Here's what she's got to say about the theme.
You will need to break out those fabulous, teeny weeny stamps that come with all of your sets and use them as your focus. You'll be able to use one large image too, but let's keep it as 1 (feel free to use none!). The focus is on all of the little icons.
So, you should have gotten here from Kim's blog.
I love all the secondary stamps and icons that come with all of Bombshell's stamp sets and find them to be tremendously versatile. In fact, I decided that I would not use one of the large stamps and went with a smaller stamp and three icons for my card.
Here it is!
All stamps are from the Hula Girl set. I used the Aloha Bird Banner for the focal image. I used the Serigraph technique to create the background paper. This technique involves brayering different colors of ink, stamping and heat embossing with white embossing powder, more brayering, and then stamping more images using colored ink. Clear as mud? I thought so.
It's freakin' hot here in New Jersey, so I wanted to use a summery palette. I also decided to break out the Distress inks, especially some of the newest colors and do something I had never done before! I actually colored the focal image with the Distress Ink using the Craft Nibs and Craft Nibs holder. That holder is genius!!! It makes using the Craft Nibs so much easier! The Distress pads that I used are: Old Paper, Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Mowed Lawn.
A rather ornate Spellbinders die was used to showcase the focal image and kept the design CAS because I thought the background paper that I created was on the busier side.
I used a full 8.5" x 11" sheet of white cardstock to make my Serigraph patterned paper. I used the leftover pieces for my photo background and will be using them for another card or cards soon!
Let me know if you want details about this technique. I'd be happy to share the info.
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