Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Here We Go!

I'm playing a little catch-up on my blog today, with two stamping projects that were featured on the American Crafts blog a couple of weeks ago. The first is a layout sporting the colorful Plus One collection from Amy Tangerine. The bicycle stamp, from the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection, is a perfect fit for this page, especially with the assorted brightly colored embossing powders! 


Embossing on vellum, and then fussy cutting the stamped images is a stress-free way to add a lot of stamping when I would otherwise be terribly nervous about the many opportunities to mess up! This way I could play with my design, moving the images around and ultimately deciding on their placement before committing with adhesive.

My second project is a card. The fancy chalkboard frame holds a sentiment from the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer stamp set (the same one with the bicycle). Embossed in white, it resembles chalk!


What tricks do you have for stamping on scrapbook pages and cards? I'd love to hear your favorite tips!

9 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh loving the bold colors agains the black
super cute projects

Solange J. said...

LOVE your chalkboard label ! Such a pretty card.
And the layout is gorgeous, love the contrast between the black and the bright colors.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

So pretty and striking with all of the colors and pops of black!

lil gik said...

Both projects are great, Madeline, the black looks fab with all the bright colors!

Tanya Ham said...

So bright and pretty!!! :)

Stephanie said...

I love that layout - so bright and colourful with the splashes of neon. Fabulous job :)

Susan Stringfellow said...

Love the layout - so much fun! The card is very pretty too. Great stamping

Tracie Marie said...

love the layout!!! Your card is so pretty!!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such great projects!!!