Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Bear & Bees

Last week, Punxsutawney Phil predicted that we will have six more weeks of winter. But I like the notion of celebrating spring early...the stamping way!
 
The field and forest scenes from 11220MC Bear & Bees Clear Set (drawn by artist Nancy Baier) remind me of balmy weather and the soothing sounds of nature:
 
 
This bear is enjoying his time in the berry patch, with a feathered friend looking on:
 
 
Nancy stamped the image in black ink and watercolored it, adding touches of sparkle from a glitter pen on the berries. The floral designer paper complements this card nicely, creating a cheerful yet serene look.
 
If you want things even simpler, check out this striking variation, which is also stamped in black but not colored in this time, allowing the pre-printed background to show through:
 
 
These stamps, as well as the rest of the Scissor-Cut Scenes collection, work equally well for coloring in or choosing to leave as is. I love how the strong lines and bold silhouettes allow such flexibility!
 
Again, here's an example of coloring the image, as Nancy did with alcohol markers:
 
 
And another version of stamping but not coloring, with a lighter-toned stamped background that echoes the main panel: 
 
 
The last card above is part of this month's sample board for our Inky Store Board Program, featuring all of the Scissor-Cut Scenes stamps:
 

If you'd like to check it out in person, click here for a list of stores who received the February shipment.

We encourage you to call ahead to verify they have these stamps in stock, and then please visit them to make your purchase. However, if you're unable to find a local retailer carrying these stamps, you may also order them online from us.

By the way, do you know a local stamp or scrapbook store that might be interested in our board program? Please ask them to email me for details. If they sign up for it and provide your name as a referral at that time, I'll send you a thank-you gift!

1 comment:

Sue D said...

Love these stamps and thanks for showing colored and no color versions.