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5.22.2011

Polka Dot Frenzy!

The current challenge at Lawnscaping is called "Polka Dot Frenzy," and I wanted to use my "Partly Cloudy" set in a new way. Since the umbrella is a solid image, I inked up the stamp, then pressed a polka dot stamp on top to remove some of the ink (I'm sure there is a name for this technique, I just don't know what it is!)

Although I wouldn't say I have a "frenzy" of polka dots, I do like the look. I also used the cloud stamp to add texture to the background. I stamped first onto a piece of cardstock, and adhered 2 more scraps of cardstock behind it. I cut out around the stamped image (all 3 layers so it was really thick), and using my embossing mat I was able to deboss the Lawn Fawn cloud!

The effect is subtle, and was a pain to photograph. On the last pic, I bumped up the contrast so you can see the debossing better.


And I used the sketch from CPS:


7 comments:

  1. Super cute! I always forget about the umbrella stamp. BTW, the technique is called "stamp kissing". You can find lots of tutorials on YouTube, but you did it perfectly. Thanks!

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  2. This is beautiful! I love the color palette. Just lovely! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

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  3. Wow, this is so pretty. Love the colors and how you interpreted the sketch!

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  4. Cute card Jennifer!! Thanks for playing along with CPS this week :o)

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  5. Cute! I love your stamp kissing technique on the umbrella! Super clever!!!! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping!!!

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  6. Love the strip of lace in the background!! Great job with the CPS sketch!!

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  7. That embossing in the background looks so nice! TFS =)

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