Hello! It's the end of the month, which means it's new release (and blog hop!) time for the Alley Way Stamps. All sets that have been previewed this week are now available in the store. For my card today, I'm showcasing the new Moosing You set (which is free with any $40 purchase through the month of January), as well as the Branching Out set. Hopefully you've reached my blog by way of Francine's blog. (If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click here.)
For my project today, I decided to make a Project Life/pocket scrapbooking layout (LOL, I told you I was obsessing!)... I thought the Moosing You and Branching Out sets would be a perfect fit for some of my photos from our camping trip to Elk Neck State Park.
Here are some close-ups of the page...
Photo: Moosing You
I stamped the little arrow image from Moosing You in teal ink onto a strip of aqua CS. I then trimmed one end in a banner shape, then adhered the CS to the photo.
Elk Neck Card: Seeing Spots
To create the Elk Neck State Park card, I started with a piece of white CS, and stamped the background with the Seeing Spots stamp in teal ink. I then covered all of the medium sized dots with stickles. While the dots were drying, I formatted and printed the state park text, then cut it out with a circle die. Next, I die cut a larger scallop circle from lime green CS, then adhered the die cut circle on top. Once the stickles were dry, I adhered the scallop circle to the white CS layer with pop dots, trimming any excess from the side.
Caterpillar Photo: Moosing You; Moose Card: Crossing Lines, Moosing You;
Dog Photo: Branching Out
To create the little flower on the caterpillar photo, I stamped five leaves from the Moosing You set in stazon in, then colored them with watercolor paints. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out, then adhered them together in a flower shape before adding a purple enamel dot as the flower center.
To create the moose card, I started with a piece of white CS, and stamped one of the thinner stripes from Crossing Lines in light yellow-green ink. I then stamped the moose image in stazon gray ink before watercoloring the image. Once the moose was dry, I fussy cut it out and adhered it to the striped card. Stickles were then added to his antlers.
Owl Card: Branching Out, Moosing You
To accent the photo of our cute pup, I stamped several hearts onto white CS, then colored them with watercolors. Once they were dry, they were fussy cut and adhered to the photo with pop dots before stickles were added.
To create the owl card, I started with a piece of white CS, and stamped one of the birch tree images in stazon ink. I then watercolored the trees. While the trees were drying, I stamped the owl image in stazon gray ink, then colored it in with watercolor paints. Once the trees were dry, I stamped the small circle images from Moosing You in purple ink to create a background, masking off the trees to avoid stamping on them. The card was then die cut with a scalloped rectangle, and adhered to an aqua CS layer with pop dots. I then fussy cut the owl, and adhered it to the stamped layer before covering it in stickles.
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Next stop on the hop is Holly's blog. Have a great one!