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Summertime by Echo Park

Hello Crafty Friends, Hope you are staying healthy AND crafty, you really can’t have enough of either ๐Ÿ˜Š

So, crafters are always on the look out for inspiration. Today we at the PB wanna share with you a way to find it without leaving the comfort of your own paper stash ๐Ÿ˜Š

When browsing thru your (hoards of) paper you see engaging color schemes, harmonic backgrounds, feng shui arrangements- all inked into one cohesive, pleasing, marketable unit. And That might as well be the Same Way you’d like somebody to describe your greeting card or your page layout. So, our idea: we’re going to explore theย two dimenional collages in our paper like we’re studying pages in a college study guide.ย  Because our belief is our most stunning papers are actually, in fact,ย  blueprints ๐Ÿ˜Š

And dont worrrry… your card kits will be there when u get back ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ™ƒ

For this adventure we grabbed our “Little Girl” paper by Stamperia. This collection is outta control precious!!! Just look!…

Egad, the cuteness!!!

Ok, so, this page in particular:

See how each is a greeting card or potential lay out in itself. Lets take the little girl in the upper right corner and sketch out a quick blue print:

The measurements we add libbed to cater to the Little Girl design but to fit on a standard size card base (4.25″ x 5.5″).

After sketching examine the image for patterns and colors: we see three different patterned papers- hearts, dots and stripes. Then we see half of the image is matted on a solid paper.ย  That skinny strip along the bottom is solid too.

Examine the texture: we see ribbon and flowers.

Examine the layers: the artist has done a bit of shading- to us it seems the strip of solid paper and the little girl are raised higher than the rest.

Then see the artist inked the edge of the heart paper.

Alright. Let’s translate this design to the Summertime paper collection by Echo Park…

Heavy on the Abandoned Coral and light with the Mowed Lawn
We inked the corners more heavily to create a vignette look.

Now, lets translate this ๐Ÿ‘‡ Stamperia image:

This is addictive. Oooh- let’s translate this ๐Ÿ‘‡ Stamperia image:

For added texture along the dark blue paper we used a Watermelon Seed stencil and Frosty Sparkle Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss.
Same Stamperia image, different interpretation.ย  This time we punched out circles from the paper collection as well as punched some from white paper, dyed them with Abandoned Coral, stenciled black seeds onto them, glazed them and then used a Signo White Gel Pen for accents…

With normal card sketches or lay out sketches you find online you kinda have to be more creative. With blueprints as detailed as these Stamperia images it eliminates the over thinkingย  and second guessing. They make it so easy to pump out cards quickly, but the cards will all be unique enough you won’t get bored yay!

Hope that was worth stopping by. Thankyou so much for joining us!

And psst, hey, we’re getting new shipments in everyday! The inventory is constantly evolving! From Darcie’s Stamps and Pins to Bella Blvd’s Chloe and Cooper its all exciting stuff. Tim Holtz’s new color, Speckled Egg, is en route so call today to reserve! 702.778.2424

Mucho โค The Paper Bunnies

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