Welcome to the full reveal of Studio Calico's newest card kit; Poet Society. This is a great blend of summer and early fall colors and patterns. You'll love the quality of product that you can always expect, and you'll adore Studio Calico's signature blend of on trend papers, embellishments and designs. This month Studio Calico is trying something new with the card kits; in addition to the main kit, you'll also have the option to purchase a variety of several different stamp sets that have replaces the add on kit, so you'll have lots of options to choose from.
My first card uses the main kit. I was inspired by the wood veneer strips. I love the look of natural wood and it's gritty texture on cards. I layered the wood on patterned paper strips to create a fun contrast.
To soften up the feel of wood, I added some colorful thread and punched a butterfly and heart from patterned paper, adding a starburst vellum shape behind the heart. I stamped Congratulations on one of the veneer strips.
This next card shows the versatility of the main kit by focusing on using the stamp set. I stamped the gem image on the card base to create a festive background, and then embossed a gold circle over some of the gems to move the eye around and create some dimension.
Some gems have starburst vellum layers over them, stapled to the card. I then added some crystal stars to make this card sparkle.
This next card features the add on stamp set, Rocket. This set has a lot of cute buildable outer space images. But, for my card, I chose to use the playful sentiment and star stamp. I stamped a background with the sentiment and star. To make the images softer when stamping, I first stamped on a scrap bit of paper and then stamped on the card base.
After stamping the card base, I adhered a block of patterned paper from the main kit and punched some stars from vellum and patterned paper. Some yellow thread adds softer lines, and I finished the card with some crystal stars.
This card features another add on stamp set; Cactus. I wanted to try something different and sorta edgy. So, I took gray paper from the main kit and stamped the pots in black. I drew in shadows with a marker, and then heat embossed the cactus' in bold colors like hot pink, aqua and a bright yellow.
If you're a stamper then this is the month for you, if you're not a stamper yet, this is also the month for you! What are you waiting for? These two sets are so cute and fun; but they're going to sell out quick! If you're a subscriber, kits and new product go live at noon (EST), but if you're not a subscriber you can (quickly, I might add) snag these fabulous kits at midnight (EST).
Make sure to also check out what's releasing in the Studio Calico shop today…..its been long awaited!!