Nicole here for a Friday afternoon post – I hope everyone is having a LOVELY friday and you’re prepping for your weekend!
I have a super special SWEET guest designer … Jaclyn Miller!!
Before we let her take it away – we would love for you to go to her blog and check out more sweet amazingness… say hello! If you do – come back and comment here – by Monday night at midnight …. and we’ll draw for $10 sweet bucks!!
YEP!! $10 sweet bucks to spend on ANYthing in the shop!!
Hello friends. Jaclyn Miller of Designs By Jax here. I am absolutely DELIGHTED to be sharing in the excitement surrounding this month’s release at Sweet Stamp Shop. If you haven’t set your eyes on these beauties yet, take a gander HERE. Aren’t those just too fun? For today’s post, I’m using the Fishy and Beach Bum sets.
Let’s talk about this a little bit. It uses a mask made from cardstock. Masks are your friend. I keep a stash of masks I’ve created over time in a secret, hidden away drawer. Ok, well, it isn’t really secret, and, in fact, you can feast your eyes on my collection.
As you can see, they are well loved, and so easy to create. The top three were cut using my paper cutter and cardstock. The other two were patterns printed from the computer and cut using an xacto knife. All you need is a bit of removable adhesive on the back (like washi or masking tape). You can use these with a sponge brayer, ink dauber, spray mists, or even to stamp a background pattern on just a select part of your card.
I wanted to share this little piece of loveliness with you as well.
I recently discovered the delight of using modeling pastes. The ocean bit on this card was created by using just that. I first put down a thin layer of paste (tip: use an old gift card) onto cardstock. Then, using the waves stamp from the Fishy set, I created a wave pattern in the paste before it was dry. You will need to clean your stamp after each pass. Allow the paste to dry, then add a bit of color by gently swiping markers across the paste. I trimmed it down and cut the waves across the top, and voila! There’s no limit to how you can use your stamps and paste together!
A HUGE thank you to Sweet Stamp Shop and Nicole for inviting me along as a guest designer this month, and for allowing me to play with these adorable goodies!