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Inspired by Stamping August release Guitars and Background Basics Lines

Our designer sneak peeks continue with the new sets Guitars and Background Basics Lines. I like this guitar set so much I couldn't stop with just one card—I made two! The first one is masculine themed and made with the acoustic guitar. 

I colored the guitar with colored pencils, fussy cut and layered on vintage sheet music. See the splatters on the corners of the base paper and on the sheet music? These "splatters" are actually stamps that are part of the Guitars set. I think these are just so cool and give the perfect vintage look to my papers!

I wanted the guitar to stand out so I used 3D pads to lift it from the page. I used ribbon at the bottom, but kept to the masculine color scheme. I used the Just a note stamp from the IBS Big Notes set. With the background sheet music, I think that's an appropriate sentiment, don't you?

I finished the inside, but left it blank for a personal note. I already know who I'm sending this one to.

These stamps will work well for anyone—guy or gal—who likes music. I decided to make a feminine card for the electric guitar stamp. And since it's an electric guitar, I decided on an electric color—neon pink!

I paper pieced a part of the guitar, added little pearls, some ribbon and twine. I used the Happy Birthday stamp from the Big Wishes set at the bottom. 

There's even a little guitar charm; I knew I'd find a use for these charms one day!

Inside it's a stamp from the Birthday Greetings set. 

Give a click on the links below to see what the other talented IBS designers are up to today:
Contest!!! August 6th—August 10th IBS owner Joanna Munster, will be giving away blog candy. Each day one lucky winner will receive that day's featured stamp set. Winners will be announced on August 12th on the Winners Page at 7:00 p.m. Brisbane time. You must leave a comment on her blog to be eligible to win, only one comment per person and each winner will be randomly selected. 

August 10th is the official release date with all new stamps available for purchase. Free shipping will be available on all orders over $25 for 48 hours only from August 10th, 7 p.m. to August 12th, 7 p.m., Brisbane time. Use code "AUGFREE". In addition, all new August stamp sets purchased together as a bundle will receive a 10% discount.


Stamps from Inspired by Stamping August release Guitars set, plus Birthday Greetings, Big Wishes and Big Notes scrapbook paper, cardstock, ribbon, twine, charm, brads, pearls.


  1. OH. MY. GOODNESS!! You have rocked this stamp set to the nth degree, Shani. Both cards are AWESOME and so indicative of your talent with colors, layers and sense of design. For maybe the first time ever, I don't have a favorite - I keep going back and forth enjoying them both equally. Bravo!!

  2. LOVE all those layers and the way you finish off the inside! These are are terrific~

  3. Yes, you definitely rocked this set! As pretty as the pink card is, I really like the vintage, masculine one. The splatters are awesome.

  4. Love the layering on your first card and that pink card is so unexpected yet worked really well. :)

  5. Love both the pink is super cool!!

  6. Great cards Shani! Love the pink card! And love how you distressed the guitar! Looks amazing

  7. Great cards Shani! Love the pink card! And love how you distressed the guitar! Looks amazing

  8. awesome cards girl :) love love love the pink girl one!!!

    *took a bit but bloger finally let me comment :)

  9. My faves in the release, Shani! You have such an eye for details, perfect details. Kudos to you!

  10. What LOVELY card designs! I love both of them, perfect in every way!! Stunning! Love how you used the guitars to make a girly card!!


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