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Monday, 1 May 2017
S1705 Live, Laugh, Love Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
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I would like to share with you a page layout and a card I have created featuring the May Stamp of the Month, Live Laugh Love S1705. This stamp set is available during this month only, for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.
I decided to play with my CTMH watercolour paints to make a background for a page layout and then stamp the words over the top. I'm really happy with the way this turned out and decided to make a card as well!
I started with a green/yellow/orange/pink blended background on an 11" square of Watercolour paper. I normally just use our White Daisy cardstock but I had a spare sheet to use this time. I also applied the same colours, just a bit darker, to some white scraps so I could stamp my flowers and leaves.
I went away and had dinner and came back to finish when they were dry. I stamped the leaves and flowers with Black Memento Ink then cut them all out.
I stamped the "Laugh" in the bottom corner of my page first and then lined up the other two words above it. I then stamped "Together" and drew a freehand border with my journaling pen.
After matting my 5x7" photo in black I mounted the whole page onto a sheet of black 12x12" cardstock. I then arranged the flowers how I liked them and adhered some of them with 3D foam tape and others with Tombow, adding Bitty Sparkles as well.
I used the same design for this card however I used my finest watercolour brush to colour the flowers and leaves on the stamp. Note how the colours all match because I used watercolour paints for the background, the flowers and to colour in the stamped image. I hope you like them!
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