Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy Summer

Who visiting here, doesn't want the largest ice cream from the ice cream parlor?  
If you do, then this post is for you!  Since my family is avid ice cream fans, none of the same flavors, I felt obligated to use the ice cream stamp. 
 It is included in the Creative Cafe July kit - Too Much Sun.  
You don't see it?  I may have tricked you a bit!  I'll explain, but first lets look at my card.

Now, lets take a look at how it all came together.

I started by stamping the actual stamp on scrap paper.  I felt that I needed it bigger because, 
with ice cream, bigger is always better.

I placed it on my copier and magnified it. 

I had to copy and magnify it another time, to get it to the size I wanted.  This is all on regular paper.  I then added a piece of cardstock to my copier and re-copied the largest size.  Then, I colored and fussy cut this out, backed it with foam tape before adding it to layered papers on my card.

A couple things, the bright colors of the papers required bright color markers for this card.  Don't look close at my coloring but do take a look at the stamped, enlarged image.  This here shows you the quality of the stamp itself is incredible.  I have used this technique before with different stamps.  Usually the larger you blow it up, the more grainy and spotty the outline will be.  Not here.  The outline is still as crisp and strong as the original stamp!

I hope I have inspired you to maybe try this technique.  It is super fun and these stamps will hold up for you.  How cute would the lemonade and lemons look?  Oh, maybe I will try that next!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: "Too Much Sun"
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- Doodle Bug "Sun Kissed" paper pack and Bazzill Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, black pen and Pearl Pen

Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue3D Foam squares

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