Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Maz’s Blog, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it. Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from. Each blog will showcase a project featuring the O-fish-ally Awesome (S2004) stamp set which is April’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.
This set is for everyone
Judging by the number of amazing projects being created with this set in our consultant community, I think you are all going to love it too. So many realistic line drawings of undersea animals and plants with a little bit of whimsy thrown in.
Use O-fish-ally Awesome on a scrapbook layout
What a challenge it’s been to design a project different to all the others I have seen shared in our consultant groups! My hubby is finishing up the editing of photos from Close To My Heart’s 2016 Incentive Trip to Tahiti. We loved every minute of it and I’ve been waiting for just the right papers and stamps to use in the album. This Stamp of the Month is a great start.
Use O-fish-ally Awesome to create a scene
With so many stamps on one sheet, it is easy to create and underwater scene. Begin by clustering the seaweed images and stamping repeatedly across your 12” strip of cardstock.
Stamp the same cluster onto a Post-It note and cut out. I use the Post-It notes with full adhesive backing. Leave a little ‘grab tab’ at the base of each plant so you don’t get fingerprints on the adhesive side of the paper.
Cover the stamped images. Stamp sand and the animal images over this cluster. When you lift off the Post-It note masks, it will look like the fish are swimming behind the seweed.
Colour images with Tri-blend Markers
These have to be the easiest way to shade images. 3 tones of one colour are included in each marker. Work from light to dark. If you are not sure what colours to use, simply search ‘Tropical Fish Images’ and copy from real life.
Once your mages are coloured choose a light blue and fill in all of the background.
Three ways to use your scene
Now you have options! Leave the scene as a strip and make it into page border; Cut the title from the scene using Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts and add a neutral colour to the background or use the individual letters as I have in the layout above.
The Port Hole is easy to make using circles of different sizes. I cut mine on the Cricut but you could trace around plates or use a cutting system.
Order your Stamp of the Month
O-fish-ally Awesome (S2004) is only available during April, 2020. Full retail price is $34 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $9 when accompanied by an $80 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.
Did you notice this page is created exclusively with cardstock? No patterned papers were used. That’s because this month we have a fabulous special called Cardstock Carnival – Close To My Heart’s full range of two-toned cardstock is heavily discounted during the month of April. Stock up on your favourite colours and earn the Stamp of the Month at a great discount while you are there.
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A list of the currently available products used on this project follows. All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, this link will take you to my website.
Currently Available products used in the Project
S2004 O-fish-ally Awesome Stamp Set
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
X5961 Black Cardstock
X5954 Pewter Cardstock
X5947 Mink Cardstock
X5978 Glacier Cardstock
Z2481 Coral TriBlend Marker
Z2494 Hydrangea TriBlend Marker
Z2491 True Blue TriBlend Marker
Z2486 Dull Green TriBlend Marker
Z2484 Citrus Green TriBlend Marker
Z2482 Citrus TriBlend Marker
Z2480 Orange TriBlend Marker
Z2478 Earth Brown TriBlend Marker
Z2476 Fair Skin TriBlend Marker
Z3271 Archival Black Ink