Hi guys! Happy Monday! Today I want to share a card with you that was inspired by my grandma. She has always collected frogs and when I saw this super cute, totally unique stamp set from Memory Box I knew I had to have it because it reminded me of her! Also, I need to start restocking my card stash with some not-holiday cards!
This layout is one that I go back to again and again. It allows me to do some coloring amd feature an image without a lot of masking or fussy cutting. I can also use up some cute papers and I just adore using the smaller stamps in the set to create a tone-on-tone background that is fun but lets my focal image shine.
To create this background I used VersaMark ink on kraft cardstock. No heat embossing, just the watermark ink all on its own! You can do this on most colored cardstocks to create the tone-on-tone look. Of course, coordinating ink pads would work great, too! My froggy is colored with Copic markers and popped up using craft foam for some added interest. I decided to tie in the yellow patterned paper by using my Stardust Gelly Roll pen to make the ribbon on the presents yellow. The wings on the tiny little flies (love that image) got a bit of silver Stardust pen also.
As I've mentioned before, I recently moved my craft room from the dark, small room in the corner to the still small room with way more natural light across the hall. I love my new space and am now settled in to the point where I am going to start putting away some of the stuff that has accumulated as I moved. I was hoping for some feedback from you all on whether or not you would enjoy a small video/blog series that features some of my tips and tricks for keeping my various supplies organized or possibly even a craft room tour. Since I'm going to be putting everything away anyway now would be a perfect time to film some of that if there is an interest. I really appreciate your feedback!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with my last Paper Smooches project as their December Guest Designer! Have a great evening! Bye!
Links to TupeloDesignsLLC when possible.
- Memory Box Hoppy Holiday stamp set
- Kraft cardstock
- Neenah 110lb Solar White Cardstock
- Carta Bella Soak Up the Sun 6x6 paper pad
- Sizzix Nexting Circles dies
- Sizzix Nesting Scalloped Circles dies
- VersaMark ink
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink
- Copic Markers - G94, G99, YG06, YG09, G40, B000, 0
- Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pens
- Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
- Sakura Black Gelly Roll pen
- Craft Foam
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper