Before I share today’s post, and I want to thank Ann Schach for selecting my Clean and Simple Washi Tape card (last week’s Paper Players card) as “A Cut Above.” I play along with the challenges for inspiration and fun, but it’s always nice to be recognized. 🙂 Thanks, Ann! If you wanna’ check out that card, click here.
This is a busy, busy week. I’m packing to leave on Sunday for the Caribbean. Woo hoo! In the 2012-2013 stamping year, I earned Stampin’ Up!’s Grand Vacation aboard the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas. Woo hoo! I’m working hard to make sure I have blog posts ready for you each day of my vacation. During that week, Mom and her friend will be staying at my house – someone has to keep the light on in the Fungeon while I’m gone, right?
I’ve been itching to make a “bon voyage” card, and this week’s sketch from The Paper Players is the perfect foundation for my design. Here’s my project:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Yipee! I was ready to assemble my card – the paper was cut and layered, the central image was stamped and ready to go, the candy dots were on stand-by for a last-step add-in. I was in good shape! Once last check of the sketch, and … ARGH! The sketch calls for the sentiment in the bottom, right corner, and I the sentiment is included in my focal point. What to do?!? I scanned my entire stamp collection between 7 and 29 times before finding the perfect sentiment that would correspond with the sentiment I already had in place. I inked up half of my Yippee-Skippee stamp and stamped it down. Perfect!
- Stamp it Real Good. It’s not nice to brag, but sometimes it’s necessary. Today, it’s necessary. You know how the foam pad ink pads get really juicy every once in a while? My red pad was giving me juicy attitude, so I blotted it a bit with a paper towel. I may have achieved the most perfectly stamped image of my stamping career. That’s all. It’s not my skill, and it’s not my talent – I just stamped it real good.
- Stacking Starbursts. This starburst shape has been sitting in our Annual Catalog since June of 2013 – it’s not from the Starburst Sayings set. As such, the edges don’t exactly coordinate with the Starburst Framelit Dies. That doesn’t mean I can’t create the illusion that they exactly coordinate, right? I punched the stamped image with the 1-1/4″ Circle punch and mounted it on a 1-3/8″ Circle punch of Pool Party. I THEN mounted that on a Real Red Starburst. Voila! Who would know that the starbursts don’t match? Only you because you read this entire paragraph – I’m so proud of you.
Stamp Sets: Around the World, Yippee-Skippee Papers: Pool Party, Real Red, I Am Me Designer Series Paper Inks: Real Red Accessories: 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Starburst Framelit Dies, Brights Candy Dots (Real Red), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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