#Squadgoals Selfie

The second….and I mean THE SECOND I saw this stamp set, and saw it was a collaboration with Doodlebug, I hopped onto Simon Says Stamp and ordered it. I needed this set in my life asap. Sounds a bit extreme right? Not for me! When I set my sights on something I want, I’m getting it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Christmas Squad by Simon Says Stamp

So after almost 3 excruciating weeks (Seriously Simon, what’s up with that?!) my stamp arrived in my mailbox. My husband didn’t quite share my enthusiasm, but smiled as I bounced off to my craft room to get to work.

I’m not sure why, but when I hear the term ‘squad goals” I think selfie. This had to be a selfie. It had to be old-school Polaroid style.

I started by arranging my stamps loosely how I wanted them in the selfie.

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My first attempt at fitting them all in. I ended up reversing Santa & Mrs. Clause

Once I got the positioning right, I started creating masks and stamping.

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I coloured the images in using Prismacolor coloured pencils. I used Spectrum Noir shimmer pens on nearly everything white to give it a little somethin’ somethin’.

I was not happy with how the cookie turned out. The colours were off, the ink smudged,ย  but he was one of the last ones I coloured and I was NOT about to re-stamp! So I coated him in glossy accents and breathed a sigh of relief that he was just tiny and kind of shoved in the back!

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I used a stitched square die to cut out the selfie and trimmed the frame with my trimmer. I stamped the #squadgoals using Ranger black ink and a stamp platform to ensure a crisp stamp.

My only gripe about this set…and it’s a small one….is that the font on all the sentiments is quite tiny. I feel they are a bit un-proportioned to the stamps themselves. But still…totally adorable!

I definitely see my self using this set in the future… a lot! Take a look at the finished card:

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Thanks for looking!

Melissa Ann

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4 comments

  1. Melissa Ann, this is perfect! I thought about buying the stamp set, but felt the sentiments were too small to be of any use to me (my old people can’t read half the sentiments I own!).

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