This one was for my niece’s birthday in June – we’re on opposite coasts, hence the non-traditional text for her birthday card. She collects wonderful palm tree images and loves Hawaii, so this stamp seemed tailor made for her . . .
For the background, I smooshed the two Distress pads on a wavy-edged acrylic block, spritzed twice, and laid it down on watercolor paper. I loved the resulting texture but knew the stamped image would never show up against it, so I simply sponged the same two colors on a watercolor scrap and then stamped. Before attaching the image with foam dots, I traced around the background with a stylus for a little added dimension and then cut it out freehand – really not difficult or time-consuming to do. Of course it’s not perfect, but I’m hoping that counts for a little added charm . . . yes? Say yes . . .
Cardstock: Bazzill Jacaranda, Watercolor paper, Neenah Solar White
Stamps: Great Impressions Palm Trees/Hut, all text from Simon
Says Sketchy Banners
Inks: Distress Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Hero Black
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Squares Large, Simon Says
Sketchy Banner Greetings, Impression Obsession
Doo Dads: Gelly Roll Clear Star pen