Inspiration Tuesday #12

Hi everyone!

Sorry for being a little bit late today, life has been very busy with the magazine lately and I haven't had a chance to write up my entry for this new Inspiration Tuesday! :)

This week, I was working on a layout with quite a tight schedule, but that doesn't mean I didn't try hard to make a very special layout for you guys! ;p I REALLY wanted, needed to scrapbook the other day when I made this layout and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out :)

No particular technique this week but I have to say that it's all about fun and sharing here! :)

I couldn't resist working with my Studio Calico September kit : this kit is very colorful. I have to admit that I wasn't really attracted when I first saw it on the website, but maaaan when I got my package...I just fell in love with it! The richness of the colors, the boldness of the patterns, the designs are just perfect : just LOVE it! :)


So to get started, you'll need...

  • Studio Calico September kit or 3 Bazzill cardstock (one black, one kraft, one green)and one or two patterned papers
  • black and brown Versafine inks
  • the Crop-a-Dile corner punch (as seen on picture below)


Step #1 : First of all, you will need to cut one of your cardstock smaller than 12x12 (let's say you'll cut it 11x11 or smaller...) and then cut your second cardstock even smaller than that.

Glue a piece of patterned paper onto your kraft cardstock.


Step #2 : I wanted to find something that separates my kraft cardstock from the printed paper and I couldn't resist using the beautiful yellow ribbon that was in the kit, and that also reminds the yellow butterflies...


Step #3 : To keep your design relatively clean, I only used two cream tags that I glued parallel from my printed paper.


Step #4 : Use a stamp with brown Versafine ink (I only use this ink when I stamp onto paper because the ink is very thin and has lots of pigments, so you really get the print of the stamp you're using).


Step #5 : Here's a little tip! To get shadows with your stamps, simply add some ink on your stamp...(here I used Versafine ink)


stamp on surface...


...then, without cleaing the stamp or re-inking, stamp again on top of your first stamping image, but a little further down : the remaining ink on the stamp looks like a shadow!

Step #6 : Use another stamp (Studio Calico stamp here) with brown Versafine then cut out the design.


Step #7 : Use a butterfly punch into patterned paper...

Step #8 : Staple the butterflies inside the stamped frames (Studio Calico stamp).


TA-DAAAAA!!!! :)

Feel free to get inspired by the design, draw a sketch out of it, use the same color combo and pleaaaase : leave a comment here with a nk to what you've created! :D


and here are some close-up pictures...

Resto Montpellier 

Have a great day & see you on Thursday for a new giveaway! :)


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