If you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Ann's blog. Ann always has such gorgeous, elegant and sophisticated projects! Myself, I've used this set extensively in the past, so again the challenge is to come up with a new project. I was prepping for the recent interactive card class, so I folded this set in for a shaker card. I stayed mostly with the 2013-14 In Colors for a soft, Caribbean look.
I reworked the second card a bit, brayering the background instead of sponging. Which one do you like better?
Stamps: By the Tide, Four You, Gorgeous Grunge, Paper Pumpkin Hey There kit; Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP; Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight, Baked Brown Sugar, Black Stazon; Accessories: Gold baker's twine, Window Sheet, Banner punch, Boutique Details, Fringe Scissors, Aquapainter, Sponges, Brayer, Perfect Polka Dots EF, On Film framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.
It is always fun to create a 3-D item. How about a nautical-themed favor or little gift for Dad? Maybe even a pillow gift for a Northeast trip this summer. Here is a little treat pouch, filled with a bag of almond nuts.
- Stamp the lobster with Cajun Craze classic ink, followed immediately by Clear embossing powder, in order to keep the outline from bleeding during watercoloring.
- Watercolor with Cherry Cobbler classic ink and an Aquapainter for perfect shading.
- Make sure you have sharp Paper Snips (#103579) for careful and precise trimming.
- After trimming, make sure to color the edges with an Aquapainter for a polished look.
A side note - our Stamp Review Crew group was chosen to create a display board for the Stampin' Up! Convention in July. I'm so excited! I'm not sure how much I'll be able to help, as we are traveling in June, but I know these ladies & gentleman will be great!
Now make sure you check out the next stop to see what our fearless leader and fabulous stamper Tanya at Tinkerin in Ink put together with the set. If you get lost along the way, visit the Stamp Crew Review landing page for the entire hop list.