I am so excited to be guest designing for Great Impressions this month!
I made two cards with these adorable stamps! I definitely could have kept going because I had so much fun! For this first card, I used watercolor pencils to color the image. For the sand, I masked the penguin feet and then blended a couple colors of ink to create variation. Next I used a mask and a slightly darker ink to add the dots, which I then embossed with opalescent clear embossing powder to create a little bit of glimmer, which doesn't show up very well in this photo. Additionally, I added glossy accents to the inner tube, sunglasses and bow, which also doesn't show up well in this photo.
For this card, I wanted to make the image stand out from the rest of the card, so I fussy cut it. I colored this one with watercolor pencils and alcohol ink markers. The double frame really sets off the image.
Today I have a Joy's Life Back to school project to share with you! I thought this would be fun to put in a lunch box filled with treats or fruit snacks or whatever. I used several stamps because I thought my daughter would get a kick out of the puns.
The papers and Washi tape are from Doodlebug. The brads are Eyelet Outlet. The ink is clearsnap. I started with an explosion box that some perfume came in. I recovered it in blue cardstock then added the details.