It's back to school time and with that sometimes comes the "back to school blues." Help your kiddos make it through their day by adding a little note in their lunchbox. I try to surprise my little ones with a note at least once a week. They're fun, quick and easy to make. They don't have to be super fancy or have a lot of layers.
This note uses the Butterfly Prints bundle. I stamped it in Beach Breeze ink and used the Fusion Blender and Blending Brush to add some Sweet Pear on the butterfly. I stamped the Ink Splat ATS (love this stamp for a random background image!) in Lovely Blue ink for the background. The Lovely Blue ink is the perfect ink to make a subtle shadow or background. It's super light and just adds a "little something." I stamped the "You are....Awesome" from the Little BIG Greetings set; because my kiddo IS awesome!!! Finally, I added some bling with the Blue Skies Journey Sequins.
This note uses the Under the Sea bundle and is, again, colored with the Fusion Blender and Blending Brush. I used Beach Breeze, Kiwi Slice and Pool Play for my colors. I did the same background for the seahorse as the butterfly above - Ink Splat in Lovely Blue ink - mornings are busy, use as many duplicate techniques and supplies as you can! The sentiment is from Little BIG Greetings and I added some bling with Blue Skies Journey Sequins.
I love, love, LOVE this mermaid stamp!!! Isn't she pretty?! Even better, she's FREE!!! This stamp set is called Mermaid Wishes and is one of the Bloom Benefits offered for free when you spend $50 (all the options are on page 5 of the catalog). I colored her with the Fusion Blender and Blending Brush using Banana Cream, Hazelnut Blend, Pretty Amethyst and Cool Pool reinkers. I stamped her in Black Licorice ink and then heat set to prevent the lines from running and bleeding when I colored. I added some Blue Skies Journey Sequins to bling up her tail and popped her up on a card of Cool Pool card stock.
This stamp cracks me up! He reminds me of Grumpy Cat. The stamp set is called Feed Me and, like Mermaid Wishes, is one of the Bloom Benefits choices you can earn for free on page 5 of the catalog. I stamped the kitty on a piece of designer paper from the Journey Basics Pastels Paper Pack and then cut him out and popped him up. I used Ink Splat and Lovely Blue ink to make a background. I stamped "Are You Kitten Me?" (also part of the free Feed Me set) in Cocoa Powder ink on the bottom right of the Lemon Grass card. On the inside I wrote, "It's not the weekend yet?!"
I have been stamping for 14 years and am thrilled to be one of the first Fun Stampers Journey Coaches in Ohio. It was my honor to serve on the 2016-2017 Leadership Team for Fun Stamper's Journey.