I love summer colors. And (for some reason) I love random stamping. I think I find it exciting that I can make something out of nothing.
When I 'random stamp' I make visual triangles. And I always start with the largest stamp image. See how the 3 pears make an invisible triangle?
Then I start filling in the blank spaces with smaller images - still working with the triangle concept. See the strawberries? Then the oranges...
Make sure some of your stamped images go off the page. It just looks more random.
I have a funny story. I really wanted to use the lemons in this stamp set, because I liked the brightness of the Sunny Yellow. My mother said "Lemons are sour, and your card says 'You're Sweet.' You shouldn't use the lemons." Sigh... OK... so I switched to oranges (using Sunflower ink; Sunset was too dark). Then she says, "I don't like the pears, they look like Butts." TOO BAD, I'm using the Butts. I didn't used to think they looked like butts, but after she mentioned it, that's all I could see. My mom has a really good eye as to what "works." I trust her judgement. Thanks Mom!
I popped one of the oranges up with Foam Mounting Tape (my fav.).
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Tasty Treats (B1351, $13.95)
Pear Card Stock (X5764, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Tulip Card Stock (X5753, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
White Daisy Card Stock (1385, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Pear Mini-Medleys (Z1339, $4.95)
Velvet Ribbon from Cherry-O Creative Basics (retired)
Pear Stamp Pad (Z2197, $5.25)
Sunflower Stamp Pad (Z2150, $5.25)
Tulip Stamp Pad (Z2166, $5.25)
Foam Mounting Tape (I like Scotch/3M brand, it doesn't stick to my scissors when I cut it. Plus, I can get the GIANT roll at the hardware store for cheap)
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