Mixing It Up

Mixing It Up

You know how some cards come out just the way you envision them? This is not one of those cards. All the pieces are fine on their own, but they don’t quite come together on the end product.hip hip hooray || noexcusescrapbooking.com

This started with the four squares– it’s a fun little stamp designed to be used as a window or as part of a stamp collage. To get nice crisp edges, you need to mask off and protect the stamped frame with either post it notes, or crafter’s masking tape. The background was filled with distress inks in yellow and orange, and then little flowers and dots were stamped with CTMH stamps in versamagic ink.

I could not get a square trim around the outside of the frame, so I hand cut it. Then it was layered on top of some lovely paper from Authentique and washi paper from We R Memory Keepers. It needed a sentiment though.

To create the sentiment flower I stamped a larger flower from the same Close to My Heart stamp set, with the same ink used for the little framed stamps. The sentiment was then stamped in a coordinating color on top of it.

Notice anything? Like maybe how the sentiment flower is much pinker than the little framed flowers? Yep. Color mixing at work! If it weren’t for the fact that this is already adhered in place, I’d go back and re-do the sentiment flower.

There’s nothing hugely wrong with this, but it just didn’t come close to matching my mental image.

I should probably hesitate to mention this, but YOU could get a card from me in the mail. Just sign up for my mailing list, and when I send out my last reminder for the month, respond with your mailing address. You probably won’t be getting this card. This one will probably be hidden somewhere dark and mysterious.

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2 Responses »

  1. Gorgeous stamping, Heather – I like it! Maybe add a brad or button centered on the four squares? On my screen the colors work because there is a similar tone in the background paper. That will be 2 cents, please, lol! xo

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