Glamper Greetings is a stamp set from the Holidays Catalogue that, just like Mountain Adventure, I found incredibly cute and really hesitated before getting. On the one hand, I was afraid I might not use it a whole lot because of all the coloring involved, but on the other end, I know a lot of people in my entourage and at work that have campers, so I thought the camper cards might sell really well. I finally caved and thought this is the kind of stamp set that is nice to add to your collection because even though you might not make 20 cards with it while the catalogue is current, you use a lot over time for people that appreciate camping. Or that retire. Anyway, I could see a lot of uses for it, so I finally splurged.
I wanted to get it inked so I looked at challenges to find a sketch that would accomodate a large image and I settled my choice on Sunday Stamps #134. For colours, I looked at past ColourQ challenges I had missed and #350 was ideal with its Key West-inspired colours.
The stamp set includes many images to decorate the camper and create a little scene. One of those is a little banner, so it was perfect that the sketch has pennants at the top to tie that detail in. I used the same trick I had on my strawberry card a couple weeks ago and pulled out the pennant banner die from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits set. I was looking through my stamp binder for a French sentiment that would be perfect (the stamp set has a bunch of great sentiments included, but unfortunately for me, all of them in English). I found "Enjoy, it's your day" in a past Sale-A-Bration set, that was big enough to fill in the space and funky enough to match the whimsical look of the card. I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive, watercolored it with a blending pen, and then I started gluing the banners at the top and embellishing them with Candy Dots. And that's when I saw the little fingerprints everywhere on my watercolor paper! Apparently, the ink was not fully dry so I got little olive marks everywhere around the sentiment. Not cute! I didn't want to start over since I was all done, so I pulled out my Dazzling Details bottle and started adding glitter here and there at the top of the card to try and mask my mistake. It's not perfect, but the card is still usable. I'll be more careful next time I'm stamping in a non-waterproof ink colour on watercolor paper, though!
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Glamper Greetings, Il faut bien le dire (Outlined Occasions)
Cardstock: So Saffron, Watercolor Paper
Designer Series Paper: Subtles
Ink: Basic Black Archival, So Saffron, Old Olive, Blushing Bride,
Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Basic Grey
Accessories: Dazzling Details, White Medium Envelope,
Subtles Candy Dots