Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Good Day, Junkies! Scraphappy Ro here with you today to share a couple of cards made with one of the July Releases, Zen Waves.

I really like the versatility of this stamp. I achieved two very different looks with just one stamp. What do you think?

If you didn't look closely, you would not think these were both the same stamp!

For the first card, I stamped and embossed the background on white cardstock using Zen Waves, Versamark Ink and Nuvo Embossing Powder in Serenity Blue. I then stamped again on a black piece of cardstock using Zen Waves, Versamark Ink and Nuvo Embossing Powder in Shimmering Pearl.

Using a set of circle dies, I cut out four areas from the black cardstock in four different sizes. From the largest circle, I cut a smaller offset circle to use as a frame for the sentiment.  Each of the four circles was mounted using foam tape, aligned with the background image.

I then stamped the sentiment from the set, Things I Want To Do, using Versamark Ink and Nuvo Serenity Blue Embossing Powder. I again used a circle die to cut out the sentiment. That was mounted with a slightly thicker foam tape. I also mounted the circle frame (turning it so the pattern did not match up the bottom layers) with thicker foam tape.  I added the layers to a black card base. I love how the shimmery on black really stands out from the blue on white background.

For the second card, I stamped the image on white cardstock using Zen Waves, Versamark Ink and Nuvo Embossing Powder in Glitter Noir.  I used the Zig Wink of Stella Markers to color in the various areas of the background. These markers have a shimmery effect and gave the background a nice shine. I trimmed the piece down and mounted it on a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment, Advice From A Sea Turtle, on white cardstock using Versamark and Nuvo Embossing Powder (Serenity Blue), trimmed it down and adhered it to the base. See how twinkly that background is!

Let's see those two cards one more time, side by side:

What a difference using just one background stamp!  I hope I gave you some ideas on how to maximize your stamp collection. If you would to save 10% on these or any other TJ stamp, simply use the code below!
See you soon!
Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!