Hello, welcome to the Scrapbook Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects based on Loving Life. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments. We love hearing from you! At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along.
I chose to create a page about one of the best things in life, ice cream. Who doesn’t like a dish or cone of ice cream, gelato, sherbert, or sorbet? If you are ever in Wisconsin, check out frozen custard. Super good! Custard is the same milk and cream combination but with the addition of egg yolks.
Did you know that Alaska residents consume the most ice cream per capita or that Washington DC is the most ice cream crazy city? And ice cream consumption is not just an American thing. New Zealand ranks #1 in the most ice cream consumed per person (28.4 liters or roughly 7.5 gallons) per year. Wow! With all that I can definitely say that Loving Life is about Loving Ice Cream.
Here is my 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page to incorporate 1 – 3″ x 4″ photo and 2 – 4″ x 4″ photos.
CREATING THE BACKGROUND
- White 12″ x 12″ cardstock
- Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper
- Soft Seafoam cardstock
- Petal Pink cardstock
- Crumb Cake cardstock (backing for DSP)
- Stamp Sets
- Nothing’s Better Than
- So Sentimental
- Dies & Punches
- Everyday Label punch
- Ink Pads & Markers
- Cinnamon Cider ink pad
- Stampin’ Blends: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss
- Other Supplies
- Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles
- Painted Texture 3D embossing folder
- Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Stampin’ Seal
- Paper Snips
- Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
- 3D Embossing Plate
Stamp the Good Morning Magnolia image onto the vellum panel using Basic Gray ink. The lines will be blurred by the Stampin’ Blends and the alcohol to create a faux watercolor effect.
Color the image starting with the lightest color. Use Dark Daffodil Delight for the center. Dip a fine-tip paintbrush into the rubbing alcohol and gently move the color. I added Champagne Shimmer Paint to my rubbing alcohol.
Next, color non-adjacent petals with Dark Flirty Flamingo. Gently blur the stamped line. Let dry and repeat on other petals. Do the same for the leaves. TIP: Blow into a straw to gently direct the ink flow in the desired direction.
Add a second layer of color after the image is dry. Repeat the process of alcohol painting and gently blowing the ink.
OPTIONAL: Pick up some clean rubbing alcohol with the paintbrush and flick it over the image. This will create small droplets that will lighten some areas by moving the color outward.
Adhere the vellum panel to the Basic White cardstock panel using Stampin’ Seal or a light amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Add to Basic Black card base.
Stamp the sentiment in White Craft ink and heat emboss with with embossing powder. Trim to you liking. Add to card panel with small black Dimensionals.
Customize the message insert and the envelope with some flicks of color from the brush end of the Stampin’ Blends.
One of my favorite ways to create fun pieces to use in cards and on scrapbook pages is to cut-out images from the Designer Series Paper. I back the paper with a solid cardstock and then fussy cut the images. This is an easy task to accomplish white chatting with a friend or watching TV. Select your favorite ice cream cones to layer on the page.
Next ‘flick’ color onto the white cardstock using the Stampin’ Blends.
To frame my photos, I cut (2) 4-1/4″ x 5″ and (1) 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ layers from the Soft Seafoam. Then run those layers through the Cut ‘n Emboss Machine with the Painted Textures embossing folder. Doesn’t it look like homemade ice cream? Yum! I left an inch at the base of the 4″ x 4″ photos to make it look like a Polaroid. It also leaves a nice background for journaling strips.
Stamp the sentiments from So Sentimental and Nothing’s Better Than stamp sets in Cinnamon Cider ink on Petal Pink. Cut the sentiment into strips or punch with the Everyday Label Punch.
Add all the elements onto the page. Use some Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some lift to the center ice cream cone. Stapling the ‘Yummilicious’ label to the upper left is great way to attach elements. Finally, add sprinkles. I love these sprinkles. They are like little spongy dots. Adding them to the page was not hard. I created little liquid glue spots and placed the sprinkles on the spots using a tweezer.
Are you a Pocket Scrapbooker? Check out these pocket cards that coordinate with the 12″ x 12″ page. Typical pockets are 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″. Here are 2 ideas for your hybrid scrapbooks.
The BEST. EVER. is from the A Grand Kid stamp set.
Next up in the Scrapbook Blog Hop is Kelli McConkey from Inky Hands Warm Heart. If you are interested in participating in future blog hops, please let me know. We would love to have you join us.
- Ann Murray from Murray Stamps, INK ** YOU ARE HERE **
- S. Kelli McConkey from Inky Hands Warm Heart
- Lisa Padgett from Crafting Hugs