Wednesday, January 11, 2017

You Are A Flamingo!

In a Flock of Pigeons!

Hey, TJ'ers! Welcome Back! It's Ro today and I have a couple of projects I'm excited to share with you!

The first one is a card using another of the new January releases: Left Unsupervised (SD780).

I took a piece of watercolor paper and stamped and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I then did a basic color wash on the background using Kuretake watercolors. The piece was then trimmed down and adhered to a piece of black cardstock. I added some dazzled stickers as a border. 

Be sure to check out all the new January releases if you haven't already! So.Much.Fun!

My second project was something just for ME! I have been hooked on my Happy Planner and am engaging it to keep my crazy brain on track. It seems to be working. As a Designer with deadlines, I have a special section just for Technique Junkies where I keep all my notes pertaining to this wonderful company. Since I had the perfect motivational stamp in my arsenal, and since I am a HUGE fan of Flamingos (just ask anyone who camps with me!), I felt the calling to make myself a tabbed divider for my planner. So I grabbed my Flamingo (SD659) stamp and went to work.

I traced one of the monthly tabs onto a heavy sheet of black cardstock. Then I did a little surgery on my stamp...I cut it apart - flamingo and words! I wanted to do the Flamingo in pink (natch!) and the words in white. 

So rather than fussing with getting my embossing powder in the right place, I severed the stamp and stamped the bird and added the pink embossing powder, then I stamped the sentiment and added the white embossing powder. Voila! I punched it and inserted into my planner. I am in LOVE with it! I think I will laminate it so I can protect it for the long haul.

Look outside the box when you are using your stamps. They are not just for cards! I'm always looking for new things to stamp on (i.e. scrapbook pages, journals, notes, planners, frames, etc.!)

Hope you enjoyed my projects. Do something for YOURself today!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!