Brrrr…is it ever cold here these days!! The ground is white with frost (but, sadly, no snow!), and the kids look round and plump in their heavy winter coats as they head out the door for school. I’ve been staying inside as much as I can, except for when I have to venture out to do crazy things, like grocery shopping, and even crazier things like running!
With all this frigid weather sometimes it’s nice to turn to warmer things when it comes to crafting. I’ve got a bright and sunny card to share with you today that reminds me of summertime and drinking glasses of ice cold lemonade at the pool.
As I sat down to create my project for posting on the Market Street Stamps blog I asked myself how I could push myself to step outside of the box a bit and do something with a stamp other than what I normally would do with it. I chose to work with the “It Takes Love” stamp set this time. See, normally I would think of that globe stamp as a focal image stamp. But I thought to myself that it would be a fun change of pace to use it to make a background instead. I know this is not ground breaking. It’s been done lots of times before. But my point is to stretch ourselves to look beyond what we normally do and do something a bit different. In so doing you may even come up with something that’s never been done before!
Some tips for making it easier to line up stamped images like this? First and foremost, use a stamp block with grid lines on it. You can use the grid lines to make sure your stamp is correctly lined up and to evenly space things out. I also like to keep a grid-lined paper underneath my project when I’m stamping. I find that it helps me to make sure both my card and stamp block are perfectly straight and lined up as they should be.
card stock: Stampin’ Up! (Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay- discontinued)
ink: Stampin’ Up! (Bermuda Bay- discontinued)
tiny safety pin