I actually resisted for a long time before buying this Suite. It wasn’t that I didn’t love it because it was LOVE at first sight when I first opened the mini catalogue but, it was very specific and sometimes as a demonstrator, you go with what you think the majority would like. Anyhow in the end I couldn’t help but get the Snail Mail Stamp set and coordinating products in this suite and I’m so glad I did. The dies are especially cute with the little envelope and hearts.
Lets get started with the Snail Mail Stamp Set
I placed the Hello and small heart stamp onto a block, side by side and stamped all over the Pool Party Card Front with Pool Party Ink. I find stamping in a brick work fashion the best way to gain a uniform look. Don’t be afraid to stamp off the edge of the card front.
I then cut a window in the front of the card front with my ‘go to’ Stitched Shapes circle die (3rd largest) to cut the window in the front of the card.
I cut 2 strips of the Snail Mail DSP to fit the card front and a slightly shorter one to go inside the card across the bottom of the white insert.
I cut the envelope die from Crumb Cake Card Stock and some hearts from So Saffron Cardstock. I stamped the Happy Mail sentiment in Gray Granite on scrap white and fussy cut. The hello and the envelope were also stamped on some scraps of Basic White cardstock & cut out with the matching dies.
There are 2 different Snail stamps in this set plus a really cute Mushroom. I stamped the largest Snail in Stazon Ink onto the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and coloured it with Watercolour pencils and a Water Painter. I then cut this out with the matching Snail Dies.
I always stamp quite a few images from the outline sets and colour them while watching TV or if I have to wait somewhere. I find this really relaxing and the Water Painters and pencils make it very portable. No spilled water…I love it!