I've been having more fun with my Postage Stamp card layout, click on that link to see my sketch and other layouts. I thought I would show you my process for designing a card. First, the supplies: Stamps from Karen Lockhart, FUN new Memory Box papers, Copic Sketch markers, Spellbinder's Nestabilities templates.....all supplies can be found at Ellen's online store.
First I knew my layout for all my cards would be the Postage Stamp layout, easy peasy. Next I picked out the stamps I wanted to use. All are fairly small images from Karen's collection. Then I picked a patterned paper for each stamp. From there, I colored in my image with Copic markers and referred to my patterned papers for color inspirations. I also cut out and embossed the square images with my Nesties templates. Then I picked out the solid cardstock base color and matching ribbons. This is a really fun part...shopping in your own supply stash!Finally, I picked my solid cardstock colors to mat the main images with. I loved working with the new Memory Box papers for this set of cards. The papers just worked so well with my stamped images. Then I just worked in production line fashion and assembled the cards. This wonderful paper has fun shades of yellows so it was a perfect match for the bees. And look at the little birds on this paper. Although they are a different style, they still work well with the bird theme I had going on.
And this is one of my favorite papers from this Memory Box collection. We always seem to stamp lady bugs in red, but around here they are really a deep orange color. I thought those poppies worked perfectly with this stamp! I can just imagine little lady bugs flitting all around that field of flowers. Enjoy the moment.......perfect sentiment because that's what it's all about!
And this cute little snails. I am drawn to the snails now for some reason. I've purchased several new snail stamps lately. I thought the flowing lines in this paper resembled the paths this little snail might take. Round and round it goes. I added the *snail mail* sentiment with my retired Karen Foster snap stamps. I LOVE that concept of the letters snapping together, too bad she quit making them.
And last but not least is the little inch worm. I could see him crawling up that big green stem....might take him all day. And who knows what else crawls around in that little meadow. I think the Papertrey sentiment really fits with the inch worm stamp.
Well I hope you've enjoyed a little *behind the scenes* of how I design cards and my *out loud* thoughts about selecting the papers. Be sure to head to Ellen's store to check out all the goodies, such fun stuff!!