Stampin' Up! Travel Journal, Cute By The Inch, & Watercolor Trio
Okay, I admit it! I wasn't thrilled with the Travel Journal Designer Series paper. I don't scrapbook! And the colors seemed kind of blah in the Summer Mini. But I ordered it anyway. Boy, was I wrong! Folks, if you are looking for some great masculine scrapbook paper that color coordinates perfectly with your stash of Stampin' Up! card stock and Ink, baby, this is it! Stripes galore make it the perfect patterned paper for your husband/boyfriend/son cards. They don't look half bad with flowers either. The paper, not your husband/boyfriend/son! Or do they....?
Stamp Sets -
- Watercolor Trio Clear Mount (120084 - Summer Mini)
- Cute By The Inch Clear Mount (Hostess set 120130 2010-11 IBC)
- Early Expresso Classic (119670)
- Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker (120974)
- Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker (100080)
- Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Marker (120971)
- Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
- Early Expresso Card Stock (119686)
- Travel Journal DSP (117156 - Summer Mini)
- SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
- Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
- Big Shot Ovals Die (114525)
- 1 1/4” Square Large Punch (119865)
- Pinking Hears Border Punch (117649)
- Sponge Daubers (102892)
Putting It Together Tips:
- This is actually my first attempt at shading with sponge daubers and I learned some important lessons! First, I held the paper with another scrap of paper while I was swirling the ink in. Seems the oil from my fingers picked up some ink and distributed it where I didn't want it. Not good! Also I tapped off a bit of the ink before I began to swirl the ink into the card stock so the color wasn't so intense. Start light and add - it's much easier to add then subtract!
- I applied the marker directly to the rubber for the flower and then huffed a bit before stamping on the Very VaniLla card stock. I did accent the petals with Riding Hood Red to give them a bit more interest and depth.
- Creating the Pinking Hearts “ribbon” was easy. My tip here is to cut the piece of paper the length you need first. Mine was 4“ long by 1” wide. Then line the end of the paper up with a point and start your punching. When you flip it to do the other side, simply do the same thing and the edges end up perfectly mirroring themselves. If you use the same piece of paper you used for the accent, the stripes match up too!
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