Can you catch my “mistake”?

Tasty Truck is my second favorite Sale-a-bration 2017 gift with purchase (right behind Hey Chick!). I think my favorite part is playing with all of the color combinations, and our gorgeous Watercolor Pencils make the coloring so easy:

Maui Stamper Tasty Truck Sale-a-bration 2017

This is an easy image to fussy cut as it is nearly all straight lines.  Don’t be intimidated by the fussy cut!

Since this was a congratulations card, I chose to leave the counter blank. When I’m ready to send it, I may add in some balloons or a banner. I like to leave options when I’m creating a card without a specific intention.

  • Stamps: Tasty Truck Sale-a-bration 2017
  • Color Palette: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
  • Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Blender pens, Urban Underground DSP, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Wink of Stella Clear, Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits

The Blender pens are my hands-down, go-to choice for working with the watercolor pencils.  If you’re using watercolor paper, then an Aquapainter is a great tool.  But Very Vanilla and Whisper White card stock are susceptible to pilling if they get worked with too much water, and the Blender pen flows the color so smoothly that I don’t have to rework the same area.

Maui Stamper Tasty Truck Sale-a-bration 2017

When I came up with the concept for this card, I had one thing in mind. Putting it together, I inadvertently did something else.  See if you can figure it out!

See the Sale-a-bration 2017 offering HERE.  To qualify for the gift with purchase, shop HERE.

It’s RemARKably NEW!

Welcome to the June RemARKable Blog Tour!  Many of our paper artists are featuring brand new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog product, and we hope you’ll be inspired.

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Pineapple

I’m featuring fruit today – Fresh Fruit, in fact!  What says summer better than fruit, and what fruit is more a symbol of the islands than the pineapple?

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Pineapple

You might notice that I didn’t stamp the top of the pineapple.  It just didn’t look right to me, but these little bonus bits did the trick.  Don’t recognize them?  These are the negative pieces from the widest Thinlit in the new Swirly Scribbles set.

I inked the pineapple in So Saffron, then added touches of Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and So Suede ink with sponges and markers.  A quick spritz before stamping helped to blend the colors.

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Mango

While I was playing with the new Fresh Fruit photopolymer set, I realized that the pear looked just like the mango I ate for breakfast this morning.  I stamped the fruit in Pear Pizazz (of course!) and then sponged on a little So Saffron and Calypso Coral.

The “basket” is another piece from the Swirly Scribbles framelits, cut in half and with a few extra bits added on.  And that birthday stamp is straight from Fresh Fruit – I just chopped it up.

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Mango

I tried to create a lemon, but I think it takes a little imagination to see it:

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Lemon

We just came back from a trip and I found Lemon Bon Bons in a candy shop.  They’re a total sugar bomb – but for some reason I love them.  Maybe it’s just that I associate them with my travels.

Maui Stamper Fresh Fruit Lemon

At any rate, they fit perfectly into our brand new Clear Tiny Treat Boxes (2″x2″x2″).  Our brand new Layering Circles Framelits – complete with tiny scallops – created a shape I could pretend was a lemon!

What do you think?  Your next stop on the tour is Heather Mathieson.  I see plenty of Surprise and Delight in this new catalog!  Visit the other RemARKables to see more.

Nancy Amato 

Melissa Bolinger 

Tamra Davis 

Tracy Evans Langly

Anne Matasci  YOU ARE HERE

Heather Mathieson 

Audra Monk 

Maria Pane 

Michele Reynolds 

Janet Wakeland