Title: Favorite Love Note
Omar's kindergarten class is gearing up for Valentine's day. The assignment was to independently write a sentence using inventive spelling (not necessarily in perfect grammar), and draw a picture showing who/what you love. I found this in his school folder and thought it deserves a scrapbook layout on its own. I have days when I doubt my parenting skills, but then I see this, and it makes up for any doubt I might have had.
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My design work for Kuretake showcases the use of their white ZIG fabricolor opaque marker designed for fabrics and permanent when ironed.
This was a 1st time experiment for me to color a rubber stamp with this marker and use the marker's ink for stamping on a velour paper.
Here are my findings:
*This technique works best on small stamps. My stamp was too large, because by the time I colored the end of the heart, at the top the ink was already dry. To reactivate the ink (to make it wet), I misted the inked stamp with a water spray bottle.
*The stamping was not entirely uniform: Some areas got more ink, some only left an impression. But perhaps the velvet surface also impacted the result. Results do vary, and I did stamp a few times again, and traced some of the words for better visibility.
To emphasize the main word 'Love,' I traced directly over the word with ZIG fabricolor marker.
Here's a close-up of my best attempt stamping and tracing with the ZIG fabricolor marker. I glued the heart on card stock, and elevated it on dimensional foam to make it visually pop off the page. I also traced the polka dot scallop border sticker with a black Kuretake ZIG Millennium pen to make it stand out more.
It seems that lately I've gone bananas over using dimensional adhesive foam to pop details off the page surface; The photo, both title words, scalloped heart punched medallions, and the focal heart are all elevated on foam adhesive.
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*Cardstock and alphabet chipboard: American Crafts.
*Specialty paper: The Paper Company (velour).
*Die-cut journal page: BoBunny.
*Border sticker: Doodlebug Design Inc. (polka dot scallop).
*Trim: KI Memories.
*Stamps: Stampendous (heart), Heidi Swapp for Advantus ('favorite').
*Embossing ink and powder: Ranger Industries.
*Pens: Kuretake ZIG (fabricolor-white, Millennium - black).
*Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts (heart); Fiskars (scallop eyelet border).
*Button: Favorite Findings (JoAnn's stores).
*Adhesive: Scotch ATG 714; Darice (dimensional foam).
*Font: Bahia Script SSK