Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, a stamp met up with some paper, and the magic happened. This colorful background technique is a piece of cake with this Chapter One stamp pairing! Here's what you'll need:

Pink (Bon Appetit), Black (Comics), Green (Come Sail Away) and White (All That Jazz) CS® Papers
Green Satin Ribbon (Come Sail Away)
Flower-Shaped Brads (From Tricia's Stash)

Ink the "Table of Contents" stamp with three different colors, starting with Topaz, then Lime, and Fuchsia. When working with multiple ink colors on the same stamp, always start with the lightest color first to avoid contaminating your ink pads. Make sure that the entire stamp is covered thoroughly with ink. (It should be shiny when tilted in the light.) 

Stamp onto the White Plain (the "All That Jazz" white has a coated matte finish). Re-ink and stamp again, rotating the stamp in a different direction each time. It's handy that the image doesn't really have a "right side up". Choose papers to coordinate with the stamped background and trim/score a card and several panels. I love the addition of a black matte to really make the featured image stand out.

Stamp the "Once Upon a Time" image onto a White panel with India Black ink. I love the distressing built into the stamped image.

Tear away the bottom edge of a torn strip of Pink, add a bow, and attach the matted image with flower-shaped brads. Layer onto the card.

This will be great for one of many June graduation celebrations or girlie birthdays! No girlie girls, you say? Well, now--here 'ya go! This "boy" version should work just fine. (Use Sapphire, Earth and Topaz inks instead!)

And they lived happily ever after. Oh, at 80% off--my goodness!


  1. Oh wow, Tricia, this is so pretty! Love those colors together. I need to dig out some stamps and play!

  2. Great card Tricia. And thanks for the boy version too. I have everything in your sample...of course, LOL.

  3. What a great idea, Tricia! I love using the old stamps with new ideas.

  4. Beautiful colorful cards!


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