StampSpotlight June 2013 – Day 1!

By Taheerah | 4th June 2013 | 36 Comments

Hi everyone, and welcome, welcome, welcome to this month’s inaugural StampSpotlight post!!

I am so super-excited to be bringing you the next installment of this monthly feature on my blog! Last month’s StampSpotlight was such a blast and as soon as it was over I was already looking forward to the next one!!

In case you missed yesterday’s post with all the info, here are some specifics:

The Details

  • StampSpotlight is a monthly feature that runs on my blog at the beginning of each month.
  • The Spotlight will run from the first Tuesday of each month and last for 3 days. That’s 3 days of inspiration!
  • Each post will go live at 7am EST/Midday GMT.
  • I will be sharing new projects I’ve created each month that featured my spotlighted set.
  • Each Spotlight will focus on a favourite set of mine. My aim is to showcase a set from a different manufacturer each month, but it totally depends on which particular stamp I’m wanting to showcase – I won’t be tied down to any one manufacturer and I am not receiving anything from the manufacturers that I do spotlight – it’s all out of love!
  • I have asked the manufacturers if they will help spread the word about StampSpotlight when they are featured but this does not affiliate me with the manufacturers in any way. Just wanting them to help spread the word!
  • If any manufacturers decide to sponsor the giveaway of the free set then I will explicitly state this.
  • Each set I will showcase is one I genuinely adore from top to bottom, inside and out – and I want to show you just why I love them!
And that’s not all! Along the way with all the fun, there’s a chance to win a prize!
The Prizes

  • I will be giving away one copy of my spotlighted set the month it is featured! I love these sets so much that I want one of you to get a chance to own one and love it too!
  • I will draw one winner after the Spotlight ends
  • The winner will be announced the day after the Spotlight ends

Enough to whet your appetite?! Then let’s get started!!

So yesterday I shared this sneak peek of the set for this month’s Spotlight:

I don’t think there are any prizes for guessing what this month’s set is, lol! Well, the time has come to reveal all if not!

This month’s StampSpotlight is…


 Lil’ Inker Designs’ Notebook Doodle!!

How do I love thee – let me count the ways?! Now, I know the first thing you might be thinking is that I’m on the Lil’ Inker Designs DT so I’m being biased here – but I can assure you I’m not!! That is not what StampSpotlight is about!!

Before I joined the DT I had already fallen completely in love with this set!! It’s just so *different* and unique, and fun!! It also embraces several of the trends we didn’t even know we had at the time, such as sketchy, freestyle drawing, has some funky sentiments, and is just all-round awesome!! From the very simple and elegant to blow-your-mind elaborate – this set can do it all!!!

Now that all the introductions are out of the way, let’s get on with the projects for Day 1, shall we? ๐Ÿ™‚

I am so squealingly happy with how this card turned out!! It reminds me of a sketchbook front cover, or maybe even an artist’s portfolio?!

The first card features a Stamper’s Select White card base. I stamped this card using only 4 main stamps from the set!!

Building up a design like this is super-easy! I just try out some ideas on a piece of scratch paper first before executing onto cardstock!

After stamping my design with Versafine Onyx Black ink, I only chose to add a simple sentiment from Friendship Jar: Spring Fillers. I was still going with a tattoo sleeve-style idea in my head, and this went perfectly with that!

Fancy being the lucky winner of this month’s Spotlight? Here’s the rules of how to participate!

  • To be in with a chance of winning the spotlighted set you must leave a comment on one of the  StampSpotlight posts.
  • You can comment on each post of the Spotlight – that’s an easy way to triple your odds of winning straight away!
  • You may leave comments up until 7am EST/Midday GMT the day after the last Spotlight post (ie the Friday). Comments received after this time will not count.
  • Please keep your comments related to the post and the showcased cards/projects.
  • ***NEW! If you pin the official StampSpotlight image each day (the one with the StampSpotlight text on it) then you are eligible to leave a second comment and double your chances on that day!***
  • Please only comment once on each post. Duplicate/multiple comments will be excluded from the draw.
  • Please do not enter if you already own a copy of the Spotlighted set. That just wouldn’t be fair if you do!
  • If you have a friend or someone else who would like to win then feel free to send them in my direction and they can comment, but please don’t comment on their behalf.
  • The winner will be randomly chosen from all the comments received.
  • The winner will be announced on my blog at 2pm EST/7pm GMT the day after the Spotlight ends.
  • The winner will receive a copy of the spotlighted set. No alternative prize or monetary value will be offered.

I do hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post! I’m so dying to hear what you think about the series and about the projects!! Thank you all so much for stopping by – I’ll see you back here for Day 2 tomorrow!!


36 thoughts on “StampSpotlight June 2013 – Day 1!”

  1. Taheerah, this is breathtakingly gorgeous! You know, at first I didn't notice the stamp set, and when I saw the card, I thought you had used one big stamp. Then as I went back to checkout the stamp set…wow! you made that background pattern with those small designs!! Quite impressive! It is so well done I didn't even notice the overlaps at first glance. But it looks all good, the dark and the light parts ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi Taheerah ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love this set… fell in love with it on the sneaks but couldn't find it anywhere in the UK ๐Ÿ™ …so would love to win it!!lol

    Love your card too- it just looks so good all in black and white… makes me want to doodle!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    hugs, Rachel x

  3. I always look forward to this series each month…so glad you are spotlighting different products. Nice to see what you can do each time. Love the doodle stamps…your black and white card is stunning!

  4. This is stunning! I love the repeated stamping, and the simplicity of the black and white, which makes extremely elegant!!

  5. This is a Great set. I love it!! Doodling is so much fun but sometimes you either cant do it or have your days. This set is perfect for that. Well and it is just perfect anyway. Thank for sharing it with us. I really want this set now. HUGS

  6. Oh wow! This card is striking! Um, I really didn't see myself using/liking this set…but now I think I NEED it! What a great way to showcase this set! It's awesome!

  7. This card is AMAZING, Taheerah! I love how it's black and white and I love how you've layered the images and brought them together the way you have. Seriously making this set shine! You rock!

  8. Holy wow, Taheerah! This card is so striking,especially since you have the white space on one side. I LOVE it and now I think I need this stamp set. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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