!  And it includes STAMPS!!!!  How awesome is that?  All put out by Prima!  You can see sneak peeks of her scrap sheets and her collage sheets <here>. Well, turns out she lives like 5 minutes from me and she just got the prototype of the stamps and needed help making some samples to show at CHA.  Of course I was all over that – so I picked them up for a day and whipped up a few samples.  And she said I can show them to you!  She’s got a great vintage/ephemera/grungy style that was very different for me – but I really think she has such a wide range to her stamps that there is something for everyone!  My understanding is that they will be clear acrylic stamps on an 8.5×11 sheet…..and the price is quite reasonable!  I’m not sure what all I am at liberty to share, but I’ll ask!  (Dude, the alpha she has is freakin awesome!!!! And totally affordable and BIG!)  Anyway, here’s what I made….I hope that Prima is ok with me sharing these – I asked Christina and she gave me the go ahead…..

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I just knew this stamp would see ink first – it totally needed to be on a Fabriano card….beautiful!

supplies: image – Christina Renee Designs by Prima; fabriano notecard; may arts ribbon; silver cord; charm from Joann’s; niji waterbrush; mellow moss, close to cocoa, more mustard and rose red reinkers. 

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Totally simple, but I didn’t think it needed anything else!  I know Tiff (my SIL) will love it!

supplies: image by CRD for Prima; white cardstock; palette noir ink; and black grosgrain ribbon.

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This is kinda plain, but I wanted to show the pearl-ex on those images.  The strip on the left is similar to the Sassy Lace she sells in her digital shop.

supplies: Images by CRD for Prima; essential glue pad;  always artichoke, vanilla and eggplant cardstock; eggplant and artichoke markers; aztec gold pearl-ex; edge distresser; and dimensionals.

And the last one…

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I wanted to do cracked glass (one of my favorite techniques!) because it just went with the whole style of her images.  (And  there are SO many, I have just shown a couple of them.)

supplies: images by CRD for Prima; UTEE; versamark; heat gun; freezer; sponge; edge distresser; pale plum,  perfect plum, vanila and chocolate chip cardstock; brown stazon; perfect plum, close to cocoa, and apricot appeal reinkers; niji waterbrush; and dimensionals.

So there’s a peek at something coming out later this year!