I am trying to be a really busy girl, stamping wise. July was a really busy month. I went on two vacations. One, at the end of the month with my niece to England. The other, was over 4th of July weekend. It was our kids and us in a cabin with no running water, no flush toilets, no electricity, and best of all, no internet! Yes, I can do this type of vacation for about 2 days. We were there three…….. EEK! We all survived! We had a couple of minor crashes, one resulting in an injury (road rash mostly). But, we had a BLAST!! We were in Silver Jack, CO and it’s a stunning place! I mean STUNNING!! Anyway, in the beginning of the month, you saw the card that I made with the One Wild Ride Stamp set. Well, here’s the actual scrapbook page that I wanted to make!
The color combo is Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, and Early Espresso. I used the Best Badge Punch for a border at the bottom, incorporating many of the images in this set. The Bunch of Banners Framelits cut out the “Born To Ride” banner. I think it came out pretty neat. You will see more scrapbook pages in the near future. I am going to, not only, work on this trip but the trip to England as well! I have a LOT of photos of England!!
Here is my inspiration card. We were given images to look at and asked to make a card based on those images. I chose the beach scene as I was reminded of a vacation I took to Maine a couple of years ago. I knew exactly what stamp set I was going to use. High Tide. This is an amazing set that will allow you to create a multitude of different beach scenes. The image below (not sure why it’s so small) is one of the “grids” we were given. Anyway, if you don’t have this stamp set yet, GET IT!! It’s fantastic!!
So, what I did to create this card (and what’s really hard to see) is the Pool Party sky I watercolored onto water color paper. I then stamped the “water” image, the sand, the sea grass, the birds and finally the sentiment. On a different sheet of whisper white paper, I stamped the light house images. I stamped off on the full image (Cherry Cobbler ink), then full on with the outline stamp. I think this came out great!
Some of the products I used are: Pool Party Ink and paper, Crumb Cake Ink and paper, Soft Suede Ink, Old Olive Ink, Basic Gray Archival Ink. I used an aqua painter, Watercolor paper, Whisper White card stock, Stitched Shapes Framelits, the Stampin’ Up! stapler and the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.
This month, we (The Creative Crew on Splitcoaststampers) were asked to create a “Blank slate” meaning a no layer card. This is usually a challenge I have a hard time with but I thought, “if I could sponge a great background, it will be ok.” I used a LOT of different colors. Soft Sky, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry (for the sun), Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise. I wanted a sunset scheme to go with the all (Archival) Basic Black Bridge, Birds, and Sentiment. I think this card came out pretty nicely. What do you think?
The stamp set is called Wherever You Go. It fits in very well with the travel/staycation theme we were given. I really love the sun stamp and I was determined to use more of the set for this card.
Now that we have glossy paper back, I wanted to do my Technique challenge for the Creative Crew on Splitcoaststampers using glossy paper. So, I chose, Joseph’s coat. I learned a couple of things and I wanted to share it with you.
First, you must use Classic Basic Black Ink. I tried it first with Archival Basic Black. It wiped right off. YIKES! Finally, don’t use pastel colors. I sponged Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder on the background and only the Elegant Eggplant showed up through the clear embossing powder (you can see it on the edges).
I used the following products on this card: Dare To Dream Hostess Stamp Set, Postscript Stamp Set (it’s a background set). I also used the decorative ribbon punch, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon, glitter enamel dots, 5/8″ burlap ribbon (just one of the strings pulled from it) and the Stampin’ Up! Stapler (yes, it’s no longer available but I still have mine and it works great!)
Here’s the link in case you want to try this great technique! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/josephs_coat/