Title: In a Blink of an Eye
Thank you Hero Arts for these amazing line of 'Cling Stamps'!!! They are really durable, red rubber stamps, that cling to an acrylic block. The image of the stamp is printed on the surface, so as you're stamping, you can see the exact placement through the acrylic block. Since I'm not much of a card-maker, I couldn't resist using the 'Poppy Background' stamp on a traditional scrapbook layout. Although, for a great tutorial on embossed clear resist stamping technique, you must see this step-by-step video by Jennifer McGuire.
For this page, I've used ultra fine black embossing powder. I've colored the inside of the poppies with an orange and red marker. Then, using a fine-tip glue pen, I outlined and shaded the outer edges of the petals. Finally, I've sprinkled crushed velvet flocking (by Doodlebug Design Inc.). You can't really see the velvety texture due to the artwork being scanned, but in real life it gives it great dimension and texture.
I've also incorporated some non-traditional product packaging into this page. The circle-punched cardboard element is really from a children's game. The text behind this punched shape is a large text stamp I stamped in black. The little bits and pieces inside each circular window say something about my son, or are there for a design purpose.
I named this page In a Blink of an Eye, because that's how fast these past 4 years have gone by. I remember, just as if it happened yesterday, the shot I took of Omar as a newborn. Now, looking at his recent photo, I'm shocked at how fast the time has gone by, and what a handsome little man my boy is (i'm biased here, but he is cute ;)
Thank you for looking, and your comments really mean a lot to me !