Thursday, May 26, 2011


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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Supplies Used:
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)