Welcome to the May Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday!
Technique Tuesday offers a monthly stamp club that features a limited edition stamp set designed by me each month. You can check out past stamp sets (some are still available) here.
Say hello to this month's stamp set: Heartfelt >>
Here's a look at my 8.5x11 layout:
And here's a look at the process:
I started this page with a sheet of 8.5x11 white cardstock. I knew that I wanted to use this photo of Simon, do some sort of a grid collage, and that I wanted to use the largest stamp multiple times as a spaces for journaling.
From there I played around with a few different pattern papers settling on some of the smaller patterns that were included in the Studio Calico Card Kit 6x6 paper pad (each month comes with a great mix of patterns from other manufactures + Studio Calico), a piece of red + white star pattern from Dear Lizzy, and a little sliver of chevron from Fancy Pants.
I ended up with four main journal blocks using red, navy and silver inks. The one that looks pink was a mistake (didn't clean off well enough before adding new ink) and I considered covering it up with pattern paper and in the end decided to leave it. I also used the Just Awesome stamp set again as a title for each of the blocks .
In each of those journal blocks I added a little piece of advice/words of love for Simon. Scrapbooking is a great opportunity to document that kind of stuff.
The letter "s" on the red pattern paper is a customizable Thicker from American Crafts (currently on clearance at Scrapbook.com). You peel off the top layer to access the adhesive. On top of that I put some Silver Zing and melted it with the heat gun. I did it right onto the background pattern paper and I liked the little-bit-of-mess result (embossing powder sprinkles melted onto the pattern paper).
Originally I planned to incorporate more of the smaller box stamps but ended up with just the one "you are my heart" along the top.
Those glitter numbers are from American Crafts that I picked up at Michaels.
The silver ink I used is from the Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance set (includes gold, bronze, platinum, and silver) and seriously my new favorite thing.
A gold one came in the Kelly Purkey kit from Simon Says Stamp and I had to find more of them!
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Check out what the Studio AE team did with this month's stamp set:
GIVEAWAY | One person will win a $25 gift certificate to someone who comments on any of the above blogs during the hop. The winner will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.