Howdy Diggers! I initially bought Parker's patterns because it is totally opposite of my usual style. It arrived, I opened it and splayed out all the patterns and was stumped as to what to do. I whined, "What am I going to do with this paper?", to my fellow demonstrator Sara, www.fashionablylatedesigns.blogspot.com, whom invited me over to play. I sat and fidgeted for quite a while. I pulled all the cardstock colors involved in this paper. There's a lot! Finally I wanted to use a new stamp set too. I sighed and started cutting my cardstock bases, at least I knew I wanted those. I sat back down and as I moved the paper around in front of me some more I realized; several patterns are the same, but in different colors!
Huzzah! An idea, what if I could play with patterns - something totally new for me. Patterns are NOT my thing so it took a while for my creativity to find this. Yes, even demonstrators need to sit and stare at things for inspiration. You can actually line up the patterns exactly with each other for an eye-fooling effect!
3D Text: I also tried a 3D effect with my stamping, using a lighter color first, then a darker color on top and slightly to the side of the first stamped image. Have fun testing this using your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig or clear blocks. Eyeballing it can be fun too!
Colored Words: The Feel Good 'sunshine' stamp is first inked in Early Espresso. Use a Blender Pen to remove the ink from the words 'sunshine', 'lives' and 'themselves'. Then color those words Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler. Breath heavily on the colored stamp to remoisten the ink. The effect is simple but impressive.
A Note to New Demonstrators: The above card would be excellent for showing the word coloring technique as all three markers are available singly so you don't need to buy the entire Many Marvelous Marker set!
Tomorrow I will post part two of my results with Parker's Patterns and Feel Goods using scrap strips resulting from the cutting of the matching patterns. I hope you like!
New! Feel Goods, $18.95 clear 129684, $25.95 wood 129681, Spring catalog pg 21
New! Parker's Pattern's Designer Series Paper, 131021, $10.95 for 12 double sided 12x12 sheets, pg 20 Spring catalog
Whisper White Cardstock, 100730, $8.50 for 40 80 lb. sheets, pg 156
Very Vanilla Cardstock, 101650, $8.50 for 40 80 lb. sheets, pg 156
Early Espresso Cardstock, 119686, $6.95 for 24 80 lb. sheets, pg 156
Crumb Cake Cardstock, 120953, $6.95 for 24 80 lb. sheets, pg 156
Cajun Craze Cardstock, 119684, $6.95 for 24 80 lb. sheets, pg 155
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, 119685, $6.95 for 24 80 lb. sheets, pg 155
Not Quite Navy Cardstock, 101722, $6.95 for 24 80 lb. sheets, pg 155
Daffodil Delight Cardstock, 119683, $6.95 for 24 80 lb sheets, pg 153
Marina Mist Cardstock, 119682, $6.96 for 24 80 lb sheets, pg 154
Early Espresso Inkpad, 126974, $5.95, pg 156
Crumb Cake Inkpad, 126975, $5.95, pg 156
Cajun Craze Inkpad, 126965, $5.95, pg 155
Cherry Cobbler Inkpad, 126966, $5.95, pg 155
Cherry Cobbler Marker, 119681, $3.50, pg 155
Not Quite Navy Inkpad, 126971, $5.95, pg 155
Daffodil Delight Marker, 119677, $3.50, pg 153
Marina Mist Inkpad, 126962, $5.96, pg 154
Marina Mist Marker, 119679, $3.50, pg 154
Stampin' Trimmer, 126889, $29.95, pg 180
Paper Snips, 103579, $9.95, pg 180
ADHESIVE & ACCESSORIES:
Snail Adhesive, 104332, $6.95 for the full holder, $4.50, 104331 for the refill, pg 177
Stampin' Dimensionals, $3.95 for 300 dots, pg 177
1. Trim your 8 1/2" x 11" paper in half to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score each half of paper at 4 1/4". Sometimes I mess up and get smaller cards, no worries, work with your mistakes! I did, see the yellow card below!
2. Trim your desired pattern to -1/2" on each side, so 5" x 3 3/4". Cut a 1 1/2" strip of the pattern you wish to align. Line up exactly with images from first pattern. Adhere with Snail. Use paper trimmer to trim off excess from first pattern, or if desired make a banner as shown on the yellow card by leaving 1/2" hanging off and trimming a triangle into it.
3. Stamp desired text on either Vanilla or White, whichever matches your pattern, in a light ink color, then a darker ink color slightly up and to the side. For example; Crumb Cake then Early Espresso & Marina Mist then Not Quite Navy. You can use a clear block to do this or your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. Trim your White or Vanilla cardstock using the Stampin' Trimmer.
4. Adhere patterns using Snail, adhere stamped sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Check back tomorrow for more Parker's Patterns results from scraps!