Wednesday, April 13, 2011

52 Weeks of Wonder

"Spring has sprung and here are some great artwork ideas to help you hop into the season. Have you ever reached for a stamp set and realized you don’t have exactly what you are looking for? You want part of a phrase on a stamp or the elements aren’t quite the right size for your needs? One way to adjust for this is by masking off part of an image but cutting out masks can often be time consuming. An easier way around this dilemma is only applying ink to a portion of the image that you want stamped—a quick technique known as selective inking. My Acrylix clear stamps make this easy because you can see exactly where the ink is going.

Take a closer look at the great Easter wall hanging above. The background flowers were the perfect touch to bring in the season. And I love the floral image in the stamp set A Hop (A1112) but felt the flower was a little large and would be distracting for the background—easy to selectively add a different image!

The small flower in Beautiful Butterflies (B1373) was the perfect size, but the wisps seemed like they might clutter the look of the project.Using a combination of the two was the perfect mix.

We stampers are choosy folks—and it's easy to be selective when you have a great variety of versatile stamp sets you can mix and match and ink to create the perfect artwork for any season, any time. Happy spring!"

I LOVE the "Happy Spring" card at the top of this post!  Although I don't own the exact stamp sets used on the card, I've pulled images from my sets that will help me lift the overall design.  Jeanette has a way of bringing colors and pattern paper together that I just can't see myself.  Guess I'll  be making some cards tomorrow.

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