I recently joined a swap hosted by a member in the Paper Traders group. The challenge was to create a masterboard with inks and stamps and cut or punch the inchies from it. Then to make a little accordion booklet to mount them in.
So I gathered some supplies. Some glossy paper, ink pads, brushed and some fun stamps. I went with the spring fairy theme, as I wanted to make the inchies bright and colorful. I selected two wonderful stamp collections from crafty secrets full of flowers and fairies.I selected another set that had several floral images that I thought would add nice floral flourished to the project.
Inks in several brilliant spring colors were applied in random areas of the 8.5 x 11 shiny white gloss coated paper until the entire sheet was covered in color. Several stamps were selected at this time. The 1st layer of stamping was with background stamps such as the musical notes, both printed and cursive text in deeper shades of the background colors. Then with the deeper inks the fairies and the flourishes were added.
The inchies were ready to mount into the prepared book.
I do hope the participants of this trade will enjoy these little creations, as they were great fun creating and assembling!