So much is going on the world in general….and even in your own personal worlds. I feel a bit ridiculous but I am having my own personal pity party today.
Yesterday, we dropped off my youngest daughter at college I know as a parent, you work towards the day your child will be independent and go out into the world to learn who they are, be what they will be, and share what they can share. But when that day comes, the practicality of knowing it is the right thing does not ease the reality!
Not only that–but it is the end of the summer! At least here in NE, Mother Nature is not letting us forget that fall is on the horizon. It has been chilly!! Great for sleeping but not great for trying to savor what is left of summer!!
I have a little card to share with you today that we did with my stamp clubs earlier this summer.
This is from the crazy popular stamp set called Colorful Season. Check out the stamp set:
I have not seen anything but great cards come out of this stamp set. Every year, Stampin’ Up! introduces a must have set –THIS is this year’s set!! I will share more of this set with you throughout the year as you can see it is perfect for every season. Today, however, I want to focus on SUMMER!
You may wonder how I got the look of the polka dotted beach chair. It is a technique called “Kiss Off”! Technically, I don’t know if that is the name but that is the name I am using.
I inked the chair in the new–and wonderful- Lemon Lime Twist ink.
Before stamping on the paper, I used another image (from Timeless Textures) and stamped (uninked) directly onto the inked beach chair image.
The result of this is that some of the ink on the chair stamp is actually removed by the polka dot stamp. Magic, right? Just imagine the possibilities for your bold stamps now!
(*If you stamp an inked image onto the first image, the technique is called Kissing. Since I was technically REMOVING ink from the first image, I am calling it Kissing Off!)
And one more time, here is the final product:
And just in case you wonder where the top “messy” stuff is from, that is ALSO from Timeless Textures! (Get the message? You need that stamp set too!)
I sponged the sand and then added a little Wink Of Stella–which NEVER translates in a picture. It is just like real beach sand with a little glimmer.
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