May 26, 2008


With my workshops over for the month, I thought I'd share a couple of the cards I made during May over the next couple of days. This card was made using the Palette o' Prints designer paper from this month's promotion - but the good news is, this paper is also available year round in 12x12 size! Here's the step by step:
  • Stamp the frog using Stazon ink onto Whisper White card. Stamp again onto a post it note, and cut out to make a mask for the stamped image. I like to keep my masks in the box with my stamps so I only ever have to cut out each image once!
  • Adhere your mask over the frog, then stamp the toadstool making sure to overlap the images. When you remove the mask, the frog looks like he is sitting on the toadstool!
  • Colour your image using a blender pen and ink pads as shown here: I used Certainly Celery, Rose Red and So Saffron.
  • Outline the image using a Going Gray marker to help make the image "pop". Mat with Rose Red card.
  • Add three gold brads to the top left corner of your piece.
  • Cut two scallop strips using the slit punch and layer behind the frog image. Dot the scallops using the white gel pen.
  • Using a black marker, colour just the "unfrogettable" part of the sentiment stamp. Punch out with the Word Window punch.
  • Punch a 1" Certainly Celery circle and layer onto a Rose Red Designer Label punch out.
  • Dot with the white gel pen and add two gold brads. Attach the sentiment using Stampin' Dimensionals for interest.
  • Use a piece of Certainly Celery prints paper for the background on a Rose Red card. Attach the frog layer with SNAIL adhesive and the sentiment layer with Stampin' Dimensionals and you're done!

The gold brads on the frog layer help even out the heaviness of the scallops on the other side of the piece. I love these colours together, they are really eye catching!

Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Supplies:
Unfrogettable stamp set.
Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Whisper White card. Certainly Celery prints paper.
Rose Red, Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Stazon ink.
Blender Pens.
Gold Brads.
1/16" Handheld punch.
Neutral Markers.
Slit, Word Window, 1" Circle and Designer Label punches.
Stampin' Dimensionals.
SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


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