The 24 stamps in this month's set are so awesome! I am picturing all kinds of uses for them, but I have to admit that my first thought when I saw this set was Mayberry. I really really wanted to combine these stamps with the Mayberry papers! And this is the result:
|"Golden Section" pattern, pp 80-81 in Cherish - blank spot for journaling|
I just love the way this layout turned out! It's hard to believe that the not-yet-2yo in those pictures is now TEN. But I think it's really paid off that I wait until I feel I have just the perfect things to use with my pictures instead of just slapping them on whatever paper I like at the time. It's hard to tell here, but everything coordinates so well with her clothes in these pictures... I'm a little anal retentive about things like that!
Here's a little tool tip for today: After stamping the flowers and cutting them out, I flipped them over on top of the back side of my Versamat. I used the Embossing Stylus to round all of the flower petals, then flipped the flowers back right side up. Then I pressed the embossing stylus into the center of the flower to push it back down while leaving the petals rounded.
|Stamped flower petals rounded with embossing stylus on left; canvas badge button on right|
In addition to the stamp of the month and the Mayberry papers, I used the following supplies:
- Exclusive inks in Smoothie and Cocoa
- Canvas Badge Buttons
- Designer Ribbon, Pink Collection
- Sparkles in Red, Pink, & Purple
- Opaques Pearls
- Micro-Tip Scissors
- Bohemian Alphabet
- Chocolate Alphabet Large
- Medium Embossing Stylus