Shannon Tidwell teaches this monthly class at Two Peas In a Bucket that focuses on one different scrapbooking product each month. For August's class it was stamping.
I finally got my hands on the elusive Hero Art's woodgrain stamp and I was dying to use it! It's a humungo stamp that's about as big as a standard greeting card. I knew I wanted to use it on a die cut of some sort. I chose a heart (awww, so sappy) because the picture I used for the layout is of my husband and I on the beach after our friend's vow renewal on Folly beach in SC. Love was in the air, what can I say? I die cut the heart with my Cricut and stamped it with Versa Mark ink then poured sea foam embossing powder on it. After tapping off the excess embossing powder I heat embossed it. Lastly I edged it with my favorite ink of all time, Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo Distress ink. After this step I knew I wanted to do the whole page white washed Carolina beach style ....and that is how the page was born. To start of the white washed look I mixed Jenni Bowlin's Malted Milk acrylic paint with Parrot color glimmer mist and dry brushed a square on kraft cardstock. Then I cut down a piece of cardstock that had a mish mash of text on it that was white washed and misted it with both Peacock and Apricot glimmer mists and let dry.
For another stamping technique I used Lawn Fawn's teeny tiny backdrop hearts and stamped it on Prima's canvas tape with brown Stayzon ink. After matting my two pictures with a Pink Paislee Orange Nantucket paper and adhering them to the page I put down the stamped canvas tape in the middle of the page. Then I decided to go hog wild with the sewing machine stitching over and over again to give it more of a worn feel. After I put down my woodgrain die cut heart and went from there. I distressed the Amy Tangerine die cut camera with some of the paint I used earlier and filled in the heart with the same paint. Then stamped Ali Edwards 2011 stamp on a sticker, cut it out and adhered it to the top of the heart.
On the other side I used a Jenni Bowlin days of the month bingo card and thought it would be cute to dab on some blue distress ink on the 21 (the day of the month the picture was taken) as if it were those bingo dot paint things they use to mark the numbers. It took a while, but I decided on the yellow Nantucket die cut from Pink Paislee and distressed it like I did the camera and then adding some Vintage Photo (ha, what else is new?) distress inks to the very edge. I wanted to give it a lil more depth so I added a paper clip from Stamp'n up and a tin from October Afternoon to top it off. Lastly I added the chipboard letters.
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Inky and glittery fingers for all!
ETA: Yay this project won the challenge at Two Peas! :)