Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Beautiful Layout and card by Britt Bass plus chalkboard tags and card by Kim Frantz

Hi there! Britt Bass here to share a stamped-upon layout using the Jillibean Soup line “Chilled Cucumber Soup” and Clearsnap pigment ink.

I LOVE me some Jillibean soup!  Fresh designs, always versatile, and sometimes innovation – I always feel like Jillibean offers me something I can really USE.  “Chilled Cucmber Soup” is no exception!  I love that is seems soft and feminine – even though the color scheme is totally gender-neutral.  I was easily able to create this fun, impressive design using a Jillibean Placemat.  Here's a little peek at how I did it:
Becky's 27th layout by Britt Bass

Easy-peasy, right?  I know you will love them!  

Another technique I really love is creating my own embellishments from stamped images.  I used many of the butterfly elements included in the large Chilled Cucumber Soup stamp set. Take a look:

I am so proud of this layout – it came out exactly how I wanted it to!  Don't you just love that?

Hampton Art for Jillibean Soup- “Chilled Cucumber Soup Large Stamp Set” (JB0040)
Clearsnap Pigment Ink – Swimming Pool, Canary, Limeade
Jillibean Soup:
Placemats – “White Circles” (JB0046)
Collection Pack - “Chilled Cucumber Soup” (JB0037)

Other Supplies:
Blue and White cardstock, Staples, Washi tape, Buttons, Letter stickers

Good day stamp fans! Britt Bass here to share a card you need to take some TIME and look at!  This card features two 7gypsies co-branded stamp sets and Clearsnap pigment and chalk ink.

Time Is Precious card by Britt Bass

I often choose my sentiment first and then let the rest of the card come together around that one idea.  It helps me focus on a one or two specific ideas which give my designs some unity.  I try to pick out, or create elements that contribute to my chosen sentiment.  Think of it this way, if a person who didn't speak English looked at your card, could they still understand the “sentiment” behind it?  If you think they could – you are on the right track!

I created the center, stamped panel using a simple masking technique.  I stamped each clock on a sticky note and used those masks to collage those clock stamps together.  I love the look of pigment ink and chalk ink together; mixing the ink creates extra texture without adding bulk.

Hampton Art for 7gypsies - “Time Is Precious” Sentiment (PS07420), Clear Stamps (SC0522), “Time Pieces” (SC0504)
Clearsnap Pigment Ink: Brown, Chianti
Clearsnap Chalk Ink: Lavender 

Other Supplies:
Red Cardbase, Washi Tape, White and Kraft cardstock, Ribbon, Wooden Clock embellishment, Die Templates

Chalkboard Tags by Kim Frantz

Create the look of a chalkboard with paint and white ink! Simply paint the surface of anything you wish using chalkboard paint...here I used kraft tags and a kraft envelope by Jillibean Soup. You could use black paint, but I think the chalkboard paint gives the surface a bit more texture. Use white ink, white gel pens, and your favorite stamps. Welcome any uneven lines you may get with the stamps. It lends to the "chalk" look! Use a sponge dauber to lightly apply white ink over the surface in random places. This creates the look of a chalkboard that has been erased. I added some heart stickers for a small pop of color. 

Jillibean Soup: Alphabeans/Whipped White, Cardstock Stickers/Coconut Lime Soup, Kraft Paper Tags and Mini Envelope.
Bella Blvd: Stamps/Kiss Me/Sand & Surf.
Other: Chalkboard Paint/Martha Stewart Crafts, White Ink/Ranger, White Gel Pen/Gelly Roll by Sakura.

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